LOCAL CHALLENGE RIDE ROUTES

Join us at the in-person, Local Challenge located in Maine for the ride of your life. There are five cycling tours to choose from, including a new family-friendly/novice ride along the Androscoggin river and a stunning 100-mile ride through rural Maine. No matter your ability, you are sure to enjoy the ride!

CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE

 

Route Notes

  • Support and Gear (SAG) vehicles will track riders on all routes and provide support as needed.
  • Cycling Ambassadors (Dempsey Challenge cyclist rock stars!) will be out on the routes to help you out with any situation that may arise on your ride. They are there to direct riders, act as first responders and mechanics, or to just encourage you to keep going! Cycling Ambassadors will be clearly identified by their yellow bibs.
  • Rest stops include hydration, snacks, mechanical support, and restrooms.
  • All routes and rest stops will follow Maine CDC health and safety guidelines.

Wendy's Way: 10-Mile Family/Novice Route

A PERFECT OUT AND BACK FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

In honor of Wendy Tardif whose tireless dedication and compassion laid the foundation for the Dempsey Center today, we're introducing a new and improved route for novice riders and families alike! Enjoy a flat ride along the Androscoggin river and enjoy a family-friendly rest stop for a nice break before heading back to the park! 

25-Mile Route

RIDE ALONG COUNTRY ROADS + A MAINE RIVER

A new variation to the 25-mile route for 2021 with 150 feet less elevation. This ride will take you out and back along the Androscoggin River with an 11-mile loop at the top end of the course. 

50-Mile Route

ENJOY AN EPIC RIDE

Rolling terrain all the way to the finish line.  Moderate overall effort. Enjoy the fall foliage while you coast along. No major climbs!

65-Mile Route

TAKE THE 65-MILE CHALLENGE

Some of the same challenging hills as the 100-mile ride with a little dash of coastal Freeport, Maine.  Plenty of rest stops along the way to keep you going.

100-Mile Route

DEMPSEY CHALLENGE CENTURY RIDE: 100 MILES OF BEAUTIFUL MAINE SCENERY

Hilly, challenging and beautiful country roads with a splash of quaint Maine towns. Train hard and reap the benefit of knowing you accomplished a solid century ride. This ride is something to brag about!

*Routes subject to change.

Rest Stop Map

Coming soon!

Ready? Pick your location, your route, and let’s ride! 

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