Sweeping Vistas Along Rolling Roads
Road Cycling Cyclists enjoy very little road traffic as they experience a different way to see our historic communities when they tour under the big Aroostook sky and through a rolling landscape along our waterways. From the boreal forests and rocky lakes of the St. John Valley to the fields and farms that form nature’s patchwork in central and southern Aroostook, bicyclists discover a breath-taking view at every turn. US Bike Route 501 – USBR 501 is the federally designated bike route that connects Bangor, Maine to the Allagash known for it’s unforgettable views showcasing the very best of inland Maine.
38 of the best road cycling maps for Aroostook County here.
Off-Road Biking An extensive system of off-road biking connects much of Aroostook County through three rail bed trail systems. Starting in Houlton the Southern Bangor & Aroostook Rail Trail connects 40-miles north to Presque Isle on hard-packed gravel. The Aroostook Valley Rail Trail connects more than 75-miles through Central Aroostook and follows closely to the Aroostook River offering water views and high bridge crossings. Trace the banks of the St. John River and the Canadian border along the St. John Valley Heritage Trail with amazing views across the water and into New Brunswick Canada! Families and experienced bikers will welcome the challenge of more than 20-miles of single tracks at the Nordic Heritage Center.
Dedicated trails at the Nordic Heritage Center and our multiuse rail bed trail systems offer fat-tire bikes a long season as winter stretches into April!
Bicyclists should keep safety in mind both on and off the road. Be aware that logging trucks, heavy farm machinery, and Amish buggies are frequent on our roadways.
Looking for a great ride? Aroostook County Tourism has partnered with Ride with GPS to bring you a quick and easy way to find the best bike routes in the area - and add your own experiences to share with other cyclists. We'll see you on the trails!