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August 18, 2017 - August 20, 2017
Please join us on August 18, 19, and 20 for our 5th Annual CRNEMBA TrailFest in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. We will be teaming up with Maine Huts and Trails (MH&T) to bring an outstanding work, ride, eat and stay experience to our friends from all over New England. Please RSVP by August 7 by emailing Dave Hughes.
THE DIGS AND GRUB
Volunteers are the guests of Maine Huts & Trails, who will be providing the food and their fully-staffed Stratton Brook “Hut” at no cost. This “Hut” is a million dollar, self-sufficient facility in the wilderness with sweeping views and includes bunk houses, composting toilets, showers and a full service commercial kitchen. Participants will have FREE lodging on Friday and Saturday nights, August 18 & 19. MH&T will be providing dinner on Friday night, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. On Saturday night we will enjoy the music by Jordan Kaulback. See below for the bonus extended stay discount pricing option!
If you are not familiar with Maine Huts & Trails, please visit their website and check out the Stratton Brook Hut.
We will be working on a small section of new hand-built singletrack at the top of Newton’s Revenge. If time allows, we will also be making improvement to existing trails in the hut area. There will be a rewarding job for everyone!
- Friday, August 18 – Arrive in Carrabassett Valley and ride your bike to the Stratton Brook Hut for dinner at 7:00 PM and campfire fun. If you would like a gear shuttle, your bag must be at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center by 6:00 PM. Please note, if you are bringing tools, please plan to have them dropped of no later than 4:00 PM.
- Saturday, August 19 – Breakfast at 7:30 AM at the Stratton Brook Hut, trail work from 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM (bag lunch on the trail), back to the hut for a group ride at 3:30 PM; and dinner at 7:00 PM followed by live music. Beer and wine will be available for sale through MH&T.
- Sunday, August 20 – Breakfast 7:30 AM, trail work from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM (bag lunch on the trail), and then back to the hut for a group ride.
THE CALL TO ACTION
Please RSVP no later than August 7. When you RSVP, please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.RSVP
If you are planning to attend but not staying overnight at the hut, please bring a lunch with you. If you plan to join us for dinner on Saturday night, please let us know when you RSVP. If you are staying at the hut, we will assume you are joining us for all the meals unless you tell us differently. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the hut. CRNEMBA has purchased a keg through MH&T for event participants on Saturday night. If you BYOB, MH&T asks that you consume in your bunkroom.
Maine Huts & Trails is offering a special rate to stay for one night (Sunday @ 25% discount) or two nights (Sun and Monday @ 50% discount) to CRNEMBA TrailFest participants who worked on Saturday and Sunday of the event. You must reserve your extended stay by August 7.
RSVP extended stay is required. Please call the MH&T reservations team at 207-265-2400 and tell them you are part of the event.