The 5th annual Carrabassett Back Country Challenge was a huge success with a record number of participants. The event drew 205 competitors: 105 racers in the 50k , 84 in the 100k, and 16 racers in the 15K; a new race for the CBCC this year. An additional 24 young mountain bikers participated in the kid’s race on Sunday! Over 50 volunteers were involved in organizing and hosting the race. Everyone enjoyed the great course, excellent burritos by Rolling Fatties, a delicious Sunday buffet breakfast prepared by the Orange Cat Cafe, face painting, and other activities. A link to race results can be found at CR NEMBA had terrific representation. Congratulations to members Tim LaBau, Julie Coleman, Mike Pelletier, Mark Condon, Barry Turcotte, Kat Carleson, Connor Dolan, Dave Hughes Reid Garrity and Bob Ash. Also representing for the Western Maine mountains were locals Jonathon Warren, Seth Wescott, Dwight Gies, Kendra Emery and Tom and Cathy Morton. All proceeds from this year’s race are being matched by the Town of Carrabassett Valley to support the trail system –thank you to all the generous volunteers who helped with the event and to Carrabassett Valley!