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prides loop

Average Rating:    (4.2 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

the trails have so many variations to them that it is hard to decribe. most of the trails are double track four wheeler type with a great deal of single track(they made'em so don't complain about'em) and are ridden extensively by bikers. almost all the trails are hard packed. you can however go exploring off onto less ridden trails and find some fantastic riding. there are numerous stream crossings, jumps, woodsy singletrack, fast fast double tracks, rock garden play grounds, a long stretch of powerline riding, mud, pretty much anything you could ask for.great stuff.
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Latitude
43.713673596671676
Longitude
-70.33271312713623
Trail Directions
find your way onto forest avenue or rt 302 and drive into westbrook. there is a juction of duck pond rd and rt 302 where pride's corner bowling alley resides. you could park your car there last time i knew. hopefully you still can. if so park there. there are two trail heads you can take. one, which is at the end of the parking lot and one across rt 302. either direction is a blast. i usually jump in across 302. you can't miss 'em
Trail Length
7miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Westbank
   


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Review Date
April 4, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Scott Anderson , from Westbrook

Summary:
me and my friend usually start on these trails. But you can ride them everyday for hours at a time and never hit the same trail more then once. On the way back to the JHS the hill down is incredible and you can reach speeds of around 45 mph. I think that anyone of any riding level can ride this trail, i've been riding ever since i got a huffy when i was little until now...years and years, and they still aren't boring.

Recommended Route:
Leaving from behind the JHS is probably easiest because from their you have access not only to the prides route, but to trails all the way into canada.



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Review Date
March 29, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Kevin , from South Portland

Summary:
Getting better now that the logging has settled down a bit. About half the trail that the River Run is.

Recommended Route:
Put in at the bingo hall and head across the street.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hey Jason in Yarmouth who wrote us a review. You claim that you can 'easily make it sitting down' up refrigerator hill. Gotta call bullshit on you there. You're either 8 years old and lying, or 20 something and lying. Either way you are full of shit man.



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Review Date
May 14, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Pat O'connor , from Westbrook mine

Summary:
ok i found the trail...e mail me if you want info patrick904@hotmail.com



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Review Date
April 18, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: pat o'connor , from westbrook maine

Summary:
i cant find the damn trail anymore off of the powerlines!! where is it??? e mail me please.... i feel so dumb
bike on

Other recommended trails in the same area:
river run trail



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Review Date
June 29, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Jason , from Yarmouth

Summary:
I stopped riding Prides a few years ago when the logging was going on. I couldn't find the trail with all the skidder tracks and no trespassing signs. Things have gotten better since then. The trails are well groomed. Well marked. Very nice. Prides has lost a little of its edge though. It used to be more rugged. Less groomed. For three years I tried to make it up refrigerator hill and never could. These days I can make it sitting down. Overgrooming. People have been carving paths around all the tough parts. But, in my opinion, Prides has always been about stamina. It is a very long loop. And it weeds out the week. It is still an awesome ride. Its just evolved. Change is good. In summary: Not too technical, well groomed, good jumps, good downhill, and a test of your stamina.

Recommended Route:
Bikers are still parking at the bingo hall. I haven't had any problems. The far side of the parking lot is actually a Park and Ride lot for carpoolers. Park there and cross 302. Head for the woods.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
River Trail, Bradbury Mtn, Acadia



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