Susanna Norwood of Nobleboro navigates the woods Saturday during the Mainely Gravel cycling race at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. Over 140 competitors participated in either a 58-mile or 35-mile course over mixed surface roads through New Gloucester, Auburn and Pownal before finishing on Nordic ski trails at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. Norwood finished first in the 35-mile race for women between the ages of 40-49. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Dominic Giampaolo, right, of Lewiston, Dereck Treadwell, center, of Bethel and Marc Collard, left, of Norridgewock climb the Poland Range Road in Pownal on Saturday during the Mainely Gravel cycling race. Over 140 competitors participated in either a 58-mile or 35-mile course over mixed surface roads through New Gloucester, Auburn and Pownal before finishing on Nordic ski trails at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester.  Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Camden Black-Ingersoll, Zev Myerowitz Jr. and Dan Vaillancourt pull away from the pack Saturday during the Mainely Gravel cycling race in New Gloucester. Over 140 competitors participated in either a 58-mile or 35-mile course over mixed surface roads through New Gloucester, Auburn and Pownal before finishing on Nordic ski trails at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. Myerowitz races for Downeast Racing and finished first in the 58-mile men’s open race. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Race organizer Hank Pfeifle, right, of Brunswick chats with Kevin Hays of Freeport as they make their way Saturday to the start of the Mainely Gravel cycling race at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. Pfeifle also organized a gravel race in Rumford earlier this summer. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Peter Krauss of Rangeley navigates through the woods Saturday during the Mainely Gravel cycling race at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. Over 140 competitors participated in either a 58-mile or 35-mile course over mixed surface roads through New Gloucester, Auburn and Pownal before finishing on Nordic ski trails at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Cyclists leave the start line Saturday during the Mainely Gravel cycling race at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. Over 140 competitors participated in either a 58-mile or 35-mile course over mixed surface roads through New Gloucester, Auburn and Pownal before finishing on Nordic ski trails at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Jim Dowling of Buckfield hammers up a hill Saturday during the Mainely Gravel cycling race at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. Over 140 competitors participated in either a 58-mile or 35-mile course over mixed surface roads through New Gloucester, Auburn and Pownal before finishing on Nordic ski trails at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Elvira Stridsberg, center, placed first Saturday at the 58-mile Mainely Gravel cycling race at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester and Gillian Bennett, left, took third place. Tira Denny, right, placed second and celebrates with her daughter. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Racers, from left, Troy Goss, left, Zev Myerowitz Jr., Steven Edwards and Ron Colavolpe, talk Saturday after finishing the Mainely Gravel cycling race at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. Over 140 competitors participated in either a 58-mile or 35-mile course over mixed surface roads through New Gloucester, Auburn and Pownal before finishing on Nordic ski trails at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Cyclists make their way to the start Saturday during the Mainely Gravel cycling race at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. Over 140 competitors participated in either a 58-mile or 35-mile course over mixed surface roads through New Gloucester, Auburn and Pownal before finishing on Nordic ski trails at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Emmy Letourneau of Scarborough holds up the Mainely Gravel mug given to her Saturday following the gravel race through New Gloucester. Over 140 competitors participated in either a 58-mile or 35-mile course over mixed surface roads through New Gloucester, Auburn and Pownal before finishing on Nordic ski trails at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. Letourneau competes for Downeast Racing and placed fourth in the women’s 58-mile open race.  Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

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