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    Tyler Krupa of Londonderry, New Hampshire, rides his mountain bike down the first stage of the MAXXIS Eastern States Cup Box Showdown Sept. 12 at Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley. The Bigelow Mountain range is in the background.

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    Racers give race director Chris Riley the middle finger at the start of the Bond Brook Tread Fest mountain bike race on Sept. 26 in Augusta. They were humorously "thanking" him for kicking off the race after 3-4 inches of rain fell on the trails, making the course a mess.

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    Eli Webster rides his mountain bike down the first stage of the MAXXIS Eastern States Cup Box Showdown Sept. 12 at Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley.

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    Olympian Adam Craig speaks to the hundreds of mountain bikers who came to Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley Sept. 12 to compete during the MAXXIS Eastern States Cup Box Showdown. Craig competed in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics in mountain biking. He and volunteer trail builders built 10 miles of trails on the mountain this summer.

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    Nora Condit of Auburn is covered in mud after finishing the Bond Brook Tread Fest mountain bike race on Sept. 26 in Augusta. Three to four inches of rain fell on the trail system the night before the race. Condit, 14, is a freshman at Edward Little High School. The Tread Fest was her first mountain bike race.

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    High school and middle school athletes ride Oct. 7 up Mt. Abram in Greenwood during the Northern New England High School Mountain Bike race. Each took one run on the Grease Slapper, Yellow Jacket and Pinball Wizard trails.

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    Burke MacLeay of Gould Academy in Bethel races down the Yellow Jacket trail Wednesday during the Northern New England High School Mountain Bike enduro race at Mt. Abram in Greenwood. Sixty athletes competed in the first high school enduro-style race on trails built in the past three years. Racers competed on Grease Slapper, Yellow Jacket and Pinball Wizard trails. The race was hosted by the Gould Academy mountain bike team.

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    Justin Lagassey and Stephanie Sprout spend time together before the start of the MAXXIS Eastern States Cup Box Showdown Sept. 12 at Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley. Lagassey helped build numerous mountain bike trails throughout central Maine before moving to Plymouth, New Hampshire, to build trails at Highland Mountain Bike Park.

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    Sarah Woodcock Reynolds of Farmington takes the handoff from her husband, Matt, during the 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race Sept. 18 in Pownal. The Reynoldses competed on a four-person team in the relay-style race, which started at 8 a.m. and ended after 8 p.m.

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    Chesley Will of Falmouth rides his mountain bike down the first stage of the MAXXIS Eastern States Cup Box Showdown Sept. 12 at Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley.

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    Cara Arpino rides her mountain bike down the first stage of the MAXXIS Eastern States Cup Box Showdown Sept. 12 at Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley.

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    Adam Craig grew up riding mountain bikes in Exeter. He made the Junior National Cross Country Mountain Biking Team while at student at Dexter Regional High School and made the United States Olympic Team in 2008. Now, he is building gravity-fed mountain bike trails at Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley.

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    Frank Jalbert, left, of Lewiston and Dan Lachapelle of Auburn work on the Signature mountain bike trail on Sept. 27 at Mt. Apatite in Auburn. A one-mile expansion to the trail will be built next summer.

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    Lance Archibald rides his mountain bike through the Hoot, Scoot & Boogie Thruway on the second stage of the MAXXIS Eastern States Cup Box Showdown Sept. 12 at Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley. The trail — one of five built this summer on the mountain — goes through the structure.

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    Rob Galloway leaves the start line on the third stage of the MAXXIS Eastern States Cup Box Showdown Sept. 12 at Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley.

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    Over 400 mountain bikers came to Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley to compete on Sept. 12 during the MAXXIS Eastern States Cup Box Showdown. Ten miles of trails have been built over the summer on the mountain.

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