The gravitational pull of Maine’s uniquely-challenging mountain biking experience has brought home one of its most successful and supportive disciples. Adam Craig, 18-time U.S. national champion in MTB and cyclocross and a former Olympic team member, has taken over as mountain bike race and event sales manager at Sugarloaf … and he couldn’t be happier.
Originally from Exeter, Maine, Craig grew up riding around the Bangor and Sugarloaf areas, racing cross-country and downhill on weekends as a student at Dexter Regional High School.
He made the Junior National Cross-Country Mountain Biking Team during his junior and senior years and raced his first World Cup in 1999, the same year he graduated.
Turning pro after high school, he raced for Giant Bicycles and represented the United States in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. He transitioned from World Cup cross-country racing to compete in the Enduro World Series in 2013, gaining considerable experience in gravity events and trail development — key to the work he’ll be doing at Sugarloaf.