Maine Lighthouse Ride

The Maine Lighthouse Ride Gets More National Attention!!

MLR named as one of's best rides for 2015

The MLR was included in a recent list of the 12 best upcoming rides of 2015 across the country.

"This must-do sold out every year. The 100-mile century route tours nine lighthouses and includes a quick jaunt through Old Orchard Beach and the quaint village of Kennebunkport, the summer home to George Bush."

Maine Lighthouse Ride logoSponsored by the Eastern Trail Alliance

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland

Riders in the 2013 MLRLast year’s MLR was one of the best ever. It was our 11th annual ride, and over 1000 riders came out to have a great day and to support the Eastern Trail Alliance.

Pictures of the 2014 ride can be viewed here - all pictures by Jim Bucar, our fantastic and long-standing volunteer photographer!

MLR Ride Description - Go here for a comprehensive description of the what is 2013 Maine Lighthouse Ride shotincluded in and available with the Lighthouse ride.

Bicycling options and start times:

  • Century (100-mile) 7:00 am (See all 9 lighthouses)
  • 62-mile (metric century) 7:30 am (8 lighthouses visible)
  • 40-mile 8:00 am (8 lighthouses visible)
  • 25-mile 8:30 am (7 lighthouses visible)

Chart showing where 2014 MLR Riders are fromOther includes - NY 62, PA 24, MD 16, VA 13, NJ 11, CA 9, CO 9, FL 9, TX 9, MI 8, IN 7, TN 7, NC 5, OH 5, QC 5, IA 4, MO 4, ON 4, IL 3, AR 2, NM 2, SD 2, WI 2, AZ 1, BC 1, DC 1, GA 1, NV 1, OR 1, UT 1, VI 1All rides start and end at Southern Maine Community College - click here for directions. If you are coming from out of town, there are many lodging options.

Maps and Cue Sheets are available here - they will also be provided at the ride.

You can still order our new 2014 MLR bike jersey (it will be shipped directly to you, delivery in 3-4 weeks). Go here for more information and a look at this year's design

More rider information (frequently asked questions) is available here.  

Rest stops and lunch. Hot food will not be served after 5 pm, but a salad bar will be available until 5:30.

Check out the great Sponsors that have contributed funds and in-kind goods to support the Lighthouse Ride. Please patronize these great businesses as a way of saying thanks for their support of the Eastern Trail!