Maine Lighthouse Ride

Maine Lighthouse Ride

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Sponsored by the Eastern Trail Alliance

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland

Register Now for the 2018 ride - The ride is capped at 1200 riders, and we sell out early each year.

2017 Ride report:  What a great day!  Fantastic weather, happy riders and cheerful volunteers. So many fun stories! Go here to see on 2017 ride pictures.  

We are pleased that The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has chosen the Maine Lighthouse Ride again this year as one of their fundraisers. They have secured 125 registrations! Learn more about how you can turn your miles into cancer cures at

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

Bicycling options and start times:

  • Century (100-mile) 7:00 am (See all 9 lighthouses)
  • 2013 Maine Lighthouse Ride shot62-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)

All 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.

Maine Lighthouse Bike Jerseys can be ordered online at any time - they make great gifts as well. You can see 2017MLRjersey2017 MLR Bike Jerseythe 2017 jersey design on this page.  The 2018 MLR Bike Jersey will be added soon – please keep checking back for updates!  Jerseys from the 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 rides are also available.

Jerseys can be ordered online now - directly from Atayne, which "makes performance outdoor clothing and sports apparel that is safe for people and the planet."

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

Rest stops and lunch. Food will be served between 11 am and 5 pm. Rest Stop Hours are available here.

Please note that this is a tobacco free event. SMCC is tobacco free and smoke-free campus as are all of our rest stops.

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! Want to become a sponsor? - More information here

2016 RidersTotal of 40 States and Provinces 

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