Maine Lighthouse Ride

Maine Lighthouse Ride

Maine Lighthouse Ride logo
Sponsored by the Eastern Trail Alliance

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland

This year's MLR is once again sold out.  Pre-registration is required to ride, and there will be no on-site registration. If you want to participate, please volunteer to help us stage the ride. All kinds of ways to help and have fun with the team. please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call the ETA office at 284-9260.

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 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.

We are excited to again offer a Maine Lighthouse Bike Jersey for 2015 - you can see 2015 MLR Jerseythe new jersey design to the right. Order one now and you can receive it in time for the September 12 Maine Lighthouse Ride.

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

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 1Check 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!

Rider Packets can be picked up early at the following times:

THURSDAY, 9/10/15, 4 – 7 pm AND FRIDAY, 9/11/15, 10 am - 1 pm:

  • Rodgers Ski and Sport  (Rodgers is offering a 20% discount on all accessories for MLR riders up until the day of the ride, and also have bikes to rent.)
    332 U.S.Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074

FRIDAY, 9/11/15, 4 – 7 pm at the Ride Starting Location:

  • Southern Maine Community College
    2 Fort Road, South Portland
    (in Culinary Arts Building)

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