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.

Images of a lobster and ear of cornNew for 2018: Join fellow riders and guests at scenic Southern Maine Community College for a traditional Maine lobster bake! There will be a cash bar available with beer from Maine brewer Shipyard, as well as red and white wines. Due to the limited number of tickets available, tickets are limited to Maine Lighthouse Ride participants and one guest (total of 2 tickets per person will be sold). Go here to get your tickets before they are gone - join us for one of Maine's most popular dining experiences! 

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. The new 2018 MLR bike jersey2018 MLR Bike Jersey2018 jersey design is shown to the right. Jerseys from the 2017, 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 

Maine Lighthouse Ride Registration
September 8, 2018

Registration is now open for our 2018 ride:

Become an Eastern Trail Alliance member now and reduce your registrations costs for the Maine Lighthouse Ride - go here to join

You can also register by printing and mailing this form in with a check

(Registration fees cannot be refunded or transferred to a future ride)

Maine Lighthouse Ride Bike Jersey

2018 MLR jerseyNew Design for 2018 - Maine Lighthouse Ride Bike Jerseys available for ordering now!! Click image for more information

Bike Jerseys from the 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 Maine Lighthouse Rides can also be ordered online - More info and pictures here

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