Maine Lighthouse Ride


The Maine Lighthouse Ride Gets More National Attention!!

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

"This must-do ride...is 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.

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."

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. Rest stop hours vary according to expected ride times - view specific hours here.

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!

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
    207-883-3669

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)