Maine Lighthouse Ride


We had a wonderful Maine Lighthouse Ride on Saturday, September 6. Over 1000 riders came out the enjoy the trail and to help support the Eastern Trail Alliance. Thanks so much to all the riders, the many volunteers, and also to the trail users who shared the trail that day.  Will you join us in 2015?? Funds raised by the ride will be used to continue our efforts to build and to promote the Eastern Trail in southern Maine.

Maine Lighthouse Ride logoSponsored by the Eastern Trail Alliance

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland

Riders in the 2013 MLRThis year’s MLR, held on September 6, was one of the best ever. It was our 11th annual ride, and over 1000 riders came out to have a great day and tyo support the Eastern Trail Alliance.

Pictures of the 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!