Maine Lighthouse Ride

Maine Lighthouse Ride logoSaturday, September 12, 2020

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland, Maine

MLR Ride Description – 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)

Our 25+ mile ride option returns for 2020 with a new and exciting route. This ride begins by following the 6-mile paved, off-road South Portland Greenbelt from the ride start and Bug Light Lighthouse, then on to Wainwright Farms Recreational Fields. It then goes a small way on Highland Avenue, turns left on Pleasant Hill Road and proceeds to Higgins Beach. It then follows Maine’s beautiful shoreline back through Cape Elizabeth and South Portland, and finally ends back at SMCC. (Seven lighthouses are visible on this trip; one rest stop).


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 – please view, download and print if you wish.

Rest stops and Lunch. Food will be served between 11 am and  4:30 pm. View the rest stop hours.

Important rider information (frequently asked questions)

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

View our most recent Lighthouse Ride e-Newsletter here.

Bike Jerseys for 2020 are in, with a great new designmore information 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! Want to become a sponsor? – More information here

Go here to Volunteer for the Maine Lighthouse Ride.

Need a bike? Go here for a list of shops that rent bicycles near the trail.

Hosted by the Eastern Trail Alliance

Proceeds of the ride support the mission of the Eastern Trail Alliance to build, maintain, and promote the use of the Eastern Trail from South Portland to Kittery Maine. The Eastern Trail represents a commitment to public health, environmental sustainability, economic development and civic engagement. Together, we are connecting people to nature and communities via a safe, accessible trail.