Saturday, 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)
- 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)
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).
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.
Please note that this is a tobacco free event. SMCC is tobacco free and smoke-free campus as are all of our rest stops.
Bike Jerseys for 2020 are in, with a great new design – more 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
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.