MLR Overview

Maine Lighthouse Ride

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Sponsored by the Eastern Trail Alliance

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland

Maine Lighthouse Ride registration for our 2020 ride is now open.

 

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This great event relies extensively on volunteer support. Consider joining us to help out - we have a lot of fun putting this event on! Click here to volunteer and to read a description of MLR ride volunteer needs.

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Pictures of the 2019 ride can be viewed here (pictures by Jim Bucar).


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)

Our 25-mile ride option is suspended for 2020 while construction takes place on the "Gap" portion of the Eastern Trail beyond Wainwright Field (from South Portland into Scarborough and beyond). We hope to bring this ride back as a total off-road ride option once construction is complete.

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.

Go here to read the most recent MLR E-newsletter for the latest about the (2019) ride.

Maps and Cue Sheets are available here - please view, download and print if you wish.

Maine Lighthouse Bike Jerseys can be ordered online at any time - they make great gifts as well. The new 2019 MLR bike jersey (Male short sleeve)2019 MLR Bike Jersey (Male short sleeve)2019 jersey design is shown to the right. Jerseys from the 2018, 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  4:30 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 12, 2020

Online registration for the 2020 Maine Lighthouse Ride is now open

☆ Become an Eastern Trail Alliance member now and reduce your registrations costs for future Maine Lighthouse Rides - go here to join.

☆ You can also register by mail. Fill out this form, and mail with a check covering the registration fee.

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

Maine Lighthouse Ride Bike Jersey

2019 MLR jerseyMaine Lighthouse Ride Bike Jerseys available for ordering now (2019 design shown here)! Click image for more information

Bike Jerseys from the 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 Maine Lighthouse Rides can also be ordered online - More info and pictures here

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