Since the summer of 2013, Russ Lamer has led “loop and lunch rides” on the Eastern Trail. Each has offered a loop ride on either the off-road or on-road sections of the trail (or both!), as well as a refreshing restaurant lunch along the route.
Russ has announced the 2019 ET LOOP & LUNCH ride dates and routes.
June 8th…Ride starts at Bug Light in South Portland taking the ET Greenway to Wainwright field then on the road on Highland Avenue to Black Point Road to Prout’s Neck, back to 77, right at Sprague Hall down to the Sprague estate entrance and back to 77 and then to Two Lights and back to 77 with a stop at C-Salt for lunch before returning to Bug Light.
August 24th…This ride starts on Clark Street at Thornton Academy on the Eastern Trail and goes to Skratch Bakery Cafe in South Portland for lunch before heading back to Saco.
September 28th…This ride will be a Kittery to South Berwick loop on the Eastern Trail. Look for meet up location and more details to come.
October 19th…This is the annual Tweed or Crazy Sweater Ride that starts at Wainwright Field in South Portland, crosses the Scarborough Marsh on the ET then we take the road into Old Orchard Beach to Route 9 Camp Ellis and on to Saco to have lunch at Cia. After lunch we return to Wainwright on the ET.
Check in time begins at 9 a.m. and rides start at 9:30 a.m. Requirements: wear helmet, bring your own water and bottle(s), be able to ride 30 plus miles, ride an average speed of 12 to 15 mph, bring money for lunch, and have fun.
The rides are capped at 25 so please contact Russ Lamer at firstname.lastname@example.org before a ride date to let him know you are riding.
Keep updated on the Loop and Lunch ride page.