MLR – Metric Century Ride

Maine Lighthouse Ride logoFor 2020, the Maine Lighthouse Ride has been renamed the Maine Lighthouse Experience and will take place the week of September 5-12, offering participants a ‘do it yourself’ flavor! We’re challenging YOU to choose your own path, distance, and experience. 

To help you design your best Maine Lighthouse Experience, we provide on this page information on the Metric Century (62 mile) route option. Note: there will be no ETA volunteers or staffed rest stops along this route during the Sept. 5-12 Maine Lighthouse Experience week.

The 62-mile Metric Century ride follows the route of the 40-mile ride, but continues down the coast through the summer resort of Old Orchard Beach to picturesque Camp Ellis. Links to maps for this route are provided below.

This ride usually takes 6 to 7 hours.  Flat to rolling terrain.

scarmarshThis ride also includes a 3-mile crossing of the beautiful Scarborough Marsh on the Eastern Trail (crossed both going out and return trip). The trail has a fine, packed gravel surface which is suitable for road bikes traveling at 10 mph. The remainder of the ride is on paved public roads.


Riders getting ready to leave from Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse