This ride has become established as a major cycling event in Southern Maine, and benefits the Eastern Trail Alliance, an organization dedicated to building a 60-mile greenway from Kittery to South Portland, Maine. Enjoy views of the Maine coastline and up to 9 lighthouses! The 25-mile Ride (9:00 AM) starts out on the 6-mile paved, off-road South Portland Greenbelt and on to Maine’s beautiful shoreline through Cape Elizabeth and South Portland, back to SMCC. (Seven lighthouses are visible on this trip; one rest stop.) Rolling terrain. The 40-mile 8 Lighthouse Ride (8:30 AM) includes the South Portland Greenbelt and crosses the beautiful Scarborough Marsh, continuing to Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, and South Portland. The 62-mile Metric Century ride (8:00 AM) continues down the coast through Old Orchard Beach to Camp Ellis. The 100-mile 9 Lighthouse Century ride (7:30 AM)continues farther to Kennebunkport, with flat to rolling terrain, beautiful ocean views, and four rest stops.
Directions to the start of the ride at Southern Maine Community College: Take Maine Turnpike (I-95) to I-295 through Portland. Take Exit 6A (Forest Ave., South/Rt. 77). Follow Rt. 77 across Casco Bay Bridge to South Portland. At the end of bridge, continue straight onto Broadway (east) 1.5 miles. Parking on right. SMCC on Google Maps
Cue Sheets (Excel)
- Century See all 9 lighthouses
- 62-mile 8 lighthouses visible
- 40-mile 8 lighthouses visible
- 25-mile 7 lighthouses visible