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Lighthouse Ride 100-mile Route

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The 100-mile 9 Lighthouse Century ride follows the 6-mile paved, off-road South Portland Greenbelt, travels along Maine's beautiful shoreline through Cape Elizabeth and South Portland, passing by 9 historic lighthouses, 3 state parks, 5 gorgeous beaches, and 2 museums. The route then follows down the coast through the summer resort of Old Orchard Beach to picturesque Camp Ellis, as well as a jaunt through Saco to the quaint village of Kennebunkport, the summer home of George H.W. Bush.

This is truly a spectacular century characterized by flat to rolling terrain and beautiful ocean views.

This ride takes 7 to 10 hours. This 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 travelling at 10 mph. The remainder of the ride is on paved public roads.

2017 ride takes place on Saturday, September 9. FMI: http://www.easterntrail.org/index.php/maine-lighthouse-ride

Ride Highlights

  •   9 Historic lighthouses
  •   5 Beaches
  •   3 State parks
  •   2 museums
  •   Flat to rolling terrain
  •   Beautiful ocean views

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Type: Road
Length: 100 miles
Difficulty: Difficult
Surface: Paved

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