The 62-mile Metric 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 8 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.
The ride usually takes 6 to 7 hours on flat to rolling terrain and 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.
2017 ride takes place on Saturday, September 9. FMI: http://www.easterntrail.org/index.php/maine-lighthouse-ride