PORTLAND -Â Hundreds of cyclists from across the United States will be drawn to the southern coast of Maine this September for what is surely one of the most breathtakingly scenic rides available anywhere in the world. The Eastern Trail Alliance is hosting â€śMaine Lighthouse Ride 2010â€ť on September 11 at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland. Ride options include a 25-mile ride, a 40-mile loop, a 62-mile metric century, and a 100-mile century for the true hard-cores. Along the way, riders will see as many as nine historic lighthouses, the rocky coast for which Maine is so famous, and majestic white sand beaches. Maps, cue sheets, multiple rest stops, food, refreshments and hot showers are provided by ride organizers.
Participants can get more information and register by visiting www.EasternTrail.org, or by calling 207-284-9260. Registration is $50 before August 26, and $60 after the 26th. Riders who register by August 26 will receive a free Maine Lighthouse Ride tee shirt.
â€śRiding in southern Maine is just spectacular, especially at that time of year,â€ť said Bob Bowker, spokesperson for the ride. â€śThe terrain is mostly flat and easy to ride, yet the scenery can be stunning. In mid-September especially, the weather is fabulous. As a bonus, itâ€™s the beginning of New Englandâ€™s foliage season. For a cyclist who has always wanted to visit Maine, this trip is a home run.â€ť
All proceeds from Maine Lighthouse Ride 2010 will benefit the Eastern Trail Alliance, an organization dedicated to building a 60-mile greenway from Kittery to South Portland, Maine. This trail is the Southern Maine segment of the East Coast greenway stretching from Calais, Maine to Key West, Florida.
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Telephone Number: (207)284-9260