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Maine Lighthouse Ride Important Rider Information
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Welcome to the 16th Annual Maine Lighthouse Ride

 

September 7, 2019

 

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Thank you for Registering!!

Maine Lighthouse Ride Goes Green in 2019!!!! Hyperlite Daybreak pack


Packet pick up will be different in 2019. We will no longer be handing out plastic bags with maps, pins, bibs and other assorted paper products. This year, we will only be handing out bibs & socks (if applicable). Pins, emergency tags and plastic ties will be available for you to take and bring back with you in your own satchel or bag.
Maps for your ride are available to be printed out or downloaded here:
http://easterntrail.org/index.php/maine-lighthouse-ride/cue-sheets-a-maps

EMERGENCY TAGS MUST BE TIED TO YOUR BICYCLES
SAG PHONE NUMBER – 207-831-2111

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To make the trip enjoyable for all, here’s a brief look at safety requirements:
http://easterntrail.org/documents/MLRSafetyHandout.pdf

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And let’s not forget our Etiquette – this is a RIDE not a RACE – So Have Fun and BE Fun!!
  • Be courteous and Signal Turns with your voice and hand signals
  • Pass on your Left Only and call out “on your left” to those you are passing
  • Ride Single File and No Drafting. Let’s show the motorists we know how to follow the rules
  • At Wainwright Fields and the Eastern Trail in South Portland and Scarborough, watch for others using the trail.
  • Support Vehicles (SAG) – There are several support vehicles to provide a lift for tired riders, or help with minor repairs. The Ride Helpline is 207-831-2111. The vehicles will be identifiable with a SUPPORT VEHICLE magnetic sign on their vehicle.
  • Emergency Tags are required on ALL bicycles.
  • Rodgers Sport & Ski will be onsite at SMCC before the ride for bike maintenance.
  • Community Bicycle Center will be onsite at Pine Point for any maintenance issues.
  • Dan the Bike Man will be onsite at the Old Orchard Beach Rest Stop for any maintenance requirements.
  • All route markings for the ride are painted IN THE ROAD in ORANGE     
  • ABOVE ALL – Please be considerate and safe at all times!
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May I Check in Early and Pick up My Ride Materials?

Registered riders are encouraged to check in early and pick up their rider numbers and socks

  • Thursday, Sept 5th from 4 PM- 6 PM at Rodgers Ski and Sport, 332 U.S. Route 1 Scarborough, ME (207) 883-3669.   20% discount on bike accessories availablefrom Rodgers for all registered riders.
  • Friday, Sept 6th from 4 PM - 6 PM at Southern Maine Community College, Culinary Arts Building. http://www.easterntrail.org/index.php/maine-lighthouse-ride/directions
  • Saturday, Sept 7th6:15 AM – 7:45 AM at Southern Maine Community College, Culinary Arts building. 
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Uh Oh, didn’t train enough to ride that century? Or Metric Century?  

When you check in, please let the volunteer know you will be downgrading or upgrading (GOOD FOR YOU!!!) your ride length.  This is VERY important for us to know so we are prepared at each rest stop.

Be sure you have read the general ride information sheet/FAQ:
http://easterntrail.org/index.php/maine-lighthouse-ride/rider-information

For those early birds, especially century riders!
If you leave early, you’ll miss out on some rest stops, as they set up only for your scheduled start time - Click this link for the rest stop hours and distances. You may also miss possible detour information, as well as Police protection at dangerous intersections. Also, Support Vehicles (SAG) may not be available if you need assistance.

Please leave at the start time scheduled for your ride:
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When you return to SMCC…..
Please check in at the table before the tent so we can make sure we know you are back.

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Family Member or Friend waiting for you at the Finish Line?
This great event relies extensively on volunteer support. Consider joining us at SMCC as we get ready for the riders to return!!!
Available to help? Please contact mlr@easterntrail.org
FYI – Food at finish tent is for Registered Cyclists and Volunteers ONLY

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$5.00 per ticket – 6 for $20
We are so excited about this year’s raffle prizes – you do NOT want miss out on the opportunity to win some of these great prizes:

1st Prize – HYPERLITE DAYBREAK ULTRALITE DAYPACKIf you haven’t seen or worn one of these, you will be HOOKED when you try it on. It weighs 1.27 lbs!
https://www.hyperlitemountaingear.com/ located within the Biddeford Mills and was named
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE MAG 2016 "GEAR OF THE YEAR"

FEATURES - $230 Raffle Prize!
Large external front pocket, great for hydration/snacks/rain jacket

  • Removable ice axe attachments
  • Front shock cord system allows you to lash gear or compress the pack
  • Two angled side water bottle pockets that are easy to reach while wearing the pack
  • Clamshell design and long water resistant YKK zipper allows for wide pack access
  • Lightly padded 1.5” hip belt with peekaboo pocket to store hip belt when it’s not in use
  • Internal zippered pocket designed to hold phones/keys/money/etc
  • Internal sleeve pocket helps to compartmentalize your gear (also fits a 13” laptop)
  • Bright orange liner makes it easy to see what’s in your pack
  • Comfortable ¼” padded back panel with chevron-stitched design
  • Hardline with Dyneema® shoulder straps with 3/8” foam, spacer mesh and elastic hose keepers
  • Adjustable sternum strap with whistle
2nd Prize – Bicycle Theme Quilt created by one of Eastern Trail’s members – Nancy from Saco

This quilt is wonderful…the stitching on the quilt is in the shape of a bicycle, the border is bicycles of all different colors.  Owning one of Nancy’s quilts is a treasure. 

We simply could not do this without our sponsors

http://easterntrail.org/index.php/maine-lighthouse-ride/ride-sponsors

Sponsors of the 2019 MLR

HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT YEAR FOR OUR 17TH ANNUAL MAINE LIGHTHOUSE RIDE!
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Registration will be available at the Sales Booth on 9/7/2019


We thank you for participating in the 16th Annual Maine Lighthouse Ride.
This event is a fundraiser for the Eastern Trail.
The proceeds from this ride will fund a vision to build a 65 mile multi-use greenway from Kittery to South Portland, Maine. Progress is being made, but we need your help. Please visit our website at www.easterntrail.org to see how you can join us in fulfilling our dream by becoming a member or through a tax-deductible donation.
Thank you for your support!!!!

 

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