The Maine Lobster Ride and Roll
Sunday, July 19, 2015
15, 30, 50, 80 and 100 mile routes
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s Lobster Ride & Roll follows winding, country lanes and the breathtaking rockbound coast past lighthouses, lupines and lobster boats. The ride features five distance options, from a family-friendly 15 miles to a century that was recognized by Bicycling Magazine as one of the TOP TEN centuries in the country.
As a bonus, every first-time rider who is not a member of the Coalition will receive a FREE six-month trial membership!
All five routes have support services and rest stops with food and water.
Maps and Cue sheets coming in Spring 2015.
After the ride, participants will enjoy a fresh Maine lobster roll lunch, with vegetarian and tuna options available. Maine’s own world-famous Lobster Queen and Lobster Bike will be there, too!
FROM THE SOUTH: Take Route 1 North and continue through the town of Thomaston. On your left is the intersection of Dexter St. You will see a Shell gas station, McDonald’s and Lowe’s on your left and on your right is Rockland Ford. There is a traffic light at that intersection. Turn left at this intersection on Dexter St., continue to the end, and turn right on to Old County Road. Stay on Old County Road for 2.2 miles and turn right on Cedar St. Continue on Cedar St. for 0.5 miles and turn right into Oceanside HS. You will see the Lobster Ride banner.
FROM THE NORTH: Continue South to Rockland, pass Home Depot on your right and turn right at McDonald’s. Turn left at the blinking light onto Birch St., and right onto North Main St. at the traffic light. Make an immediate left into Cedar St. Enter the school to your left. You will see the Lobster Ride banner.
FROM THE WEST: Take Route 17 to Old County Road (traffic light after the lake) and turn right on to Old County Road and an immediate left on Cedar St. Continue on Cedar St. 0.5 miles and turn right into Oceanside HS. You will see the Lobster Ride banner.
Here’s what participants had to say
about the ride:
“Gorgeous routes and terrific support!”
-Sara Huston, Topsham
“…The most beautiful ride in the state.”
-Suelle Large, Portland
“Thanks to all who helped make this the
best century I have ever experienced!
Everyone was friendly and helpful!
It was well worth the expense to fly
from Chicago to be a part of this ride
in such a beautiful area!”
-Tom Gallagher, Roselle, Illinois
“We all had a really fun ride and the kids were super proud of themselves for their accomplishment… Your group does great work, and this Rockland event is always an embodiment of the organization’s spirit.”
– Craig Davis, Peaks Island, Maine
“We really enjoyed the ride with all the beautiful views along the way. The pre-ride safety briefing, police escort, rest stops and support vehicles all added to our enjoyment. When we arrived back at the high school, the welcome that we got made us feel like we really had accomplished something.”
– Leslie and Michael Bardelli, New Milford, Connecticut