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BICYCLE CAPE COD TOUR: HYANNIS-PROVINCETOWN

Date and Time

Saturday, August 5, 2017, 8:00AM - 9:00PM

Location

Massachusetts, Cape Cod,
MA

Registration

Registration is not required for this activity. However, you may wish to contact the leader(s) if you have any questions.

Overview

Experience bicycling Cape Cod in a day: train, ferry, bicycle path, farmers' market, salt water taffy, ice cream, bakery, lighthouses, & many beaches to dip in. Start at 8:00am aboard the train from South Station to Hyannis ($20, plenty of capacity for bicycles). Navigate out of town to reach Cape Cod bicycle path to enjoy several parks, beaches, & food stops along the way. Visit the small towns of Orleans, Wellfleet, & Truro before arriving Provincetown for snack or early dinner. Plan on easy pace, plenty of stops, & leisurely day. For a distance of 100km (65 miles) & elevation gain of 600m (2,000 feet), we could arrive Provincetown just in time for the ferry at 4:00pm ($70). However, this is a tour, not a race. We will likely stay in town for dinner & stroll around town to sail on 7:30pm ferry, arriving Boston at 9:00pm. No trip fee. However, cost is estimated at $125 for train, ferry, & food. Rain day Sunday 6 August. Come prepared with sufficient navigation tools such as GPS, map, cue sheets, smart phone, etc. This will likely be self-guided tour, even though we will try to stay together as a group. Route information, announcements, updates, & discussions will be on the Meetup web site. See related links elsewhere on this page for details. Other considerations: • All-purpose handlebar bag, water proof, with enough room for extra layers & snacks. • Bring: small towel to dry after swim, sunscreen, cash to purchase food, extra batteries for electronic devices, & camera. • Lights are good for visibility during the day & for the short ride (1.6km/1.0mi) from ferry terminal back to South Station. • Bicycle gear to bring: helmet (required), vest or jacket (it will get cold in the evening), sun glasses, spare tube, helmet mirror, pump or CO? cartridges, chamois cream, & allen keys. • MBTA parking information is at http://www.mbta.com/riding_the_t/parking • Our pace will be 10-14mph with several delightful stops along the way. • When trip is confirmed, plan to purchase ferry tickets in advance, before they sell out.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Free

Related Link(s):

Tour report from 2016
Discussion forum


Bread

Activity

Bicycling

Offered By

Boston

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destination

Boston Visitor Center

Difficulty

Intermediate-advanced.

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



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