Beat the Ferry: fall edition

Date and Time

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:30AM - 9:00PM


Boston South Station,
Massachusetts, Boston Area,


Registration is required for this activity. Please contact registrar below.

(best time to call: Before 9:00 p.m. EST)


A twist on Cape in a Day with a new route, trails, coastal views, bakeries, & a challenge: bicycle 170km in 9 hours or overall average of 19km/h. This fall edition is designed for shorter days, compared with similar challenge last year. The route starts on quite small roads out of Middleborough until we reach Buzzards Bay for rest stop before join the Cape Cod Canal trail. We navigate through Sandwich & Barnstable to pick up Cape Cod trail in Yarmouth. We stop for good burrito lunch at Orleans Corner Store. Stay on the trail to northern terminus. Ride through the hills of Wellfleet & Truro before a sprint to the finish just in time for quick bite, beer, & ferry. We may even have time for a quick ocean dip. Many options for bakeries & convenience stores along the way. These will be very quick stops, mostly for liquid & snacks: orange juice, protein shake, V8, chocolate milk, & energy bars. Bring GPS device, phone with navigation apps, or cue sheets for the routes you plan to ride. We will not provide them. This will be self-guided tour, even though we will try to stay together as a group. Bring small handlebar bag to carry extra clothes, gear, snacks, USB battery, lights, & hydration tablets.

AMC Trip Policy



Related Link(s):

Beat the Ferry 2018
Route map
Cue sheet

Driving Directions

Click map for driving directions

We meet in Boston South station to board MBTA train at 8:40 to Middleborough arriving at 9:38. We eat breakfast on the train, get bicycles ready, & roll out as soon as we arrive. We take the Bay State Cruises ferry at 19:30 arriving in Boston at 21:00. You must book your ferry & bicycle ticket in advance of starting on the ride.



Bicycling - Road
Bicycling - Touring

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Advanced: distance 170km, elevation 1,100m


Adults (18+)