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Cape Cod Celebrates Bay State Bike Week May 11-19, 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 8, 2019
INFORMATION FROM THE
CAPE COD COMMISSION
BARNSTABLE COUNTY

www.capecodcommission.org/initiatives/bikeped

Cape Cod Celebrates Bay State Bike Week
May 11-19, 2019

Local Events Planned

The Cape Cod Commission and the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority will join regional and state-wide efforts to promote bicycling as an alternative to driving motor vehicles during Bay State Bike Week, May 11-19, 2019. Local and regional activities are planned. Participants can enter a raffle for a chance to win a $40 gift card from SeaSports Cyclery and Outdoors.  Cape Cod Commission-sponsored events include:

  • Bike Safety Promotions
  • Bourne: Cape Cod Canal Bike Path (southern side, adjacent to railroad bridge) – Monday, May 13, 3 p.m.
  • Yarmouth: Cape Cod Rail Trail at Station Avenue – Wednesday, May 15, 3 p.m.
  • Orleans: Cape Cod Rail Trail at Main Street – Thursday, May 16, 3 p.m.

Sponsored by the Cape Cod Commission, Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, MassRIDES
Attention bikers: Wear your helmet and get free stuff! Official Bay State Bike Week giveaways will be distributed (while supplies last).
Contact: Steven Tupper, Cape Cod Commission, 508-362-3828

Bike to Work Day Breakfast
Tuesday, May 14
Time: 8-9 a.m., Hyannis Transportation Center
Sponsored by the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, Cape Cod Commission, MassRIDES, MassBike, Sea Sports Cyclery & Outdoors
Bicycle Commuters to Hyannis – start your day off right! Giveaways, maps, schedules, as well as light refreshments/coffee will be available. Free minor bike adjustments supplied by Sea Sports Cyclery & Outdoors. Bike Week giveaways will be distributed while supplies last. Enter to win a backpack of prizes donated by CCRTA.

Contact: Steven Tupper, Cape Cod Commission, 508-362-3828
Announcements and information about this and other Cape Cod Commission bicycle and pedestrian planning initiatives are also available on the web site: www.capecodcommission.org/initiatives/bikeped.
Additional Bike Week events being held on the Cape by other organizations are also posted on the Bay State Bike Week online calendar (http://www.baystatebikeweek.org/find_an_event). A drop-down menu pinpoints events in specific areas of Massachusetts.
Bay State Bike Week is supported in part by the Federal Highway Administration, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and MassBike.

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ABOUT THE CAPE COD COMMISSION:
The Cape Cod Commission is the regional land use planning, economic development, and regulatory agency for Barnstable County, Massachusetts. It was created in 1990 to serve the citizens and 15 towns that comprise Cape Cod. The Commission works toward maintaining a healthy balance between economic progress and environmental vitality. “Keeping a special place special” describes the agency’s mission to protect the region’s unique qualities. The 19-member volunteer Cape Cod Commission board represents a wide spectrum of the community and provides oversight for a staff of 40 professionals. For more information, visit: www.capecodcommission.org.

 

ABOUT THE CAPE COD REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY:
The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) is one of 15 regional transit authorities within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and has been providing public transportation services since 1976 to residents and visitors as well as consumers of state agencies and human service organizations for all 15 Cape Cod communities. Cape Cod (Barnstable County) towns include Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Falmouth, Harwich, Mashpee, Orleans, Provincetown, Sandwich, Truro, Wellfleet, and Yarmouth. The CCRTA owns and operates the Hyannis Transportation Center in downtown Hyannis and the state-of-the-art CCRTA Operations and Maintenance Facility in South Dennis. For more information, visit: www.capecodrta.org

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