Day 1: RIDE TO BOURNE, MA
Your journey will begin at the JCC of Greater Boston at 9 AM! We will then be off on our 45-mile adventure from Newton, MA to Bourne, MA. We will take breaks between every 15-20 miles for cyclists to replenish snacks and drinks and make basic bike adjustments. We will be refueling for a lunch break after riding 30 miles in John Little Conservation Area. Once we arrive in Bourne in the afternoon, we will get settled in our hotel and enjoy a delicious dinner. We will then relax in the comfort of our hotel before getting a good night’s sleep in preparation for day two of Bike Cape Cod.
Miles: 61 | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner | OVERNIGHT: TBD
Nobska Lighthouse: Optional 40-mile additional route
For those cyclists who want to take on the challenge of completing a century ride, on day 1 there will be an optional 40-mile route leaving from the official finish of day 1, passing by the Nobska Lighthouse, the most southwestern point in Cape Cod.
Day 2: RIDE TO PROVINCETOWN, MA
We will wake up from a well night’s rest and eat a nourishing breakfast before we begin day two of Bike Cape Cod at 8 AM! We will take breaks between every 15-20 miles for cyclists to replenish snacks and drinks and make basic bike adjustments. We will be refueling for a lunch break after riding 55 miles in Orleans, MA. Once we nourish our bodies we will then finish the remainder of the miles and celebrate our victory in Provincetown, MA at 6 PM at the latest. After our celebration, we will ferry back together to Boston arriving at 9 PM.
MILES: 70 | MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Upon arrival, we will have a check-in booth where cyclists will receive their Bike Cape Cod jersey and will be able to check in their gear. Cyclists will leave all luggage and extra gear in the luggage trailer. Cyclists can leave any extras belongings including clothing, sunscreen, own snacks, and essential items with the SAG (Support and Gear) vehicle and have access to the vehicle along the route and at lunch.
Bicycle mechanics will be present at both the starting line, to help with any last-minute details, and along the route. They will be equipped to provide help with flats and any small repairs that are needed. If a cyclist has something break on their bike other than a small repair, we can sometimes find it at a local bike shop on the route.
Please note: Cyclists are responsible for any additional costs to their bikes along the route.
The majority of the traveling will be on the seats of the bicycles. The routes will be well marked and easy to follow. All cyclists will have access to the route on their phones with the Ride With GPS cycling route app.
You can either ship your bike to the hotel you are staying in the night before or rent a bike locally.
We recommend using Urban Adventours if you are renting a bike locally.
Please note they are closed Saturdays and Sundays, but delivery services are available upon request.
Sunday, June 6:
All meals will be strictly kosher and designed to provide cyclists with sufficient energy for the ride. A full breakfast will be served before the ride in the morning. Lunch will be nutritionally designed to keep you going throughout the ride. A hot dinner will be served every night.
With Covid-19 keeping things “fluid,” we’ve decided to go ahead with our annual bike trip because this year, our efforts are needed more than ever. That being said, we are making lots of Covid-related allowances for this trip. We’ll be working with an outfitter that’s part of the REI brand and will be adhering to their Covid-19 policies. REI’s current policy allows all guests to transfer or cancel reservations without penalty; for a list of full policies please click here. Currently, Massachusetts does not have any travel restrictions, but we recommend checking your local state guidelines before booking travel arrangements.