When: May 4, 2019 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Where: Provincetown Commons

About:

The Outer Cape (and Provincetown in particular) has a significant connection to cycling, whether navigating the busy streets of Ptown or doing a rail trail or Province Lands loop. This exhibit features both two- and three-dimensional work by Cape Cod artists as they experience bicycle culture on the Outer Cape.

Facts about bicycles in Provincetown:

  • Provincetown has the highest rate of year-round bike commuters in Massachusetts and one of the highest rates in the country.
  • Provincetown is recognized as a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community Award by the League of American Bicyclists.
  • Provincetown ranks as the most bike-friendly street network in the United States according to the PeopleForBikes Bicycle Network Analysis, with a score of 87 out of 100.
  • WalkScore ranks Provincetown as a “Biker’s Paradise” with a score of 90 on its 100-point scale.
  • The town’s first dedicated bike path was proposed in 1899 to connect Provincetown to Pond Village in Truro.
  • The Province Lands Bike Trail was the first bike path built in a National Park and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017.
  • The Claire Saltonstall Bikeway was established in 1978 from Boston to Provincetown and remains the only numbered bike route in Massachusetts as State Bicycle Route 1.
  • Riding a bicycle is the #2 activity for summer visitors after going to the beach, according to the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.

 

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