For Immediate Release: Cape Cod Celebrates Bay State Bike Week
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 1, 2018
INFORMATION FROM THE CAPE COD COMMISSION | BARNSTABLE COUNTY
Lev Malakhoff, Senior Transportation Engineer | Cape Cod Commission | 508-362-3828
Kristen Boyd | Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority | 508-775-8504
Cape Cod Celebrates Bay State Bike Week
May 12-20, 2018
BARNSTABLE COUNTY, MA — 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 12 through 20, 2018. 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
Orleans: Cape Cod Rail Trail at Main Street – Mon., May 14, 3 p.m.
Dennis: Cape Cod Rail Trail at Route 134 – Tues., May 15, 3 p.m.
Bourne: Cape Cod Canal Bike Path (adjacent to Buzzards Bay Train Station) – Wed., May 16, 3 p.m.
Barnstable: Hyannis Transportation Center – Thurs., May 17, 2018, 5 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: Lev Malakhoff, Cape Cod Commission, 508-362-3828
Bike to Work Day Breakfast
Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 8:00-9:00 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: Lev Malakhoff, Cape Cod Commission, 508-362-3828.
A calendar, 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 on that site 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.
ABOUT THE CAPE COD COMMISSION:
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.