MassBike Cape And Islands Update

Rob Miceli here writing from the Cape and Islands Chapter of MassBike, where we enjoyed another expansive year in 2011. The highlight of the year was the creation of "Getting To and Through Cape Cod", a guide to bicycle routes and public transportation. The map is the result of a collaboration between the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, local bikeways committees and MassBike. It shows bicycle routes throughout Cape Cod as well as individual maps of all 15 towns of Cape Cod. It was designed to show access to public transit and bicycle facilities and encourages use of either instead of using a car.

In March, MassBike held a bicycle social at Not Your Average Joes in Hyannis. Bicycle valet parking was available and a few guests showed up on 2 wheels despite poor weather. A wonderful social evening concluded with a raffle with prizes donated by MassBike and Harpoon Brewery.

The chapter is eagerly awaiting finalization of the new chapter charter and is anxious to begin plans for the upcoming season. We're looking forward to a stronger partnership with MassBike and new resources, like a MassBike tent for rainy events!

The chapter remains very active in local road projects’ design phases. The chapter is setting the goal of having destination signage installed from Falmouth to the transportation center in Hyannis as one of its top priorities for 2012. We're looking forward to another great year of biking!

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