This is the terminus of all south side commuter rail lines and is on the MBTA Red line. Amtrak trains and intercity buses also stop here. MBTA system map is here: https://mbta.com/schedules/commuter-rail
Catch the last evening ferry for the season. No such ferry on Saturday or Sunday. The next one is not until May 2020. Earlier attempt of this ride in October was cancelled due to winds & cancelled ferry service. Weather forecast looks promising for Friday 6 December 2019. Cold & light rain do not cancel this ride. Check again on Thursday by 18:00 for any final updates.
A twist on Cape in a Day with a new route, trails, coastal views, bakeries, & a challenge: bicycle 160km in 11 hours or overall average of 15km/h. This fall edition is designed for shorter days, compared with similar challenge last year.
The route starts on quite small roads out of Middleborough until we reach Buzzards Bay for rest stop before join the Cape Cod Canal trail. We navigate through Sandwich & Barnstable to pick up Cape Cod trail in Yarmouth. We stop for good burrito lunch at Orleans Corner Store. Stay on the trail to northern terminus. As it gets dark, ride through the hills of Wellfleet & Truro before a sprint to the finish just in time for quick bite, beer, & ferry. We may even have time for a quick ocean dip.
We meet in Boston South station to board MBTA train at 7:11 to Kingston arriving at 8:12. We eat breakfast on the train, get bicycles ready, & roll out as soon as we arrive. We take the Bay State Cruises ferry at 19:30 arriving in Boston at 21:00. You must book your ferry & bicycle ticket in advance of starting on the ride.
Many options for bakeries & convenience stores along the way. These will be very quick stops, mostly for liquid & snacks: orange juice, protein shake, V8, chocolate milk, & energy bars.
Bail out points include:
- Taxi, Uber, & Lyft
- Hotels & motels
It will be cold & dark. Bring plenty of strong headlight & reflective vests. We will ride for 2 or 3 hours in the dark. Bring small handlebar bag to carry extra warm clothes, gear, snacks, USB battery, lights, & hydration tablets.
This will be self-guided tour, even though we will try to stay together as a group. Bring GPS device, phone with navigation apps, or cue sheets for the routes you plan to ride. We will not provide them.