Outer Cape Bike Shuttle Now Operating
Contact: George Price, Superintendent, 508-957-0739
This season there is a new bike shuttle service between Marconi Beach Road in Wellfleet, and MacMillan Pier in Provincetown. Following last week's kick-off, the service will operate as a pilot program on weekends through September 2.The shuttles will make stops along the way at beaches, bike trails, bus stops, and town centers, and will operate on a 90 minute schedule.
Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George Price said, "The shuttle will provide a valuable service for seashore visitors and neighbors who wish to enjoy the Outer Cape by bike, but who are challenged by both the distance between Wellfleet and Provincetown, as well as riding along busy Route 6." The new service was developed in partnership with the Cape Cod Commission, the National Park Service, and the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, which will operate the shuttle service.The first shuttle will leave the pier and travel towards Wellfleet at 8 AM. The last one will leave the pier at 3:30 PM. In the opposite direction, the first shuttle will leave the Marconi Beach Road bus shelter and travel towards Provincetown at 9:30AM. The last one will leave the Marconi bus stop at 5 PM. Fares are $2 per person for adults and youths, $1 for people 60 and older and people with disabilities.
For more information, visit http://www.capecodrta.org/bike-shuttle.htm; or call 800-352-7155.
Did You Know?
In 1990, an intense series of storms uncovered a prehistoric site on Coast Guard Beach in Eastham, MA. Archaeologists excavated the Carns Site, which was lived in by native peoples during the Early and Middle Woodland period, or approximately 2,100 to 1,100 years ago.