Bike Month 2018

May is a great time to give your bike a check-up and get back in the saddle. It’s also National Bike Month, including Bay State Bike Week – the only state-wide bike week in the nation – and our Board of Selectmen has proclaimed May as Bike Month in Provincetown!


All Month Long

Bikes & Books

Check out the display of bike-related books at the Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial St.

Provincetown library Bike Month book display.jpg


Tuesday, May 8

Children's Bike Rodeo

Bring your parent, helmet, and your bike to the Children’s Bike Rodeo! The Recreation Department, Provincetown Schools, and Provincetown Police Department will be hosting this in the Grace Hall parking lot behind the school (enter off of Prince St.). There will be safety training, an obstacle course, and fun activities. See you there!
3 PM to 4 PM @ Grace Hall parking lot



Saturday, May 12

Bike Repair Clinic

Demonstrations of basic repairs that you can learn to do yourself!
12 PM to 1 PM @ Town Hall



Saturday, May 12

Ride to the Runway

NOTE: Due to the rain, this event has been postponed.

Join the Provincetown Fashion Weekend ride down Commercial St! Dress yourself and your bike in your finest style & ride from the Boatslip to the Pilgrim House/Sage Inn.
7 PM @ The Boatslip



Friday, May 18

Bike to Work Day Coffee

Ride to work on your bike and stop off at Town Hall for coffee, energy bars, and pastries.
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM @ Town Hall



Thursday, May 24

Blessing of the Bikes

Bring your bicycle! Reverend Kate will bless the bikes for safe travels.
5:30 PM @ the UU Meeting House, 236 Commercial St.






WHEREAS, the bicycle is an economical, healthy, convenient, and environmentally sound form of transportation and an excellent tool for recreation and enjoyment of Provincetown’s scenic beauty; and
WHEREAS, throughout the month of May, the residents of Provincetown and its visitors will experience the joys of bicycling through educational programs, commuting events, charity events, or by simply getting out and going for a ride; and
WHEREAS, Provincetown’s road and trail system attracts more bicyclists each year, providing economic health, transportation, tourism, and scenic benefits; and
WHEREAS, creating a bicycle-friendly community has been shown to improve citizens’ health, well-being, and quality of life, growing the economy of Provincetown, attracting tourism dollars, improving traffic safety, supporting student learning outcomes, and reducing pollution, congestion, and wear and tear on our streets and roads; and
WHEREAS, this year marks the 40th anniversary of the dedication of the Claire Saltonstall Memorial Bikeway – the Commonwealth’s only numbered bicycle route – running 125 miles from Boston to Provincetown; and;
WHEREAS, Massachusetts is the only state in the nation to celebrate a state-wide Bike Week and is ranked #4 in the top bicycle-friendly states by the League of American Bicyclists; and
WHEREAS, the Provincetown Bicycle Committee, MassBike, MassDOT, MassRides, the League of American Bicyclists, schools, parks and recreation departments, police departments, public health organizations, companies and civic groups will be promoting bicycling during the month of May 2018; and
WHEREAS, these groups are also promoting bicycle tourism year-round to attract more visitors to enjoy our local restaurants, inns, retail establishments, and cultural and scenic attractions; and
WHEREAS, these groups are also promoting greater public awareness of bicycle operation and safety education in an effort to reduce collisions, injuries, and fatalities and improve health and safety for everyone on the road; and
NOW, THEREFORE, the Board of Selectmen of Provincetown do hereby proclaim

MAY 2018
in the Town of Provincetown

The Honorable Board of Selectmen
Cheryl Andrews, Chairman    
Erik Yingling, Vice Chair
Thomas Donegan
Louise Venden
Robert Anthony
ATTEST:  David B. Panagore, Town Manager

2018 Provincetown Bike Month Proclamation