Cape Police warn of traffic delays Sunday due to Pan Mass Challenge

– The annual Pan Mass Challenge bike ride will take place this weekend. Entrants stop Saturday night at the Mass Maritime Academy. Over 6,000 cyclists will make the trek from from Bourne to Provincetown. The event raises money for the Jimmy Fund for cancer research. Local police are advising motorists to expect delays and “share the road” with the cyclists on Sunday. Specific department statements follow below:

DENNIS – On Sunday August 6th, 2017 from 6:30 am until approximately 10:30 am, bike riders will be traveling through the Town of Dennis as part of the annual Pan Mass Challenge charity bike ride.

The riders will enter and travel through Dennis on Setucket Road, passing through the intersections of Old Bass River Road and Route 134, where police officers will be stationed to assist the riders and motorists.

ORLEANS – On Sunday, August 6th between 7:00 am to about noon, The Pan Mass Challenge will be rolling through town on their way to Provincetown. There will be a significant increase in cycling activity from the Rail Trail at West road, along West to Skaket Beach road, back onto Rock Harbor road to Bridge Road into Eastham.
As well as cycling activity, expect some support vehicles to be travelling along the route, and well wishers cheering the riders as they pass.
Good luck to all the riders, the weather looks great for Saturday and Sunday!|

EASTHAM – On Sunday August 6th, 2017 from 8:00 am until approximately 11:30 am, Bike Riders will be traveling through Eastham as part of the annual PAN MASS CHALLENGE bike Ride.

The riders enter Eastham via Bridge Rd. and travel down to Herring Brook Rd. where they cross over Massasoit Rd. and then onto Oak Rd. where they enter Rt. 6. One lane will be closed northbound at that intersection and will remain closed down to Nauset Rd. Riders will enter the Cape Cod Rail Trail at Nauset Rd. and Railroad Ave. and then continue to Provincetown where the event concludes.

Police Officers will be assigned along the route but motorists are asked to be conscious of the riders and to expect delays from Brackett Rd. Northbound. This is the 38th year of this Charity Ride where funds are raised for the Dana Farber Cancer institute for cancer research.

WELLFLEET – Traffic Warning: The annual PMC Bike Ride will traveling along the Cape this Sunday (8/06). Thousand of bike riders will be on the road and through our communities.

Wellfleet portion of the course-From Eastham on the Bike Trail, right onto Lecount Hollow Road, left onto Ocean View Drive, left onto Long Pond Road, right onto Lawrence Road (rest stop at the Elementary School), right onto Route 6 into Truro

Lawrence Road by the Elementary School & the temporary PD will be closed to motor vehicle traffic.

People are encouraged to avoid Long Pond Road if possible.

Officers will be stationed about the course to assist with traffic.

TRURO – On Sunday August 6th, 2017 from approximately 9am – 3pm, thousands of Bike Riders will be traveling through Truro as part of the annual PAN MASS CHALLENGE bike Ride. The riders will enter Truro from Wellfleet and turn onto Rose Rd to Collins Rd. They will turn left onto South Pamet Rd to Castle Rd where they will enter Route 6 and continue to Provincetown. There will be a Police Detail assisting the riders as they cross Route 6 so expect delays.

The Cape Cod Regional Motorcycle team in conjunction with the Truro and Provincetown police, will be assisting with traffic and monitoring Route 6 to keep both the riders and the motorists safe.

The Pan-Mass Challenge raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through an annual bike-a-thon that crosses the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Please be patient and make this a safe and successful ride.

PROVINCETOWNYes… it’s that time again.

The PAN-MASS Challenge will be coming into town this Sunday, August 6th.

You can expect the armada of bicycles coming into town between the hours of 9am and 3pm.

We remain hopeful that the PMC riders will follow all the rules and regulations for traffic on a public way and will stop at stop signs, use hand signals, be no more than two abreast, and allow vehicular traffic to pass when needed. The ride will come to an end here with two distinct finish lines.

The family finish concludes on Winslow Street (Motta Field) and the official finish at the Provincetown Inn Rotary.

Dedicated traffic control police officers will be deployed at various locations throughout the town!

Delays and some road closures will occur in most route areas from approximately 8:30 AM until about 2:30-3:30 PM.

We suggest you avoid the following intersections:

• US Route #6 and Shankpainter Road
• Shankpainter Road and Jerome Smith Road
• Jerome Smith Road and Winslow Street
• Winslow Street at High Police Hill Road
• Commercial Street at West Vine Street
• Provincelands Road at Bradford Street Extension

• Expect congestion and reduced speeds on US Route #6 inbound during the event.

Please be patient and avoid the above areas in your vehicle by seeking alternate routes. Some road may be blocked completely; others may just have limited access for residents

You may also want to seek alternate routes and avoid these areas.

Civilian volunteers will be at some intersections to assist the riders.

We wish the best of luck to all participants!

Have a safe ride!
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