Provincetown Ranked 3rd in 2020 “PeopleForBikes” Ratings

PROVINCETOWN – Provincetown was recently recognized in the “PeopleForBikes 2020 PlacesForBikes City Ratings” as a top bike-friendly destination in the U.S.

According to the rating, the town was ranked for its “exceptional network” of routes and for its long history of bike leadership and advocacy.

The Boulder, Colorado-based organization ranked Provincetown 3rd in its “2020 City Ratings: Network”, which “evaluates the quality of a city’s bike network and how completely it links people to each other and local destinations using comfortable routes,” according their website.

PeopleforBikes notes that while many cities have a history of biking, few have one as old as Provincetown, which saw the first proposal for a bike path in town in 1899.

The Province Lands Bike Trail in the Cape Cod National Seashore was opened in 1967 and was the first bike trail built in a national park.

The town was named a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists in 2018.

“The best part about Provincetown is that so many people ride bikes,” says Rik Ahlberg, Chair of the Provincetown Bicycle Committee.

“Bikes are used every day for transportation to and from work, for grocery trips, just to get around town and of course, for trips to the beach, it reminds me of my childhood in the 1970s when everyone was riding bicycles, the difference here is that it’s not just a fad.”

The network of trails in the town makes biking a favorite means of transport for residents.

The Province Lands Bike Trail caters to intermediate and advanced riders have the option of adding two miles to their path with trail extensions.

Maps are available at the Provincetown Visitor Center.

Visit Bike Provincetown and Provincetown Tourism for more biking information.

About Luke Leitner

Luke Leitner grew up in Watertown Massachusetts and now lives in West Yarmouth on the Cape. He has been a part of the news team in the CapeCod.com News Center since the spring of 2019. He studied business communications at Western New England University.



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