I’m Rik Ahlberg, and I live in Provincetown year-round. I ride my bike for transportation and I am a member of the town’s Bicycle Committee. I’ll be posting things here and cross-posting to the Bike Provincetown page on Facebook, which is the page for the town’s Bicycle Committee.
“Pedal Ptown” seemed like a catchy enough moniker, so that’s what this blog is called.
Provincetown is at the very end of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, surrounded by Provincetown Harbor, Cape Cod Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a small town of about 3,000 people and known for its stunning natural beauty, thriving arts scene, and as a major gay summer vacation destination.
This is one of the most wonderful places to ride a bike. The town itself is small and compact, and the majority of the roads have speed limits under 25 mph. There is bike parking everywhere – at the grocery store, dentist, health center, school, playgrounds, Town Hall, on the pier, at the airport, and at the beach, to name a few spots. There aren’t many bike lanes, but the roads are narrow and there are few sidewalks, so people on foot and on bikes and in cars all manage to share the public way. There are bike paths in the Cape Cod National Seashore that bring you through beautiful sand dunes and to spectacular ocean vistas.
I’ll leave you here with a lovely piece about town that was featured in May 2015 on CBS Sunday Morning, which had two titles – either “Provincetown: An Eccentric’s Sanctuary” or simply “A Walk in Provincetown”…