2009 Bike Trek Route
About the Ride
The American Lung Association of Massachusetts' Autumn Escape Bike Trek is a fun, 3-day, 160-mile 'at-your-own-pace' tour along Cape Cod, Massachusetts (2-day, 105-mile option available.) Designed to attract the expert and novice alike, this adventure from Plymouth to Provincetown combines competition and leisure in a weekend filled with beautiful scenery, prizes, entertainment and support along the way. We ride RAIN or SHINE and provide overnight accommodations, medical and technical support, food and beverages and more!
Rental bikes are available for a nominal fee.
NOTE: Register on-line today as sleeping accommodations are limited and will be assigned on a first come sirst served basis.
Register today with a $75 registration fee (non-refundable/not tax-deductible) for the 3-day ride. Register today with a $55 registration fee (non-refundable/not tax-deductible) for the 2-day ride. Raise and pre-collect a minimum of $500 for either ride.
Over the past 20 years, trekkers have raised over $2 million dollars in the fight against lung disease. This year is our 25th ride and the American Lung Association set a goal of raising $300,000 in an effort to provide educational programs and fund life saving research benefiting families and children.
Offline registration: Trekkers and volunteers who do not wish to register online can visit the "Fundraising Tips & Tools" section and download the appropriate registration form.
Accommodations & Transportation
We provide participants overnight accommodations in cabins at two summer camps, Camp Burgess in Sandwich (Friday) and at Cape Cod Sea Camps in Brewster (Saturday). Towels are provided, but you will need to bring your sleeping bags. Both camps are rustic but comfortable, however riders and volunteers wishing to stay off site may do so at their own expense.
Breakfast and dinners are provided free of charge to all registered Trekkers and Volunteers.
Buses will provide return trip back to both starts on Sunday afternoon from Provincetown. Your bikes will be transported back to where you started at no extra charge.
Gear trucks will be on hand to take your overnight bag and sleeping bag at both start locations. Please limit your baggage to a reasonable weight (35 lbs.). Unless you are very fast your bags will be waiting for you at the finish.
Prior to the ride we will offer training tips for our newer riders or anyone interested in improving their cycling skills. Route notes or queue sheets are available for each day and are handed out at the start of each day. The course is well marked (arrows on pavement) and completely supported. Riders travel at their own speed and support vehicles patrol our route. Bike technicians are available should you need assistance. We carry all gear and you will be well fed and well cared for throughout the event. There are 3 Rest Stops each day (every 15-20 miles), and each Rest Stop is stocked with snacks, fruit, water, sports drink and more. Medical Staff patrols the route and will be located at Rest Stops and Overnight Stops.
§ ALA will support you with fundraising suggestions and team building assistance
§ Refer to fundraising manual in Downloadables section
§ You will be included in weekly communications
§ $500 minimum due at registration (must turn in to be able to ride)
§ Have until October 30, 2009 to raise beyond the $500 and be eligible for additional incentives
Parking for the 3-day Trek is available at the ride start, located at the rest stop off exit 5 from Route 3 in Plymouth.
Parking for the 2-day Trek is available in the lower lot at Camp Burgess.