The Friends of the Bourne Rail Trail would like to extend a huge thank you to the hundreds of community members who came out this past Saturday to celebrate TrailFest along the banks of the Cape Cod Canal! We were overwhelmed with the show of support for the project and the enthusiasm that exists for paths and trails across the Cape. The afternoon was filled with excitement about the BRT in addition to summer traditions like lobster rolls, oysters, beer, ice cream, bikes, live music and one heck of a raffle! We had over 250 people in attendance and raised over $4,000 for the Bourne Rail Trail project - a true success that exceeded all of our expectations!
Our intent with TrailFest was to celebrate existing paths and trails across the Cape and to raise awareness about projects still in development. While we are dedicated to making the Bourne Rail Trail a reality, there are a number of other groups working across the region to create a Cape-wide trail network that will extend from Provincetown all the way to Woods Hole. Dubbed “Vision 88” - to represent the total miles of paths and trails – by the Cape Cod Commission, the Bourne Rail Trail is the critical link on the Upper Cape to help complete the regional network. There was certainly a buzz of excitement at TrailFest about the future of the Cape Cod and we are thrilled that the BRT is part of this enthusiasm.
TrailFest would not have been possible without the help of our amazing team of volunteers and partners including Bourne Historical Society, Naukabout Beer, Monks Cove Oysters, Barking Claw, SailWorld Cape Cod, MassBike, Buzzards Bay Coalition, and Jim Decatur.
A huge thanks is also due to all the businesses that donated items for the raffle!
-The Bike Zone
-Pocasset Country Market
-Art's Bike Shop
-The Chart Room
-The Lobster Trap
-Gray Gables Market
-Bell Lap Coaching