Town Advisory Committee Formed - April 2018

The Town of Bourne recently formed the Town Administrator's Advisory Committee on Pedestrian Bicycle Pathway. The Committee, which includes a member of the the Board of Selectmen, will serve in an advisory role in the development of the Bourne Rail Trail and represents and important step as the project moves forward. 

Friends Hit the State House - February 2018

The Friends joined a distinguided group of delegates from Cape Cod on a visit to the Massachusetts State House in February to discuss the next steps for the Bourne Rail Trailwith officials from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's "Trails Team." Led by Representative David Vieira - and joined by Senator Vinny deMacedo, Representiave Randy Hunt, Selectmen Susan Moran of Falmouth, Selectmen Peter Meier of Bourne, and Administrator Tom Cahir of the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority - the delegation briefed officials on the local and regional progress to date and discussed next steps required for the project to move forward. 

The meeting left the delegation feeling very optimistic about the future of the BRT, with much work remaining to be done.

MassBike "Perambulates" Across Cape Cod! - January 2018

On the last Saturday in January, the Friends welcomed staff from the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) to Bourne for their first ever Cape Cod “Perambulation” Ride. MassBike staff and other supporters joined MassBike Board Member Richard Fries for a weekend of riding that took the group from Woods Hole to Provincetown. The goal: to experience the Cape’s existing bike paths and to explore new opportunities for trails. 

No trip to the Cape to scout potential paths would be complete without a visit to the BourneRail Trail.  The Friends joined the MassBike team for an all terrain ride that began in Woods Hole and included a tour of the BRT corridor. The riders stopped for refreshments at the Pocasset Community Building, where the team was greeted by BRT advocates. 

Richard spoke to the group about MassBike’s efforts to create safe infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians across the State and chatted with supporters about our efforts in Bourne. The riders then continued on to the Canal where the MassBike team swapped fat bikes for road bikes to continue their “perambulation” across the Cape. Many thanks to Richard Fries, MassBike and all the BRT Friends who came out on a blustery Saturday in January to champion the BRT and all trails across the Cape. 

For more information on MassBike visit www.massbike.org