The Gasp 2019 Route

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  • The ride begins at 7:00 AM sharp from the Henry T. Wing School. You will begin your ride heading Northeast on Beale Ave for .28 miles.

  • You will turn right on Main Street and continue approximately .5 miles until you take a slight right on to MA-6A East, where you will remain until reaching Setucket Road in Yarmouth.

  • About 5-miles into the ride, you will have to dismount from your bike to safely cross the RR tracks in Sandwich. Don’t be a hero! Over the years, this spot has been the cause for many an exciting spill. GET OFF, OR FALL OFF!

  • At the 15-mile mark, you will arrive at the first water stop. Staffed by volunteers from Kiwanis Club of Hyannis, you will be able to pull off the road to rest, hydrate and have something to eat in the parking lot at the Yarmouth Pizza by Evan. Portable facilities are available for a bathroom stop here too.

  • Returning to the road, you will continue on MA-6A East for approximately 2.4 miles when you turn right on to Setucket Road.

  • You will follow Setucket to the intersection with Airline Road, whereupon you reach the 21-mile mark and the road suddenly becomes re-known as Satucket Road! You are almost half way to the finish!

  • From here, you will follow Satucket Road until returning to MA-6A East and rejoining the road just before reaching your second water stop.

  • At the 27-mile mark, you will arrive at your second water stop. Staffed by volunteers from Cape Cod Literacy Council, you will be able to pull off the road to rest, hydrate and have something to eat in the parking lot at Nickerson State Park. Park restroom facilities are available for a bathroom stop here too.

  • From here you will not be returning to the road. Instead you will be entering the Cape Cod Rail Trail (CCRT) where you will stay until the end in Wellfleet around the 42-mile mark!

  • Woo Hoo! You are almost there! In Wellfleet, you will turn on to MA-6 East and proceed just a few miles until reaching the third and final water stop!

  • Around the 45-mile mark, you will arrive at the third and final water stop. Staffed by volunteers from Community Development Partnership, you will be able to pull off the road to rest, hydrate and have something to eat in the parking lot at the Kinlin Grover, Wellfleet. Portable facilities are available for a bathroom stop here too.

  • Just 10-miles to go from here! You continue on MA-6 East until you reach the Highland Road exit (this is a right hand exit) in North Truro. At the end of the exit, take a left to head for Shore Road and the infamous “Last Gasp” Hill!

  • You will travel about 1/2 mile down Highland Ave when you will come to an intersection at Salty’s Market. At the intersection, please take a right and behold The “Last Gasp” Hill! Not particularly long, but the hill is quite steep and will take your Last Gasp to conquer without getting off your bike.

  • Once you make it up over the top of the hill, enjoy the “longest” 5-mile ride of your life along Shore Road. Small rolling hills are coupled with a stiff headwind to bring you what seems to many, an endless trip to the finish line. Now, imagine for a moment how incredible you are going to feel when you reach the Harbor Hotel and the finish line!

  • Surprise! We’ll be live streaming and recording the finish line on YouTube this year, so please feel free to have some fun with your “photo finish” when crossing! You deserve it!!

  • When ready, proceed to the rear of the hotel to drop off your bike and retrieve your shower bag from the UPS trucks. Showers are available in rooms that have been secured in advance. Reminder, we recommend packing a towel and change of clothes.

  • When ready, head back out front to the finish line party! Barnstable Brewing will be there pouring locally brewed beer samples and thank you to Jack Cotton Realtor for sponsoring the box recovery lunch that awaits you! Stephanie Viva & Nina Jackson from iHeart Radio will be doing a live broadcast from our finish line between 11:00 am - 1:00 pm! Then cheer on the Patriots who will be playing in Miami at 1:00 pm! The finish line is going be hopping this year, so hang out and most importantly cheer on your fellow Gaspers as they finish their ride too!

  • At 2:15 pm sharp, the Dolphin Fleet will launch from MacMillan Wharf in Provincetown to return all of our riders to Sandwich Marina. Please do not miss the boat!! Back in Sandwich, shuttle buses will be waiting to return you to your car and to pick-up your bike at the Henry T. Wing School.

What an amazing Cape Cod day!

And what Cape Cod day would be complete without a lobster bake at the end?

Join us at the American Legion
20 Main Street, Sandwich at 4:00pm

E-bike raffle ticket winner pulled by special guest Bobby Orr!

Live music by
The Mike Dumas Band!