The Shining Sea Bikeway has been extended from the terminus at Carlson Lane to Old County Road in North Falmouth.
We are located 1/10th of a mile from the Shining Sea Bikeway near the 3.5 mile point, one of the most scenic bike paths around. In less than 2 miles from our store you'll be at the beach, another 2 miles and you'll be in Woods Hole, this is a perfect way to spend a day on the Cape.
How it progressed:
Fiscal year 2004 one time tax for funding planning and feasibility.
Fall 2005 Presentation of the funding check at Carlson Lane with Senator Ted Kennedy, Representatives Matt Patrick and Eric Turkington, members of the board of Selectmen, the Town Administrator, members of the Bikeway Committee, and members of the general public.
December 18,2005 Pre 25% plan completion meeting with abutters to the proposed trail extension.
May 23,2006 25% Plan meeting at the Gus Canty Recreation Center at 7:00 pm.
Bid requests to be sent out October 2006.
Scheduled start date January 2007.
Scheduled completion date July 2008.
March 2008 Well the trail is moving ahead the bid went out and Lawrence Lynch of Falmouth won the bid. The rails are in the process of being removed (April 2008), it looks like sometime in June the construction will actually take place. It's been a long time coming, it should be wonderful when it's completed.
August 08 Well after an enormous amount of work by the members of the Bikeways committee Lawrence Lynch has begun construction of the extension, this will be by far one of the nicest trails around it should be completed by the summer of '09.
May 09 The trail done. Do yourself a favor and take a trip down and ride this trail the total length is now 10.6miles it has some of the most beautiful views on the Cape. Stay tuned for photos and maybe a video of the completed path.
This trail is one of the jewels of our community, you should get involved with your town bikeways committee or start a bikeways committee and work on multi use bike trails. This trail has raised property values of the abutters. It's opened up cycling to numerous people who wouldn't have had ridden in the past had there not been this bike trail.
Support the people and organization that made this happen http://www.friendsoffalmouthbikeways.com/