The CapeFlyer is working with the PanMass Challenge, Falmouth Road Race and the Pops by the Sea to bring visitors to Cape Cod while reducing traffic congestion on two of the summer's busiest weekends.
Weekend of Aug. 2-4
The PanMass Challenge is an event which has raised over $375 million for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for life-saving cancer research and treatment since its inception. Senator Daniel Wolf, a PMC rider himself, arranged free rides on the CapeFlyer for anyone who would like to volunteer or ride in the race.
Weekend of Aug. 9-11
The Falmouth Road Race, also called America’s Family Race, is an annual Cape Cod event now in its 41st year and attracts thousands of runners and spectators to this beautiful Upper Cape community. The race will be held Aug. 11, and people are encouraged to ride the flyer to get into Falmouth as there is no number pick-up on the day of the race. The Cape Cod RTA will have shuttles that can bring people from the train.
Coinciding with the Falmouth Road Race is the annual Pops by the Sea Concert held on the Village Green in Hyannis and hosted by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. The CapeFlyer has teamed with the Arts Foundation to offer a package deal where attendees can purchase a CapeFlyer round-trip ticket and Festival Seat at the concert for $55.
"We think that the proximity of the concert grounds to the Hyannis Transportation Center - literally a five-minute walk - makes this, by far, the most convenient and economical way to experience Pops by the Sea. With the special pricing and no post-concert traffic to contend with, anyone who lives near the stations should hop on that train," said Kevin Howard, executive director of the arts foundation.
The Aug. 11 morning train will feature a strolling violinist out of south station and in order to accommodate concert-goers on this one special day, the CapeFlyer will be leaving Hyannis one hour later at 7:30 p.m. Please note that this change from the usual 6:30 p.m. departure from Hyannis to 7:30 p.m. is a one time occurrence taking place on Aug. 11.
"The PMC, Falmouth Road Race and Pops by the Sea are three of the largest and most iconic events on Cape Cod in the summer", noted Thomas S. Cahir, administrator of the CCRTA. "Thousands of visitors flock to the Cape to listen to the world class musicians, cheer on the PMC riders or run Falmouth themselves. Our goal has been to give people a stress-free and convenient way to enjoy all that the Cape has to offer while reducing congestion. The CapeFlyer is a wonderful transportation option for all who wish to visit our special region of the Commonwealth. We are very pleased to partner with these Cape Cod signature events to help make them a success."