BOSTON

Boston is the one of the most historic, wealthy and influential cities in the United States. Its dozens of museums, numerous historical sites, nearly 2000 restaurants, and wealth of live performances all explain why the city gets 16.3 million tourists a year, making it one of the ten most popular tourist locations in the country.

Ride Start

The ride starts in front of the Cyclorama Building of the Boston Center for the Arts, at the intersection of Tremont and Clarendon Streets in Boston's South End (see Google map). A reminder that Sign-in starts at 6:00am and ends at 6:30am so you might want to plan your accommodations accordingly.

PARKING: There is a large parking garage near the Start line. Rates and information are posted on the Garage @ 100 Clarendon website.

FERRY INFORMATION

Many Riders return to Boston on Monday by ferry.

Bay State Cruise CompanyBay State Cruise Company runs a two-hour Provincetown Express high-speed ferry which departs Provincetown at 10:30am, 3:00pm and 7:30pm daily. The boat docks at the World Trade Center in Boston. From there you can take a water taxi, or the Silver Line (SL1) bus, to Logan Airport. You can book tickets online or call 617-748-1428 for additional information.

City Experiences City Experiences has a high-speed ferry service which departs Provincetown at 11:30 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11:30 a.m., 4 p.m., and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and takes only 90 minutes. Tickets can be purchased online or at The Whale Watch Store, 309 Commercial Street in Provincetown. The City Experiences ferry arrives at Long Wharf in downtown Boston right next to the Aquarium stop.

PROVINCETOWN

A historic fishing port, Provincetown is situated at the tip of Cape Cod in an area of spectacular natural beauty, surrounded by miles of dunes and beaches. Silvery clapboard houses, with gloriously unruly gardens, line its tiny winding streets. Provincetown has been home to sailors, pirates, fisherman, painters, and authors for centuries and a gay and lesbian mecca for over 50 years.

Ride Finish

The Finish of the ride is at the front patio of the Surfside Hotel & Suites, located at 543 Commercial Street in the East End of Provincetown (see Google map). Note that the checkpoint at the Finish is open from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Special offer for OutRiders

The Surfside Hotel & Suites is offering a 15% discount to OutRiders riders and volunteers, on a 2-night stay from June 18-20. Use promo code OutRiders when making your reservation. Subject to room availability.

Activities

Provincetown International Film Festival

SUGGESTED READING: Land's End: A Walk in Provincetown by Michael Cunningham
Provincetown: Introduction (OutTraveler.com)