Last Gasp Route
1. The ride begins at 8:00 am sharp from the Sandwich Marina. The starting line is actually along side the Aqua Grille on Gallo Rd. in Sandwich. You leave the Marina via Gallo Rd., Tupper Rd., and get escorted on to Route 6A where you will remain until North Truro (55 miles away).
2. About 5 miles into the ride, it will be time to dismount from your bike to safely cross the RR tracks in Sandwich. Over the years, this spot has been cause for many an exciting spill. Get off, or Fall off!
3. At the 23 mile mark, we have our first water stop. You will be able to pull off the road and get a drink and something to eat at the former Bank of America building on the corner of Route 6A and Rt. 134 in Dennis.
4. At the 32 mile mark, a note of caution as you negotiate the Rt.28/6A fork, leading up to the Orleans Rotary. Although we have never had an incident here, please be careful!
5.Around the 41 mile mark we have our second water stop. This stop is located at the Kinlin-Grover office in So. Wellfleet on Rt. 6A. Time for a bit of a rest and refuel before heading into the last 20 or so miles.
6. At the 55 mile mark, time to head off of Rt. 6A via Highland Ave in N. Truro. At the end of the exit, take a left heading for Shore Rd.
7. You will travel about 1/2 mile down Highland Ave. when you will come to an intersection at Dutra's Market, at the intersection, please take a right and you will immediately encounter The Last Gasp hill. Not particularly long, the hill is quite steep and will take your Last Gasp to conquer without getting off your bike.
8. Once over the top, enjoy the "longest" 5 mile ride of your life along Shore Rd. Small rolling hills are coupled with a stiff headwind to bring you what seems to many, an endless trip to the finish line.
9. The finish line is headed up by the Godfather of the Gasp, Ray DuBois. The finish is set up a couple of miles out of town at the Cape Inn hotel along Shore Rd. You will want to stop here, get your time and place, a drink, and see how you did before heading into Provincetown.
10. Once you're back together, you can leisurely head into Provincetown center along Commercial St. About halfway down, take a left on Ryder Ave and head for the UPS trucks along the dock. You can then load your bike on to a truck, pick up your change of clothes, and head to the Portuguese Princess to change and clean up. Then join the reception at the Surf Club at the foot of McMillian Wharf. At the Surf Club we will provide you lunch, you may have the beverage of your choice, check out the Pats game, and tell tall tales to your “Gasper” friends about your ride.
11. At 2:00 pm sharp, the M.V. Portuguese Princess will head back to Sandwich from MacMillian Wharf in Provincetown. What a Day! The clambake at the American Legion in Sandwich (Rt. 130) will begin at 3:30.