The Buzzards Bay Coalition asked me to lead a ride on the Cape Cod Canal. A 14 mile casual pace on the mainland side. There were two other group rides today so I wasn’t expecting much of a turn out. I was prophetic, as there were only five of us. Because the mainland side of the can is very bland, I proposed riding both sides and walking our bike over both bridges (the Bourne and Sagamore).
After a unanimous vote we began and as we approached the first bridge, one rider looked up, saw the two hundred foot height of the crossing and decided to stay on the mainland. My co leader decided to ride with her while the three remaining did the both sides ride. Walking over the bridges is quite an experience. There is a six-foot wide sidewalk for pedestrian and bicycle access on the west side of the bridge. The sidewalk is slightly raised, but there is no fence or barrier between it and car traffic, and cyclists are recommended to walk their bicycle.