Provincetown Annual Bike Month Appreciation

The Exhibit: Riding a bicycle is an integral part of the experience of the Outer Cape. Bikes appear in all forms of art depicting the Outer Cape as part its picturesque, small-town character. How do you see bikes?

Province Lands Bike Trail - 50th anniversary year in 2017

A Community of Art: Bicycle culture on the outer cape
Celebrating Provincetown Annual Bike month appreciation

Curated by Rik ahlberg & Pete Hocking

We invite you to consider submitting work to an open call for a May 2019 exhibit focused on Bicycle Culture on the Outer Cape at Provincetown Commons. The exhibit is co-curated by the Provincetown Bicycle Committee as part of town’s annual Bike Month celebration.

The Provincetown Bicycle Committee is a volunteer, appointed advisory committee to the town Select Board and undertakes education and encouragement programs as “Bike Provincetown.” More information about bicycling in Provincetown is available at and at

Facts about bicycles in Provincetown:

  • Provincetown has the highest rate of year-round bike commuters in Massachusetts and one of the highest rates in the country.

  • Provincetown is recognized as a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community Award by the League of American Bicyclists.

  • Provincetown ranks as the most bike-friendly street network in the United States according to the PeopleForBikes Bicycle Network Analysis, with a score of 87 out of 100.

  • WalkScore ranks Provincetown as a “Biker’s Paradise” with a score of 90 on its 100-point scale.

  • The town’s first dedicated bike path was proposed in 1899 to connect Provincetown to Pond Village in Truro.

  • The Province Lands Bike Trail was the first bike path built in a National Park and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017.

  • The Claire Saltonstall Bikeway was established in 1978 from Boston to Provincetown and remains the only numbered bike route in Massachusetts as State Bicycle Route 1.

  • Riding a bicycle is the #2 activity for summer visitors after going to the beach, according to the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.

Details about the exhibit are outlined below. Additional questions can be directed to us at: &

Where: Provincetown Commons, 46 Bradford Street, Provincetown MA

Show dates: May 1st thru May 31st 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 4th from 4-6

Images: For publicity, please email a high-resolution image of the piece that you will show ASAP to

Drop off work at 46 Bradford Street: Friday, April 26th from 4-7

If you need to ship work, please arrange by contacting Pete Hocking at

Pick up work: May 31st between 9 AM and 5 PM

Size: Two-dimensional work should not exceed 36” square. Three-dimensional work should fit within a 14 x 14” area or be ready to hang on the wall. If you’d like to show larger work, please contact to insure space is available. All work must be ready to hang or install.

Information we need at the time of delivery:

Artist Name:
Contact: email & phone
Price (retail):
Gallery affiliation (if any):
Brief artist biography

Proceeds: All sales of artwork must be conducted privately by the artist or through a representing gallery. Provincetown Commons will not serve as a broker for sales and will not ask for any commission.

Note: Artists will be responsible for any insurance, for making arrangements with their own galleries for showing in the exhibition, and for any commissions that may be due to their own galleries. Any costs for return shipping back to the artist after the show will be the responsibility of the artist.

Additional questions can be directed to us at: