2023 Update

May 8, 2023:  Sincere thanks to everyone who attended and supported our 45th Annual Blessing of the Bikes on May 7th!    The weather was exactly what we dreamed about all Winter long!  The bikes came out in droves, setting a record for the times we've been at West Dennis Beach, with bike down past the furthest restroom building.  Special thanks go out to the Dennis DPW guys who were there, as well as the Harwich FD and the great coverage by the Dennis PD.

Blessing of the Bikes - History

MA VI had its' first Blessing of the Bikes back in 1976, the same year our Chapter was Chartered, and we've held the event annually ever since.  For years it was held in Falmouth, then in 2001 we moved it to Otis Air Force Base (Camp Edwards) in order to have more space.  Though that location worked out well for us, the terrorist actions of September 11, 2001 drastically changed security measures at the Base and we had to once again look for a new location.  😔  In 2002 we moved to West Dennis Beach on the East side of Cape Cod.  This beautiful site, looking out into the Atlantic Ocean, has worked out very well for the event, with plenty of room to handle as many bikes that may show up, as well as vendors.  In 2020, for the first time since we started the Blessing in 1976, we were forced to cancel because of COVID, and again in 2021 - Strange times, indeed....   😷   2022 saw a return to normal, for our 44th year.  🥳  And since then we've continued to do the best we can to start your riding season off right....    😇

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Route 6 East to Exit 9A, Route 134 (or for a more scenic ride, Route 6A East to Route 134 East Dennis);

Bear right onto Route 134 South & continue 2 miles to the Route 28 traffic lights;

Cross Route 28 onto Swan River Road & continue 1 mile until the end;

Take right onto Lower County Road & continue about 1/4 mile;

Take left onto Lighthouse Road, which turns into Davis Beach Road.  Beach gate entrance is on the other side of the small rotary circle. 

May 7, 2023 ~ $5 per Bike ~ Rain or Shine!

We're the "Original" Cape Cod & Islands Blessing, always held the first Sunday in May - And this year is doesn't get any later than the 7th!  That makes it REAL easy to plan for our event from year to year.  Our past charitable contributions included American Cancer Society, Blue Knights Special Fund, Bourne Police Officer Jared MacDonald, Cancer Research Institute, Cape Cod Community College, Cape Cod Times Needy Fund & Yarmouth Police Sergeant Sean Gannon Memorial Fund.

2023 BKMA6 Blessing Flier.pdf

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Some pictures from our May 7, 2023 Blessing of the Bikes - Our 2nd GREAT year after a 2 year COVID hiatus.

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May 7, 2023 Blessing of the Bikes Videos

May 1, 2022 Blessing of the Bikes Videos

Don't forget:  The Blessing is always the first Sunday in May, rain or shine; so next year it will be on May 5th.  😉