Best Bike Rides Cape Cod and the Islands Guide Book

by Dr. Gregory Wright (Falcon Guides)
Best Bike Rides Cape Cod and the Islands  by Dr. Gregory Wright

321pp/guides/maps
ISBN: 9781493007554

The roadways on Cape Cod and the Islands have changed very little in the past several decades, even centuries. Indeed, some road rides here are so scenic and beautiful no one would ever want to change them. I decided not to try. Striking a balance between old and new became important in deciding which rides could not be left out, even if we’ve all seen them before. Fortunately, there are more back roads and rides on Cape Cod and the islands than meet the eye, and the combinations of rides one can put together are surprisingly varied.

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Trails from the "Best Bike Rides Cape Cod and the Islands" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: An easy, flat ride through historic Barnstable and Yarmouth Port that rides sections of the “Old King’s Highway” (Route 6A) and visits Barnstable Harbor. Start at bustling Barnstable Village, hug the ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Cape Cod and the Islands"
Barnstable , MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: This is another fat tire bike ride, but unlike Sandy Neck (Ride 12), it can be done on a mountain bike or cyclocross bike. This ride depends on having a low tide, a Cape Cod phenomenon best experience ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Cape Cod and the Islands"
Orleans, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: A flat, often windy, scenic, and smooth paved path that hugs the curves of the Cape Cod Canal, gateway to the Cape Cod peninsula. A favorite spot for fishermen where you can watch ships from around th ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Cape Cod and the Islands"
Sandwich, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 13.2
... Preview: This beautiful ride begins at Nickerson State Park in Brewster and turns around in Wellfleet, and can be combined with Ride 17 to complete the length of the 22-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail, a 44-mile roun ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Cape Cod and the Islands"
Brewster, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 23
... Preview: The Cape Cod Rail Trail runs a total of 22 miles from South Dennis to Wellfleet. This ride takes you only as far as Nickerson State Park in Brewster and back. It’s a beautiful paved path past cranberr ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Cape Cod and the Islands"
Dennis, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 21.2
... Preview: This is an out- and- back that is also a connector for bicycle commuting to and from Hyannis. Craigville Beach is one of the most popular beaches on Cape Cod, and this ride can be used to get from pub ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Cape Cod and the Islands"
Centerville, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 11.4
... Preview: This is a ride that takes you out there, away from it all, onto the quiet island of Chappaquiddick. The road goes from pavement to dirt, and you’ll need a mountain bike or fat tire bike when you get t ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Cape Cod and the Islands"
Edgartown, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.2
... Preview: An easy, short ride from a railroad museum across town to the harbors, beaches, and lighthouses of Chatham. Opt for a side trip through busy downtown Chatham, a side trip to the Monomoy National Wildl ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Cape Cod and the Islands"
Chatham, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: This is a difficult mountain bike ride on unmarked trails through the oak and pine forests of Nickerson State Park. Exceeding lactate threshold, red- lining, or bonking (use your favorite term) should ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Cape Cod and the Islands"
Brewster, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.5
... Preview: Ride the “five fingers of Cotuit” and stop at several scenic viewpoints along Cotuit Bay and Popponesset Bay. Head over to Mashpee and Mashpee Commons, have a cup of coffee, and relax before returning ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Cape Cod and the Islands"
Mashpee, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 22.3
... Preview: A hilly ride through Dennis to three calm and beautiful Cape Cod Bay beaches, through charming Cape Cod neighborhoods. This ride takes you to three beautiful Cape Cod Bay beaches that are sunny and sa ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Cape Cod and the Islands"
Dennis, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 10.5
... Preview: This is an easy and flat loop from bustling Edgartown along paved bike paths and roads to South Beach, also known as Katama Beach. From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Cape Cod and the Islands"
Edgartown, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 7.5
... Preview: This is an easy mountain bike ride through another section of Nickerson State Park, but this one connects to the Cape Cod Rail Trail. I like a cyclocross bike for this ride, but a mountain bike or fat ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Cape Cod and the Islands"
Orleans, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: This is the long road ride on the Outer Cape that road cyclists want, with a rich history, a tour of both Cape Cod Bay and the “backside” of Cape Cod, facing the Atlantic Ocean. This is an unforgettab ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Cape Cod and the Islands"
Orleans, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 53.7
... Preview: This ride takes cyclists to two great beaches in Harwich and Chatham, with great views of Nantucket Sound, Monomoy Island, and Stage Harbor Lighthouse off in the distance. On the way, the ride goes th ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Cape Cod and the Islands"
Harwich, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 13.7
... Preview: An easy, flat trail to the beach, great for families with kids. Gives the sense of truly being away from civilization. Beautiful beaches and wildlife with a chance to find the Pilgrim Spring. From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Cape Cod and the Islands"
Truro, MA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: This out-and-back ride can also be used as a commuter ride between South Dennis and Hyannis, and gives riders arriving to Hyannis by train, plane, or ferry the opportunity to get to the Cape Cod Rail ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Cape Cod and the Islands"
Hyannis, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 19.6
... Preview: This is a nice tour of the island, with the option to see more. Get out of town quickly to Siasconset (pronounced and often spelled “Sconset”), loop around to Sankaty Light, head north to Wauwinet, an ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Cape Cod and the Islands"
Nantucket, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 26.8
... Preview: This is an easy loop with a lot to see. Lighthouses, beaches, and the choice to make a longer trip via the Cape Cod Rail Trail (CCRT). This ride is a loop, so it can start anywhere along its course, w ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Cape Cod and the Islands"
Eastham, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 7.6
... Preview: An easy ride from the Cape Cod Rail Trail (CCRT) or the Salt Pond Visitor Center at Cape Cod National Seashore in Eastham. Great for kids and families or anyone else, with great views of Nauset Marsh, ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Cape Cod and the Islands"
Eastham, MA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 5