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Biking at Cape Cod National Seashore

 
Bike trail

Bicyclists on Nauset Bicycle Trail

Biking is a favorite activity of many visitors to Cape Cod National Seashore. Bike racks are provided at the seashore's public facilities. There are three bike trails in the seashore: Nauset in Eastham, Head of the Meadow in Truro, and Province Lands in Provincetown. In addition, the Cape Cod Rail Trail, maintained by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, runs 26 miles between the towns of Dennis and Wellfleet.

Bikes are allowed on the three designated national seashore bike trails, on paved roads and parking areas, and on unpaved roadways (fire roads). They are not permitted on trails or on beaches.

Cape Cod National Seashore bike trail brochure with safety information and maps

Quick Bike Trail Facts - trail distance, condition, difficulty

Be advised: Head of the Meadow trail has not been rehabilitated and is very bumpy.

FLYOVER VIDEOS OF BICYCLE TRAILS - These Google Earth flyover videos show the terrain and challenging portions of each bicycle trail at Cape Cod National Seashore. Included are: Moors Road;Province Lands Bicycle Trail and three spurs: Herring Cove Beach, Race Point Beach and Bennett Pond;Nauset Bicycle Trail;and Head of the Meadow Bicycle Trail.

VIRTUAL TOUR VIDEOS OF BICYCLE TRAILS - These videos provide handlebar views of the most challenging parts of the Province Lands and Nauset Bicycle Trails. Take a virtual tour of each hill through Google Earth, then take to the trail and ride it to see and experience each twist and turn.

Bicycle Safety Awareness information - practical safety tips, gear, rules of the road, hazards, and more

And remember:

Helmets are required for people aged 16 and under.

You must ride on the right side of the road and obey all traffic laws, signs and traffic lights.

Plan ahead and be prepared for a safe ride. Make sure to bring water, sunscreen and a helmet!

When you are driving and encounter bikes - Share the road.

SUMMER BIKE SHUTTLE
A summertime option to bike beyond the Rail Trail to village centers in Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown, and trails in the Cape Cod National Seashore is provided by a small bike shuttle bus with a trailer for bikes.

  • The Bike Shuttle provides service every 1.5 hours Saturday and Sunday, (excluding holidays) from 8 AM to 6:15 PM, in summer.
  • The shuttle provides room for 12 bicycles and riders.
  • Riders are responsible for loading bicycles on the trailers.

Link to bike shuttle page on the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority website.

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