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    National Seashore Massachusetts

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Biking at Cape Cod National Seashore

Biking is a favorite activity of many visitors to Cape Cod National Seashore. 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

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

And remember:

Bike safety begins with helmets. Helmets are required for people aged 16 and under.

When you are biking on roads - Same roads, same rules, same rights.

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

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

Did You Know?

Bog House, Truro, MA

At its peak, the Pamet Cranberry Company of Truro harvested 166 barrels of cranberries in a single fall season. Emerging wetland and upland vegetation is enveloping the former bog, with only the historic Bog House standing as a reminder.