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Cape Cod area bike routes(3 posts)

Cape Cod area bike routesColin Boag
Jul 26, 2002 11:26 AM
I'm coming to Cape Cod on holiday in September and intend hiring a bike for the week. Looking for routes for 1/2 day rides.
Also looking for good bike shops to hire from?
re: Cape Cod area bike routestechnic59
Aug 22, 2002 8:08 AM
I just visited the Cape Cod area and rode each day. There are several great bike shops (look in the yellow pages). I would suggest buying a bike map, available at all the bike shops, that details the good roads and not so good roads (good for getting around too). I also would suggest you hook up with the Charles River Wheelmen Bicycle Club for their rides. They have a web site with posted rides, times, and places. (www.crw.org) Just real good people!
re: Cape Cod area bike routespdps
Aug 22, 2002 1:27 PM
I live on the cape in the Falmouth area, my wife and I do a lot of riding on our tandem. What we find is our rides will incorporate multiple posted bike routes, green signs on the side of the road. One route which we favor is to leave from Falmouth and get onto Old County Road heading to the Bourne Bridge. Then get on the Cape Cod Canal access road and ride up to the Sagamore Bridge and Power Station. We then make our way east over to Route 130 in Sandwich and follow this into Mashpee. At the third traffic light, Great Neck Road, we turn right and follow this until we reach the third right, I think it is Lowell road. This road will turn into Old Barnstable road and will take you back into the Falmouth area. This is about a 45 mile ride +/- with some nice Cape Cod Mountains. There are a number of great books out with suggested bike routes for the Cape area, Globe Pequot Press comes to mind www.globepequotpress.com. Also check out Rubel Maps, www.bikemaps.com. A Bike shop that I would highly recommend would be Corner Cycle in Falmouth, www.cornercycle.com. George and his employees are a wealth of knowledge. In regards to bike rentals most of the shops rent hybrid bikes which are ment really for the quick trip down the bikepath and back. So if you are looking to do 40 miles plus I would consider bringing your own bike and a lock, bike thieves take holidays as well. Hope this was of some help, have a good holiday...