Cape Cod Biking and the Living is Easy

by Joslin Fritz
( August 8th, 2011 )

Cape Cod Biking

This is my mother.

She hasn’t ridden a bike in years, decades even. The last time she balanced on one she was on her way to her undergraduate class at American University, back when John F. Kennedy was president.

And look at this photo of her taken this weekend, she’s actually smiling and enjoying herself!

I just returned from a spectacular wedding in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Since childhood, one of my favorite activities to do on the Cape is to get on a bike and explore the area on one of the many paved, beginner-friendly (read-flat) bike paths that wind throughout the region.

Cape Cod has an extensive biking trails system, covering literally hundreds of miles through forests and along the coastline. Here’s a great website for more information on the Cape Cod biking trails.

Cape Cod Biking TrailsMy mom and I only went for a couple of hours on this bike ride, but there are all different sorts of trip lengths and difficulty levels that you can choose to do out on the Cape. Some friends of mine from the wedding rode their bikes to Provincetown, the furthest town on the tip of the Cape. Meanwhile, the Pan Mass Biking Challenge was taking place, where bikers rode almost 200 miles, from central Massachusetts to Provincetown, to raise money for cancer research.

Biking in Cape Cod

I wasn’t quite as prepared as I normally would be to go on a bike ride, since I was on vacation and packed light. I still brought the essentials though; I had a water bottle, sunglasses, quick-drying shorts, cell phone, supportive shoes, and of course, a helmet. Other usual items would’ve been a quick-drying shirt, Camelbak water system pack, a high-energy snack, and a small first-aid emergency medical kit.

Whether or not you’re doing the Pan Mass Challenge or just enjoying an easy, hour-long ride, get on out there and enjoy yourself!

Photos taken by Joslin Fritz.

From our partners
On August 9th, 2011 at 3:45 pm, Carolyn B. Heller said:

When I lived in Boston—close enough for weekend trips to the Cape—I used to love heading out for short rides on the Cape Cod Rail Trail. An easy way to get outdoors!

On August 9th, 2011 at 10:51 pm, Lady Sherpa said:

Hi Carolyn, thanks for your comment! That is a huge plus about biking on the Cape, the proximity to Boston. Glad to hear you enjoyed the rail trail and hope you have enjoyed more bike rides this summer!

On August 10th, 2011 at 8:40 pm, bikerornot said:

You made some valid points in your blog, I added a link to your site on mine,

On August 10th, 2011 at 11:51 pm, Lady Sherpa said:

Hi there! Sure, feel free to use my articles as Lady Sherpa. Best of luck and look forward to reading more of your website. Thanks!

On August 11th, 2011 at 1:08 am, Lady Sherpa said:

Thanks and I’ll be sure to check out your site!

On August 28th, 2011 at 5:00 am, Lady Sherpa said:

Thanks very much and hope you get to enjoy a biking adventure of your own soon!

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