Sunday, June 14, 2009

Biking in Wellfleet

One of the most frequent questions I get is a request for information on biking in the area. Some people want to know what bike trails exist. Others come from further away and are interested in opportunities to rent bikes. To the first group, I explain the Cape Cod bike trail was created in the old railroad bed, that it offers a car-free experience, except the part from Wellfleet on where the railroad bed was divided into lots and sold to developers. (People do bike here, however, as these intrepid bikers, above, proved on Commercial Street yesterday.) I tell future guests that there’s a challenging bike trail in Provincetown, which allows views of incredible vistas in the Provincelands, and that it is possible to bike in Wellfleet, as long as you are very careful. The ride out to Great Island is one of immense beauty. As to bike rentals, Idle Times, in Eastham, open year-round, has a shop in Wellfleet, on Route 6, within walking distance, and bikes are available there for the summer by the day. The Eastham shop will even deliver bikes in off-peak months, upon request. Check out the view from Chequessett Neck Road, below, Sven's favorite place to bike.