Tuesday, August 03, 2010

A Few Thoughts on Outer Cape Biking

This coming weekend is the PAN MASS CHALLENGE. Biking is extremely popular here in the summer. I have to be extra careful when I drive Long Pond Road, the so-called extension of the Cape Cod bike trail, in order to avoid hitting bikers. B&B guests often come with precious high-performance bikes or rent regular ones and, at least once during their stay, follow the trail between South Wellfleet and Orleans. It matters to visitors what condition the trail is in. This is why anyone planning to bike while on vacation should know about an article in the Globe, warning of possible impediments. Bikers will also be interested to know Truro may decide to create a Route 6 corridor which will extend to the border with Wellfleet. The Cape bike trail was created in an old railroad bed. The trail could not continue through the village of Wellfleet because the lots were sold off and are in private ownership now. Some Chez Sven guests, eager to reduce their carbon footprint, access Cape Cod by ferry, a sensible choice in high season when drivers sometimes have to wait several hours for the pleasure of crossing the Sagamore Bridge. A bike trail between Truro and Wellfleet would make a difference to these folks. And, what say you to between Truro and the head of the trail in South Wellfleet??? Are you like me? Do you worry about hitting bikers on Long Pond Road? What is your favorite place to bike on the Outer Cape?