longish (50 miles) rides on Cape Cod

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I'd like some decent rides in/around Wellfleet/Truro. Would prefer roads rather than rail trail (too many kids, casual bikers, etc.). Any recommendations? Thanks

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JP (not verified)

Great riding around there.

Rte 6 is pretty good - pick up 6A near Ptown.

East of 6 near ptown is Race Pt Rd – to the airport. Lovely trail about ¼ mile off 6, through the Beach Forest parking Area. Maybe rent a mtb for it on Race Point right off 6 - some sand and quick descents. Beautiful.

Wellfleet and area is great. Go to Wellfleet harbor and visit the Library restaurant– they pick their own oysters from the harbor right there.

If you head south on Rte 6, veering off to the east and the ocean in South Wellfleet is Lacounts (?) Hollow Rd.

On LHR, to the right is a large parking lot and then, running south parallel to 6, the Rail Trail. It starts/ends there. You can ride it for itself or use it to get to other turns, parks, beaches, Marconi, etc.

If you continue straight on LHR, you come to Ocean View Dr, which runs north. Nice rollers, great views, little traffic. You can cut off OVD left on any road –back to 6. Some roads are direct, others have ponds, etc. Stunning.

Get this pamphlet, a must, maps and directions:

Cape Cod Bike Book:


Enjoy it, JP

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Maggie Meehan (not verified)

Thanks. I'll be thinking of you when on the Cape.

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JP (not verified)


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