May is National Bike Month and this is Bay State Bike Week, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Bay State Bike Week spotlights the many benefits of riding, encourages bike safety and provides an opportunity to hit the road for exercise. We’re all for that, so here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate Bay State Bike Week
The Cape Cod Rail Trail is a 22-mile bikeway that runs through the beautiful Mid and Lower Cape towns of Dennis, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham and Wellfleet. There are many opportunities to stop and enjoy the Cape’s magnificent scenery, and food and water is available at stops along the trail.
Download a map of the Rail Trail, inflate your tires and let your bike choose the course.
For those on the Upper Cape, the Shining Sea Bikeway features nearly 11 miles of trails which can be accessed from different points in Falmouth.
For a complete list of trails on Cape Cod, visit here.
While urban cycling remains a challenge for many communities across the United States, the city of Cambridge makes it a breeze.
Robert Paul’s Cambridge Cycling Guide gives a rundown on choosing the best bike for you, bike routes in Cambridge, tips for riding in winter and more.
Bay State Bike Week runs until May 21st across Massachusetts. Events are planned during the week including:
South Coast Bike and Ice Cream Extravaganza! Sunday, May 21st. Robert Paul’s Cecile Callahan will be participating in the 25 mile route.
Hyannis Biker Breakfast, Friday May 19th, 8-9 am at the Hyannis Transportation Center
Bike Safety Event & Children’s Bike Rodeo, Sunday May 21st, 9:30 am- 12 pm at the Cape Cod Children’s Museum
Boston’s National Bike to Work Day Festival, Friday May 19th
Homes near Bike Paths
Offering easy access to the bike path, this is an ideal spot to build your dream home and hear the ocean.
This spacious and rambling Cape offers many new updates throughout and is conveniently located near the bike path and Nickerson State Park.
This Davis Sq. CO-OP loft overlooks the bike path and offers an additional workspace on the ground level.
Looking to live near a bike path? Contact an agent today, who can help you find the best house for you.