This Sunday's Ride
NBW #130 Cape Caper
Bourne - Monument Beach - Pocasset - Cataumet - Snug Harbor
North Falmouth - West Falmouth - Sippiwisset - Quissett
Woods Hole - WHOI - Falmouth - East Falmouth
Mashpee - Sandwich - Sagamore
25, 41 & 62 mile routes
Explore the Cape on quiet back roads. We will follow the Buzzard's Bay shore to Woods Hole, then on to Falmouth, heading back past ponds and pine woods, finishing with a run along the Cape Cod Canal. (**Please no pace lines here, and moderate your speeds**).
The recently revised 25 and 41 use the Shining Sea Bikeway. A little known fact is the Shining Sea Bikeway was named for a line in the song "America the Beautiful" written by Falmouth native Katherine Lee Bates
We schedule this ride to avoid heavy summer Cape traffic but still get great fall riding weather. Fall comes later to the Cape then elsewhere. The combination of tree foliage, salt marsh colors, and ocean is not to be missed.. The long ride crosses railroad tracks several times - take care on the acute-angled crossings. Routes have been updated by Ed Foster, our Cape Cod representative.
This route is a personal favorite, and everybody should ride it at lease once. It's a route the mixes beautiful riding, and spectacular views. Ignore the complexity of the map, follow the arrows and enjoy the Cape off season. Leave the power bars and gels at home. Bring your wallet and have the real stuff, baked from scratch, at Pie in the Sky Bakery at mile 22. You will not be disappointed. FYI - they have Gluten Free options. How many bakeries have bike racks and a bike pump ready for cyclists?
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (AKA WHOI)
Pie in the Sky Bakery - Woods Hole
Nobska Light - Divides Buzzards Bay from Vineyard Sound
The Shining Sea Bikeway - looking from Falmouth to Nobska Light
Photos from Fred Difinis along the route
Photo from Rick Schwartz along the route
Sunday's Map is being revised.
The only change from below is the 25& 41 mile rides use the Shining Sea Bikepath
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