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Check out These Popular Bike Trails While You’re in Nantucket

Check out These Popular Bike Trails While You’re in Nantucket

Planning a trip to Nantucket this summer? We’re fortunate to have a number of beautiful bike trails in our area to enjoy! Be sure to take a ride on a few of these popular trails while you’re visiting.

Milestone Cranberry Bogs Trail

Bikes in NantucketMany visitors come to Nantucket without getting to experience our area’s cranberry bogs, and we think that’s a shame. This bike trail features great views of the bogs, and it offers several flexible options for cyclists who want to take easier or harder routes. You may want to ride a mountain bike or beach cruiser, however, because this is largely a sandy trail.

‘Sconset Bike Path

Siasconset (locally known as ‘Sconset) is a beautiful village on the eastern edge of Nantucket Island. Ride your bike there to enjoy beautiful bluffs and beaches, charming lanes lined with rose-covered cottages and the Sankaty Head Lighthouse. The path begins about a mile from the center of Nantucket Town.

The Triple Crown

If you’re up for a longer ride, enjoy this 15-mile pedal that takes you on a tour of Nantucket Harbor, Nantucket Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. If you’re feeling too tired to cycle back, just take the bus—all buses are equipped with bike racks.

Surfside Beach

Take an easy three-mile ride down to Surfside Beach, one of the island’s most popular destinations. You’ll find dunes, white sand, a small snack bar and fantastic surf fishing.

Didn’t bring wheels of your own? Not to worry! You can rent a bike or scooter from Nantucket Bike Shop. If the bike you brought needs a quick tune-up, we also do repairs. Then choose a trail and get ready to savor Nantucket’s beautiful seaside scenery while cruising around on two wheels.

What Makes Single-Speed Bikes so Appealing?

What Makes Single-Speed Bikes so Appealing?

From recreational riders to competitive racers, plenty of cyclists are opting for single-speed bikes these days. But what makes single-speed bikes so appealing in comparison to bikes with multiple gears? Let’s take a closer look. More Bike, Less Money On a single-speed bike, there are no gear cables, shifters or derailleurs to drive up the cost. This… Continue Reading

Innovative Bike Helmet Mimics Brain Fluid to Prevent Concussions

Innovative Bike Helmet Mimics Brain Fluid to Prevent Concussions

Every year, about 25,000 Americans are admitted to the hospital with bicycle-related concussions and other traumatic head injuries. Although there are many strategies cyclists can use to stay safe on the road, the best way to avoid concussions is to make sure you wear a high-quality helmet whenever you ride. Not all helmets are created… Continue Reading

New Research Identifies Cognitive Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

New Research Identifies Cognitive Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

It’s no secret that regular exercise can benefit the health of your brain as well as the rest of your body, but until recently, researchers have focused primarily on studying the cognitive benefits of exercise in people 55 and older. According to a study just published in the journal Neurology, however, aerobic exercises like running,… Continue Reading

Innovative Bike Uses a Carbon Fiber Shaft Instead of a Chain

Innovative Bike Uses a Carbon Fiber Shaft Instead of a Chain

Chains are essential drive train components on most bicycles, but they’re not without their faults. Chains inevitably wear out over time, for example, and they can leave unsightly grease stains on pant legs if you’re not careful. If you’re tired of servicing the chain on your bicycle, you’ll be happy to know that a Danish… Continue Reading