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Ride Your Bike to These Popular Destinations in Nantucket

Ride Your Bike to These Popular Destinations in Nantucket

Nantucket is an ideal place to explore on two wheels. With bike paths all over the island and beautiful coastal scenery, there’s no better way to get around. Next time you’re in town, you can ride your bike to these popular destinations in Nantucket:

Brant Point LightBrant Point Light

Visit Nantucket’s iconic lighthouse, said to be the second-oldest in the country. Climb to the top and enjoy the expansive harbor views.

The Beaches

Nantucket has a beach for everyone, and a bike is the best way to get there. Surfers will love the appropriately named Surfside Beach, and families flock to Jetties Beach with its gentler water.

Cisco Brewers

Enjoy a cold drink at Nantucket’s very own brewery, winery and distillery. Learn about the process of beverage-making on a tour and sample some of the concoctions—just don’t overindulge before getting back on your bike!

Whaling Museum

History buffs and Moby Dick fans will get a thrill from this museum, which features a 46-foot long sperm whale skeleton hanging from the ceiling, among other attractions.

Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge

If you’re up for a longer ride, check out this protected habitat for hundreds of osprey and other rare sea birds. While you’re there, you can hike, do some surf-fishing, check out the Great Point Light or even do some off-roading along the shoreline.

Miacomet Golf Course

Ride your bike to Nantucket’s most popular golf course to hit some balls on the driving range or play a full round of 18 holes.

Didn’t bring your own wheels? No problem! Cruise around on a rental bike or scooter from Nantucket Bike Shop on your next getaway.

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