The Cape Cod Bike Book

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About the author:
William E. Peace is an avid nature enthusiast and bicyclist and has lived on Cape Cod for over forty years. He knows the Cape as only a local resident could. He has led walks at Sandy Neck Barrier Beach and worked as a research associate at the Cape Cod National Seashore. The author of several books, Bill has three grown children. Besides his family, Bill is interested in photography, camping and the outdoors, computers and education, and gardening. He holds both Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Tufts University and has taught science on Cape Cod since 1973 at both the secondary and undergraduate levels. The Cape Cod Bike Book was first published in 1984 and is still the go-to family guide to Cape bicycling, authored by a local Cape Cod resident, and published and revised annually. It gives a real insider's view to the Cape, information about facilities, points of interest, notes on history, ecology, where to stop, what to see just a short way off the main path, etc. It is a Cape Codder's guide to the trails on the Cape. For those less interested in bicycling, the new Cape Cod Visitors Guide: Free and Inexpensive Things to Do in the Mid-Cape was first made available in early 2015. Lower-Cape and Outer-Cape books were made available in 2016. Future plans are to provide a guide to the Upper Cape region in 2017. And be sure to check out other books about the Cape by other authors, too, they are all great products!

The Cape Cod Bike Book

A Complete Guide To The Bike Trails of Cape Cod: Cape Cod Rail Trail, Nickerson Park Trails, Falmouth Woods Hole Trail, National Seashore Trails

Authored by William Peace

Something for everyone on wheels – Cape Cod offers much to bicyclists. It is often said that every town, indeed every village in every town on Cape Cod, has its own character, its own charm. From easy, level paths to challenging and longer routes, from quaint Woods Hole to sometimes foggy Chatham and then to sundrenched Provincetown, there is bicycling on Cape Cod to suit everyone's temperament. There are so many fantastic places to bike on Cape Cod!

The Cape Cod Bike Book is written with that in mind, from an "insider's" view, by a local resident who knows all the ins and outs of Cape Cod, all the back roads, and all the things to see, with the intent of sharing some of these wonderful locations for more to enjoy. The book focuses on trails for families and beginners, to enjoy the journey, not just getting to the destination. All the main bicycle trails on Cape Cod are included as well as some custom routes that will get you off-the-beaten path and seeing some gorgeous Cape scenery that others may miss. There are trails or paths in each town of the Cape. Information is provided about facilities, points of interest, history, ecology, where to stop, what to see just a short way off the main path, etc. Detailed directions and parking locations are provided for each trail. In addition, QR codes bring you to custom, shareable maps for every route in every town. Rather than printed maps, these electronic maps are viewed right on your cell phone wherever you are, even if the book is back at the car - and they can be zoomed, viewed in satellite or map view and saved for use anytime, anywhere.

But wherever you bicycle on Cape Cod, don't race from place to place. Stop to enjoy the surf, the sand, and the scenery. Explore and enjoy!!

Publication Date:
1512127477 / 9781512127478
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Travel / United States / Northeast / New England

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