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.

Bill's books include The Cape Cod Bike Book which was first published in 1984 and is still the go-to guide on Cape bicycling, authored by a local Cape Cod resident, and published and revised annually. He also has published a new series of Cape Cod Visitor's Guides: Free and Inexpensive Things to Do on the Cape, with books about the Upper Cape, Mid Cape, Lower Cape, and Outer Cape.

Each book gives a real insider's view to the Cape, information about points of interest, notes on history, ecology, where to stop, what to see, and some things that you might otherwise miss along the way. Bill loves Cape Cod, and he wants you to love it too, and he shares that passion in all the work that he does.

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

The Cape Cod Bike Book is written 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 to enjoy the journey, not just getting to the destination. All the main bicycle trails on Cape Cod are included as well as 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. These electronic maps can be 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 either satellite or map view and can be saved for use anytime, anywhere. They also provide a direct GPS route on your phone from wherever you are, right to the trail parking, making for an awesome connection of the printed word with your cell phone's modern technology!

On Cape Cod, there is something for everyone on wheels. 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!

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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