Weekend Getaways

Dreaming of a quick getaway? Pack your bag for the weekend and check out our guide to the best coastal towns for eating well, having fun in the sun, or doing absolutely nothing at all.

Biking Cape Cod

The best biking routes on Cape Cod lead to charming inns, sweet treats, and seaside views. Follow editor Steele Marcoux along a leisurely two-wheel tour.

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All the Essentials for Pedaling in Comfort
Photo by: Reena Bammi

All the Essentials for Pedaling in Comfort

A Helmet and Bike Lock: Bring your own, or rent them with your bike.
Comfortable Sneakers: You’ll be doing your fair share of walking when you ditch the bikes to explore Cape Cod’s charming towns and beautiful beaches.
Loose and Comfy Pants: You can skip the spandex, but make sure your shorts or pants are roomy enough for easy pedaling. You can also sport padded bike shorts for optimal comfort, or wear them under your street-casual pants.
A Water Bottle: Make sure you choose one that fits in bike holders. You can find one at any bike store, including the rental places.
Sunglasses: You’ll want them even on cloudy days to protect your eyes and face from UV rays, dirt, dust, and the occasional bug.
Panniers (optional): This bike version of saddlebags is great for stowing extra sunscreen, a camera, and a picnic lunch or snacks. Many bike shops rent them.

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