There is no better way to get around Provincetown than by bike!
A favorite activity among visitors, the Cape Cod National Seashore is home to scenic paved bike trails that wind through the dunes and into Beach Forest. You can enjoy a healthy workout or choose a meandering ride to the Herring Cove Beach for a lunch courtesy of Far Land Provisions.
Where to Bike
Cape Cod Provincelands Trail starts at Province Lands Visitor Center minutes away from Provincetown center. The trail is about 5.45 miles long with an extension to Herring Cove Beach, Race Point Beach and Bennett Pond.
A bit farther south, 2-mile Head of The Meadow Trail leads to the picturesque Head of the Meadow Beach and the town of Truro. Nauset Trail starts at Salt Pond Visitor Center and takes you to Eastham Doane Rock picnic area.
Bike Shuttle Service
For an easy access to the nearest bike trails, Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority provides a bike shuttle bus with a trailer for bikes. The shuttle connects village centers in Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown, and trails in the Cape Cod National Seashore.
Biking in Town
With pedestrian traffic and cars during the season, biking downtown can be a challenge. Commercial Street is one way for bikes and cars from the east to the west end. Bradford Street, which runs parallel to Commercial Street, has a few hills and two way traffic. Side streets are less congested, but don’t forget to wear your helmut and look both ways.
Renting a Bike
Arnold’s Bikes: 329 Commercial Street, 508-487-0844 Gale Force Bikes: 144 Bradford Street Extension, 508-487-4849
There are plenty of parking spots for your bike in Provincetown. The Provincetown Hotel at Gabriel’s has several on property and one in the park next door.