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    Any good trails on the Cape?

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    There's not much out there in the way of mountain biking, but there's a few. I think there's a bike shop in Hyannis that does group rides. I found a ride called the Trail of Tears that was pretty neat. It's in/near Sandwich.

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    OK yea I see that one on the NE Google Map. Thanks maybe I will check it out.

    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en...301392&t=p&z=9

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    There's some singletrack in the west side of Nickerson, and some outside the park to the east. I'll be down there this weekend, looking for more.
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    try Otis

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    Otis is really fun.
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    Otis is much more technical than trail of tears, great place to ride (Beware though, part of the area is closed due to military base, but its not marked).. TOT if fun for a quick rip though, some nice rollercoaster action.
    http://www.bikerag.com/images/MAPS/ma-otis_map.htm

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    There's plenty of good XC riding on the Cape. Trail of Tears (TOT) has 20+ miles of trails, and quite a bit more if you cross to the Sandwich side. Otis probably has 20 miles as well, with some rocks thrown in. Nickerson State Park has prob close to 15 miles of scenic XC trails. There's also a nice network of XC trails off exit 7 (Willow St).

    Most off-Cape people are happily surprised when they ride here, no matter where they're from.

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    I was in Brewster last weekend, ran into some locals and rode Nickerson. Nice! Thanks for the tour, guys! Gonna have to check out T.O.T. and Willow st. when I'm down there in July.

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    I ride TOT often, but I don't think I have rode on the Sandwich side. Where do you access these trails? Are they on the other side of the power lines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rail the trail
    I ride TOT often, but I don't think I have rode on the Sandwich side. Where do you access these trails? Are they on the other side of the power lines?
    At the western end of the power lines is a road (Great Hill Road maybe?). Cross the road and go under the gate. Head to the right - up the rocky hill. Where it curves to the left you'll see a trailhead leading into the woods - ez to find. Once in, you can go left or right -- that particular trails loops around, but has other trails off it. If you explore a bit, you'll find a lot of soft singletrack with some pretty good hills. You will get lost, but you can always track south toward the powerlines and ride them back out to the road and back to TOT.
    There is a loosely-scheduled Tues nite group ride that leaves around 5:30 from the Race Lane lot - mostly SSers.

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    Thanks for the info, I will try them soon.

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    Any directions or beta on the Willlow Street trails? I'll be back in Brewster in July, and I'd like to check it out.

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    willow st

    Located directly off Willow St. near the Yarmouth/Hyannis line, these trails were originally cut by local motocrossers back in the '70s. They are not very regularly maintained, but new sections have been recently added to by some Mid Cape-area trailmasters. The most distinguishing feature about this network is its mildly trials riding flavor.

    Getting here is a snap, mainly due to the trailhead's immediate proximity to Route 6. From the highway, get off at Exit 7 and head north (bearing right at the offramp from either direction) onto Willow St. Then, look for a set of overpasses to your left. Parking is located directly underneath these structures in the form of a makeshift dirt lot.

    more details found here
    http://www.capecodbikeguide.com/willowst.asp#directions

    I will be in Brewster in a couple of weeks and hopefully will find some of those trails in Nickerson.

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    There is no parking under underpass anymore. A lot of Building, Overpass & Roadwork since that dirt lot has been accessible. You can use the 2 dirt pull-off spots on your right heading back toward 6A off Willow...under a 1/4 mile after Rt6 Exit 7 by Dennis Pond. If interested, PM me & I can give a better loop & parking spot...rather not post it up.

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    Hijack: Could somebody tell me which trails at Otis are closed?


    https://www.bikerag.com/images/MAPS/MA/ma-otis_map.JPG

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    None of them. Otis being closed is like one of those internet rumors that keeps going around and around. Just park at 151/28 (right where it says on the map) and you'll be fine. Bring the map, use the power lines and the highway for navigation, and ride your ass off. There is a trail that runs more or less along the highway, so if you get lost, try to head for the highway.

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    thanks.

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    I've haven't ridden Otis yet, but here's another thread about the situation there: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=399812

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    Hello all,
    I'll be visiting my dad's Cape House Sunday night-Wed? let me know if anyone is riding any of those days.

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    I might be - in what town is your dad's house?

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    Welfleet, I'd like to check out ToT and/or Otis. I have ridden in Welfleet and Nickerson back when I went there more often in about 2000 and had fun. There were some good locals that showed me around.

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    it's an insult to say there's not much mtbing on cape cod. won't even start.


    but anyway. someone,and I think I know the pair, maintains Yarmouth. I ride there once a week and it surprises me to see downed trees removed and cut. and I've wanted to ask here if I was acually seeing groomed trails there in early spring. It looked as if someone took a leaf blower to some of the trails.when I take my little hilly bypass it's not nearly as nice.

    I ride Sandwich all the time for the hills and just last week I found more trails I never rode.

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    early rides next week?

    I'll be in Brewster the 4th - 14th. Hopefully riding Nickerson most mornings early (7-ish?). Also, dropping my son at the bus in Hyannis at 6:30am Monday the 7th, thinking I might try the Willow Street trails or ToT / Sandwich then. If anyone's into riding early I'd be glad to have a local guide to chase.

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    rides

    If you want guides to chase there are two fast guys that ride out of the boat landing parking lot at 730 at nickerson on sunday mornings.thats the first left after entering the park.There is also a great group ride at willow st. on thursdays at 530pm.A B and C groups
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    Rode with them on my last visit to the Cape. 3 fast guys that particular Sunday, plus me, I'm just half-fast Might try and meet them again. They also mentioned a 9am Sunday group, but I can't recall where they meet....main entrance or the Rail Trail lot.

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