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    Cape Ride Recommendations for Winter Break

    I'll be visiting the cape for a week over the Christmas break, staying in the Yarmouth area. I've never ridden on the cape - ToT is one place I definitely want to ride, any other recommendations? I'm bringing my Fat bike and my regular trail bike. Would love to ride the beaches, just not sure what's legal and what's not. Any group rides over the holidays? Recommendations are greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Cape Ride Recommendations for Winter Break

    Check out Cape Cod NEMBA groups FB page to stay in touch with the locals.
    For places to ride, check out this site

    http://www.capecodchamber.org/mountain-biking

    For beach riding, either Sandy Neck Beach in Sandwich or Mayflower Beach in Dennis. Both on the bay and make sure it's low tide.


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    TOT has group rides wednesdays and fridays at 5:30 from the farmersville lot. Posting to the facebook page can usually get you a tour of some of the riding spots.

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    You should try to check out Otis in Falmouth and Nickerson in Brewster

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    Cape Cod riding

    I rode my fat bike down and up Nauset Beach a couple weeks ago. Cool ride with almost no one on the beast. I saw sharks and had a school of seals follow me along in the water.

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    On that trip, I rode Pine Hills in Plymouth (off Cape), Trail of Tears, and Nickerson S.P. along with Nauset Beach.

    The Cape Cod Nemba website lists several trails.

    Otis AFB (very good)
    Shawme Cowell (very limited and not worth it IMO)
    Willow Street (Stuff closer to highway is cool. Southern loop is fast, flowy, flat, and a little boring)
    Not sure what this is called. It links up to Willow street.
    Nickerson - good ride but the "good stuff" can be tricky to find.

    The Strava Global Heatmap is your friend!

    There is a ton of stuff out there!

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    Ride Otis, all the cool kids do.
    Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades.

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    you're not kidding starva global heat map is my friend. Just realized there is an OSM view on the route maker and you can overlay the heat map to figure out the popular trails. Meaning you can now create very good mountain bike routes and upload them to your gps. I got 4 rides in, all completely new areas to me and the gps tracks were spot on.

    Thanks for the ride tips - rode twice from our rental house on Center Street. Once through the marsh area, back of the church and to Greenough camp, then to the Willow street stuff. Fun. Next day did the same but then to the stuff on the west, I think it's the water department land and across Great Western Street. Lots of good stuff, man some big jumps in that water department area! I also did Nickerson SP, and the stuff SE of the park and then finally the Barnstable Conservation area and TOT. Had a great trip.

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