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    Wellfleet Gauntlet

    I spend time with family on the cape each year and am always looking for good riding in the Wellfleet, Turo, P-Town areas. I've dug up some old threads that mention the gauntlet in Wellfeet, but have never had a chance to ride it. I'm hoping to change that in the next few weeks. A couple questions:

    1: Based on some maps I've looked at, it looks like the area that people call the gauntlet is technically in the national seashore. Does that mean it is supposed to be off-limits to bikes?

    2: Where's the best access point?

    3: Is there a preferred route that most people ride?

    4: What's the best LBS on the outer cape?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Check with Orleans Cycles. They ride that area from the end of the bike path. Check out this strava.




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    ^^^^^^that's a 21.2 mile loop they do on sundays. i've ridden the area a bunch and it's quite enchanting. not off limits.

    a good starting point for the guantlet proper is from the south welfleet general store.

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    What's the trail surface like? Could be quite sandy. Is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by connolm View Post
    What's the trail surface like? Could be quite sandy. Is it?

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    mostly tight hardpack with some sandy surface here/there. some steeper hills and corners could be a bit more sandy, but was never an issue with 26x1.9" tires at 40 psi

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    Thanks for the information. Can't wait to get to the cape this weekend!

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