Falmouth Woods Hole Bike Ride

Bike the Shining Sea Bikeway between Falmouth and Woods Hole
(20 mileswest of Hyannis)

Shining Sea Bikeway


The Shining Sea Bikeway (11.5 miles), dating from 1975, stretches between North Falmouth to Woods Hole in the southwestern corner of Cape Cod. It follows a former railroad route across an ancient coastal plane. It weaves through a natural setting from woodlands, marsh, swamp and salt ponds and along cranberry bogs and beaches. Stunning!

Choose from the following rides along the Shining Sea Bikeway between Woods Hole and North Falmouth:
1) Entire bikeway between Woods Hole and North Falmouth, 11.5 miles (23 miles round trip)
2) Falmouth Village to Woods Hole, 3.5 mile (7 miles round trip) – easiest route
3) Falmouth Village to North Falmouth, 8 miles (16 round trip)

Bike rental in Falmouth – Corner Cycle – $17 per day, return same place


Beach visitshttp://www.falmouthcapecod.com/beaches

– Old Silver Beach just off bike path between Falmouth and North Falmouth
– Falmouth Heights Beach, Falmouth – suggest a visit on the way back to Hyannis after bikeride

Introducing the seaside towns of Falmouth & Woods Hole

Woods Holehttp://www.woodshole.com

The picturesque town of Woods Hole is a terminal for ferries to Martha’s Vineyard. The seaside town contains several scientific organizations such as the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), the Woods Hole Research Center, NOAA’s Woods Hole Science Aquarium. We suggest a visit to the Acquarium. http://www.aquarium.nefsc.noaa.gov Focused solely on local waters, this small but impressive aquarium dates to 1871. Seal feeding is 11pm & 4pm. Free

We also recommend a stop at the Pie in the Sky Bakery and Cafe, a favorite of the locals since 1982

Falmouth village – stroll the Village Green where members of the Colonial militia practiced in the 1700s and sea captains built their homes.



We will pool cars (approximate cost $10 per person)

Estimated expenses:
Gas estimate: $10 (car pooling)
Snacks & Misc. (fun) expenses: $20
Packed lunch – free (provided by ASCSA)

To bring:
Bike (optional) – determined by how many bikes are available in our group and how many can be carried on a
bike rack of the car(s) going on this excursion
Swimming attire
Wind breaker
Packed lunch
Sun screen