Whenever you need a break that includes sand, sun, sea, and small-town charm, point your compass toward Massachusetts and the crashing waves of the Atlantic. Once you’ve decided on Massachusetts, zero in on Provincetown and the Cape Cod National Seashore. There is plenty to see and do. The historic town was established before cars, so narrow streets and little parking make biking a great option for getting around and enjoying the area while being in the middle of it all. Hop on a bike provided by Gale Force Bikes and explore the many bike paths near Herring Cove Beach. Annual biking season is April to October.
Whether you want to bike around the trails and streets of Provincetown for a couple hours or have a bike ready to go whenever you please during your weekly or monthly stay, the staff at Gale Force Bikes are prepared to accommodate you. They have a wide variety of comfort and sport hybrid bikes, mountain bike, electric bikes, cruisers, road bikes, adult three-wheelers, tandems, and children’s bikes. All rentals include a lock, helmet, bell, headlight, and taillight.
Sales & Service
Mostly geared toward locals looking to replace an old ride, there is a wide variety of bikes for sale; from mountain bikes and hybrids to electric and city bikes, there’s a bike in stock that meets your biking needs. Should a part need replacing or fixing, there’s a full-service repair department to keep the bikes of Provincetown in top condition.
Plan your biking route with one of their provided trail maps. Make sure your route includes points of interest like Beech Forest, Province Lands Visitor Center, and Herring Cove Beach. There’s information like trail length, so you can plan the route that best suits your group’s ability level.
Take a bike tour with a knowledgeable, local guide. Tours are offered in conjunction with the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies on Thursdays starting in late June and through early September. The tour starts at Gale Force Bikes and winds 8-12 miles through hilly terrain on a 2.5-hour excursion. Learn about the local flora and fauna of the second-oldest public lands in the nation, as well as early settlers. Bring your own bike or rent one from Gale Force Bikes before departing. Reservations required.
Accessories & Parts
Extra baskets, racks, ride-in trailers for the little ones, and even pet-friendly trailers to tow your fur babies are available to make your ride everything you hoped for. If your bike needs a tube, new wheel or tire, or something else, you’ll find it. Prepare for a day in the sun with gloves, sunglasses, protective eye wear, and even clothing.
Fuel up before heading out. Stop in and shop the market and deli for sandwiches, wraps, beverages, ice cream, picnic supplies, and even beach items like towels, bathing suits, and beach toys. (Only open Memorial Day through Labor Day)
Biking on Cape Cod
Before you book your transportation with Gale Force Bikes, make sure to book your home base with New England Vacation Rentals. From a cozy one-bedroom to a sprawling seven-bedroom home, you’ll find the vacation rental that fits your group’s vacation needs and style. Fuel up for a ride by preparing a delicious home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen, or lounge in an open living area or quiet bedroom. Choose a premium unit for perks like a private pool, stainless steel appliances, and more.
Contact us today to book your Provincetown escape!