Nantucket is a magical place, and can be easily accessed by bike during your visit. To put things into perspective, the highest spot on the island, Altar Rock, is only 100 feet above sea level. So feel confident riding anywhere!
Let’s break things down so you can easily make this happen. First, and probably most importantly, get your bike! If you’re in town, head over to Cook’s Cycle Shop to rent your ride. It is super easy and accommodating, but make sure to book your reservation during the day.
Day One: Take a ride out to Ack Natural Nantucket Cannabis Dispensary, an easy ride down the bike bath, with a great vibe, and an even better view. Grab some Whale Watchers or a chocolate bar to enjoy on your day out. If you’re lucky, you’ll be there when The Green Taco Truck is on site, serving up some delicious grub. Once you are well provisioned, you can head to Nobadeer beach for a memorable beach day.
Day Two: Jump back on the bike, and head out to Cisco beach. If you ride out early enough, you can catch the late morning surf crew riding the waves, or just take a stroll down the bluff. On the way back, hit 167 Raw for a fresh ahi tuna sandwich off their food truck.
Day Three: Get on your wheels, and head down Madaket Road. Half way down to the beach, stop at the turtle pond to check out some giant snappers, but don’t fall in!! Madaket Beach is one of the most popular beaches on Nantucket. Bring your camera for some iconic shots at the Hither Creek bridge. After you have worked up an appetite and a tremendous thirst, Millie’s is your next stop! Try one of their massive quesadillas and their infamous Madaket Mystery.
Day Four: Biking around in town is always fun, and there are plenty of sights to see! Head on over to Jetties beach and The Sandbar restaurant for Buck-a-Shuck oysters and a great beach day.
Day Five: Cisco Brewers! Jump on your ride and head to the most popular brewery on island. Drinks, food trucks, bands and the best staff around. Feel free to let loose at the brewery. You can always leave your bike there; just put the key in the “bike key return box”, and take the free shuttle back to town.
Nantucket is very well known for it’s beautiful views and temperate summer climate. With the traffic ballooning to extremes in the summer, grabbing a bike is the best option to get around efficiently! The town of Nantucket has put countless hours into their bike paths, so don’t miss out and get riding!