People Cycling Rides

Cape Cod.

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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Rick Gallo
Tour Dates
Start Location
Hyannis, MA
End Location
Hyannis, MA
Cost (est.)
$1440 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
$800 (USD
Payment Due
Avg. Distance
32 mi / 51 km
Avg. Elevation
847 ft / 258 m
Ride Description

September is the golden season on Cape Cod. The weather is generally the best and the summer crowds, with their traffic, are gone. This tour is being planned with maximum flexibility in mind. Longer and shorter ride options will be offered for each day. Although some cycling may be on main roads / streets (especially thru towns), every effort is made to find quiet roads and paths whenever possible. The terrain is mostly gentle. There are a few hills but they are brief. Participants will pedal through villages, along beaches, kettle ponds, and sandy dunes. There will be time to explore the many different sites along the way (and as someone who has spent parts of the past 23 summers on the Cape – there are many sites to see!). Yet at the same time someone looking to pedal a lot of miles would still be able to do so.


Our tour will start and end in Hyannis, which we will use at the start as a sort of fixed base to pedal in Martha’s Vineyard as well as a day along the Shining Sea and Canal bike paths. Explore the Vineyard with loop rides from 27 to 57 miles (after you take the ferry – estimated cost included in the tour price), and on another day pedal both the 11 miles of the Shining Sea bike path as well as the 6 mile Canal bike path. We follow this by pedaling on the Cape Cod Rail Trail on our way to our motel in the town of Eastham, going thru the town of Harwich, Nickerson State Park (miles of bike paths within), the town of Or… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

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