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Bike Riding Around Cape May

Cape May is well known as an ideal place for bicycling: our sea-level terrain is generally flat and easy to ride, traffic is far from aggressive and the Victorian highlights of the city’s architecture make any cruise in town definitely worth your time.

If you want to learn more about the Victorian homes and historical sites there are Cape May Bike Tour booklets available for $5. They can be picked up at the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, the Carriage House Visitors Center, the Cape May Lighthouse, or the World War II Lookout Tower.

For leisure strolls in Cape May, try riding along Sunset Boulevard, as it offers a wider shoulder for cyclists and ends at Sunset Beach. Pittsburgh Avenue has dedicated bike lanes from Texas Avenue to the beach as well.

More adventurous riders won’t be disappointed either: you can take a bike-friendly road all the way to Green Creek—an hour-long route one way, about 11 miles up the coast.  Other routes like a trip to Cape May Point—perhaps with a detour into the bike-friendly Cape May Point State Park—and the state’s Explore the Jersey Shore by Bicycle series are also popular options.

The Cape May bike rental companies go the extra mile. Both Shields’ Bike Rental and Geared Up Rentals offer complimentary delivery of your bike rental and will bring it to Beauclaires for you.

A few important Cape May biking safety tips before you pedal down our streets:

  • Under New Jersey law, anyone under 17 years of age must wear a safety helmet.
  • Bikers ride in the same direction as traffic and follow the same laws as motorists. This includes stopping at stop signs and red lights.
  • Bicycles are not allowed on the promenade after 10 a.m.
  • Please do not ride your bike on the Washington Street Mall

Have fun on your bike tour of Cape May as biking may become one of your favorite things to do.