Bike Paths

in-town bike path 1
Cliff Road

Follow these tips and have fun safely while biking Nantucket’s more than 35 miles of bike path!

Bike Safety is taken very seriously here on Nantucket. You should always wear a helmet whenever you are biking, especially children. The most important  thing to do before riding your bike is to make sure your helmet is fitted properly, as well as worn the correct way.

  • If you are driving downtown, drive on the street. It is forbidden for bikers to ride on the sidewalk. 
  • Always follow traffic flow! Do not ride on the wrong side.
  • When you are on a bike path, ride slowly. Most of Nantucket’s paths are multi-use paths and are shared by riders and pedestrians alike.
  • If you are biking at night, remember to have a light on at the front and bike reflectors on the rear.
  • It is obligatory for any person 12 years or younger to use a helmet while riding a bike. Nonetheless, everybody should wear a helmet!
  • Stay alert! Do not use headphones.
  • Always stop at the Stop signs.

For more information on Biking on Nantucket Regulations, click HERE.

Bike paths on Nantucket include:

  • Cliff Road Path – From Cliff Beach to Madaket Road
  • Eel Point Road Path – Along Eel Point Road out toward Dionis Beach
  • Fairgrounds Road Bike Path – From Old South Road to Surfside Road
  • Nobadeer Farm Road Path – Along Nobadeer to Old South road
  • Madaket Road Path – This path starts at the Caton Circle and goes out Madaket Road 5.7 miles to Madaket Beach.
  • Milestone Road Path – A nice long path from the rotary out to Sconset Beach. This path is 6.8 miles in length.
  • Polpis Road Path – Start at the Rotary and head along Polpis Road to Sconset beach for a 9.5 mile ride
  • Surfside Road Path – This 2.2 mile long path goes from the high school to Surfside Beach.

All of these paths are separate from adjacent roads and allow you to see most of the island.

Bike Path Map