Follow these tips and have fun safely while biking, running or strolling around Nantucket’s more than 35 miles of sidepath!

Bike Safety

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 riding downtown, ride 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 sidepaths 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 16 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.

Coming Soon! 

  • Wauwinet Path
  • 2 miles along Tom Nevers Road will connect the Sconset Path to Tom Nevers Field.
  • .75 miles along Lovers Lane connecting Old South Road Path to Boulevard Path.

Related Projects 

Bike Path Map