Cape Cod and Nantucket Tour

  • 05/31/2015
  • 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 06/06/2015
  • 10:00 AM (EDT)
  • Tour will depart from Boston Logan Airport
Cape Cod and Nantucket Tour
Sunday May 31 – Saturday June 6, 2015
Ellen Chilikas -

I’ve found a new outfitter who runs fun and interesting tours. International Bicycle Tours (IBT) is going to run a tour just for DBTC in June 2015, and the owner of the company is going to lead it! We’ll stop at museums and other interesting places. We spend three nights in Cape Cod and then ferry to Nantucket Island for 3 more nights.

Cape Cod is a bicyclist’s paradise: you pedal past cranberry bogs, fishing villages, beaches (Atlantic Ocean and Cape Cod Bay) on bicycle trails and quiet neighborhood streets. Visits to a cranberry museum, a natural history museum, whaling museum and lifesaving museum are on the agenda as is a beer tasting at the only brewery on Nantucket.

The tour includes double occupancy hotel rooms, full daily breakfast and dinner (lunch and drinks and snacks are on your own), use of hybrid bikes (you must use these bikes), all entrance fees and a knowledgeable guide. It also includes a shuttle for our group from Boston Logan airport to Cape Cod on the afternoon of Sunday 5/31 and a shuttle from Nantucket Island back to Boston Logan airport on Saturday 6/6. We all need to take the same shuttle so we will need to arrange our flights to arrive/depart close to the same time. Those flying in early will need to be at Boston Logan airport at a designated time to catch the shuttle – no exceptions. If you miss the shuttle, you will need to find your own way to Cape Cod to meet up with the group.

This is not a trip for really fast or really slow cyclists – it’s an advanced Fun or easy Intermediate tour. The group needs to ride together – we will use the signpost system and have a front and rear leader – you can’t go ahead of the group or fall behind the group. You must be an experienced and strong cyclist – mileages will be ~25 miles a day with a pace of ~10mph on a fatter tire hybrid bike. We’ll be riding mostly on bike paths and quiet streets but we will encounter traffic as well.

Cost for the tour is ~$1425/person – the exact amount will depend on how many people sign up – minimum is 18 and maximum is 22. A reasonable single supplement is also available. $25 of the tour cost will go to the DBTC. A detailed itinerary is available on request.

To reserve your spot, make out a check to IBT for $400 and send it to Ellen Chilikas, PO Box 471803, Aurora, CO 80047. Signups will be first come, first served – you are not signed up until your check is received. Deposits are due NLT 9/15/14. All monies are transferable and not refundable – that means if you need to drop out, you will only get your money back if your spot can be filled. Trip insurance is recommended – information on insurance will be sent to you prior to final payment in early 2015. Contact Ellen with questions at

We will have a limerick contest on the trip – we have to since we are going to Nantucket! Clean limericks only – nothing obscene – but it just seems appropriate. The winning limerick will be published in the newsletter!

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