Using the Bikepaths, and Biking to Work

If you bike for fun on weekends, why not consider biking to work? You can enjoy the wind in your face and the exercise that biking provides. The Institution has bike parking areas, as well as shower and changing rooms. Did you know that you can bike from Boston to Woods Hole?

Tips for Biking to Work: To make your biking commute successful, make sure to plan your trip in advance.
* Check your equipment. Make sure your bicycle is in good working condition and that you have a helmet.
* Plan your route in advance. Make sure you are familiar with biking rules of the road.
* Wear comfortable, light-colored clothing.
* When you arrive at work store your bike securely and if possible outside of the elements.
* Bring or keep a change of clothing, toiletries and other essentials to freshen up.


News about the Shining Sea Bikeway Extension to be announced this summer: The project will construct approximately 3,500 feet of new bike and pedestrian path between Skating Lane and Carlson Lane in Falmouth. The new construction will link to an existing portion of the Shining Sea Path that presently provides connectivity between the Steamship Authority Parking Lot, the Falmouth Bus Depot, and the Steamship Authority facility in Woods Hole.

Parking & Directions: Shining Sea Parking Area - To reach the Shining Sea Bikeway, take Rt. 24 south to 1-495 south to the Bourne Bridge. From points north, take Rt. 3 south to the Sagamore Bridge rotary. Follow the signs to Buzzards Bay/Falmouth, then cross over the Bourne Bridge. From Bourne Bridge: travel Rt. 28 south to Falmouth. Fork right onto Locust Road. Entry to the bikeway parking area is a mile down on the right just past Pin Oak Way. The Shining Sea BikewayThe Shining Sea Bikeway follows the coast from Falmouth to Woods Hole, winding along the Vineyard Sound shoreline. Ideal for casual and beginner cyclists, it was built on a former railroad right-of-way, and is level nearly the entire 3.3-mile distance. This route avoids much of Falmouth's summer traffic by winding down along the beach, through marshes and through the Salt Pond Bird Sanctuary.

Did you know that alternative commuters to WHOI using bicycling, transit or carpooling are given a 15% discount at the Buttery on a year-round basis? Contact alternative transportation for your coupons.

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