Bike riding is a favorite past time at the Jersey Shore, and no town seems to do biking better than the Wildwoods. The Wildwoods have coined the word ‘Bikeability’ to capture all of the amazing opportunities for biking.
From a lengthy and scenic bike path to bike lanes along popular roads, to biking along the boardwalk, there are many ways to enjoy the Wildwoods on two wheels. Bike and surrey rentals also abound, in case you’re unable to bring your own bicycles to the destination.
A FREE bike route runs nearly the entire length of the five-mile island, beginning at Rambler Road in Wildwood Crest. The bike path stretches from the Wildwood Crest Dunes Bike Path, up onto the Wildwoods Boardwalk to North Wildwood’s Mulberry Bike Path, to the North Wildwood Sea Wall. This route allows Wildwoods vacationers the option of a leisurely, or athletic, bike ride throughout the island.
A special ‘bikes only’ lane is dedicated to cyclists in North Wildwood along some of its major thoroughfares, from 1st to 26th avenues along Surf Avenue and on the North Wildwood Sea Wall. This lane allows cyclists to safely share the road with traffic pedestrians.
An early morning bike ride along the 2.5-mile boardwalk is a must for many. Bicycles and surreys are permitted until noon daily along the scenic stretch. It’s the perfect way to watch the sun rise over the ocean and take in the morning’s fresh sea breeze.
Don’t worry if you had to leave your bikes at home to make room for your beach chairs! Bikes and associated equipment can be rented at reasonable rates from many bike shops throughout the Wildwoods – and most open at 6 a.m. for those interested in a Boardwalk biking excursion! Many rental places also offer other cycling vehicles for biking in groups, such as tandem bikes and surreys. No matter what you’re looking for, the many convenient bike rental shops throughout the Wildwoods will be sure to give you exactly what you need!
My City Bikes: The Wildwoods App
Local bike shop Zippy’s Bikes has formed a partnership with My City Bikes – a mobile and web public health campaign for beginner cyclists – to improve individual and environmental health by inspiring locals and visitors to the Wildwoods to take one simple action: bike more. The My City Bikes: The Wildwoods app is a basic utility that can be used to learn about bicycling, bike maintenance, and critical health and safety information while finding local beginner-level riding opportunities for road, commuter, recreation and family biking. This app will help local beginners pedal off on the right foot by providing necessary information in a user-friendly format. My City Bikes: The Wildwoods app provides information for short, medium and long bike rides that connect users with the most popular attractions of the area. The app is a great asset for the Wildwoods’ biking-enthusiasts and a wonderful attraction for the entire community – making it easier than ever for locals and visitors at every level of fitness to ride in the Wildwoods.
For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call (800) 992-9732.