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Have a Great Day Outdoors With RideAway Adventures
Posted by Kinlin Grover | Monday, August 12, 2019


If you're visiting Cape Cod and looking for a way to get out on the water or onto the bike trails, a local business with locations in Mashpee and Sandwich has you covered.


RideAway Adventures specializes in kayak, paddleboard, and bicycle rentals, allowing you to try these popular Cape Cod activities without having to pack your own equipment.


All you have to do is visit one of the company's stores or book online through their website to have yourself on the water or trail in no time at all.


Rent a Kayak or Paddleboard


The most popular activities offered by RideAway Adventures are their kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals. When you rent a boat, you can either take it directly into the tidal flats of Cape Cod Bay in East Sandwich or the calm waters of Popponesset Bay in Mashpee’s New Seabury neighborhood. The choice is up to you, depending on how you want to spend your day.


Both single and double kayaks are available, and rental rates start at $24 per hour. You'll receive discounted prices when renting your boat for three days, four days, or an entire week.


For stand-up paddleboards, rates start at $34 for an hour, with three-, four-, and seven- day discounts available if you're looking to spend a lot of time on the water.


Take a Bike on the Trail


Bike rentals are a little more complicated because neither location is close to any of the Cape's main bike paths. In fact, you can't ride a rental bike directly from the Sandwich location because the road is too busy and, therefore, dangerous.


As a result, you'll have to reserve your bike rental from Sandwich ahead of time and order a bike rack for your vehicle, as well. Or, if you don't have a car with you on Cape Cod, delivery is available (more on this later).


You are permitted ride your rental bike right from the Mashpee location, as the roads in the area are relatively quiet. The Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge is nearby, and it has some trails through the woods that you can explore.


Another option is to book a bike rack for your vehicle and drive to either the Shining Sea Bikeway in Falmouth or the Cape Cod Rail Trail Trailhead in Yarmouth. Both trails are less than 30 minutes away, depending on traffic, and provide excellent scenery along the way.


The shop has cruisers, hybrids, electric, and fat-tire bikes available, so you can choose the style that works best for you. There are kids' bikes there, too, should you want to bring the family for a day on the trail. Rates start at $14 per hour for child bikes, $20 for adult, and $40 for electric and fat-tire. Discounts are offered for longer rentals.


Custom and Ready-Made Tours


If you don't know where to go while out on the water, RideAway Adventures has pre-packaged tours available for purchase.


These tours take you into Scorton Creek and Mill Creek in Sandwich, both of which provide outstanding scenery. The Mill Creek tour is available at sunset, which is an excellent way to end your day.


In Mashpee, all tours go into Popponesset Bay, including the full moon and stargazing tours that take place at night.


These tours feature experienced guides who know the area and are incredibly informative, providing paddlers with fantastic value.


Of course, if pre-made tours aren't your thing, you can create a custom tour. Options include beach picnics, bonfires, lessons, and combining bikes and boats into a single journey. It's all up to you, as you can add many different options to your day.


Book a Delivery


We mentioned earlier that RideAway Adventures has a delivery option, so how does it work?


When you book your kayak, stand-up paddleboard, or bike rental through the company's website, you can add delivery to your order for an additional charge.


The delivery rates are actually pretty reasonable and valid throughout Cape Cod and as far away as Plymouth, so no matter where your vacation rental is located, you can have your bike or kayak brought to you.


For example, delivery to Dennis is $45, while further communities like Eastham and Provincetown are $75. Deliveries within Sandwich and Mashpee are free.


Keep in mind that you must provide a physical address for the delivery, so you'll have to know the exact location of your vacation rental before you can finalize this process. In addition, all deliveries take place between 8:00 and 11:00 AM or 4:00 and 6:00 PM and someone must be there to accept it.


New Ways to Explore Cape Cod


Many visitors to the Cape have questions about how they'll track down kayak and bike rentals, and RideAway Adventures is one of the easiest ways to get onto the water or trail. Their delivery option also makes it much easier if you don't have a vehicle because they'll meet you right at your vacation rental.


Once your bike or boat is delivered, you'll have access to it throughout the week, making it easy to explore Cape Cod like a local.

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