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Biking on Ocracoke Island is Awesome

Ocracoke Island is ideal for bike riding. Everywhere you look people are on bikes.  In Ocracoke Village, you can use your bike to run errands, bike to shops, unique galleries and restaurants. Bikes can be found parked in bike racks outside almost every Ocracoke establishment. 

In the village, the narrow streets can get crowded, especially in the summer. This makes biking a fast and easy way to get around. Biking is a popular way to visit the Ocracoke Lighthouse, Springer's Point Preserve, the British Cemetery and the Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum.  Take a sunrise or sunset bike ride around the village.

Biking on Ocracoke Island

Cruise Ocracoke on Your Bike

Outside of the village, you will find a paved path for biking and walking.  You can take a cruise to the nearby beach where you will find a rack to park your bike. Like other islands on the Outer banks, the terrain is comfortably flat with minimal hills, which makes biking on Ocracoke easy and enjoyable, no matter how much cycling experience you have. In fact, single-speed beach cruiser bikes with coaster brakes are perfect for village travel. 

Rent a Bike on Ocracoke

You can easily rent a bike through Beach Outfitters. Bikes are available hourly, daily, or weekly. Be sure your whole group has a bike for their trip. It’s really a fun way to explore and get around.

Rent a Bike

Where to Ride on Ocracoke

In Ocracoke Village, you can ride your bike everywhere. Exploring Ocracoke Village on a bike is super relaxing.  There’s also a narrow bike path along Irvin Garrish highway between Ocracoke Village and the Hammock Hills Nature Trail which is located three miles north of Ocracoke Village. Along the way, stop at the Ocracoke Lifeguard Beach for a stroll on the beach or relax on the observation deck.  When you arrive at the nature trail, park your bike and explore the path through the maritime forest which includes some of the highest points on the island and a view of Pamlico Sound. 

Ocracoke Bike Riding

Thanks for checking out our page on biking on Ocracoke Island. If riding at night, a light is required and don’t forget a safety helmet! In North Carolina children younger than 16 are required to wear a helmet when they ride a bike. Biking is a way of life here, and we look forward to helping you cruise around on your next vacation.

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