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What’s New on Nantucket for 2022

Roll into Summer with Sandy Pedals

Nantucket has more than 35 miles of bicycle paths that will lead bikers to nearly a dozen different areas of our island.  You can ride the paths to beaches, to town, to Madaket, to Surfside, to Polpis, to Cisco, and to Siasconset.

Biking is a great way to explore Nantucket, but if you are not an avid biker, you could think that a 2- or 5- or 9-mile bike ride is beyond your capability.

Think again!

Thomas Holt started his company Sandy Pedals to bring the accessibility and convenience of electric bikes to everyone age 18 to 75.  Sandy Pedal bikes have  pedal assist motors that can go up to 14 miles per hour (people walk at approximately 3.5 miles per hour), making a bike ride from downtown Nantucket out to Surfside Beach for a day in the sun or out to Cisco Brewers for some live music and a cold brew doable for almost anyone.  And you don’t have to find parking!

Sandy Pedals is a bike share company with “hubs” where you may pick up or drop off a bike at 60 spots around Nantucket. The process is simple and done through an app that can be downloaded from links on Bikes are available for a few hours, a week, or a month—there’s even an option for a 1-year pass with unlimited rides.  You can even reserve a Sandy Pedals bike, so you’ll know there’s one available when you get to the hub.  A helmet comes with each bike, and all bikes have “step-through” frames to suit any rider.

Owner Thomas Holt describes Sandy Pedals as “a public service that gives people an affordable option to get from Point A to Point B around our island…and you can get there without being exhausted!”

Being “Foggy” Can Be Delicious!

Whether you’re ordering for one or need a feast to feed your family & friends, Foggy Nantucket Pizza & BBQ is the place to order.

Chef-owners Shaun and Amanda Riley are passionate about their food, their family, and their Nantucket customers.  One of the few family businesses still on the island, they aim to make everyone happy: from the little ones to grandma and everyone in between.  Their menu offerings include hearty Salads made-to-order with housemade dressings like smoked jalapeno ranch and honey lime vinaigrette, BBQ and Specialty Sandwiches (our staff adores their smoky, salty, sweet, and spicy Hawaiian Bovine), BBQ Plates & Smoked Meats, and more than a dozen varieties of Thick Crust Pan Pizzas and Thin Crust Pizzas with freshly made pizza dough and marinara prepared daily.

Got a crowd to feed?  Foggy Nantucket has BBQ Family Packs featuring pulled pork, smoked chicken, pork rib racks, brisket, or all five.  And their freshly made sides can’t be beat: coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans (flavored with the BBQ burnt ends), and housemade mac-n-cheese which is a definite kid favorite.  Their freshly baked garlic knots are positively addicting.  Shaun and Amanda grew up down South, so they know BBQ – they like it smoky-sweet.  They dry rub and smoke all the meats in-house with hickory wood.

If you have room for dessert (and you may not!), they have Fruit Crisp, Cheesecakes, Peanut Butter Pie, an amazing Lemoncello Marscarpone Cake, and Cinna Knots with icing.  Hungry yet? Order online at

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