Bicyclists and skaters are a common site trekking along the town’s multiuse path, which runs along the Beach Road from Eighth Street (Kill Devil Hills/Nags Head line) to MP 21 (Old Oregon Inlet Road in South Nags Head). The path is for walking, jogging, bicycling and skating. The town designates this path as a tow-away, no parking zone for non-motorized activity only. Visitors can bring their own bikes and skates or rent them while here along with necessary safety helmets. State law requires that helmets be worn by those younger than 16 (including passengers) while riding on public roads or right-of-ways. It’s important to keep on the designated path and not navigate on the Beach Road or the Bypass. Those roads are just too busy, and in the case of the Beach Road too narrow, to be safe – especially for children. There are plenty of side roads to navigate, but watch out for sightseers, blowing sand that can affect your vision and sandy patches that can cause you to skid. Always ride on the right side in single file only. Cross at stoplights or crosswalks, and don’t forget your hand signals. One rider per bike is a good rule of thumb. Night riding is not recommended, but if it’s necessary, use a front-lighted white lamp and rear red reflector. The Town of Nags Head requests that folks using in-line skates, roller-skates or skateboards confine their use to the multiuse path only. The town has a skate park behind Outer Banks Family YMCA.
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Biking & Skating in Nags Head
Throughout the town, Nags Head