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Monday, March 15, 2010

June 19th 2011-The Ride to Martha's Vineyard!

Our Wheels are in Motion and we're Gearing up for 2011
Ride To MV...

The Ride To Martha's Vineyard supports
The Ride with Larry

Beyond Montauk:
The Ride To Martha's (Vineyard) 
June 19th–June 26, 2011


The Cliffs at Aquinah

Eight days, eight nights of cycle touring

“Self Contained Bicycle Tour"

Designed specifically as an extension of The Ride to Montauk on June 19th 2011!

Montauk to Martha’s Vineyard, with ferry return to Manhattan

Martha’s Vineyard is an amazing place for cycling. The island is quaint, small scale, and laid back, and locals have a live-slow attitude.

The island is about 60 miles around, with about 40 miles of separated bikeways. These bikeways traverse three-quarters of the island around the perimeter and through the island center—making cycling free and easy. The state forest route is my favorite, but the beaches are some of the best I’ve seen.

After all that fun on The ride to Montauk
spend a relaxing afternoon on Block Island.

Don't forget to check out the Ride to Montauk...

This is a self contained group ride with a leader and sweep!


What You Get!

  • Montauk – 1 Night
  • Hotel in town(to be determined)
  • Newport - 1 Night
  • Dorm Style
  • Martha’s Vineyard – 6 Nights
Martha's Vineyard Family Campground
Two Room Cabins include 2 double beds and bunks to sleep 6, a small refrigerator, and an outside gas grill with side burner. All cabins have water available, electric lights and outlets, a picnic table, fire ring, and mattresses. You will need to bring your own cooking utensils and bedding.

All Ferry’s
  • Staring at Montauk Point
  • Block Is
  • Pt Judith,R.I.
  • New Bedford, Mass
  • MV to NYC

    (not included)

    Block Island - has many Restaurants and deli's
    On the Road - we will be stopping for lunch along the way.
    On Martha's Vineyard-You have three choices
    1. The MV Family Campground has a general store on-site for food and supplies.
    2. You eat  at one of the many local restaurants or cook your own meals at the cabins! 
    3. Go shopping at the Stop and Shop in Vineyard Haven just 1 mile away and cook back at your cabin!

    The Riding
    Pace = Moderate 10-12 mph

    Sunday June 20th
    Day 1 
    Ferry from Montauk to Block Island. 
    There we spend the afternoon exploring the island or just sitting on the beach relaxing!
    Later in the afternoon we ferry to Newport via Pt Judith,R.I. There you are welcome to ride the Mansion Loop or explore Newport before checking in the the Hostel.
    Total mileage about 20 miles
     Short Loop around Block Island
    Monday June 21st
    Day 2
    A  beautiful 40 mile ride through the back roads of R.I and Mass. to New Bedford.We will stop for lunch and bathrooms at the halfway point.We continue on to New Bedford to catch the high speed ferry to Vineyard Haven, MV!
    We arrive early evening. Ride one mile to check in to MV Family Campground Cabins!
    Total mileage 41 Miles 

    Kite Festival,Mansion Loop , Newport

    Rest of week on the Vineyard
    We will lead rides or you are free to explore on
    your own!  

    Gingerbread houses in Oak Bluffs

                   Easy parking at the beach

                                                                          Bend in the Road Beach

    Sunday June 27th
    Return Home via Seastreak Ferry to Manhattan ,Wall Street Pier 11,NYC.

    This bicycle tour is suitable for Experienced Cyclists of All Levels! 
    A note for the faster riders.Once you get to the Island you can go to it as hard as you like!

    Experienced Tour Leaders
    I live in NYC and have 30 years of cycling experience urban and open road.I have toured in Mexico, France,Alaska,Hawaii and all over the States.  I ride almost every day all year round. I have lead many groups of cyclists through and around NYC. I have completed this ride to the vineyard about 50 times.
    I will make sure that this ride is lead safely and and a moderate pace! With years of experience behind me I can handle any situation that comes my way.
    In addition to leading the tour we will have tools, extra tubes and tires and the mechanical skills to take care of any bicycle related problems on route.

    What you need to bring!

    You should be able to fit everything you need in 2 panniers!

    Here’s what you MUST bring besides clothing;

    • 2 EXTRA TUBES!
    • Set Good Rain Gear 
    • Lightweight sleeping bag
    • Lights front and rear! 
    • Set of warm clothing
    • Towel
    • Patch Kit
    • Tire Levers
    • Water 
    • Snacks
    • All riders must wear Helmets!

    No need to haul your panniers to Montauk.

    Riders on The Ride to Montauk can have their bags brought out by truck!

    Be sure and check out "Martha's Vineyard of Interest" on the side bar!
    Tour Package Price

    Discounted Early Registration
    To Register E Mail me ! 

    Tour Director
    Shelly Mossey


    917 295 1954

    Payment by check only
    Make all checks payable to
    Urban Mobility Project

    395 South End Ave.
    NYC, NY, 10280

    Typical Vineyarder and his Quest Velomobile
    MV Family Campground

    Block Island,RI

    Duck Crossing Block Island

    Farmers Market
    a great Local Hangout
    Old Agricultural Hall ,West Tisbury

    Guided Cycling Tours van at Rest
    State Beach,MV

    Bridge at State Beach
    Oak Bluffs,MV

    Illumination Night
    Oak Bluffs

    Same House in Daylight

    Favorite Parking Spot
    Bend in the Road Beach

    Docked in Vineyard Haven

    Gingerbread Cottages
    Oak Bluffs,MV

    The Flying Horses,oldest Carousel in America
    Oak Bluffs Center

    The Field Gallery
    West Tisbury

    Riding through the MV State Forest
    Peace, Quiet and a great Smell of pine!

    Lighthouse Eastchop
    Oak Bluffs

    Stop at a Farm Stand

    Local MV family enjoying the State Forest Bikeway

    Stay in tuned in with MV!

    Any inquiries or comments are you can Email me

    Riding the Longbikes Tandem in the MV State Forest

    What’s so great about Martha's Vineyard? * History * About Me!

    Each of the Vineyard’s three main towns—Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven, and Edgartown—have a completely different flavor! The island has a music and art scene that rivals NYC (on a smaller scale), with plenty of nightlife!

    All three Vineyard towns have attractions and nightlife, but Oak Bluffs has it all and its just a 4 mile ride from the campground!

    • Art galleries
    • Blues clubs
    • Movie theaters
    • Arcades
    • Dancing
    • Lots of ice cream shops!

    All of which are easily accessible by bicycle, even at night, provided you bring a good light set.

    Cars are few and the top speed limit is 45 mph. There are no highways or chain stores, which creates a feeling of being very far from the insane pace of New York City!

    In my 30 of cycling experience on Martha’s Vineyard, I still discover new things every time I go. I’m extremely familiar with every inch of the route, and even more familiar with Martha’s Vineyard. I know lots of local spots and a few of the local cyclists to help keep you out of the tourist traps.

    Some Local Happenings in June,

    Cycling Club of MV

    The History behind this Ride

    I learned about Martha’s Vineyard about 30 years ago, while camping in Woodstock. A cyclist who had been touring around the States told me about the most amazing place he’d ever seen: Martha’s Vineyard. He was RAVING about it—and he just happened to have an extra ferry ticket.Of course I had a bicycle with me so I packed up the next day and drove off to New Bedford to catch the ferry!

    He was absolutely right. Cycling on 60 miles of separated bikeways in incredible Vineyard scenery and along pristine beaches was just too much! I couldn’t get enough. I started going to the Vineyard as often as I could, even trips for Thanksgiving and weekends—even in the dead of winter.

    To extend that incredible feeling, I decided to ride my bicycle all the way to the Vineyard from my front door in NYC! That brought things to the next level. Arriving in a cycling paradise—by bicycle—was pure bliss.

    Since then, I’ve done this trip about 50 times. Only rarely have I driven or rented a car on the island—it’s just not necessary. Martha’s Vineyard is the perfect place for a car-free cycling vacation!

    My route to MV goes by way of Montauk. (I’ve been doing The Ride to Montauk almost since it started in the ’80s.)  So I decided to put the two rides back to back. Two fantastic routes in one week-long vacation! How great is that?!

    From Montauk, we do two short day rides with 2  ferry's to Block Island to Pt. Judith, RI to Newport,RI. We spend our second night in Newport,RI then ride on to New Bedford,Mass for our final ferry.We arrive in Martha’s Vineyard on Monday afternoon. There, we spend five full days at the Family Campground cabins in Vineyard Haven. The return from Martha’s Vineyard is via Seastreak Ferry right to Manhattan!

    About Me 

    I started taking long cycling trips on my Stingray bicycle when I was about 11 years old. Living in NYC, I began using my bike as transportation, going from borough to borough. After giving up my drumming career at age 22, I thought that since I rode my bike everywhere, I might as well make money doing it—and became a hotshot NYC bicycle messenger.

    That led me to start my own courier company Born to Run Messengers. I’ve also been a partner in  a cycling advertising company: Adride Outdoor. I still have a fleet of Quadra-cycle ad bikes.

    I have done lots of bike touring in the States and Europe; local century rides; and innumerable rides to Nyack on the now-famous Route 9W. I have commuted to my job in Manhattan from all over the New York City area, including  Kew Gardens Hills,Flushing,Queens and Englewood Cliffs, NJ. I first participated in the Ride to Montauk way back when it left from Jamaica Station in Queens, NY.

    Today, I am an avid urban-family cyclist. I bike all around NYC with my wife and 6-year-old son. We have many great bicycles to use for whatever we need—including a Recumbent Tandem and Organic Engines Pedicab!

    I hope to make this your best cycling experience yet!

    Please call or email me with any questions you may have. I look forward to riding with you!
    You can register by sending an email to


    Shelly Mossey
    Tour Director
    Urban Mobility Project
    395 South End Ave. 
    NYC,NY 10280
    917 295 1954