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

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