Rides

Saturday, August 27, 2022

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Tour of Martha's Vineyard August 2022

Date: 
Aug 27, 2022
18 days remaining
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MV Tour

Introducing a Martha Vineyard adventure ride. An 72 mile tour of MV in August starting with a 7AM ferry ride from Woods Hole MA.  Everyone should bicycle on Martha’s Vineyard at least once a year. No other place offers such rich combination of small roads, trails, beaches, ginger bread houses, Jaws bridge, Back Door donuts, Swordfish Harpooner, & no fewer than four lighthouses: East Chop, West Chop, Gay Head, & Edgartown Harbor lights.

The MV tour will be starting  from ferry dock Woods Hole with a 7AM ferry ride to Vineyard Haven, the ride depart will be 8AM. We will be stopping at many scenic stops ending back at Vineyard Haven. The last ferry back to Woods hole will be 9:30PM for any day riders. Optional second day ride for the overnight option for anyone interested will include a second day shorter tour to beaches and MV villages. Sunday will be a show and go ride with a targeted return on 6PM ferry from Vineyard Haven to Woods Hole. 

A reservation for the ferry will be required for round trip. Please make your reservations for roundtrip fares including bike here for Ferry. https://www.steamshipauthority.com/reservations/fares

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Optional second day ride will use same route but will have longer stops in Oak Bluffs ,Edgar town and Gay head beach for exploring off bike the MV experience. For the overnighter adventures, It is suggested registered riders book personal accommodations near Vineyard Haven and will be responsible making any booked overnight accommodations.The ride leader is tentatively planning to spend Saturday overnight in Edgartown Campground. Note for overnighters with packs, the steamship authority does have small lockers available for daily storage for an overnight pack, tent, etc.

Campground Location 569 Edgartown Road
PO Box 1557
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
(508) 693-3772
info [at] campmv.com

 

Notes: 

Getting to Woods Hole MA: You can drive and park at the steamship authority for the Wood's Hole ferry. The steamship authority has shuttles from main lots or you can take the shining path bike trail directly from lot to Woods Hole Ferry. Riding to ferry on bike path is about 7miles and you will be treated with views of MV along the way! The ride leader will be taking this option and will be greeting all  MV adventure registered riders at the 7am Woods Hole Ferry.

From Boston: A Cape Flyer train to Hyannis, The CapeFLYER Train operates summer weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day from Boston.  Stop at the Hyannis station and take the SSA’s free shuttle service to the Hyannis Terminal: www.CapeFLYER.com.Schedules are subject to change without notice. Although the Steamship Authority strives to provide a convenient and reliable connecting service with these transportation companies under normal operating conditions, the bus and ferry connections are not guaranteed.

https://www.steamshipauthority.com/travel_connections/8-from_boston/detail 

Options for overnight in Falmouth, the Auto camp is right on bike trail from Wood Hole. https://autocamp.com/cape-cod/. Sunday ride in Falmouth could be option with 40 miles of 5 beach touring through Woods Hole if no one can get MV overnight accommodations.

 

Available to any leader: 
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Rider Limit: 
20
Ride Closed: 
2022-08-27
 
 
 
 
 
 

Adventure Ride: Intro to Bikepacking, a Vermont Overnight

Date: 
Aug 27, 2022
18 days remaining
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This is a re-scheduled ride from July.

This Adventure Ride debuted in 2021 with a great time had by all, and is an Introduction to Bike-packing via an overnight trip in Vermont.  This loop ride starts and ends in St. Johnsbury, VT and features a 38 mile mixed surface ride on Saturday, tent camping at Ricker Pond State Park on Saturday night (https://vtstateparks.com/ricker.html), and a 39 mile mixed surface ride on Sunday. 

 

WHO IS THIS RIDE FOR?

It's for up to 14 adventurers who are both experienced riders and campers who want to try out bike-packing, which means all your water, food, and gear is carried on your bike and NOT your shoulders.

 

WHAT KIND OF CAMPING WILL BE DONE?

Two 8 person tent campsites are already reserved, and the state park features a refreshing swimming pond, fresh water at campsites, a modern bath house with lights, hot & cold water, showers, toilets, and a limited number of electrical sockets.  Riders will make their own dinner on Saturday evening and breakfast Sunday morning.  Lunch on Saturday and Sunday can either be carried, or sourced at a limited number of stores en route.

 

WHAT KIND OF BIKE IS NEEDED?

Bikes with 30-40mm tires in good working order are required, and can be road, gravel or mountain bikes.  Vermont is hilly, so your gear range should include at least a 1:1 ratio low gear, like a 34t front chainring paired with a 34t rear cog for example.   There will be not technical support/SAG wagon on this ride, so be prepared to repair flat tires, etc. and bring needed tools/spares.   Gear carrying options include a rear rack with panniers, handlebar bags, seat bags, frame bags, top tube bags and/or a combination of these.  Backpacks should NOT be used, except for hydration packs like Camelbacks.  So dig out your existing stuff OR use the trip as a great excuse to treat yourself to new gear!

 

WHAT IS THE COST?

The only official cost is a 1/14th share of the already-paid state park camping fees, which is $10 per rider.

 

WHAT IS THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE?

Please register no later than Wednesday, July 13th.  Trip limit is 14 riders and 2 leaders.  Ride leaders will connect with riders as they register to discuss and understand their level of cycling and camping experience before finalizing trip registration.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please email Jerry Skurla at jskurla [at] comcast.net or call 781-799-2322

Available to any leader: 
No
Rider Limit: 
14
Ride Closed: 
2022-08-27