CRW Rides are open to members and limited guests. Guests may only attend two rides before joining.
All riders (both Members and Guests) must REGISTER
Register here: https://www.crw.org/memberrideregistration?rid=9047&date=
If a rider has not pre-registered, that rider must do so online at the start of the ride.
The online registration will include a liability waiver that all riders will need to review and accept.
The online registration will also require all riders to review CRW’s Safety and COVID Guidelines and to agree to follow those guidelines on the ride.
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, & no fewer than four lighthouses.
Forecast is for warm 21ºC/69ºF inviting for an ocean plunge in South Beach.
I have often visited the island for multiple days to savor it. This will be my first day trip in a tour de force to visit all landmarks in one go.
My plan is to board the ferry from Woods Hole at 10:45 to Vineyard Haven at 11:30. That leaves me just about five hours until the return ferry at 17:00 due to schedule constraint on both ends. Pace is brisk 25+kph/16+mph.
There is no reason any of you should rush this exceptional tour. I have two suggestions:
1. Extend your time on the island, taking an earlier ferry, later ferry, or both.
2. Take a shorter route: at 18.5km/11.5mi continue on State Road to West Tisbury for lunch at 7a Foods (order in advance), then continue the loop from there. You will miss Gay Head lighthouse & rolling hills of Aquinnah. You will still visit all other major landmarks. That will save about 45km/30mi from the total distance. The route is very flat afterwards.
*** No leader. Not a CRW club organized ride. Not covered by club insurance. Groups assemble & ride as they see fit. ***
RSVP at https://www.strava.com/clubs/155/group_events/821968
Ferry schedule is at https://www.steamshipauthority.com/writable/versioned_downloadable_sched...
Fare is $25 roundtrip for passenger + bicycle. Arrive Woods Hole early to purchase tickets & board ferry.
Visit Pie in the Sky bakery in Woods Hole for a piece of rum raisin bread pudding or a whole pie.
Bonus gorgeous Nobska lighthouse near Woods Hole.
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