Looking Back

Brandon Milardo

In 1986, August was the month for rides with swim stops and sea breezes: on August 3, a ride left Dover center and stopped at Lake Winthrop for a lunch and swim stop; on August 24, a ride left Hamilton and passed by Singing Beach and Plum Island (60 mile route only); and on August 31, the Framingham Reservoir Ride traveled through scenic local reservoirs and stopped at Farm Pond in Holliston for a swim break. The nautical theme continued into September for the 7th Annual Martha’s Vineyard Ride, where the 10:45am ferry from Woods Hole cost $6 per person and $5 per bike. (In 2020, the round trip fare to MV is $17 per person and $8 per bike.) 

We couldn't locate photos from the above referenced event, but here are ones from a Martha's Vinyard Tour in September 2007.