Bike Martha's Vineyard

Date:
Aug 11, 2018
Time:
8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Location:
Martha's Vineyard
Address:
United States
Organizer:
John Mury

Weather Update 8/10/2018, 11am:

The weather forecast continues to improve so the trip is still on! Any weather updates will be posted here.

 

Come join us for a day of cycling on Martha's Vineyard, with a stop for lunch in Edgartown and a swim at Katama Beach! Bike rentals are available and highly encouraged. Pastor John will serve as a trip guide but each participant is responsible for their own travel, rentals, and anything else. You're also free to stay in Edgartown or find your own adventure!

Bike Trip Information and FAQs

Meeting Time and Location 

We will be taking the 9am Island Queen Ferry (not Woods Hole). We recommend arriving by 8:15am to park your car, as the closest parking lot fills up quickly. Please be on the boat by 8:30am. As this is the first ferry of the day, it leaves as soon as it is full, which is often by 8:45am.

**Please note that if you do not arrive on time, the group won't be able to wait for you as the ferry fills up quickly and leaves promptly.**

Trip Cost

Estimated cost of about $60-80/person depending on the following expenses:

  • All-day parking: $15
  • Island Queen Ferry (https://islandqueen.com/):
    • Adult: $22 round trip    
    • Child (5-12): $12 round trip
    • Child (4 & under): FREE
    • Bicycle: $8 round trip
    • Bicycle trailer: $22
    • Active Military: $12 round trip
  • Bike Rentals (http://andersonsbikerentals.com/bikes-rates/): $22 all day
    • Rentals come with locks, helmets, and roadside assistance.
  • Lunch & Snacks

Ferry tickets can be purchased by credit card but bring cash for everything else.

Bikes

You may rent or bring a bike. Our first stop on the island will be Anderson's Bike Rentals as it's the closest and cheapest. You can reserve a bike by calling them at 508-693-9346.  If you would like to rent an electric bike, MVE Bikes is also close by.

What to Bring

Bring everything you'd need for a day at the beach (towels, sunscreen, food, water). We'll pass through Edgartown twice, where you can buy lunch and drinks.

Departure Time

We plan to take the 5:15 pm ferry back from Falmouth, after a quick stop at the Jaws Bridge.

As Your Cruise Director, Pastor John Will:

  1. Post updates and send messages (like weather cancellations) to anyone who RSVPs to this event.
  2. Act as a guide, leading the trip at a speed of 12mph or less. The route is flat but often windy. The entire trip is less than 20-miles. If the pace and distance turns out to be too strenuous, folks are welcome to spend the day in Edgartown instead of heading all the way down to the beach.