I have been trying to get bent riders on to MV for years. It’s the perfect terrain with amazing scenery. I’ve been vacationing there for at least 30 years!
MV has an amazing cycling infrastructure that seems custom made to for Bents!
Leave your cars at home.
Here is another attempt to make it happen!
From the World famous Recumbent Blog
First Annual (Martha’s) Vineyard Velomobile Gathering
Oh man I wish I could get to Martha’s Vineyard next June. David (“Boooger”) Whitmon and Myron Garfinkle (who put together the lovely video of his ride on the island) are planning a VELOMOBILE GATHERING!
In his own words:
First Annual Vineyard Velomobile Gathering. Non-Velomobile recumbents also welcome. Below is all the various info but to start off I would strongly suggest the Youth Hostel as a place to stay. It is centrally located, a great place to start and finish the rides, a great place to socially gather, to eat together and hang out after the rides.
Dave caught outside of his Quest!
MV Family Campground 2010
Myron and I are starting the planning early so as to fine-tune the details to make it an absolute blast. We are looking at Friday June 10, 2011 as the start/arrival date. Saturday we have a ride “Up Island” through the hills of Chilmark and Aquinnah, approximately a 40-mile ride. Maps will be provide with stopping points to regroup along the way. Sunday we will have a flat ride of 30 +/- miles that will take us through the towns of Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. I can tell you now, just riding one Velomobile through these towns gets folks attention. Two Velomobile such as Myron’s and mine brings commerce to a halt. The more the merrier… we are going to stand this Island on its ear.
Here is the general info from the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce along with info about mainland parking and places to stay on Island.
Parking info for Woods Hole and Falmouth.
As Myron mentioned, bringing a car to the Island can be done but is a real PITA just in the logistics alone plus a major hit on ones finances. There is parking at Woods Hole. It should have room but in case it is full there are other lots farther from Woods Hole. One cool thing about the other mainland parking is that what ever lot you park at you will either be adjacent to or within a mile of the Shining Sea Rail Trail. An 11-mile Rail Trail that takes you right to Woods Hole Harbor and the ferry to the Island.
On the rail trail you avoid the madness of the traffic on the rather narrow Woods Hole Rd. Ferry info.
The MV Family Camp Ground is a very nice place to stay.
As I said, more details will be added as we plan for this absolutely fun gathering. Please feel free to contact me directly, firstname.lastname@example.org or post it here if there are any other questions. This Island is a beautiful place to ride.
David I am also promoting my ride to MV.
If those dates don’t work for you try these…
The Ride to Martha’s Vineyard Get me to the vineyard productions. <—-needs link