Saturday, August 22, 2009

Martha's Vineyard Car Free Family Cycling Vacation!

MV Family Cycling Vacation-2009

We're back from our 6th annual car free, family cycling vacation on Martha's Vineyard!
We camped with 2 other family's ,we had 5 kids total. We will never vacation without
other kids ever again!

I was able to load up a car with all of our gear, 1 Tour easy, Chariot trailer (for hauling groceries and occasionally a kid), Jackson's Bike and our amazing 10ft long Longbikes Recumbent Tandem!

The freedom of Martha's Vineyard Family Campground is just to good to pass up. Jackson and all the other kids were awake by 6;30am and on their bikes riding around the campground by 6;45 on their own!

Having the Longbikes Recumbent Tandem really changed my vacation as far as getting around. I was able to get out on open roads and go up island with Jackson.The tandem is incredibly stable and fast even without a second set of peddles.There is no more worrying about getting pulled side to side and possibly losing control with my trail a bike. I highly recommend using a tandem(of any kind)rather than a trail a bike if your kids are over 50 lbs,it's just too squirmy and unstable.

Traveling to Martha's Vineyard has become very easy.There are ferry's from Quonset Pt ,R.I., New Bedford ,Mass and now even Seastreak from Pier 11 in NYC.
If you need any info on traveling to this amazing island feel free to contact me!
I am contemplating organizing a car free family cycling vacation for next year...Stay tuned!!
Here we are with a local recumbent superstar Lucinda.She operates Guided Cycling Tours and is an expert rider that has cycled across the U.S., ALONE ! You can get information about her company and Martha's Vineyard cycling adventures here

Video of Shelly and Jackson in the MV State Forest Bikeway!

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