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 theWorld 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.
Myron and I are starting the planning early so as to fine tune the details to make it an absolute blast.I am also promoting my ride to MV..
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 which 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. More the merrier… we are going to stand this Island on its ear…
Below 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 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.
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 absolutly fun gathering.
Please feel free to contact me directly, email@example.com or post it here if their are any other questions.
This Island is a beautiful place to ride.
If those dates don't work for you try these....
The Ride to Martha's Vineyard