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Vineyard Biking …

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From mostly flat terrain, down-Island (eastern end), to hills up-Island (western end), you will find the Vineyard a beautiful place to explore with a bike.

The dark lines on this map indicate the main bike paths.  You can of course bike the other parts of the Island but those roads are shared with cars.  From short rides flat rides like the 3 miles from Edgartown to South Beach/Katama, or long hilly rides like the 20 miles across MV from Oak Bluffs to Aquinnah… you can find a terrain and mileage that meets your criteria.  Martha’s Vineyard is 100 sq miles, it cannot be biked in a day.. at least not to my knowledge.

One of the prettiest bike paths is the 6 mile stretch from Oak Bluffs to Edgartown… for a good part of the ride the ocean is on one side and Sengekontacket Pond on the other… it’s just lovely.  Another pretty ride is the 8.5 mile ride from Edgartown to W Tisbury which goes alongside the state forest

You can rent bikes (CLICK HERE) at several locations in Oak Bluffs, Edgartown and Vineyard Haven.  You can download an updated map of recommended bike routes on this site.

So get a bike, grab a map and let biking on the Vineyard put a smile on your face.

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Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

One thought on “Vineyard Biking …

  1. Last year Jim and I rode from our rental in West Tisbury (close to the airport) all the way out to Chappaquiddick — we packed a lunch and ate it on the beach before riding back. And Jim, who is a MUCH more serious cyclist than I am, has ridden the perimeter of the island in a single day. That’s much more than *I* could manage! (I pretty much only ride where it’s flat — the hills in Aquinnah and Chilmark would kill me!)

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