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Bike Ride from Falmouth to the Vineyard & around the island
Back by popular demand!!!! I couldn't make the last one... so here it is again. I have posted this in my South Shore Hike Bike and Social Club for years... Please read the entire posting before you start asking questions. As a rule this ride is quite social and not a "Tour de France" kind of crowd. If you would like to have a more aggressive ride you're welcome to start and finish with us. I can give you directions of which bike paths or roads to take. I've done most of them. PAHKING - (There is Free Parking at the lot next to the Peter Pan Bus Terminal at 59 Depot Ave Falmouth. So please be at the Peter Pan Lot by 745 AM... WE will be leaving shortly after 8 so we can stop at Pie in the Sky for yummy Coffees, Teas, Lattes or smoothies before we board the Ferry. We Take the 930 am Steamship Authority Ferry to Oak Bluffs, Return on the 615 pm from Oak Bluffs to Woods Hole Bike to Edgartown, pick up some lunch, snacks & beverages then hit South Beach for a swim or just a picnice. You more serious riders can take off for the western parts of the island or the state forest where there are about 30 miles of paved trails. After our stint at the beach we then pedal back to Edgartown to grab and ice cream and visit the picturesque lighthouse. After Edgartown we will proceed to Oak Bluffs to lick our wounds and sooth are aching arse's - 7 Miles - Usually at Nancy's THIS ISN'T A RACE BUT IT CERTAINLY IS NOT FOR THE NOVICE RIDER. Please don't let this be your first ride of the year.!!! Get your bike tuned up, have a few rides. We will travel on bike paths for as much as we can. (about half the day) but much of our trip will be on regular roads. PLEASE WEAR HELMETS & OTHER SAFETY GEAR !! Lucky for all of us. The vineyard public buses all have bike racks attached just in case of bike or the rider breaks down. There are also a few bike shops for rentals and even repairs on the road. Bring Plenty of Water and Snacks...and sunscreen Last year we ended the tour at Nancy's in Oak Bluffs with some live music and cool drinks. NO-SHOWS ON THIS WILL BE VERY INCONVENIENT. SO PLEASE UPDATE YOUR STATUS IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT. Bike Routes - depending on how many sign up we might be able to break up into a couple of groups. One for the ones who want a long 30+ mile workout and the others a more relaxed scenic ride. Route 1 (Shorter Route) We will all ride together through the bike trails which are mostly flat to West Tisbury. Then this group can stay on the trails and head to Edgartown, South Beach, and back to Oak Bluffs. Last year we relaxed at South Beach for a while, then grabbed lunch at a great little restaurant at the airport. This route is approximately 25 miles - sounds like a lot but it's easy riding and at a relaxed pace is very doable for anyone in decent shape with a good bike. Route 2 (Longer Route) We will start out together from Oak Bluffs through bike trails to West Tisbury and then vear off to Menemsha via Chilmark, over the bike ferry then an optional ride to Gay Head Light. We will backtrack and go through Edgartown. The entire route will be about 45 miles and have some good hills. Here is a link to the bike trail maps. I will try to remember to print some out before I go. But I suggest you download your own. http://www.capecodbiketrails.com/Bike%20Trail%20Maps.htm We can meetup at Nancy's in Oak Bluffs for some libations, then figure out dinner. The last Oak Bluffs ferry leaves at 6:15 pm. So we will need to bike to Vineyard Haven to catch a later ferry. If anyone wants to join for part of the day and leave earlier, you're more than welcome to do so. All of the Vineyard buses have bike racks on them and you can hail them like a cab if you get stuck. BRING WATER, SNACKS & SUNSCREEN !!!! There are places where you cannot buy any. Please don't let this be your first ride.

Shining Sea Bikeway Parking Lot - Across from Peter Pan Bus

28 Highfield Ave · Falmouth , MA

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I'm changing the name because I'm changing the focus. Through my own experience in singledom that past few years I've learned that both hosting and attending singles events can be an exercise in frustration and disappointment.

I have since learned what I've known all along. the best way to meet someone and develop a healthy relationship is to get to know them the old fashioned way. You hang out with them for a little while, become friends and take it from there. So without drabbing on about the perils of dating in the new millennium, I just wanted to let you know that I am changing the focus of the group to mimic what I have been doing on the South Shore for a few years.

You see the new name above. The focus will be on hosting varied events in the Boston Metro area and beyond, with the sole purpose of having fun and making friends. You don't have to be single to be a member of the group but most of us will be and if romance happens then it's a bonus !

But let me be clear, this is not a dating site and I ask everyone to please be respectful and polite of the other members.

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