Cycling is one of the best ways to enjoy the Vineyard! Miles of off-road trails crisscross the Island. Whether you want a leisurely tour or a vigorous challenge, along the ocean or through the forests, scenic or direct routes are available for every skill level.
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No worries if you get worn out and need a lift back to your point of origin, all of the Vineyard Transit Authority public buses allow bicycles.
Hit the Road
Martha’s Vineyard has everything you’ll need to hit the road and explore the Island via bicycle. Bicycle dealers and repair shops are prepared to meet any need - whether you’re a first time rider or professional cyclist. If you don’t own a bicycle, but still want to experience Martha’s Vineyard on two wheels, several bicycle rental shops are available to serve you.
Interested in Biking for a good cause? Check out BikeMS: Ride the Vineyard, a fundraising event in the spring. Feeling ambitious? Try the Vineyard Triathlon in the fall!
Laws Applicable to Cyclists
Tips for Cyclists on Martha’s Vineyard
Recreational and young cyclists will find wonderful sights on any number of the 44 miles of down-Island bike trails, including Vineyard Haven to Oak Bluffs to Edgartown, or any combination within those three main port towns and beyond. This route is mostly flat and easier for children, as well as adults.
For the more experienced rider, a tour of the up-Island communities of West Tisbury, Chilmark and Aquinnah can prove quite the challenge! The terrain can be hilly and the roadway curvy in this rural area, so we suggest early morning to beat the motor traffic sharing the road. To cycle the entire Island, you can easily log 60+ miles along the perimeter.