This is the rescheduled weekend washed out last September. THis is a ONE Place SINGLE sign in - BUT the weekend goes from Thursday to Sunday. Two reasons- More Riding , and missing the worst of the Memorial Day Weekend Traffic.
When you sign in, please send Leader an email with the Following:
1) Which days you plan to attend.
2) Where you plan to stay.
3) Whether you HAVE a room - and where - or whether you need a room, or have one to share. As of this posting - most Places should have rooms.
There are hundreds of rooms, both on the VIneyard and on the Cape.
If you stay on Cape - you need to be on the Vineyard by 9am for the ride each day. There are ferries that will get you there on time.
You also need to let the ride leader know, so that we can wait for you, or sweep by to pick you up. (riding of course).
As we get close, I will share the events for each day, the ride options, and other activities for NON-Riders. As long as the weather cooperates, this weekend can be a real gem.
The BIG ride is Saturday, so if you can only ride one day, that is the day to look at. Weather permitting of course.
If Saturday is bad, we will move the big ride to another day.
Thursday afternoon there will be a short ride. This ride will be on roads much more than
Friday another ride slightly longer - and option -if warm enough - to Kayak.
Saturday 55 Miles to Lighthouse at Aquinnah - C/D riders can lock bikes in West Tisbury and take Bus out and back to Lighthouse (hilly part of island).
Much of ride is on Bike Paths and is relatively FLAT. Past West Tisbury you are on roads and it gets a bit hilly. Bonus for doing the Lighthouse by bike is the Bicycle Ferry (Sat/Sun only - VERY COOL)
Main Hotels and meeting spots:
1) Nashua House
2) Madison Inn
In order of increasing cost.
The Oak Bluffs Inn is another good Option, and there are many other hotels both on the island or on the Cape , although staying on the cape makes for issues with both rides and dinner events.
These are all in “downtown “ Oak Bluffs, an easy walk to the O.B. Ferry (not Vineyard Haven) and restaurants and attractions.
All rides start from Madison House where a locked room is available for our bikes.
You can stay anywhere you like but must be here to start rides.
IF you plan on coming with your car I need to know. It allows more lodging options to open up , though parking in OB can be a pain, and you should reserve space on ferries both ways long in advance. The SAG fees we collect mar reimburse some of your car expenses IF you have a non-Riding guest willing to drive SAG or if you help ferry riders to the beach dinner..
SAG fees from last fall will be transferred.
SAG is $20 per person for the entire weekend.. There will then be a place on the WCC EVENTS Page around May 1st If you have not paid yet PLEASE WAIT until Monday May 21 to Pay but window closes on Wednesday May 23 at 6pm.