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Martha's Vineyard Interconnect

Average Rating:    (2.8 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

This is more a ride than a trail, but there is no other practical way to learn where these trails are. Most have no name. Martha's Vineyard is covered with singletrack. A few outings with this group and you will be able to go on your own. I would guess there is more than a hundred miles of singletrack on this little island. You can ride from Menemsha to the east end of Chappy and be on singletrack for more than 80% of the ride.
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Trail Directions
Go to the Agriculture Hall in West Tisbury any Sunday at 9:00 AM
Trail Length
5+ miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
West Tisbury
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 8, 2013

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Arebee ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I rode Waskosim's Rock last week and it is more of a walking path that allows bikes than an actual bike trail. I covered the entire area in little over an hour even with a bit of backtracking. Parts of the pathways were covered in wood chips, parts were recently trimmed back and in some cases even mowed. Less than three minutes into my ride I had a thorn from a trimmed bush clippings sticking in my front tire. It went right through the center knob of the tire. This thing was TOUGH! After changing out the punctured tube, I rode the pathways (all double-track+) through beautiful fields and up to a great overlook after the Rock. There were two or three climbs but none more than a couple hundred feet long, and some very, very moderate technical root/rock areas, but again no more than 50 feet at a clip. A trailer full of goats along the path was a funny surprise! Watch out for the electric fence! I rolled back into the parking lot after the 4+ mile ride and waited for my ride, and as I sat there, I saw my back tire go flat, Again, another thorn! All in all, a nice diversion from the beach with some beautiful scenery, but nothing more than a stroll in the park. Next year, my wife and girls (13 and 9) will come with me for a joy ride, but I will certainly look for something a little more challenging. I'm giving it a 2 on the aerobic rating only because it was 91 degrees and humid that day.



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Review Date
August 13, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: fvh420 ,  Weekend Warrior , from Maynard,MA

Summary:
Like the other review said, your best bet is to get a map from the Land Bank office on Main St in Edgartown. I rode Waskosim's Rock and Peaked Hill. Waskosims is the larger of the two, both places have maps posted at the parking areas and Waskosim's had a few posted thoughout the ride. The riding is pretty good, mostly single track, mildy technical with a few 2 to 4 foot drops if you look around. If your on vacation and your looking to get a spin in while your there both of these places are worth the trip. They are not worth making a trip to the Vineyard just for the ride. I rode on a cloudy, rainy day so there were no grand views to be had, but the topography - rolling hills, fields, etc were very scenic. It is virtually impossible to get lost in either place.

Recommended Route:
Both places had color coded maps with markers on the trails.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
don't know



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Review Date
February 18, 2002

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: John G , from DC

Summary:
i'm a downhiller/freerider tyep so tyhis ride wasn't really cut out for me. i maneged to squzze into my old spd's and get out there but it wasn't fun, too many short steep hills, without desents and too many fat tol guys holding onto thier brakes for dear life on the few decents. guesse it could be OK for entry level rides in good shape though

Recommended Route:
stay away

Other recommended trails in the same area:
i'll stick to the dirt jusmps and shore ramps in my backyard



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Review Date
October 27, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Silas , from Newport, RI, USA

Summary:
Like the title description says, this really isn't a trail, but a great group ride. Every sunday a fairly large group leaves the agricultural hall and will ride you good for about 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Martha's Vineyard is mostly easy riding. There is nothing more technical than some water bars and some really steep climbs. But you'll spend about 3 hours on singletrack sometimes not a whole lot wider than your tires. The group is mostly guys in their 30s and 40s, so when I showed up being the only 18 year old there they seemed a little bit surprised. At the same time they welcomed me into the group and treated me just like everyone else on the ride. I had already been riding on the vineyard for a few summers, so I had a little bit of experience on the trails, but the pace they kept was faster than I was used to. After the first ride with this group I was hooked, and went back every sunday for the rest of the summer. If you're going to be on the vineyard, but don't feel you're fit enough to hang with this crowd, go anyways. If you need to drop they'll give you directions on the easiest way to get back to a main road and to your car. One more thing, if you're on Martha's Vineyard during the week and you're looking for some good trails to ride, call the Landbank offices in Edgartown at 508 627 7141 and ask for a map. The Land Bank comission has great trails all over the island, and I particularly recommend waskosim's rock, peaked hill, sepiessa point and fulling mill brook. Have fun, and be sure to stop by Menemsha Galley (where I work in the summer) for a snack after your ride!



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Review Date
June 6, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Romayne , from Davis, CA

Summary:
The trails on Martha's Vineyard are mostly beginner and intermediate level. No gnarly rock gardens and huge drop offs. Mostly just lots of fun riding. Miles and miles of the skiniest singletrack you have ever seen. Lots of good views. Endless possiblilities.

Recommended Route:
du jour



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