There are miles of paved multi-use paths on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard available for cycling. In addition, there are many popular on-road tours around the island. Those riding on the roads should, however, be forewarned that in many spots the roads are narrow and dangerous for riding a bike. This is especially true of the stretch of road in Vineyard Haven around five corners extending up to South Main Street and State Road. Signs are posted along this stretch asking bikers to walk their bikes.
Bikers should also be careful at the many roads and driveways that cross bike paths.
Paved Bike Paths on Martha’s Vineyard
- County Road Bike Path (approx. 4 miles) – The bike path along County Road is approximately 4 miles in length and connects with the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road path.
- Edgartown to South Beach Bike Path (approx. 2 miles) – There are actually two paths that go from Edgartown to the very popular South Beach. One is along Katama Road, the other is along Herring Creek Road. Both are approximately 2 miles in length
- Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road Bike Path (7 miles) – The Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road Bike Path starts on the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road slightly up from Main Street and extends 7 miles to the Triangle in Edgartown and from this point the path extends along Upper Main Street further into Edgartown but bikers eventually have to go on-road to get to downtown.
- Edgartown-West Tisbury Road Bike Path (4 miles) – This path extends from the triangle in Edgartown to the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest where there are an additional two bike paths.
- Oak Bluffs to Edgartown Bike Path (6 miles) – The bike path along Beach Road adjacent to State Beach extends from Oak Bluffs to Edgartown ending at the Triangle in Edgartown. This is a very popular path along the beach for bike riders, runners, and inline skaters.
- State Forest Bike Paths (10 and 3 miles) – There are two loop paths in the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest. The longer of the two is 10 miles, the smaller is approximately 3 miles in length. The State Forest also has unpaved roads for mountain biking.
Please note that these are all mixed use paths available for walking, running, biking, and inline skating. Also remember that Massachusetts state law requires the use of helmets by anyone under the age of 17.
Other Martha’s Vineyard Attractions / Things to Do
- August Oak Bluffs Fireworks – Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
- Beaches – Martha’s Vineyard
- Black Dog Tall Ships – Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
- Camping on Martha’s Vineyard
- Flying Horses Carousel, Oak Bluffs, MA
- Fourth of July Fireworks – Edgartown, Massachusetts
- Fourth of July Parade – Edgartown, Massachusetts
- Golf Courses – Martha’s Vineyard
- Grand Illumination – Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
- Manuel F. Correllus State Forest – Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
- Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Livestock Show and Fair – West Tisbury, Massachusetts
- Martha’s Vineyard Bike Paths
- Martha’s Vineyard Conservation Properties
- Martha’s Vineyard Glassworks – West Tisbury, Massachusetts
- Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby – Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
- Ocean Park – Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
- Polly Hill Arboretum – West Tisbury, Massachusetts
- Road Races – Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
- Sailing on Martha’s Vineyard
- Summer College Baseball – Martha’s Vineyard Sharks – Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
- Tisbury Street Fair – Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts