People Cycling Rides

Scenic Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard.

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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Bruce Rayvid
Tour Dates
Start Location
Hyannis, MA
End Location
Hyannis, MA
Cost (est.)
$2350 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
$1175 (USD
Payment Due
Avg. Distance
40 mi / 64 km
Avg. Elevation
843 ft / 257 m
Ride Description

The locals know that late September is the best time on Cape Cod and its island jewel, Martha’s Vineyard. The summer crowds are gone, road traffic is light and it's still beach weather.

One of the largest “barrier islands" in the world, Cape Cod is the eastern-most arm of Massachusetts. Seven miles off the coast of Cape Cod sits the famed summer island colony of Martha’s Vineyard. The region is known for its pristine beaches, high dunes, dramatic cliffs, seafaring history, illustrious residents, tranquil seaside villages and fair harbors

Experience the hidden gems, remote sanctuaries and off-the-beaten paths through the skilled guidance of Martha’s Vineyard local resident Bruce Rayvid.


Days 1-2: From Hyannis we'll pedal the Cape Cod Rail Trail (CCRT), passing by salt marshes, wild cranberry bogs, kettle ponds and quant harbors. You’ll visit sites on the Kennedy Legacy Trail, ride along Long Pond and through the wooded trails and ponds of Nickerson State Park

Days 3-4: Heading north to the 'Outer Cape' we cycle Cape Cod National Seashore’s coastal dunes and experience panoramic views along Coast Guard Beach to the historic Nauset Lighthouse. Then on to Truro’s win… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

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