Cycle the City Guided Tour
Sunday, April 27th
9.30-10am - Meet at Perkins Pier, Bottom of Maple Street
10am - Noon: Ride!
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Join us for the Annual Cycle the City ride, a FREE family friendly, guided, historical cycling tour of Burlington around the Cycle the City route, to celebrate spring!
You can ride solo or in a guided tour group, with informative narrative on parts of Burlington’s amazing history. All levels and abilities welcome. No one will be left behind! There will be pre-ride festivities at Perkins Pier, refreshments and museum tour at Old Spokes Home mid-ride, and post-ride party at Maglianero Cafe (47 Maple St, Burlington).
We'll climb Ethan Allen Tower (there ARE stairs!), pass the Ethan Allen Homestead, circumnavigate the Intervale and pass the historic University of Vermont & Champlain College!
Huge thanks our lead sponsors Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont along with help from Burlington Walk/Bike Council, Burlington Parks and Recreation, Hotel Vermont, Old Spokes Home, Maglianero Café, Skirack and Erik Van Hauer.
Cycle the City is THE Best Way to Explore the Queen City
This exciting, self-guided, clockwise loop showcases the history, culture, and natural splendor of Burlington, VT—one of the loveliest cities in America, and the jewel of northern New England.
The loop will take you along spectacular Lake Champlain following the Island Line Trail commonly known as the Burlington Bike Path with sweeping vistas of the Adirondack Mountains. Heading west you ascend through a historic park and head into (or around via the paved route) the richly scenic Winooski River Valley and unpaved Intervale, a rich floodplain that is home to historic structures, wild animals and working farms.
The loop also passes through some of Burlington’s most architecturally interesting and beautiful areas such as the University of Vermont (UVM) and Champlain College neighborhoods. UVM is one of New England’s oldest colleges, and its landmark architecture reflects that long history. Cycle the City also takes you through many different residential neighborhoods, from the post-World War II suburban streets of the New North End, to the older housing in the Old North End and the stately 19th-century mansions in the Hill Section.
Cycle the City is part of the Lake Champlain Bikeways, 1,100-mile network.
There are a number of ways to experience the Cycle the City route before you even get on your bike. For all the history buffs out there the ‘Full Guide’ has exciting details of the sights and histories of the various parts of the ride, for the tech savvy there is a simplified ‘Mobile Friendly Guide’ that you can have for easy reference on your smartphone while riding the route, there is a ‘One Page Map’ that you can print and put in your back pocket and finally there is a ‘Bonus Tracks Map and Guide’ for those who want to do a few extra miles and see more of the southern portion of the city.