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Trailside Center

Your resource on Burlington's Bike Path

Looking to rent a bike? Want to learn about where to bike and hike? Want to make your town a better place to walk or ride?

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Stop in the Trailside Center for:

  • Bike rentals
  • Dozens of maps & guides
  • Advice on great places to bike and hike
  • Beverages and snacks
  • T-shirts and trail mementos
  • Air for your tires
  • Refills for your water bottle
  • Advocacy and event information
  • Our smiling staff

Local Motion's Trailside Center is a resource for residents and visitors alike.  With tables, shade and refreshments, the Trailside Center is the bike path's best rest stop. Come in and find out what Local Motion is doing and how you can help!

We are currently CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.

We will re-open on May 21st for the 2016 season.


Rentals Support Local Motion's Advocacy Efforts


121008 KRose 027Right on the trail, Local Motion's Trailside Center is a great place to start your bicyling adventure. Whether you're 6 or 60, we can set you up on a bike that's just your speed.

We are closed for the season.

We we will reopen on May 21st for the 2016 season.

We rent hybrid and comfort bicycles especially suited for the trail's paved and unpaved sections. We also rent cruiser-style tandem bicycles as well as bikes, trailers, and tag-a-longs for kids.

Proceeds support Local Motion's non-profit mission.


2016 Rental Rates


Adult Bike

Tandem Bike

Kids Bike, Trailer or Tag-along

Up to 1 Hour




1 to 4 Hours




4 to 24 Hours




Each additional day





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Rentals are on a first come, first served basis. 


Local Motion members receive a 10% discount.


Rental proceeds support Local Motion's non-profit advocacy mission to make the Burlington area a great place to walk, bike, run and ski.




Downtown Bike Lockers

Dept of Public Works Bike Lockers – easy & secure bike storage in Burlington's bustling downtown!

Downtown_garage_bike_parking_sm238pxBicycle lockers are now available in the Marketplace Parking GarageWhether you are a resident or a visitor, these 10 bike lockers downtown provide a great way to store your bike and gear.

For 6-month rentals: download an application or pick one up at the DPW front desk (645 Pine St).
For short-term rentals: simply insert $0.25, close the door, and remove the key. Insert the key when you are ready to remove your bicycle.

POLICIES: Bicycle lockers may only be used to park bicycles and related equipment. Any items stored within the locker that are not bicycle related may be removed by the City at your expense and may be subject to disposal without your consent, or assessed a storage fee at your expense. Bicycles parked in the short-term lockers for longer than 14 consecutive days may be considered abandoned and removed by the Burlington Police Department.

PHOTO: Joe Spinder of Charlotte, VT pedals into Burlington and appreciates the secure parking.

More information is on the Burlington Public Works website here.

Whether you are a resident or a visitor, these 10 bike lockers downtown provide a great way to store your bike and gear.


Our Trailside Center is CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.

We will be open daily from May 21st thru October 10th, 2016.


May, June, Sept, Oct:
Jul, Aug:


Map & Directions



1 Steele Street, Burlington, VT (Our doors open out ONTO the bike path)


Driving Directions

From the South:

  • Take Route 7 North into Burlington
  • Route 7 will turn into Shelburne Street and Willard Street
  • Turn left onto Main Street (after Champlain College)
  • Follow Main Street until it dead ends at Union Station
  • Park at Union Station (for long term parking, see below)

From the West and North

  • Take Interstate 89 to exit 14-W (Route 2 West)
  • Continue straight 3-4 miles past the University of Vermont into downtown
  • Follow Main Street until it dead ends at Union Station
  • Park at Union Station (for long term parking, see below)


  • As you are traveling down Main Street, at the light immediately before Union Station, take a left on to Battery Street
  • At the next light, take a right onto King Street (towards ferry)
  • Immediately before the RR tracks, follow sign to the right for the parking garage
  • The garage fee is $0.50 per hour

For a complete listing of Burlington parking options, click the link below.




Local Motion's Trailside Center
On the Burlington Bike Path

1 Steele Street #103
Burlington, VT 05401

(802) 652-2453 

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Get A Trail Map

ilt map coverPick one up at Local Motion or download the PDF below.


Downloadable Trail Map 4.51 Mb




...Learn about rules of the trail here!

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