Find us at these public events:

  • Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 08:00 AM
    Cochran’s Ski Area in Richmond, Vermont

    9th Annual Richard's Ride Powered By VBT

    The annual Richard's Ride is organized by the Richard Tom Foundation to celebrate the legacy of Richard Tom. Richard dedicated his life to sharing his passion for "all things bicycle". Proceeds will help people in Vermont Communities acquire cycling equipment, and to participate in cycling camps or races. We also sponsor and collaborate with partners to create fun cycling events in the spirit of Richard Tom.  Learn more about the programs here. 

    When you finish your ride back at Cochran's, food and beverage will be waiting, thanks to our friends at Dakin Farms, Stone Corral Brewery and SugarSnap Catering. Untapped is again helping to provide Vermont maple based nutrition for our ride support stations!

    Did you know that it takes 40 volunteers for us to put on this event? You can ride in the event and also volunteer! Alternatively, you or someone you know may want to just volunteer rather than ride. Volunteers receive a ride schwag bag, the RTF custom Osprey Daypack, plus free breakfast and lunch. Sign up to volunteer to help us run this great event.

    We are looking forward to seeing you on May 18, 2024. 

    Register for the ride here.

  • Friday, May 24, 2024 at 08:15 AM

    2024 Bike Ferry Opening Day Ride

    Join us for a casual group ride with fellow 2024 Friends of the Ferry and Local Motion staff and Board members to celebrate this year’s opening day of the Bike Ferry! This year’s ride is extra special as it is part of our 25th Anniversary celebration series of events.  

    Ride schedule: 

    8:15am     Meet in front of Local Motion’s Trailside Center, at the foot of King Street and enjoy some coffee from Kestrel Coffee Roasters and muffins from Great Harvest Bakery + Cafe.

    8:30am     Depart Trailside Center and head north on the Island Line Trail.

    8:45am     Depart Burlington Leddy Park parking area near the bike path.

    9:00am     Depart Colchester Airport Park near the green “Champ” bike rack.

    9:15am     Depart Colchester Mills Point parking area

    9:30am     Cheer on the ferry, crew, and volunteers as the ferry makes its way across Malletts Bay. 

    10:00am   First trip northward to South Hero (optional) OR Return southbound

    11:00am-ish Return Southbound

    Cyclists welcome the Bike Ferry on Opening Day

    Helpful tips:

    Find our Interactive Island Line Trail Map at localmotion.org/routemaps.

    Visit localmotion.org/bike_ferry for any weather-related bike ferry closure or delay announcement.

    We hope you’ll consider decking out yourself or your bike with lights, colorful streamers, bells, or whatever brings you joy! Be sure to wear weather-appropriate clothing and bring water and whatever else you need to be comfortable. 

  • Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 05:00 PM
    Intervale Center in Burlington, VT

    2024 Bike Bloom

    Old Spokes Home and the Intervale Center are co-hosting The Bike Bloom on May 25th, a celebration of accessible outdoor recreation through affordable bikes and public, free-to-use lands. A fundraising and community-building event for both organizations, The Bike Bloom will begin with group rides hosted by Old Spokes Home which will end at the Intervale Center Barn and culminate with a party and bike show.

    For more information, check out Old Spokes' Bike Bloom event page!

    A line of people riding bikes, under the text: Bike Bloom Saturday May 25th Bike Show and Party

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 06:00 PM
    Local Motion Trailside Center in Burlington , VT

    EZ Breezy Ride: Sunset Chasers

     

    Celebrate the joy of biking year round on the EZ Breezy Ride! A pre-planned route meanders through downtown Burlington and Old North End, starting and ending at Local Motion HQ. There will be fun music to make this a groovy night to remember. Costumes encouraged, this is an short ride and no one is left behind! See route details here. EZ Breeze Poster

  • Saturday, June 01, 2024 at 01:00 PM
    Maple Street Park in Essex Jct, VT

    2024 Essex Pride

    The 2024 Essex Pride Festival will take place at Maple Street Park, starting at 1 pm with a walking/rolling parade from the entrance down the the Festival field.

    The Festival will kick off with Vermont's chapter of Drag Story Hour featuring Emoji Nightmare and Katniss Everqueer, and an afternoon filled with performances by local artists and musicians and activities for folks of all ages. Throughout the day, there will be vendors and local organizations, as well as a Community Canvas that we invite everyone to contribute to. The event will begin and end with a joyful and celebratory dance party with GAYBAR. 

    Essex Pride exists to enhance and sustain the well-being of LGBTQIA+ individuals, their families, and their allies in the City of Essex Junction and the Town of Essex, Vermont; to provide support, social opportunities and cultivate safe spaces within a community of acceptance; and to advocate for LGBTQIA+ interests and equality.

    a train steaming down the tracks next to the words Essex Pride

  • Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 09:00 AM
    St. Johnsbury

    2024 Vermont Walk-Bike Summit

    In partnership with Vermont Agency of Transportation, and along with a number of other participating organizations and sponsors, the Northeastern Vermont Development Association will host the statewide Vermont Walk/Bike Summit in St Johnsbury on June 20, 2024

    Our Keynote Speaker:  Mirna Valerio – "The Mirnavator"

    Call For Proposals - Due April 30th

    More details to come at https://vtwalkbikesummit.com/

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 06:00 PM
    Local Motion Trailside Center in Burlington , VT

    EZ Breezy Ride: Sunset Chasers

     

    Celebrate the joy of biking year round on the EZ Breezy Ride! A pre-planned route meanders through downtown Burlington and Old North End, starting and ending at Local Motion HQ. There will be fun music to make this a groovy night to remember. Costumes encouraged, this is an short ride and no one is left behind! See route details here.