PRESS RELEASE: Local Motion Bike Ferry Reopens

Sent to the press to announce the re-opening of the bike ferry after the Colchester Causeway rec-construction is completed.

For Immediate Release

July 31, 2020

Contact: Tom Clark, Local Motion Director of Services and Marketing - [email protected] or 802-999-6369


Title: Island Line Bike Ferry Returns to Service for Late Summer and Fall Schedule

Burlington, VT – Local Motion’s beloved bike ferry, connecting the mainland to the Lake Champlain Islands, reopens at 10 AM on August 12 for the 2020 season. The massive Colchester Causeway reconstruction project is complete, and the bike ferry will once again welcome walkers and riders to enjoy the spectacular ride across the Cut.

The Local Motion crew is taking precautions this year by instituting protocols designed to keep passengers and staff safe. Face masks will be required onboard and social distancing will be maintained, resulting in 10 passengers/bikes per trip rather than the normal 20. Extensive cleaning of frequently touched surfaces will be the order of the day. 

Local Motion will not be physically collecting money or making changes onboard or shore side. We ask passengers to leave donations in designated receptacles to help cover the significant costs of running our service. Those who have already purchased season passes will receive a complimentary pass for the 2021 season.  Donations to support the bike ferry can be made to Local Motion at


Late summer daily service from August 12 thru Sept 7 - 10 AM to 6 PM

Fall weekend service Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays beginning Friday, September 11 thru Sunday, October 18 - 10 AM to 6 PM