Local Motion Trailside Center

Burlington's Premier Bike Rental Shop

Discover downtown Burlington and our wonderful waterfront. Cruise the spectacular Island Line Trail for unparalleled lake and mountain views. Check our bike ferry schedule to take a trip over to the Champlain Islands. When you rent bikes from Local Motion you are supporting our advocacy work for biking and walking in Vermont.
The Trailside Center is open for the 2021 Season!

2021 Reservations!


2021 Schedule

      Weekends May 1, 2, 7, 8, 9:  Hours 10 to 6
      Daily May 14th - 31st:  Hours 10 to 6
      Daily June 1st - September 6th:  Hours 9 to 6
      Daily September 7th - October 17th:  Hours 10 to 6



 2021 Rental Rates

Adult Bike

Tandem Bike *

Kids Bike, Trailer,
Tag-along *


Up to 1 Hour





1 to 4 Hours





4 to 24 Hours





Each additional day





Rental proceeds support Local Motion's non-profit advocacy mission.

* Note that tandems and trailers may not be available due to COVID restrictions


We're located on the Burlington Bike Path on the shores of Lake Champlain. Our Trailside Center is easy to find and provides access to some of Burlington's most beautiful scenery.


Local Motion
1 Steele Street
Burlington, Vermont

Need to find parking? Click here!

The closest parking option is the Main Street Landing parking lot at the corner of Lake Street and College Street. The cost to park is $10/day.

Questions? Call (802) 652-BIKE (2453) or Email: [email protected] 


Island Line Map

Adventuring along the Island Line Trail? Follow the trail via our Interactive Mobile Map! 

Access Our Interactive Map

Special Groups

Interested in using our bikes or bike ferry for a special event, corporate outing, wedding, etc.? Learn more here!


Local Motion's Trailside Bike Rental Center is a resource for residents and visitors alike. Located right on the Island Line Trail in Burlington, the Trailside Center is a great place to start your bicycling adventure. Chances are very good that we can set you up on a bike that's just your speed. We rent hybrid and comfort bicycles especially suited for the trail's paved and unpaved sections. We also rent tandems, kid's bikes, trailers, and tag-a-longs (please note that tandems and trailers may not be available due to COVID restrictions). People from all over the world come to Vermont to use our rental services and/or ride the Bike Ferry! But don't take our word for it - scroll around this map and see for yourself!