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Local Motion's Trailside Center

Your Resource on Burlington's Bike Path

Local Motion's Trailside Center is a resource for residents and visitors alike. Right on the trail, Local Motion's Trailside Center is a great place to start your bicycling adventure. Whether you're 6 or 60, 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.


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  • Bike rentals
  • Dozens of maps & guides
  • Advice on great places to bike and hike
  • Air for your tires
  • Refills for your water bottle
  • Advocacy and event information
  • Our smiling staff :)

 2018 Rental Rates

Adult Bike

Tandem Bike

Kids Bike, Trailer,

Up to 1 Hour




1 to 4 Hours




4 to 24 Hours




Each additional day




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.

Interested in using our bikes for a special event, corporate outing, wedding, etc.? 

Give us a call and we can make it happen for you!

Your Connection from the Mainland to the Champlain Islands 



Closed for the season - expected to open early May in 2019



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
(our door opens onto the Burlington Bike Path)


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)



Long Term Parking Next to Local Motion (2hrs+)

  • 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 the sign to the right for the parking garage

  • The garage fee is $2 per hour/$16 per day



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