Local Motion Trailside Center

Burlington's Premier Bike Rental Shop

This year, we have transitioned to online reservations to eliminate unnecessary touchpoints and streamline the delivery of your bike rental.  For your safety, we are requiring that you wear a mask covering your mouth and nose when interacting with our staff.  Our staff is following the mandatory health and safety requirements as outlined in the Vermont Department of Health and the CDC guidelines to maintain a safe environment for you and for us. Please read our updated FAQ.

Reserve your bike now!


Summer thru Labor Day

OPEN DAILY 9 am to 6 pm
Tuesday, September 9th to Sunday, October 18th - 10 am to 6 pm



 2020 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
(our door opens onto the Burlington Bike Path)

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 $5/day.

Questions? Call (802) 652-BIKE (2453) or Email: bikerentals@localmotion.org 

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!