Missisquoi Paddle-Pedal and Richford River Festival

The 2021 Missisquoi Paddle-Pedal took place Saturday, August 7, in Richford, Vermont! Check out the image on the right for full results; we will post a detailed spreadsheet soon.

This family-friendly event combines 6.5 miles of paddling down a Wild and Scenic section of the Missisquoi River and 5 miles of cycling on the adjacent Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail.

Route Overview


  • 8-8:15 am: Volunteer check-in and orientation
  • 8:15-9:15 am: Racer check-in, bike drop off
  • 9:15-9:30: Safety talk
  • 9:30-10: Race begins. (Most participants will be finished in two hours.)
  • Noon-1: Lunch
  • 12:45-1: Awards ceremony
  • 1:30-2: Clean up

Boat and Bike Rentals

  • Rent a bike from Jay Cloud Cyclery. Call (802) 326-2055 for more info. 
  • $10 boat rentals are available from Montgomery Adventures with an advance registration. Bike shuttling (to the take-out point) and boat shuttling (back to the start line) provided. Call (802) 326-2021 for more info.
  • Free pre and post event bike tune-ups available courtesy of Jay Cloud Cyclery!

Buy Tickets

  • Online advance registration is required. Tickets cost $20 for adults. Children pay $10.
  • Proceeds will support waterway stewardship and educational programming along the NFCT.

Camping and Lodging

Camp 20 minutes away at peaceful Lake Carmi State Park. (Walk-in registration for camping is fine; no need for two night reservations). Lodging is also available at the 1906 House in nearby Enosburg Falls.


Want to participate but not paddle and pedal? We need volunteers to make this event happen. Volunteers are needed to help with race timing, registration, and staffing road crossings. E-mail [email protected]org for more info

Event Rules

Find out about participant rules before you show up at the event.

Past results

2019 Results

2018 Results

Thank you to our 2021 partners!


Town of Richford



2017 results – See this year’s times.

2017 Photo Gallery – Images of participants by Scott Staples

Schedule and course map – Pertinent info about times and event locations

Event rules  – Find out about participant rules before you show up at the event.

Participant “classes” – Check out the category breakdown to see where you fit best.

2016 results and photos – Browse last year’s times and check out our collection of photos.

Interactive course map – Use this tool to better understand the route.

Online waivers – All participants are required to complete an adult or youth waiver.


State campgrounds

Bed and Breakfasts