Missisquoi Paddle-Pedal

Missisquoi Rail Trail

The third annual Missisquoi Paddle-Pedal will take place Saturday, June 24th in Richford, Vermont. The event combines 6.5 miles of paddling down the Missisquoi River and 4.5 miles of cycling on the adjacent Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail.

This community event has something for people of all ages and abilities. Bring your family, gather a team of friends, or come by yourself. There are a variety of race classes: non-competitive recreational, solo, tandem, relay, and community team.

All participants will go home with a prize. $10 boat rentals are available for advanced reservation, thanks to Montgomery Adventures. This event will coincide with the Richford River Fest in Davis Park, which takes place from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Event check-in starts at 8:15. Safety Talk required for all participants starts at 9:15.

The Paddle Pedal is part of the Richford Riverfest hosted by the Richford Conservation Commission.  The family-oriented celebration of the Missisquoi River features educational activities for kids and adults alike, nature walks, music, a barbecue and a bake sale. Paddle-Pedal participants will find lunch here.

Participant cost is $20 adult or $10 youth online in advance or $25 at the event. Register here.

For a complete schedule and map of the course: Paddle and Pedal Overview Map and Schedule

NFCT trail stewardship staff members Noah Pollock (left) and Walter Opuszynski

Want to participate but not paddle? Sign up as a volunteer and help make this event happen! E-mail [email protected]org for more info.

The NFCT will also be using this event as a going away party for NFCT Trail Director Walter Opuszynski, who will be leaving the organization after nine years.

This event is brought to you by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, RiseVT, Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail Council, the Northern Tier Center for Health, American Canoe Association, Jay Cloud Cyclery, and Missisquoi Wild and Scenic Committee.

Resources

 

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

Race 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.