Missisquoi Paddle-Pedal and Richford River Festival

The 2019 Missisquoi Paddle-Pedal takes place on Saturday, June 22rd in Richford, Vermont. Last year’s event was once again a success. The river was at a great summer level, the rain held off, and the temps were just about perfect for a day on the river and bike path. Sixty-four participants paddled and pedaled, and dozens of volunteers worked hard behind the scenes to make the event happen.

The results from this year’s event are found here: 2018 Results

Initial round of photos (taken by Michael Hranek) can be found here. More to be posted next week courtesy of Scott Staples.

About the event

The 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.

Bring your family, gather a team of friends, or come by yourself to race or ramble – all participants will go home with a prize! $10 boat rentals are available for advanced reservation with Montgomery Adventures. Bike shuttling (to the take-out point) and boat shuttling (back to the start line) provided. Plus, thanks to our small army of crossing guards, you can breeze right through all road crossings!

Neat a bike? Contact event Sponsor Jay Cloud Cyclery. Discounted lodging available across the street from the event at Grey Gables Mansion, or camp 20 minutes away at peaceful Lake Carmi State Park (walk-in registration is fine, no need for two night reservations).

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

For an interactive google map. navigate here.

Tickets cost $20 online for adults and $25 day of. Children pay $10 either way.

Check in starts at 8:15 a.m at Davis Park in Richford, while the event starts at 9:30 a.m. at the same place.

The paddle-pedal is part of the Richford River Festival (11 a.m.- 2 p.m.), which features live music, kids activities, workshops, lunch, and more!

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!

Help promote the Missisquoi Paddle-Pedal by sharing our Facebook event page.

Thank you 2018 partners!

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Richford Conservation Commission



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

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.


State campgrounds

Bed and Breakfasts