Missisquoi Paddle-Pedal Race June 27, 2015

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is hosting the Missisquoi Paddle-Pedal Race on June 27 in Richford and East Berkshire, Vermont. Missisquoi paddle pedal posterThe race combines 6.5 miles of flatwater paddling on the Missisquoi River and 4.5 miles of cycling back on the adjacent Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail.

This is a family friendly race for canoes, kayaks, and standup paddleboards. Race classes include solo, pair, relay, and community team options as well as a recreational class for non-competitors. Race registration is online at www.northernforestcanoetrail.org.

On June 27, race check-in will begin at 8:15am in Davis Park in Richford, and there will be a racers’ meeting at 9:30am. Race start will be at 10am. A lunch and awards ceremony will follow the race starting at 12:30pm, and will include guest speaker Risa Shimoda, executive director of the River Management Society. Direct race inquiries to event coordinator Noah Pollock at [email protected].

“The Northern Forest Canoe Trail and the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail are perfectly positioned to enable us to offer this event. We tested the race course last fall with several friends, and we had a blast,” said Karrie Thomas executive director of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. “We thank the many volunteers and local communities that support these two great trails!”

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail thanks the following race sponsors: L.L.Bean, First Trax, Jolley Stores, the National Park Service, and the River Management Society.

The race coincides with the Richford River Fest in Davis Park, 11am–2pm hosted by the Richford Conservation Commission. The family-oriented celebration of the Missisquoi River includes river-related workshops, music, and a barbeque and bake sale.

This event is one of many events, paddling trips, and a speaker series scheduled for locations along Vermont’s Missisquoi River this summer. See more at www.celebratethemissisquoi.com.

Download race poster here.

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