2017 Winooski Pedal and Paddle - Sunday, July 23rd

The Friends is partnering with the Winooski Valley Park District and the City of Winooski to create this new event in 2017. Participants will drop off their boats in Winooski, drive to the Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington, and then bike to Winooski. The approximately 4 mile pedal is predominantly on dirt paths and roads along the river and through the Intervale Center to Winooski. In Winooski, you will hop in your canoe or kayak and paddle back to the Homestead on the Winooski River through the beautiful Winooski Valley!

Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful grounds at the Homestead. There will be music and fun educational programs by the Friends and WVPD staff.  This laid back event will appeal to families and adults alike!

Interested in volunteering at the event? Visit our signup page.

  Note: This event will have a cap of 100 participants.

Pedal and Paddle Rules

Coast Guard approved, over-the-shoulder, correctly sized life jackets must be worn at all times when on the water.

Correctly sized helmets must be worn by all participants when biking.

You must be at least 17 years of age to paddle your own craft without an adult present. You must have consent of parent or guardian if under 18 years of age and paddling without an adult.

No alcohol will be allowed on any cycle or in any watercraft.

No animals will be allowed on any cycle or in any watercraft.

ALL canoes must meet ACA WW Open Canoe Specifications.


Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be issued for a cancellation less than seven days before the event. Prior to that, a 75% refund will be issued.

This is a rain or shine event. If there is lightning in the area, the water portion will be delayed until the storm has passed. No refund will be issued for a day-of cancellation due to weather.

Thank you to the Intervale Center, Magic Hat Brewing Company, and Ben & Jerry's for sponsoring our Pedal and Paddle event!