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Switchback Bike for the Lake

June 15, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Bike for the Lake

Online Registration is Now CLOSED.

Join us on Saturday, June 15th, and register between 7 am and 10 am.

Bike for the Lake Details and Information

Do your part for clean water, get some great exercise, connect with friends, and experience some inspiring scenery in Vermont and New York at our annual Switchback Bike for the Lake event on June 15, 2019!

This year, we are featuring a century ride, as well as loops of 80, 60, and 30 miles along the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain. A rolling start for all riders and all distances between 7:00 am and 10:00 am beginning and ending at Knight Point State Park. BBQ will start at 11:30 am and end at 4:30 pm.

Funds raised from this event will support the work of Friends of Northern Lake Champlain on projects to prevent nutrient pollution and ensure that we will continue to enjoy this natural treasure for many generations to come.

Lamoille Loop 1 of the Ride

Lamoille Watershed Loop 1 – The 30-mile loop heads south along the west shore of South Hero. There will be a break stop at White’s Beach for refreshments. The return trip is via the east shore of Grand Isle and returning to Knight Point State Park.

Missisquoi Loop 2 of the Ride

Missisquoi Loop 2 – Start the 60-mile loop by turning south out of Knight Point State Park to the Grand Isle ferry landing. Take your break while crossing over to New York on the ferry.  After exiting the ferry, follow the shoreline up to Rouses Point. Cross the bridge over Lake Champlain from New York back to Vermont at the northernmost point. The route then follows the west shore of Alburg back to Knight Point Park via Route 2 through the beautiful village of North Hero.

The Islands Loop 3 of the Ride

The Islands Loop 3 – Everything from Loop 2 plus an additional 20 miles making this an ambitious and spectacular 80-mile loop. The additional miles cover the quiet back roads of Alburg, and Isle Lamotte with a rest stop at St. Anne’s Shrine, ultimately returning to the starting point of Knight Point State Park via Route 2.

Lake Champlain Loop 4 of the Ride

Lake Champlain Loop 4 – The century ride includes everything from the 80-mile loop, beginning at Knight Point State Park plus a 20-mile loop around the town of Grand Isle and along the shoreline that can be ridden before or after the 80-mile loop, and ending at Knight Point State Park.

Registration Details

Early registration is $65 per rider until June 9th, after that date, you’ll need to register on the day of the event and the price increases to $75 per rider.

During registration, you will be asked to identify which loop of the ride you wish to register, whether you would like a T-shirt or socks and your sizing information. Riders will pick up their maps and selected item upon check-in. For day-of registrants, we cannot guarantee socks or t-shirt sizes will be available and encourage you to book early!

Thank you for supporting Friends of Northern Lake Champlain, and we’ll see you there!

Parking at Knight Point State Park

Enter through the main gate at the park entrance, you will see ample parking straight ahead.

Food provided by:

Bike for the Lake Food Providers

Major Bike for the Lake Sponsors:

Additional Sponsors:


June 15, 2019
7:00 am - 6:00 pm


Knight’s Point State Park