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Switchback Bike for the Lake 2019


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Join other bikers and enjoy spectacular views of Lake Champlain, the Green Mountains of Vermont, and the Adirondacks of New York.

Come, pedal with others who appreciate the joy of cycling and value supporting the water quality work of Friends of Northern Lake Champlain.

Wrap the day up with a celebration of music, food, and beverage!

Register today for the century ride, 80-mile, 60-mile, or 30-mile ride.

All Participants Must Complete the Waiver. Please scroll to fill in the required information and e-sign.

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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 7:00am and 10:00am. BBQ will start at 11:30am and end at 4:30pm. 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.

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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.

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.

Lake Champlain Loop 4 of the Ride

Lake Champlain Loop 4 – The century ride includes everything from the 80-mile loop and an additional 20-mile loop around the town of Grand Isle that can be ridden before or after the 80-mile loop.

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!

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Additional information

Bike Loops

30 Mile, 60 Mile, 80 Mile, 100 Mile

T-Shirt or Socks

Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large, Adult X-Large, Adult XX-Large, Adult XXX-Large, Womens Socks, Mens Socks

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