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Rail Trail Celebration Ride: Connecting our Communities
May 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Rail Trail Celebration ride is between Cambridge Junction and St. Albans City on the newly built LVRT-Lamoille Valley Rail Trail connected to the MVRT (Missisquoi Valley Rial Trail) .
This 30 mile ride is bi-directional and will offer two “waypoints” East Fairfield and Sheldon Junction (Bourbeau Brothers) where parking and facilities are available, as well as pickup for rider and bike by our shuttles (see schedule).
Participants are encouraged to self-park at the Trailheads in Cambridge Junction or Taylor Park downtown St. Albans or at the Waypoints. We are encouraging riders to plan their ride (see the LVRT & MVRT Websites) Riders can start at different times and locations. St. Albans will have a designated sidewalk route with signage and barriers from the MVRT Trailhead to Taylor Park in Downtown St. Albans.
Event Registration is free. When you register -AND PARTICIPATE IN A PORTION OF THE RIDE – you will be entered into a raffle for a $2,000 bike of your choice at Bootlegger Bikes courtesy of Haddad Subaru in St. Albans. Registration deadline to be considered for the raffle is end of business May 25, 2023. Participants must be 16+ years old to be eligible for the raffle, but all ages can participate in the ride. The Raffle winner will be announced at 11:45am at the Trailhead ceremony at both ends.
Shuttles pick ups are based on advance signup. A $10 all day fee is requested to cover shuttle costs. Payment can be made when you register for a shuttle service below.
A severe weather “rain” date is set for May 28.
Weather announcements will be available on the fcmtbc.com (Franklin Co. Mountain Bike Club) website
St. Albans Recreation Department is happy to help promote this great community event, however for questions please contact Andy Crossman at 802-582-6236
*When registering, click all the way through to “pay on line” screen even though no payment is needed for the ride to confirm your registration.
For information on e-bike rentals, bikes and services contact:
Bootlegger Bikes (Jeffersonville & St. Albans) 802-782-8747 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lamoillevalleybiketours.com 802-730-0161 (Johnson, VT) Shuttle Operating for Event.
For safety and maintenance reasons, only non-motorized uses are permitted with the exception of snowmobiles, motorized wheelchairs, and maintenance vehicles. Motorbikes, ATV’s and ORV’s are not permitted on the trail. Vermont law prohibits the operation of snowmobiles on streets and highways. E-bikes are permitted. Horses are permitted on the Trail but must travel near the shoulder whenever possible. Horse and pet owners should remove animal waste from the trail surface. Pet owners must have control of their animals at all times.
Use caution at road crossings. Bicycles are considered vehicles by Vermont law and must follow traffic laws. Ride in a safe and controlled manner. You are ultimately responsible for operating your bicycle under all conditions.
During typical summer use, bicyclists should yield to runners, hikers, and walkers. All users should yield to equestrians and should announce presence when approaching. Heed the advice of equestrians when approaching or passing a horse to limit possibility of spooking the horse. Similar to summer, in winter bicyclists should yield to users on foot, including snowshoers. Pedestrians and snowshoers should yield to those utilizing the groomed trails that may have more difficulty stepping off trail to allow others to pass. This includes skiers yielding to dog sleds yielding to snowmobiles. All uses should operate at a reasonable speed and should slow down when engaging in passing maneuvers, especially when passing other use types.
- ALL RIDE PARTICIPANTS MUST BE INDIVIDUALLY REGISTERED.
- THOSE WISHING TO CATCH A SHUTTLE MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE AND PAY THE $10 FEE ONLINE. ONE PERSON MAY REGISTER FOR SEVERAL PEOPLE, BUT ALL THOSE RIDING MUST PAY THE $10 FEE. THE SHUTTLE RIDE INCLUDES BIKE TRAILER PORTAGE. EACH SHUTTLE IS LIMITED TO 14 PEOPLE