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  • Riding on the Causeway!
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Ride the acclaimed Burlington Bike Path straight into the middle of Lake Champlain (on the Causeway) today to enjoy mountain and lake views in the heart of Vermont's activity hub.
Moyen
Distance 32,8 km
2:00 h.
131 m
124 m
106 m
28 m

Your ride today will take you straight into the middle of Lake Champlain as you ride the well-known and renowned Burlington Bike Path out towards South Hero Island. Begin by heading down to the lake and hugging the lakeshore, following signs to the bike ferry and causeway.  Your path will take you over a bike bridge or two, along a swim beach, and past many boats moored just a few meters out from the majestic shores of Lake Champlain. Use caution as you ride! The bikeway is incredibly beloved and used for all different types of recreation; it also intersects with many small roads, perpendicular to the lakeshore, so remain alert as you cross. 

You have options here - either turn around at the first bridge on the causeway (required if the bridge is closed for maintenance as in 2018), and return the way you came. Then follow the rest of this route to tour one of Burlington’s scenic parks, and glimpse new parts of the city. 

Alternatively, continue along the Island Line Bike Path, take the bike ferry if you'd like to cross "the cut", and make South Hero Island your destination. To get back, simply retrace your route along the bike path. Note: the bike ferry is $8 roundtrip (cash) and runs 10 am - 6 pm every day in summer and Fri-Sun in the fall.

Finish your ride on the pedestrian piazza of Church Street, and don’t miss an opportunity to grab a bite to eat or a cone at Ben & Jerry’s!

Note de l'auteur

Your ride today takes you almost exclusively on bike paths, so refueling options are limited along your route.  Consider packing a picnic lunch to have en-route, and be sure to care enough water to last you through your ride!
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Moyen
Technicité
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Expérience
Paysage
Point le plus élevé
106 m
Point le plus bas
28 m
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Consignes de sécurité

The Burlington Bike Path is a popular spot for walkers, runners, serious cyclists, and first-time cyclists, alike. Use caution, and always use verbal commands to let someone know you are passing (“on your left!”).  The path intersects with many small roads, so make sure you obey all traffic signs (stop signs, especially) as not all motorists know to look out for cyclists along the route.

You will be most visible when wearing high-visibility clothing, such as a neon cycling vest.

Please keep both hands on the bike at all times.

Always wear your helmet when riding.

Be cautious when approaching railroad tracks. Consider stopping to walk your bike across the tracks. Some track crossings note that trains do not blow their whistle as they cross.

Always ensure you carry enough water, especially as there are stretches where water is less readily available.

Painted lines on the road become slippery when they are wet.

Obey traffic laws in all areas. This means riding on the right-hand side of the road, and braking at all stop signs and stop lights.

Carefully monitor the condition of the shoulder as debris may appear after accidents, rain, or wind.

Use verbal and non-verbal commands to let others you may be riding with and vehicles know when you intend to stop, slow down, or turn.

Control your speed on all descents.

Conseils et recommandations supplémentaires

Penny Cluse Café

This brunch spot always has a line, even before it opens! Enjoy hearty servings of brunch classics, or satiate your Vermont cravings by enjoying a delicious bowl of homemade granola with yogurt; you can’t go wrong!

The Farmhouse Tap & Grill

Bringing farm-to-table to Burlington with plenty of gluten-free or allergy-sensitive options and an impressive beer list to-boot!

American Flatbread

This Vermont classic offers flatbread pizzas and salads to dine in or take away. It’s also a great spot to check out for seasonal local beers.

Hen of the Wood

An upscale, locally-sourced, fan favorite, Hen of the Wood offers food with flair in their new, Burlington location.

Muddy Waters Café

Stop by for a classic caffeinated cup, or pick up a pastry to go!

Ben & Jerry's

This brick-and-mortar retail shop is a Burlington classic, and it almost always has lines out the door! Visit at the end of your ride for a post-ride treat!

 

Points of Interest:

Church Street Marketplace

Inspired by the transformation of Copenhagen’s main shopping district, the beloved Church Street Marketplace spans two city blocks and has become a popular model for urban redevelopment, including the popular Pearl Street, of Boulder.

Ethan Allen Homestead

Visit the Ethan Allen homestead to learn about colonial life in New England at this historic site, home of Vermont’s founding father, open seven days a week.

Samuel de Champlain Statue

Visit the statue commemorating the man who gave his name to Lake Champlain, an explorer of the Great Lakes and Canada.

Burlington Breweries

New England IPAs have a well-known reputation for their fresh, hoppy flavors, and a hazy, unfiltered appearance that draws fans from afar to sample or acquire some of the most-acclaimed American microbrews.  Visit Foam Brewers, Burlington Beer Co., Zero Gravity, Four Quarters, and Switchback, or simply head down to Pearl Street Beverage to create your own flight (public consumption of alcohol is prohibited on the Burlington Waterfront).

Départ

Hotel Vermont (72 m)
Coordonnées :
DD
44.479228, -73.217498
DMS
44°28'45.2"N 73°13'03.0"W
UTM
18T 641755 4926647
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Arrivée

Church Street

Itinéraire

0.00 Miles TURN LEFT towards the water when you exit the hotel onto Cherry Street.

0.07 Miles TURN LEFT at the light to cross battery street and ride with the lake on your righthand side

0.24 Miles TURN RIGHT at the first light onto college street to again head toward the water.

0.34 Miles STRAIGHT ON through the stop sign on college street towards the water. You will then cross over some railroad tracks and TURN RIGHT onto the green pavement to enter the Burlington Bike Path.

0.66 Miles STRAIGHT ON through the intersection to remain on the bike path. Use caution as you cross any roads on the bike path as drivers may not stop for cyclists. Obey traffic laws and stop wherever there is a stop sign.

1.70 Miles STRAIGHT ON through the intersection to remain on the bike path. Use caution as you cross any roads on the bike path as drivers may not stop for cyclists. Obey traffic laws and stop wherever there is a stop sign.

2.50 Miles STRAIGHT ON through the intersection to remain on the bike path. Use caution as you cross any roads on the bike path as drivers may not stop for cyclists. Obey traffic laws and stop wherever there is a stop sign.

3.10 Miles STRAIGHT ON through the intersection to remain on the bike path. Use caution as you cross any roads on the bike path as drivers may not stop for cyclists. Obey traffic laws and stop wherever there is a stop sign.

3.30 Miles STRAIGHT ON through the intersection to remain on the bike path. Use caution as you cross any roads on the bike path as drivers may not stop for cyclists. Obey traffic laws and stop wherever there is a stop sign.

3.80 Miles STRAIGHT ON through the intersection to remain on the bike path. Use caution as you cross any roads on the bike path as drivers may not stop for cyclists. Obey traffic laws and stop wherever there is a stop sign.

4.80 Miles STRAIGHT ON through the intersection to remain on the bike path. Use caution as you cross any roads on the bike path as drivers may not stop for cyclists. Obey traffic laws and stop wherever there is a stop sign.

5.50 Miles STRAIGHT ON to follow the bike path, then BEAR LEFT to cross the street. Hash marks designate the continuation of the bikeway. Follow the bikeway along the edge of the road.

5.70 Miles BEAR LEFT at the stop sign to continue following bikeway signs

6.10 Miles BEAR RIGHT as a small path enters from the left and then stop at the stop sign to continue STRAIGHT ON and into the park. Use the button to cross at the light safely and follow signs to the causeway that indicate you should TURN LEFT once you enter the park.

6.20 Miles STRAIGHT ON to follow signs for the causeway as you leave the park on a packed gravel path

7.20 Miles STRAIGHT ON follow the signs towards the bike ferry to stay on the packed gravel path as you cross the street. Obey all traffic signs.

8.40 Miles TURN AROUND  and bike back the direction that you came on the causeway.

*This is where you have several options; you can follow the rest of the route to tour Burlington.  Alternatively, continue along the Island Line Bike Path, take the bike ferry if you'd like to cross "the cut", and make South Hero Island your destination. To get back, simply retrace your route along the bike path. Note: the bike ferry is $8 roundtrip (cash) and runs 10 am - 6 pm every day in summer and Fri-Sun in the fall.

10.60 Miles STRAIGHT ON to cross back over and return the way you came on the bike path

10.90 Miles TURN RIGHT at the stop sign to continue following bikeway signs back to Burlington

11.10 Miles BEAR RIGHT to return to the lakeside bike path that snakes back to Burlington

11.90 Miles STRAIGHT ON through the intersection to remain on the bike path. Use caution as you cross any roads on the bike path as drivers may not stop for cyclists. Obey traffic laws and stop wherever there is a stop sign.

12.90 Miles STRAIGHT ON through the intersection to remain on the bike path. Use caution as you cross any roads on the bike path as drivers may not stop for cyclists. Obey traffic laws and stop wherever there is a stop sign.

13.30 Miles STRAIGHT ON through the intersection to remain on the bike path. Use caution as you cross any roads on the bike path as drivers may not stop for cyclists. Obey traffic laws and stop wherever there is a stop sign.

13.60 Miles STRAIGHT ON through the intersection to remain on the bike path. Use caution as you cross any roads on the bike path as drivers may not stop for cyclists. Obey traffic laws and stop wherever there is a stop sign.

13.80 Miles TURN LEFT into the parking lot and BEAR RIGHT to head toward the parking lot exit

14.30 Miles TURN RIGHT at the end of the road onto North Avenue and stay in the bike lane. There will be an orthodontists office as you make the right hand turn.

14.60 Miles TURN LEFT at the stop light to cross into Ethan Allen Park. There will be an Irving on your left as you cross. Then head slightly uphill following stamped signs for Cycle the City, keeping the playground on your left

15.20 Miles TURN RIGHT as you climb the hill and see a small sign that says "Cycle the City" pointing toward Ethan Allen Homestead. Do not continue straight up the hill. If you reach a sign with a junction for Pinnacle, you've gone too far.

15.50 Miles TURN RIGHT as the pavement ends at the sign pointing toward Ethan Allen Homestead

15.80 Miles STRAIGHT ON after you cross the bridge over the highway to keep the highway on your right.

16.20 Miles BEAR RIGHT as you enter Ethan Allen Homestead. A road will enter from your left.

16.60 Miles BEAR LEFT at the stop sign to cross onto the bike path. Do not continue straight toward route 127.

18.50 Miles TURN LEFT at the stop sign at the top of the hill leaving the red crosswalk to your right as you make the turn

18.60 Miles BEAR RIGHT on Manhattan Drive and you will come to a stop sign on Oak Street and Invervale Ave. At the stop sign, TURN RIGHT onto Oak Street

18.90 Miles STRAIGHT ON as you cross toward US 7 North. Move to the left-hand side of the street where you will find a bike path. You will cross in front of Sam's Wood Furniture.

19.10 Miles TURN RIGHT at your first light to head up the hill on North Prospect Street

19.70 Miles TURN RIGHT onto Pearl Street, and stay in the bike lane as you head down toward the lake and the center of Burlington.

202.00 Miles END RIDE at Church Street, the pedestrian shopping piazza in the center of Burlington!

Remarque


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Coordonnées

DD
44.479228, -73.217498
DMS
44°28'45.2"N 73°13'03.0"W
UTM
18T 641755 4926647
w3w 
///décadenasser.loyaux.autant
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Always be prepared to cycle through a change of weather conditions and do check for any local weather warnings before cycling. Make sure to bring a waterproof jacket and a warm layer. Most cyclists wear [fingerless] cycle gloves for some padding on the handlebars. Don't forget a spare battery pack for an emergency charge for any navigation unit and/or mobile phone you are using.

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Durée
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Dénivelé positif
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Dénivelé négatif
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Point le plus élevé
106 m
Point le plus bas
28 m

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