FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 25, 2019
Contact: Ryan Baker Dunn, Marine Operations Supervisor
Rochelle Skinner, Park Sales & Service Manager
Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation | Agency of Natural Resources
Vermont State Parks Announces New Bike Rental Partnership at Burton Island State Park
MONTPELIER, VT - Vermont State Parks is excited to announce a partnership with Local Motion, Inc. to provide bike rentals at Burton Island State Park. New for the 2019 season, a fleet of rental bicycles will be provided for park visitors to use while visiting the island.
“Burton Island has always been a fantastic place to explore by bike,” says Ryan Baker Dunn, Marine Operations Supervisor for Vermont State Parks. “The 253-acre island has miles of trails and park roads on picturesque Lake Champlain with views of the Green and Adirondack mountains. Aside from a few staff work vehicles, there are no cars on the island, making it a safe, quiet environment for biking. Vermont State Parks has also invested in work tricycles to further minimize vehicles in the park, making Burton Island a great place for the whole family to ride.”
Local Motion is a non-profit organization dedicated to “helping Vermont communities become more walkable, bikeable, and livable.” Their mission and experience with bike rentals made them an ideal partner to work with Vermont State Parks on this initiative.
The fleet of adult and kids bicycles will be available for half-day, full-day, and multi-day rentals. Bike rentals start at just $15 dollars for half days and $25 for full days, with additional days for $15. Rentals will be first come, first served, and helmets will be provided with each bike rental. Many of the bikes also have baskets that come in handy for beach gear or store purchases.
For more information on Burton Island State Park: https://www.vtstateparks.com/burton.html
For more information on Local Motion: https://www.localmotion.org/
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