2015 Switchback Bike for the Lake


Saturday June 20, 2015 from 6:45 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Sand Bar State Park 
1215 US Rt 2
Milton, VT 05468

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Friends of Northern Lake Champlain - Denise Smith 
Friends of Northern Lake Champlain 


Saturday June 20, 2015 from 6:45 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Click on the links below to download maps for the rides.

100 mile

70 mile

50 mile

 25 mile

Thank you to Northwest Regional Planning Commission for creating these maps!

'SAVE THE LAKE' Cycling Jerseys!

Represent Lake Champlain severy time you ride with our one-of-a-kind 'Save The Lake' Cycling Jerseys! Purchase yours the day of the ride, or reserve yours now inn our Active.com Registration Platform and pick it up at the Sand Bar! 


Flat- Inexpensive- Fun !!!

Bring the whole family and enjoy the day!

Do you love Lake Champlain? Join Friends of Northern Lake Champlain for the 2015 Switchback Bike for the Lake! Enjoy the beautiful scenery of northern Vermont and the Lake Champlain Islands while getting some exercise and supporting a great cause! With 100 mile, 75 mile, 50 mile, and 25 mile loops, there are plenty of options to choose from! All  loops are supported rides, meaning that food, drink, and bathrooms will be available to cyclists at stops throughout the ride. Join us after the ride for a celebratory BBQ back at the Sand Bar State Park. It is sure to be a fantastic day!

Proceeds from this event will support the work of Friends of Northern Lake Champlain. Visit our website to read about how we are working for clean water!


Thanks for choosing Switchback Bike for the Lake! Here are a few ride details:




Free T-shirt

Food/Beer Ticket

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June 1st-June 19th


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Day-of Registration


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The park gates will open around 6:30, and day-of registration will begin at 6:45. Parking is limited- Please carpool!

100 mile and 75 mile loops may leave after 7:30 am.

50 and 25 mile loops may leave after 8:30 am.

All loops are supported rides- food and drink will be available along the way!

To register for this event on Active.com, click here. To register the old-fashioned way, visit our events page on our website and download the registration form. Please send completed forms to Friends of Northern Lake Champlain, P.O. Box 58, Swanton, VT 05488. Thank You!


Healthy Roots BBQ- 1:00- 4:00PM
This year, we'll be celebrating our dedicated riders and a clean Lake Champlain with a BBQ featuring all things LOCAL from Northwest VT HealthyRoots Collaborative and sponsored by Northwestern Medical Center! We believe clean water and healthy, sustainable food systems are closely connected- one can't exist without the other. Choose from locally sourced beef, all organic hot-dogs, sausages from Does Leap Farm in Bakersfield, VT, locally harvested and prepared salads and more. Beer will be provided by a Vermont staple- the one and only Switchback Brewing Company! YUM YUM!

Thank you for supporting Friends of Northern Lake Champlain!