THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED! SAVE THE DATE! Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Celebration

Governor Phil Scott and Senator Bernie Sanders invite towns to showcase their communities and participate in a celebration of the completed rail trail.

What:     Governor Scott and Senator Sanders invite communities and the public to participate in a celebration of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail — recently completed and now the longest rail trail in New England!

The Governor will bike the entire 93-mile trail from Swanton to St. Johnsbury and make brief water stops along the trail with Senator Sanders (more details on those stops to come).The public is invited to join all or part of the governor’s ride and any of the planned brief stops. The LVRT Celebration team will work with communities to plan for these short visits, so please distribute this announcement to your LVRT-related contacts and leaders, and we will follow up with you.

The Ask: We are encouraging all communities along the LVRT to plan their own celebratory events for July 15. The State and Senator’s office will help promote local events to get the word out about all trail-wide celebrations and what all the LVRT communities have to offer.  (Please note, the Governor and Senator will not be able to participate in these events).

When:  Saturday, July 15, 2023; 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

7:30 a.m. – 7:50 a.m.:   Swanton (location TBD), kick off and brief remarks

7:50 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.: Ride from Swanton to Morrisville (schedule of brief stops to come)

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.:   Morrisville (location TBD), main event and celebration

2:00 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.:   Ride from Morristown to St. Johnsbury (schedule of brief stops to come)

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.    St. Johnsbury (location TBD), end of ride celebration

*all times are approximate; a more detailed schedule will be issued closer to the event.

Please help us celebrate and promote this extraordinary transportation and recreation asset, Vermont’s beautiful landscape, and our diverse and beloved communities along the trail!