Hike, Bike & Paddle Events

Our Hike, Bike & Paddle events are a result of our work with local community advisory boards around the state to encourage physical activity in the great Vermont outdoors. Starting in 2009 with one location, we have expanded Hike, Bike & Paddle to three communities.

These free summer events allow Vermonters to try a new activity in a fun and safe environment. At all three sites, guests enjoy free access to canoe/kayak and/or paddleboards, bicycles and hiking trails. We also provide free healthy snacks to all participants, including smoothies from our very own “smoothie bike.” The first 50 guests at each site receive a free Hike, Bike & Paddle t-shirt.

“We designed Hike, Bike & Paddle to encourage everyone, regardless of age and experience, to get active and use the recreational resources around them,” explains Megan Peek, BCBSVT director of community relations and health education. “We work in close partnership with our site coordinators and equipment vendors to create a unique and enjoyable community event.”

We invite adventurers of all ages to join us for a Hike, Bike & Paddle this summer!


2020 Hike, Bike & Paddle

At this stage, we will not be running this program for the summer of 2020 but look forward to hosting it again in 2021.