Walk/Bike Summit watchwords: health, safety & community

Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine told people at the 2022 Vermont Walk/Bike Summit in Middlebury last Friday that he believes “active and public transportation” must play an increasing role in keeping Vermonters healthy.

Faith Gong: The family that bikes together

Our family’s pandemic coping strategies have failed to follow national – or even logical – trends. We were already living in Vermont, homeschooling, gardening, and keeping chickens when COVID-19 hit, so we had many of the boxes checked already.

Citizens needed for biking advisory committee

The Bristol selectboard is seeking individuals interested in serving on a Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee.

Matthew Dickerson: Exploring the rail trail

The bike trip started with seven miles of continuous downhill—and quite a bit more if we’d had the time to continue all the way to St. Johnsbury. But we had to turn around. And that’s what made me a little nervous, because those seven miles of downhill al … (read more)

In Vermont, will bike for (print) news

At 8:30 a.m., I mount my rusty Schwinn 7-speed for a month-long morning ritual of “getting the papers.” I pedal the gravel lane from our “camp” near Long Point in Ferrisburgh, rented on Lake Champlain for my son’s Middlebury College quarantine. I pass dai … (read more)

New Bristol shop offers outdoor gear & services

BRISTOL — Growing up in Bristol, Chris Morrissey got into BMX culture — ramps, half pipes — and tinkering with bikes. “We used to order parts from BMX magazines,” Morrissey told the Independent. “And we would get really excited when we saw the UPS truck d … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Drivers, bikers can work together to ensure safety

Spring is here and while there may not be many cars on the roads these days, there are a fair amount of bicyclists out there. It is a great time to ride a bike even though we have many other challenges upon us. So, you’re driving your car along a two-lane … (read more)

Editorial: Multi-use path in Midd would be a win-win

Several area organizations lent their support at last Monday’s Middlebury selectboard meeting to a proposal to build a multi-use gravel pathway from the Middlebury Union Middle School to East Middlebury. The pathway would depart the existing Trail Around … (read more)

Editorial: Multi-use path in Midd would be a win-win

Several area organizations lent their support at last Monday’s Middlebury selectboard meeting to a proposal to build a multi-use gravel pathway from the Middlebury Union Middle School to East Middlebury. The pathway would depart the existing Trail Around … (read more)

The Addison Independent will be closed on Monday, July 4th. The newspaper will be published on Thursday, as usual.