3rd Annual Onion River Race and Ramble!

June 05, 2016 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM

The Friends of the Winooski River will be holding their 2016 Onion River Race and Ramble on Sunday June 5th. Get your friends and neighbor and enjoy a paddle along the Winooski River between Bolton and Richmond,VT. It promises to be a day of excitement, camaraderie, and fun! Details are at Please pre-register online. The Race and Ramble has a paddling class for everyone! Want to paddle but not race? Bea Rambler. Want to paddle as a family? Sign up for the Youth/Family class. Want to race but don't have a long or fancy boat? Join one of the Recreational classes. And of course, there are classes for the fast and furious! We also have an option to compete as a 2 to 4 person team. This year, we will award a prize to the person or team with the Best Bow Ornament. All race and ramble classes are eligible. Judging will take place prior to launch, so be sure to have your ornament ready! A light lunch by the Richmond Grange is included in your registration fee. There will be music by Colin McCaffrey. We need volunteers too! Important: Parking is located in Richmond at the Richmond Town Hall lot. Please drop off your boat(s) and check-in for the Race at the starting line, Bolton Falls Dam, Bolton, VT. One team member will then proceed to Richmond to park their vehicle and catch a free shuttle back to the starting line. Sponsored by the Friends of the Winooski River with support from Umiak Outfitters, Outdoor Gear Exchange, Dr. Danger Coffee and the Richmond Grange. Proceeds will be used to protect and restore the Winooski River watershed. More info and updates can be found throughout the month of May on our Facebook page.