Onion River Race and Ramble 

Sunday, June 5, 2022

 

The Onion River Race and Ramble is a 10.5-mile paddle from Bolton to Richmond on Vermont's Winooski River. The Race and Ramble attracts serious racers as well as paddlers looking for a fun time on the water. There's a paddling class for everyone!  Want to paddle but not race? Be a 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!  Check out the class descriptions here. 

Following the paddle, participants can enjoy lunch at the Richmond Town park. 

Important Info re 2022 Shuttling: 

We have reached capacity on our shuttles as of 5/30/22. SHUTTLES ARE NOW FULL. Paddlers registering from now on: Please make a plan to have your own ride back to Bolton. 

  1. Please drop off your boat(s) and check-in for the Race at the starting line, Bolton Falls Dam, Bolton, VT.
  2. One team member will then drive to Richmond to park your vehicle. Parking is located in Richmond at the Richmond Town Hall lot. 
  3. IF YOU LEAVE YOUR CAR AT BOLTON DAM, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING BACK TO YOUR CAR AFTER THE RACE. 
  4. Due to staffing shortages at the outfitters who support this event, we will have less shuttle capacity than in the past. If you can organize with friends to shuttle each other, that will help reduce pressure on our shuttle. Priority for the shuttle will be given to paddlers who registered by May 31. Paddlers registering from 5/31 on: Please make a plan to have your own ride back to Bolton.  Please arrive early to allow enough time: the distance between points is 11 miles. 

Please read all of the event information below before registering. 

2022 Registration fees

The fee is $30 per person ($15 for youth) if you register by May 25th. 

Paddlers who register by May 31st will have priority for the limited shuttles. 

On May 26th the fee increases to $40 per person ($20 for youth). 

RACERS must register by June 3. No same-day registration for RACERS. 

Online registration will close end of day June 3. 

Ramblers may register on the day of the event (June 5); the price increases to $45 per person ($25 for youth).

With each registration, there is an option to add $5 for lunch, which will be a fresh spread of deli platters with lots of options for making your own sandwiches, plus snacks and drinks. 

Proceeds benefit the Friends' work to protect and restore the Winooski River watershed.

We have reached capacity on our shuttles as of 5/30/22. SHUTTLES ARE NOW FULL. Paddlers registering from now on: Please make a plan to have your own ride back to Bolton. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

 

THANK YOU to our generous sponsors and event partners!