Burlington's 10-mile Cycle the City loop runs along the waterfront, connecting several city parks and beaches. It also passes the Community Boathouse and runs within several blocks of downtown restaurants and shops.
North Star Sports. In addition to stocking an extensive supply of sports apparel and accessories, this family-owned shop rents bikes and provides maps of cycling routes. 100 Main St., Burlington, VT, 05401. 802/863–3832. northstarsportsvt.com.
Ski Rack. Burlington's one-stop shop for winter sports equipment, the Ski Rack also rents bikes and sells running gear throughout the year. 85 Main St., Burlington, VT, 05401. 802/658–3313 or 800/882–4530. www.skirack.com.