A true coalition, we work with many regional organizations towards a healthier, more physically active Rutland County. To meet our mission, we work to improve and expand our region's infrastructure, as well as engage and educate all users of that infrastructure. Our focus is walking and biking, but having fun and living well are part of it, too!

What We Do


From walking challenges to get you moving to tips on how to move better ...
Getting back on you bike (or getting on for the first time)  ...
It's not all about walking and biking, eating well and living well are important to us, too ...
Not to be taken too seriously, we are into having fun in all that we do...


"Walking  is  the  best  possible  exercise.  Habituate  yourself  to  walk  very  far"
Thomas Jefferson

100 Miles 100 Days

Join walkers who live or work in Rutland County as we walk one mile every day for 100 days. Open to all ages and abilities, this is a great opportunity to motivate yourself, your family, co-workers and friends to be more active, one mile at a time. This spring the challenge will begin Thursday,...

Organized 5k Walks

Most of us are familiar with the term 5k. This is a distance commonly used for various races, fun runs, or charity events. Measuring just over 3 miles, a 5k is an attainable distance but a good challenge for a timed walk. Throughout the year, there are lots of opportunities in our area...

Where to Walk

There are lots of safe, accessible, walking-friendly places in our region - both indoor and out. One way to help ensure your personal walking goals are met is to prevent boredom and vary your environment. Depending on your comfort, you may wish to stay on flat ground or head into the...

Rutland City Pedestrian Assessment

Rutland City was approached by VTrans to be the first site in Vermont to participate in a new Federal initiative to reduce the growing number of pedestrian and bicyclist injuries. The 18-month campaign will begin with a road safety assessment that includes two components: this online survey and a physical assessment which will occur on April...


"Nothing  compares  to  the  simple  pleasure  of  riding  a  bike."
John F. Kennedy

Organized Rides & Tours

While it might be a bit intimidating to think about riding with hundreds of other riders in an organized ride, there are many benefits to joining an organized road (or mountain) race or ride. Personally, I really enjoy the opportunities for pit-stops and knowing that I don't have to worry much about...

Readings for Riders

Want to research a little before heading out on two wheels? Have some down time between rides and are looking for some light reading? Need a quick reference on how to quick-tune your ride? Whatever the case, click away on the links below and see what gets your wheels turning! Regular bike...


"Thrive...  and  do  so  with  passion,  compassion,  humor,  and  style."
Maya Angelou

Let’s Eat

What we put into our bodies directly correlates to what we can get out of our bodies. Being mindful and intentional about the food we consume will provide optimal nutrition and  sustained, energy. Keeping a log of your daily consumption is also a useful tool in maintain health - for weight loss, nutrition, hydration, and...

Let’s Eat Local

We are very fortunate to live, work, and play in a region ripe with local fare. From dairy farms to berry farms, apples to zucchini, you can find a variety of fresh, local, nutritious offerings to fuel your day and your activity. The Rutland Area Farm & Food Link (RAFFL) works to...

Safe Routes to School

Maybe you have noticed - and I hope that you have - that when school is out, there are kids all over the place. This summer, while I was riding my bike, a young girl on a pink bike proudly announced, “I ride a bike, too!” A few mornings later, while I was driving...


"When  you  play,  play  hard;  when  you  work,  don't  play  at  all."
Harry S. Truman

Go Play

Rutland's Recreation Department offers many ways to get moving in a playful way. For all seasons and all ages, everyone can find a way to be active and engaged in our community. For more information, visit their website at: www.rutlandrec.com...

Mentor Connector

The Mentor Connector is an organization that acts as a resource for local mentoring programs in Rutland County. These programs are both community based and school based and serve youth from elementary school through high school. Visit their programming page to get a look at the variety of options for mentors and mentees: www.mentorconnector.com/programs...


What's going on

100 Miles 100 Days
100 Miles

Day 100 of our spring 2014 challenge is near! T-shirts are printed, folded, and ready. Completion bags are being assembled. Closing events include the Farmer's Market on Saturday, August 9 and the Summer Sunset Series at Pine Hill Park Tuesday, August 12....

July 29, 2014
July 29, 2014
Walk Wag & Run Tonight
College of St Joseph

The final Walk Wag & Run, benefitting the Rutland County Humane Society is tonight, July 29 at College of St Joseph....

100th day, today!

This is it, the completion of the walking challenge! Come out to Pine Hill Park to walk the final miles together. The Rutland Recreation Department is hosting the final Summer Sunset Series walk/run. Registration starts at 530p, event starts at 630. Wear your 100 Miles tee shirt (and a rain jacket!) Bring your log and get your completion goodie bag! See you at the park....

August 12, 2014
Saturday, September 13
Walk For Children

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont is hosting their annual fundraiser/walk at the Howe Center in Rutland www.pcavt.org...

Hungry Lion Bike Tour

Why Participate in the Hungry Lion Bike Tour? Vermont is ranked the 11th hungriest state in the nation and according to the US Census, 13% of Vermonters (27000 children) cannot afford either enough food or nutritious food for their households. These numbers are alarming and the Whitingham-Halifax Lions has been aiding in this problem for over twenty years. We began by serving a warm holiday dinner. Although it was a treat for many, there were no long-term benefits. Today, we provide over a month’s worth of groceries which are typically delivered the weekend before the Christmas holiday. The groceries are all delivered...

Saturday, September 27
Sunday, September 28
Boot Campers Against Breast Cancer

Come support our fight against breast cancer by participating in our first annual 5K event! Pre-registration begins at 11:00am, with the race starting at "the crack of noon"!  We will be having a kids fun run beforehand at 11:30.  There will be live music, raffles and plenty of fun to be had for the whole family! After the awards ceremony we will also be hosting an après race party at Charity's Tavern ( 2194 Killington Rd) from 4-7, where we will be drawing the winners for our raffle items (need not be present to win).There will be live music and...



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Rutland, VT 05701