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Stand Up for the Lake

What's SUP? It's short for standup paddleboarding, and it's been called the fastest-growing water sport in the world. Accessible to all ages and fitness levels, SUP is easy to learn and enjoy. In recent years, it's experienced a groundswell of popularity in Burlington, where Lake Champlain beckons all summer long. Get out on the water at the 10th annual Stand Up for the Lake, a benefit for the Community Sailing Center that includes a mile kids' race, three-mile recreational race and six-mile elite race. Or ride a wave of goodwill from the shore, where food and music make a splash.

Saturday, August 4, at the Burlington Surf Club. Info, standupforthelake.com.

Greenride Bikeshare

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  • Courtesy Of Catma/Arielle Thomas

Summertime transforms Burlington's streets and waterfront bike path into a parade of pedalers — and this year, it's easier than ever to hop on a set of bicycle wheels. Several downtown shops rent bikes for longer outings, but for quick, cost-effective, point-to-point rides, there's the new Greenride Bikeshare. The green and blue bikes can be found all over Chittenden County, from downtown Burlington to the airport and beyond. Simply reserve a bike online or use an app to acquire a PIN to unlock your seven-speed or electric-assist ride. Bikes can be returned to any other station within the service system, so no need to loop. Ride on!

Find locations, pricing and details at greenridebikeshare.com.

Yoga on Church Street

click to enlarge STEPHEN MEASE
  • Stephen Mease

Strolling down Burlington's Church Street Marketplace in the summer almost always comes with a side of street entertainment, from romantic accordion music to sidewalk standup comedy. But one Sunday in August, the pedestrian plaza becomes a spectacle of sun salutations. Hundreds of participants stretch and sweat at the annual Yoga on Church Street. The free community yoga class benefits HOPE Works, a nonprofit dedicated to ending sexual violence — so roll out a mat and bring a donation to the cause.

Sunday, August 12, on the Church Street Marketplace. Info, hopeworksvt.org.

click to enlarge COURTESY OF COMMUNITY SAILING CENTER
  • Courtesy Of Community Sailing Center

Stand Up for the Lake

Qu'est-ce que la planche à rame? C'est une planche flottante sur laquelle on se tient debout et on se propulse à l'aide d'une pagaie. On dit que c'est le sport nautique qui s'est répandu le plus vite dans le monde. Accessible aux personnes de tous âges, peu importe leur forme physique, la planche à rame est facile à apprendre et procure rapidement beaucoup de plaisir. Dans les dernières années, ce sport est devenu très populaire à Burlington, où le lac Champlain attire les adeptes tout l'été. Participez à la 10e édition annuelle de l'événement Stand Up for the Lake, organisé au profit du centre de voile communautaire, qui comprend une course pour les enfants, une course récréative de 4,8 kilomètres et une course d'élite de 9,6 kilomètres. Vous avez aussi la possibilité d'encourager les participants depuis la rive, où vous pourrez manger et écouter de la musique.

Samedi 4 août, au Burlington Surf Club. Info : standupforthelake.com.

Greenride Bikeshare

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  • Courtesy Of Catma/Arielle Thomas

L'été, les rues de Burlington et la piste cyclable du bord du lac sont envahies par les cyclistes et cette année, il est plus facile que jamais d'y faire du vélo. Plusieurs magasins du centre louent des bicyclettes pour des sorties plus longues, mais pour faire un petit tour et aller d'un point à un autre rapidement, il y a maintenant les vélos en libre-service Greenride. On peut trouver ces vélos vert et bleu dans tout le comté de Chittenden, du centre de Burlington à l'aéroport et même plus loin. Il suffit de réserver son vélo en ligne ou d'utiliser une application pour obtenir un NIP permettant de déverrouiller votre bicyclette à sept vitesses ou à assistance électrique. On peut rapporter les vélos à n'importe quelle station du réseau, donc nul besoin de faire une boucle. Enfourchez votre monture!

Trouvez l'emplacement des stations, les prix et tous les détails à greenridebikeshare.com.

Yoga on Church Street

click to enlarge STEPHEN MEASE
  • Stephen Mease

Quand on flâne au marché de la rue Church à Burlington en été, on a de fortes chances d'assister à un spectacle de rue, que ce soit un accordéoniste aux mélodies romantiques ou une comédie jouée sur le trottoir. Il y a un dimanche en août, toutefois, où la zone piétonne devient le théâtre de salutations au soleil. Des centaines de participants s'étirent et transpirent au rassemblement annuel de yoga de la rue Church. Ce cours de yoga gratuit est organisé par la communauté au profit de HOPE Works, un organisme sans but lucratif qui se consacre à l'éradication de la violence sexuelle; alors, déroulez votre tapis et faites un don, c'est pour une bonne cause.

Dimanche 12 août, au marché de la rue Church. Info : hopeworksvt.org.

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Carolyn Fox was the Seven Days calendar editor from 2009-2012. From 2012-2013, she was the managing editor of Kids VT. She currently works as Special Publications Manager for Seven Days.

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