Keeping the Burlington Bike Path in Mind

By Christine Souders |

Published 06/19 2014 10:19PM

Updated 06/19 2014 11:26PM

BURLINGTON, Vt.- The Hilton Burlington is showing off its redesign and new additions.

The changes keep bicyclists in mind in the multi-million dollar transformation

Hilton Burlington is offering a new restaurant and patio, but the business is also adding bike rentals, covered parking for bikes, and built-in tool station.

This is all part of the revitatlization of the waterfront, which goes hand and hand with restoring the Burlington Bike Path.

This fall, Parks and Recreation will embark on a $16 million dollar project to widen, add signage, and improve one of Burlington's crown jewels.

The bike path connects 6 major parks, and is another alternative means of transportation by showcasing Lake Champlain.

Hilton's General Manager Jeff Webb said that's a big reason why the hotel is providing their support and coordinating efforts to contribute to the bike culture through fundraising, and promoting an important asset such as the almost 8 mile bike path to guests.

"Anyone who rides by can pull in here, tune up their bike, hopefully work their way over onto the catio, enjoy some food and beverage," said Webb.

"This is the first new biker bar in Burlington, and really it's just off of the bike path, and so it's really nice, the things that we are going to be doing to improve the bike path, the width and signage that we'll be able to provide to gudie bikes that need a break, and grab a beverage and help celebrate what's going on in the rest of Burlington," said Jesse Bridges, Director of Burlington Parks and Recreation Waterfront.

The built-in tool station will be installed in the next week.

As far as the bike path, people should start seeing some changes this fall on the downtown section.

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