Fourth annual Millyard Bike Paddle Run

NASHUA – The fourth annual Millyard Bike Paddle Run will be held this Sunday, June 3 at 9 a.m., starting and finishing at the Millyard Technology Park.

As the name implies, this unique race involves three different legs and means of transport. Participants first follow a roughly 16-mile bicycle loop from Nashua’s historic Millyard through neighboring Hollis returning to the Millyard via Pine Hill Road and the Broad Street Parkway.

Racers then switch from their bikes to the self-powered water craft of their choice (most use kayaks but the occasional standup paddle board or canoe has been spotted in years past). This year, the water portion of the race will take place on the Nashua River starting from and returning to the boat launch at 10 Technology Way.

Finally, participants follow Pine Street Extension into the beautiful Mine Falls Park for a 3.7-mile loop along the river and back. All participants receive a complimentary beer ticket redeemable after the race at the Peddler’s Daughter.

“This race gives people an excellent opportunity to enjoy some of the best outdoor opportunities our City has to offer,” said Brian Cullen, founder and director of the Race. “We have had numerous people express surprise at the extent of the trails and boating options right here in our back yard.”

The event is open to relay teams or individuals. For more information and to register go to: www.millyardbpr.com. Volunteers and spectators are welcome!