Floatzilla 2014 is coming August 16!!

The Floatzilla folks say "We hope you (and your friends) will join us this year on August 16 as we seek to set a world record, promote paddling on our rivers, and host the largest gathering of canoes, kayaks and paddleboards on the Upper Mississippi River".

Join some crazily dressed people, and ordinary ones in their endless quest to break the world's record for the largest raft (collection of floating non-motorized craft connected to each other by touching). The event culminates in a helicopter flyover taking a picture to count the number later. Technically it is not a difficult paddle and the "advanced" paddle mainly refers to distance only. If you want the longer paddle and to go through the locks register early as that always fills up well ahead of time.

Here is a link for registration and more information - there are several different options for put-ins and trip length.


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  • Russ

    Signed up for Empire Park...

    July 2, 2014

  • James S.

    I see no link Ben.

    May 26, 2014

    • Karen K

      The link is in the paddle description at the end where it says - here is the link :)

      May 26, 2014

  • Ben T

    I did use "QC Adventures and Saukenuk Paddlers" as club affiliation for this one. Don't know if it makes a difference but figured since its in their backyard it would be the 'nice' thing to do.

    1 · May 12, 2014

    • dan g.

      Thanks Ben... There is a "award' of some type for the group that registers the largest group...

      1 · May 12, 2014

  • James S.

    Is there a sign up sheet/site

    May 12, 2014

    • Ben T

      Yep, click on the floatzilla link above

      May 12, 2014

  • Ben T

    BTW, I signed for Empire Park (longest & thru the locks)

    May 12, 2014

  • Diane S.

    No thanks!

    April 14, 2014

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