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New Meetup: 2010 Cincinnati Ohio River Way Paddlefest

From: Greg M.
Sent on: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 1:10 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Louisville Area Canoe & Kayak Group!

What: 2010 Cincinnati Ohio River Way Paddlefest

When: Saturday, June 26,[masked]:30 AM

Price: $30.00 per person

Coney Island Park
6201 Kellogg Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45228

On Saturday, June 26, over 1,800 people in more than 1,000 canoes and kayaks will race or take their sweet time paddling from Coney Island to the Cincinnati Public Landing to celebrate the beauty and recreational benefits of the Ohio River, Greater Cincinnati?s most important natural resource. Paddlers who feel ?lucky? can participate in our inaugural Paddlefest Poker Run as they make their way down the Ohio!

Canoes and kayaks are available for renting, but they generally run out fast. So if you want to rent one, you should register early. Early registration is open now, and you'll save $5 by registering before June 18; after that you can only register on-site. Adults are $30 on site, and children (under 14) are $15. Canoes are $30 and kayaks are $35. Camping is $20 per vehicle for those wishing to show up on Friday.

The main paddlefest website is here:

Information about the 8.2 mile paddle and a link to registration is here:

A link to all of the paddlefest events is here:

A few of the events are:
Friday June 25 5p-Midnight: Music Festival
Friday June 25 6p: "Jammin with Jackson" - World freestyle campion Eric Jackson will be in the pool at Coney Island
Friday June 25 7p: Midwest Kayak Rolling Competition. See how many hand rolls or paddle rolls you can do in 15 seconds.
Saturday June 26: about 9am paddle down the Ohio starts
Saturday June 26 until 2:30pm: Finish line festival

I plan to get there before 6p on Friday for the Jammin with Jackson event, and plan to compete in the rolling competition, and camp Friday night. For those arriving Saturday morning, the best place for us all to meet is actually it the water near the boat ramp. If you can't find us call my cell[masked] which I'll have with me on the water.

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