Lazy River Rafting #2 @ American River Rancho Cordova

UPDATE (7/15/14): I wanted to provide an update for this excursion since it's right around the corner. Because there are no rivers in the Bay Area, it goes without saying that coordination is important. The best way to communicate is to read the comments below and join the GROUPME chat (link below).

If you're able/willing to drive please say so. I know many people that have RSVPd for this are from different parts of the Bay so if you're looking for a ride you'll surely find one.

From my cursory look at the comments, it seems that the following people are offering rides:

SF - Cat, Naveen
SJ/Campbell - Sean
Oakland - Steven

I'm sure as the days get closer there'll be more activity in this thread and the GROUPME for ride coordination.

HYPE: The first lazy river rafting excursion was extremely fun and hugely successful, so here are the details for the second rafting trip of the summer. Hopefully even more people can make this one. Feel free to bring any friends who enjoy lounging peacefully in the sun for a few hours and sharing drinks and food. You can bring drinks and food if you like (there's a supermarket a block away from the launch point where we normally stop and stock up before launching); everyone shared food on the first trip and it was a great time.

Once we get an idea of turnout it'll be easier to organize rides up. The drive  is approximately 1 hour 45 min.

Here is the agenda for the day:
8:30AM - Head for Sacramento/Rancho Cordova
11:00AM - Meet at the river start point and get in the river/chill/music/dance
4:00PM - Get out of the river
7:00PM - Get back home

If you haven't gone lazy rafting on the American River before, it's about a 4-5 hour float from the launch point to the take-out point. Along the way, there are plenty of places to make pit stops, jump off small cliffs, do rope swings, hunt for crawfish, and on busy days there is a mud wrestling spot too. We will be playing lots of music as we go down the river. Feel free to bring a raft if you own one. Otherwise please bring like $20 to split costs for raft rentals. And of course, bring any drinks or food you want to eat along the way. You may also want to bring a T-shirt on the trip down incase the sun hides at some point (we designate a clothes bag so nothing gets wet - yeah, we're ultra prepared and ballers).

Note that this is the day after Dash Berlin plays at Craneway Pavilion (RSVP here!) so it's a great way to unwind and relax after a night of intense raging.

Feel free to post any questions below.

GROUPME: https://groupme.com/join_group/9091081/3XIinT

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  • Eli

    Really!? 7-8 Hours after!? What the hell....I only ate a handful of popcorn. Wow... I didn't know that was a commitment.

    2 · July 20

    • Mike C.

      Yeahhhh I ate some popcorn, and honey and wow.. lasted forever.

      July 21

    • Eli

      I'm glad I wasn't the only one.

      July 29

  • Jeff G.

    I'm at the parking lot, where is everyone at?

    July 20

  • Vishal

    Sorry folks something urgent came up, which needs my attention...miss this :(

    July 20

  • Vishal

    Anyone driving from southbay?
    Or anyone looking for ride from South Bay?

    July 19

    • Vishal

      Hey I am coming from Fremont.
      If you can come to Oakland, tommy is ready to carpool

      July 19

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds good, I can make it to the West Oakland Bart stop. What is the best way to contact you guys?

      July 19

  • A former member
    A former member

    I created a spreadsheet to help coordinate rides: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1kryHNO_TR7OEJWuuFXdthsPVyh6Dxq7IoMUT_oFzP-A/edit?usp=sharing Hopefully this will help people

    1 · July 19

    • Amber

      Thank you so much! I saw that you are willing to pick up people in SF and your car has room, May I be one of the passenger?

      July 19

    • Vishal

      Tommy I am coming with my friend. I can come to Oakland and carpool with you. Are you okay driving your car? We will pay for gas
      You can reach me @[masked]

      July 19

  • Joe D.

    I'm psyched for Sunday! I'm driving up from SF and have room for 2.

    July 18

    • Joe D.

      Sorry my car is full now. I'll let you know if someone cancels.

      July 19

    • Amber

      thanks!

      July 19

  • Sean A.

    Im in campbell but I can drive as far as SF to get a ride. Or if enough people still need a ride around SJ let me know and I can drive.

    July 19

  • Amber

    Anyone driving from SF?

    July 19

    • Vishal

      I have space in my car.
      Will you be able to come to west Oakland Bart station?

      July 19

    • Amber

      I live in sunset, so SF will be better for me, Thank you!

      July 19

  • Cat S.

    I can most likely drive from SF (there is a very small chance I will not be able to make it) if people want to pitch in for gas.

    July 13

  • Vida

    I'm at Costco getting Jack and coke now hope u guys like it

    3 · July 19

  • Steven

    I am planning on driving and live in Oakland. If anyone nearby wants to meet me at my place or if your not to far off the beaten path I will be more than happy to pick you up. Hit me up at[masked], I have room for three people.

    1 · July 17

    • Cat S.

      Do you still have space for one of the people who contacted me if they aren't far from you?

      July 19

  • Cat S.

    My car is now full and actually I had one more request than I have space. Does anyone else have a spot left?

    July 19

  • Cat S.

    My car still has space - I'll be leaving from the Mission area. A couple people have reached out, but please confirm your spot with me. (434)[masked]

    July 18

    • Cat S.

      Picking you up is not a problem....

      July 18

  • Naveen S.

    Hope everyone has a ride for Sunday from San Francisco! I'm only planning to drive there if no one else has room for just one more.

    July 18

    • Cat S.

      My car still has space.

      July 18

  • JayDub

    DAMMIT I can't make it again... :( Saturday next time??

    July 17

  • Eli

    1. It's better to do mixed drinks in plastic bottles instead of glass. Please try not to litter. 2. I'm coming from Sunnyvale and will try to organize a carpool with Sean. Please contact one of us if you want in.

    1 · July 17

  • Steven

    Whose bringing the stereo?

    July 17

  • Inez T.

    From San Leandro looking to carpool

    July 16

    • Steven

      If your not to far from where I live in Oakland, I will be more than happy to pick you up. I have 3 seats available, hit me up @[masked] if you still need a ride

      July 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    Garr! Something that is actually going on near where I live. Wish I could make it, but I have search & rescue training all weekend.

    July 16

  • Kim P.

    Is there anyone going from San Francisco to this location?

    1 · July 13

    • Irina P

      Hi Naveen, do you have room in your car for 1 more? I need a ride from the city. Will pitch in for gas, of course!

      July 14

    • Kim P.

      I can definitely pitch in gas cash as well :)

      July 15

  • A former member
    A former member

    By coincidence I am going rafting the same day at the same place... Don't know if I'll be able to MeetUp since I am going with another group but hopefully magic happens and I can meet some of you.

    1 · July 13

    • Sherwin

      If you hear loud music and see occasional dancing and shuffling along the bank come say hi

      1 · July 15

    • JayDub

      Lmao @ Sherwin's response

      July 15

  • Sherwin

    UPDATE (7/15/14): I wanted to provide an update for this excursion since it's right around the corner. Because there are no rivers in the Bay Area, it goes without saying that coordination is important. The best way to communicate is to read the comments below and join the GROUPME chat (link below).

    If you're able/willing to drive please say so. I know many people that have RSVPd for this are from different parts of the Bay so if you're looking for a ride you'll surely find one.

    From my cursory look at the comments, it seems that the following people are offering rides:

    SF - Cat, Naveen
    SJ/Campbell - Sean

    I'm sure as the days get closer there'll be more activity in this thread and the GROUPME for ride coordination.

    4 · July 15

  • Eli

    So there are no rivers closer to the bay area?

    1 · July 14

    • Sherwin

      Closest thing to this in the Bay Area is Rancho Cordova (just east of Sacramento) or Knights Ferry (just east of Modesto), and they're both like a[masked] minute drive.

      July 15

  • Sean A.

    Im in campbell/SJ area if anyone wants to car pool.

    July 14

  • David K.

    couldn't make the last one and also can't make this one :( but excited for the next one if there's another one!

    July 14

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello in town and would live to meet new people.

    July 10

    • Mike

      You came to the right place!

      July 11

  • Sean A.

    Hey guys I just moved here and love that this area has such a large EDM following AND ya'll like to go rafting... I think I'm going to like California.

    1 · July 11

    • Mike

      Welcome to the group and to California Sean! We are a pretty damn fun group and the first rafting trip was a blast, can't wait for this one!

      July 11

  • Cat S.

    Why did you schedule 3 hours to get home after getting out of the river? Is it that far?

    July 6

    • Cat S.

      Oh I see. Okay, thanks for clarifying.

      July 6

    • Sherwin

      Yea, exactly what Tommy said. This time what we'll do is park a couple cars at the bottom so we can transport people back to the top a lot faster. Coordination FTW

      July 7

  • Tiernan

    Is this real? "Test" isn't very descriptive

    June 29

    • Sherwin

      The UI functionality for writing the details of the event is ironically 10x better after you create it so that's just my way of making the whole process easier.

      2 · June 29

    • JayDub

      I've noticed the same. It's a little lame. I create it, edit it later, then announce it after its been edited

      July 6

  • J.T. F.

    Yes! I am so glad you're scheduling another one of these. Super bummed I had to miss the last one. Sounds like so much fun.

    2 · June 30

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