So, you'd like to take up kayaking this summer, but don't know where to start?
Start your paddling journey at Tumalo Creek's Annual Paddlefest. In one short weekend, you'll gain the skills and knowledge you need to make 2014 the best summer ever!
On May 3, 2014, Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe will hold its Annual Spring Paddlefest. The festivities kick-off on Friday afternoon with two-hour kayaking lessons beginning at 10 a.m. and noon and 2 p.m. on the back lawn at Tumalo Creek for $20 per person. Sign up now, these usually sell out! On Saturday, the party starts at 10 a.m. in Riverbend Park. Join the Tumalo Creek crew as well as boating representatives from major kayak, canoe and paddleboard companies, and demo the latest models of the best human-powered watercraft on the market. Both reps and staff will be on hand to answer questions and get new boaters safely and comfortably out on the water.
Again this year, Tumalo Creek will be partnering with Lay It Out Events, who will be holding the 26th annual Salmon 5K and 10K Run/Walk and Little Fry Run. The race benefits the Central Oregon Environmental Center. The race will end at Riverbend Park during the festival, and participants are encourage to take out a boat after they finish the race.
On Sunday, the festival moves back to the lawn behind Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe where experts will again teach two-hour basic skills kayak clinics all day starting at 10 a.m. Sign up online or give us a ring 541.317.9407.
This is the perfect opportunity for those who would like to learn the basics and find a boat that is just the right fit. The demo day is also a great option for advanced paddlers who are looking to upgrade, but would like to gain a hands-on knowledge of what is available before investing in a new boat.
Attendees will receive a coupon towards 10% off one non-sale boat, and 15% off one non-sale accessory through May 5, 2014.
For more information contact, Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe at 541.317.9407 or laurel@tumalocreek.