Archive: June 2015

As the water begins to run-off the Continental Divide and the rivers come up, the sharks come out to play… and race. Each year Colorado hosts what I like to the call, “The Festival Race Series” as the top paddlers from around the world head to Colorado to boat the annual flood. Inspired by the legendary FIBArk River Festival, Golden, Buena Vista, Steamboat, Lyons, Vail, Durango and Salida each hold a series of boat races. A typical river festival will…

On May 30, 2015 at the Lyons Outdoor Games in Lyons, Colorado, 44 people from around the world competed in the canoe and kayak slalom race. We had competitors from Spain, Sweden, Canada, and Germany as well as from all over the nation. Team Colorado had a large presence both on the course and the podium. The coach of Team Colorado, Alberto Diez¬≠Canedo of La Seu, Spain, took home first in K1 men open category with the fastest time on…