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See Ann Arbor, San Francisco, and Chicago by modular kayak

See Ann Arbor, San Francisco, and Chicago by modular kayak

Lifestyle
Whether a kayaker is a beginner, intermediate or advanced in skill level, these cities offer enjoyable tours with guides who can explain the city along the way by modular kayak. Ann Arbor Offers Kayaking on the Huron River by modular kayak Kayakers can drive to Delhi Park and launch rented modular kayak into the Huron River, then glide through cattails along the shore and float slowly downstream. The river is wide and serene, making it hard to believe that downtown Ann Arbor is just a few miles away. The route takes paddlers under an old low railroad bridge and around wide bends. A few miles down, the river curves and on the bank high above, a palatial stone mansion in the Tudor style stands, with its stone boat house, a reminder of the Great Gatsby life made possible in nearby D...
River runner kayak event and cost of ultralight kayak

River runner kayak event and cost of ultralight kayak

Lifestyle
More advanced paddlers or those interested in competing often seek out river runner kayak racing events. Many local clubs offer competitive events. Becoming a spectator at venues, such as paddling festivals, is a great introduction to get a feel for what types of events are available. Competitive Kayaking Events Competitive river runner kayak events are held on both flat water and white water. Events vary in length, with shorter distances running 200, 500 and 1000 meters. These sprint races take place on flat, calm waters and usually run a straight course. Distance races include marathons (26 miles) and other events that are much longer. These events on lakes and rivers usually involve maneuvering around obstacles and may even be broken into stages. The longest race is the Yukon...