Monday, September 3, 2018
8 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Waterfront Park – Great Lawn
Paddlers will begin their adventurous five-mile course at 10 a.m. taking their canoes and kayaks through the McAlpine Locks and Dam to the Jaycees Boat Ramp in New Albany. TARC will offer a shuttle service for paddlers to retrieve their vehicles at the launch site.
This year, patrons will have the opportunity to try their hand at stand-up paddle boarding provided by Kentucky Paddleboarding LLC until 1 p.m.
Kayak rentals will be available on site or you can rent ahead of time online.
Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle Paddlers can enter from the Harbor Lawn in Waterfront Park, but are encouraged to enter from the University of Louisville Rowing Center/ Louisville Community Boathouse off River Road and paddle upstream towards the start at the Harbor Lawn. Parking will be available at the Louisville Community Boathouse and volunteers will be on-site to assist paddlers at both of these locations.
Paddling participants will launch their canoes or kayaks at the river ramp located at the Harbor Lawn of Waterfront Park. Paddlers can drop their boats off at the “Green” parking lot off Witherspoon St near Slugger Field or off of River Road at the University of Louisville Rowing Center located at 1321 River Rd from 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Police and safety boats will be nearby during the paddling activity, and participants can get assistance if needed in launching their canoe or kayak. Safe paddling instruction and demonstrations will take place in the harbor area of the Great Lawn.
For more details visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/city-events/subway-fresh-fit-hike-bike-paddle