Awesome Spencer. Might as well block out the 2nd weekend in August for the next 20 years just to be safe.
And now for the daily stoke!
I picked up a couple of kayak stackers from Rack Attack in Denver yesterday. Big props to Rack Attack for supporting Bailey Fest! These guys are cool, they have competitive prices, and they have all the rack and hitch equipment you need. Also, Matt from Rack attack told me that the Denver store is having a used item garage sale on saturday starting at 8am. If you are looking for a deal on rack equipment go check it out. Roof Racks at Rack Attack - Thule Rack, Yakima Rack: bike, ski, kayak, cargo
Also, a word in general on sponsors. Bailey Fest sponsors are trusted gear manufacturers, local shops, beer brewers, and paddlers businesses. Bailey Fest sponsors generously donate gear and services to help make the Fest what it is. Without sponsors, entrance price to Bailey Fest would be triple what it is (currently $20 per person), so everyone who attends Bailey Fest directly benefits from our sponsors generosity. Sponsor gear is used as prizes for the foamie race, which is a significant portion of Bailey Fest's revenue. I also use sponsor donated gear to compensate volunteers for their hard work. These sponsors don't just give stuff away for free, they want to know that they are getting some return on their investment. I would encourage everyone who attends Bailey Fest to try and thank our sponsors directly by supporting them and letting them know that you appreciate their support for Bailey Fest. Bailey Fest website has links to all the sponsors pages too. Send them an email telling them you appreciate it.
Also, still spots open for the Stookesberry creeking clinic. See a couple posts above for details.
Paddled Bailey yesterday evening after work. Hauling ass, minimal eddies, just me and one of my best paddling buddies. Love it! Such a good run, so much fun, so beautiful, what a gem. Looking forward to rallying Bailey with 300 of my paddling buddies in two weeks!