It’s crazy high water on the ARKANSAS and FIBArk, sponsored by Eddyline Brewing, is ready for action!! Are you?? We hope you'll join us for this super-fun, action-packed weekend at America's oldest and boldest whitewater festival! You can visit www.fibark.com
for a schedule of events, free music line-up and camping information.
Here in Salida, we’ve made a couple of high-water adjustments to FIBArk river events. Here’s the scoop:
The PINE CREEK RACE, sponsored by Rhino Rack, has been moved to NUMBER FOUR and will be a boater cross format. We’re beyond excited about this, mostly because the boater cross format ensures a super fun race! Visit the website at www.fibark.com
for more details and a schedule- click on the “pine creek race” tab under “river events”. And come out to watch or race!
The SLALOM race, sponsored by Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center, will be held Saturday, with a finals run Sunday morning at 9:00 am. This time is a correction from the printed guide, which reads 11:00 am. The top 3 competitors in each class race for the money in this finals race so be sure to come out and watch this exciting event!
The HOOLIGAN race, sponsored by Subaru, on Saturday night has been cancelled due to high water safety concerns- and we know this is hard news to take. But have no fear! Plans are in the work for an exciting PRO event to take the place of the Hooligan. Details will be announced soon on the website and social media. STAY TUNED!!
The DOWNRIVER race, sponsored by the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, on Sunday now has a modified finish. The finish line will now be at TRADING POST, an AHRA take-out just upstream of the traditional Cotopaxi take-out. This modified finish line will apply to all racers except glass K1, glass C1 and glass C2 athletes. Racers in glass K1, glass C1 and glass C2 race boats will finish in Cotopaxi at the traditional finish. It’s highly likely that the FIBARK DOWNRIVER RECORD will be SHATTERED this year due to the high water! Come out and race or cheer on your favorite athletes!
In addition to the events mentioned above, be sure to check out all the river and land events FIBArk offers at FIBArk: America's Oldest & Boldest Whitewater Festival
. Free live music is scheduled through the weekend, along with a carnival for the kids! The weather forecast is beautiful for the rest of the week, and water will be at unprecedented flows for FIBArk!! The time is right to come out and experience everything FIBArk and Eddyline Brewing have to offer!
FIBArk River Events Director