FIBArk, Americaís oldest whitewater festival is coming to Salida Colorado this weekend and with the above average snowpack still holding strong, itís sure to be an exciting time. Whether you are a participant or just a spectator, the festival has something for everyone and is family friendly.
River events include the famous Downriver Race, the always entertaining Hooligan Race, Freestyle Kayak Competition, Raft Rodeo, Raft Sprint, the gnarly Pine Creek Race, Slalom Competition, a Stand Up Paddleboard Race, and the Crazy River Dog event. Most of these events take place right in the downtown Salida river park and can be comfortably viewed from the F street bridge or along the riverbank.
For the non-boater, land events include the Chain Drain disk golf tournament, Karaoke/Talent Show, FIBArk Parade, Mountain Bike and Running Races. These events are geared toward all ages and abilities and participants can even compete for the Triple Crown title for entering all three running races. FIBArk also includes three days of free live music in beautiful Riverside Park and a kids zone with rides and games.
Riverboat Works will have a booth located on the Coors Boat Ramp featuring brands such as Rocky Mountain Rafts, Aire, and Hyside. Our festival special will feature 8 slightly used 2015 Hyside Mini Meís for 15% off retail, ($1895 plus applicable tax and shipping.) You may pre-order these by calling us at 719.539.9323. Available July 1st.
Also, feel free to stop by the shop at 202 Oak street to say hello or to pick up some last minute river items while you're in town.
For more information, schedule of events including music lineup, or to register for events check out FIBArk.com