SAVE THE DATE for 2014!
Memorial Day Weekend
May 24-26th: California 100
The 100-mile paddle race on the Sacramento River started under the Sundial Bridge in Redding, CA and finished near Chico, CA. This moving water round the clock event was open to all paddle sport enthusiasts. Sea Kayak, Marathon Canoes, Surfski, Stand Up Paddle Boards and Outriggers were all appropriate and welcome.The race hosted Adventure, Team, Relay and Competitor categories.
Two other Rivers For Change – Cal 100 events in May:
A Community Conservation Paddle Day May 19th from the Sundial Bridge in Redding to Anderson River Park where Headwaters Adventure Co sponsored a BBQ for the paddlers.
A Sacramento River Clean Up on May 27th started from Irvine Finch river access near Chico (the Cal 100 finish) and floated a few miles down stream cleaning up trash as they went. Participants collected tires, seats, tvs and over 15 bags of trash!
California’s longest river, the Sacramento flows south from Mt. Shasta through Oak woodlands, rolling hills, and open plains with views of Mt. Lassen to the East and the Yollo Bolly Wilderness to the west. The wide river bed accommodates reliable flows from 8,000 up to 20,000 cfs and above, yet remains a well mannered giant due to the low gradient. Largest rapids are class II at most, though current can be swift. The mild climate, sweeping vistas, easy access points and reliable flow combine to make this a wonderful venue for paddle sport of all sorts, accommodating the experienced marathoner and the first timer as well.
Expert ultra distance paddler, Carter Johnson, led clinics and trainings for those interested in preparing for California 100. These trainings were appropriate for all levels. The training sessions were also open to those not participating in the Cal 100 as they were great training sessions for other races throughout the state.
Please email cal100 [at] riversforchange[.]org if you would like to volunteer at this event.