Informal Group Ride with Boneshaker Cycles

Friday, May 22nd @ 6:15p & Saturday, May 23rd @ 8:00a

Come enjoy BV's awesome Midland trail system! Meet up with other riders at Boneshaker Cycles on Main Street in Buena Vista and decide where you will ride and how much fun you want to have! Rentals and demos available.


Informal Group Paddle

Friday May 22nd, Saturday May 23rd & Sunday May 24th @ 11am

If you are looking for more time to paddle with a group during Paddlefest, this is for you! Meet outside CKS to collaborate with other paddlers and decide on a section of the river to run. Carpooling is encouraged. No Shuttle provided.
Cost: Free


Random Doubles Prep Lap for Yucca Classic

Friday, May 22nd @ 10:00am

Join us for a very informal round of disc golf on the Buena Vista Disc Golf Course to meet up with other disc golfers and practice before showing off your skills in the 10th Annual Yucca Classic, held Saturday morning of Paddlefest. Please bring your own equipment.
Cost: Free

No Registration Necessary!

Women's Freestyle Clinic
with Team Jackson

Friday, May 22nd @ 12pm

A women’s only play-session? Lets make it happen!
So many skilled women here for the Paddlefest lets have one session ‘just for the ladies’’.
Outfitting / gear choice / finishing your spins or locking down the tricky-wu … these ladies can showcase any move and answer any questions while showing you how THEY get the job done in the hole.    Focus: Outfitting tips / spins / Loops (not rolling).
Cost: Free


Freestyle Fundamentals
with Stephen Wright

Friday, May 22nd @ 2pm

Super-charge your freestyling with dynamic games and concepts you can play with ANYWHERE to take your wave and hole-surfing skills to the next level.
Cost: Free


BV SUP Yoga 2020

Friday, May 22nd, Saturday, May 23rd, Sunday, 24th

SUP Yoga will be held at the BV Town Pond in McPhelemy Park. Don't have your own board? We've got you covered! In love with your board? Bring it!
This will be an inspiring and invigorating yoga practice celebrating a connection to the movement of the world around you and the steadiness within you.


Breaking Down the Numbers 
with Team Jackson

Saturday, May 23rd @ 10am

Want to race the Numbers like a Pro?  Let a seasoned speedster teach you the line-choice strategies and bow-dry techniques that will cut down your race-times without having to paddle any harder.
Cost: Free


Fly Casting Clinic with BV Fly

Sunday, May 24th @ 10am

Learn to cast a fly rod or improve upon your technique.  All supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own. Maximum of 10 participants. All levels welcome.

Clinic will take place at McPhelemy Pond.

Cost: Free


Downriver Play in your 
Slicey Boat with Team Jackson

Sunday, May 24th @ 11:30am

Yearning for some #Recklessverticality in your paddling?   Let us take you ‘beyond the stern squirt’ with drills and techniques to get those ends skywards and slice a smile into every feature on the river.
Cost: Free


Women's Group Paddle

Sunday, May 24th @ 12pm

Come out and paddle with other women that love the water. Most advanced women paddlers are encouraged to participate in the Numbers Kayak Race, and then meet up with the ladies afterwards for this fun group paddle. Meet at Wilderness Aware Rafting- the beginners can get out at RMOC following the Milk Run (Class 2+). All others will continue through Browns Canyon (Class 3+) to take out at Hecla Junction.
Any money collected and gear donations will go to ElevateHER (a non-profit organization based in Chaffee County, Colorado that empowers girls through outdoor adventure).
Cost: $5 suggested donation to ElevateHER


Strokes and Concepts
with Team Jackson

Sunday, May 24th @ 12pm

Scouting, eddy catching, boat scouting, and line choice… let's combine these with some boof strokes to get you a class better!
Cost: Free


Intro to Creeking Clinic Down the Fractions with Team Jackson

Sunday, May 24th @ 12pm

Practice the fundamentals and concepts of creeking with Team Jackson down the Fractions section of the Arkansas river.


RMOC Clinics

Wednesday, May 20th, Thursday, May 21st, Friday, May 22nd through Sunday, May 24th

May 20-21

  • ACA L3-L4 SUP Instructor Certification Workshop

May 22

  • ACA Swiftwater Rescue Update

  • Kayak – Strokes and Balance

  • Kayak – Advanced Technique

  • SUP – Advanced River Moves

May 23

  • Kayak – Strokes and Balance

  • Kayak- River Essentials

  • SUP – Basics

  • SUP – River Surfing

May 24 

  • Kayak – River Essentials

  • Kayak – River Running

  • SUP – Downriver

May 25

  • ACA L5 SUP Instructor Certification Workshop

Paddle at the Pond

  • Saturday only

  • Possibly 2 sessions?  

RMOC FREE paddlers shuttle

Sunday, May 24.  Must reserve a seat in advance.  Limit 14 people / shuttle

  • 9:30am pick-up at CKS, deliver to Johnson Village

  • 12:30 pick-up at RMOC, deliver back to CKS

  • 2pm pick-up at Hecla Junction, deliver to RMOC

  • 4pm pick-up at Hecla Junction, deliver to RMOC