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2014 Amazing Bronx River Flotilla and the Starlight 5K Canoe Challenge

On Saturday, May 17 the Bronx River Alliance will host our 15th Annual Amazing Bronx River Flotilla and 2nd Annual Starlight 5K Canoe Challenge at Starlight Park.

Kick off the paddling season featuring canoe trips for every age and skill level, music, learn-to-ride bicycle clinics, walking tours, and more!

Canoe for a great cause! This year's Flotilla starts off with our 2nd annual Starlight 5K Canoe Challenge. Help us make canoeing accessible to over 1,000 kids and their families this season. Twelve teams will participate in a friendly relay race competition, while fundraising for a great cause. Proceeds will help us make canoeing available to youth and their families, and hlep keep the river accessible and navigable for hundreds more paddlers to enjoy.

All can come cheer on the racers and enjoy an afternoon of FREE activities. After the canoe race, we will kick off an afternoon of festivities as we mark the beginning of paddling season at Starlight Park with music, food, and public paddling (see scheudle of activities below).

Schedule of Events:

8:30-12:30          Bronx River Salt Marsh Restoration Canoe Tour
Paddle with a scientist from NYC Parks' Natural Resources Group down to the mouth of the Bronx River where a three acre salt marsh restoration project has been completed. Limited seating, registration necessary beginning April 17. Competent paddlers 14 years and over.
11:00-1:00 Children Learn to Ride with Bike NY
Kids must have own bike and a guardian. Register here.
12:30-1:30 5k Canoe Challenge
Up to 12 teams will be competing for the honor of being the Bronx River Canoe Challenge Champions, while raising vital funds for Alliance programs. Registration and fundraising required. Come cheer!
2:00-4:00 Canoe Trips and Bike Rides
Free public paddling opportunities for all ages and abilities.
Borrow an Alliance adult bike to get a good look at Starlight Park.

Location and directions: Starlight Park

For general questions about the Flotilla, contact (718)430-4665

For more about how the 5K Canoe Challenge works, visit www.crowdrise.com/5Kcanoechallenge

Ready to form or join a team? Contact Saudy Tejada at saudy.tejada@parks.nyc.gov or Pamela Soto Pamela.soto@parks.nyc.gov

For business sponsorship, contact saudy.tejada@parks.nyc.gov

A BIG Thanks to all of our sponsors!