Twice a year Riverside Kayak Connection offers Metro Detroit the opportunity to test the world of kayaking. RKC will offer a variety of kayaks to demo ranging from Recreational Kayaks to High Performance Sea Kayaks.
Kayak Demo Days
Requirements: All participants must register at the on-site tent, sign a waiver and wear a life jacket while on the water.
Minimum Age: Children between the ages of 12 and 18 are welcome to paddle, but must have a parent or guardian present on the water. Riverside Kayak Connection reserves the right to raise the age limit based on water and weather conditions.
Belle Isle: The State of Michigan requires a Recreation Passport for vehicles entering Belle Isle Park.
Other Opportunities To Demo:
Private Demos: For $35 you can paddle up to 3 kayaks. Private demos must be prearranged and are weather dependent. The $35 fee can be applied to a kayak purchase within the same year.
Port Austin Kayak Symposium: For PAKS participants the opportunity to demo is included with registration. If you would like to demo kayaks and you are not attending the symposium there is a $25 fee. The demo kayaks will mostly be sea kayaks and a list will be available closer to PAKS.
Paddle Palooza at Ohio’s Maumee Bay State Park Inland Lake: RKC will be attending the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Paddle Palooza on Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. RKC will have a selection of kayaks for participants to demo. This event is free and additional information will be posted when available.