Riverside Kayak Connection is happy to present the 9th Annual Port Austin Kayak Symposium (PAKS). We welcome you to join us in the beautiful Village of Port Austin, Michigan, on the shores of Lake Huron. Port Austin Kayak Symposium is a small friendly symposium where the teaching is entirely student driven.
Twice a year Riverside Kayak Connection offers Metro Detroit the opportunity to test out the world of kayaking. RKC will offer a variety of kayaks to demo ranging from Recreational Kayaks to High Performance Sea Kayaks.
Riverside Kayak Connection will once again be providing rental kayaks for the Detroit Yacht Club Leukemia Cup Regatta kayak race. Please consider participating in this great cause if you have your own kayak or if you need a rental kayak. After the regatta participants are welcome to stay after and have dinner at the DYC.
In partnership with the Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) in downtown Detroit, RKC offers a variety of community events to help promote paddle sports in South-East Michigan. Located on Detroit's river walk and Dequindre Cut the OAC is in the perfect spot to connect city living with the outdoors.
Since 2006, the Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour has been showcasing the very best paddling films. The World Tour screens in more than 120 cities around the world. Join us for this year's best paddling films. You'll be inspired to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push extremes, embrace the paddling lifestyle and appreciate the wild places.
The Quiet Water Symposium in East Lansing, Michigan celebrates non-motorized outdoor recreation and a shared concern for our Great Lakes Environment. There will be presentations and booths by retailers and non-profits. RKC will have a booth with gear for sale and information on upcoming events, tours and classes.
Sprint and Splash is a festival on Lake St. Clair; which includes a variety of competitive events, as well as music, food, craft beer, and a variety of vendors. Riverside Kayak Connection has provided rental kayaks for 6 years for the Duathlon, which combines a 5K run AND a 2-mile paddle. For 2018 there will be a 2-mile kayak race. Paddlers in our rental kayaks often make it onto the medal stand.
There are lots of great paddling events that we do not run but offer our support to and recommend to our paddling friends. They include the West Michigan Coastal Kayakers Association Symposium, South Bass Island Rendezvous and the Eastern Michigan University Paddle Club Sunday Pool Sessions.