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FIBArk

June 16 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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FIBArk

FIBArk: June 15-18, 2017

2017 marks the 69th anniversary of FIBArk, the nation’s oldest whitewater festival and Salida’s signature event. Since 1949, every June during the Spring snow runoff, Salida has hosted FIBArk, “First in Boating on the Arkansas.”

The festival focuses on whitewater boat races and paddlers from around the nation and world come to compete. The town is consumed with FIBArk. Every person who lives in Salida is involved as a merchant, a volunteer, or a spectator and people who come from out of town fill Salida to the brim to witness one of the premier boat races in North America.

Now, celebrating it’s 69th year, FIBArk continues in its long tradition to celebrate its past, experience the present, and embrace its future. The FIBArk Youth Paddling Program is a successful instructional series which develops the next generation of paddlers beginning with safety, roll and stroke coaching. The current board of directors has placed a greater emphasis on continuing this popular and important part of the FIBArk mission.

The festival is presented by a group of dedicated people who volunteer their time to organize the event and annually a Board of Directors is chosen to plan, promote and present all the weekend activities. FIBArk would not be possible, however, without the support of literally hundreds of people in the community who help as event sponsors and volunteers. The FIBArk Board of Directors thanks everyone again for their contribution and support toward this wonderful whitewater festival.


Friday Schedule

07:00 AM

3rd St. between E & F Streets

Pancake Breakfast

Upper Arkansas Service Club Boater’s Pancake Breakfast. Ends at 9:00 AM

10:00 AM

Salida Boat Ramp

Freestyle Preliminaries – Junior M & W

9:00 am   On site registration and online athlete check in at Boat ramp .
9:30 am   Competitors meeting at Boat ramp
10:00 am  Junior Women Preliminaries Junior men to follow immediately after

11:00 AM

The Office Wave at the top of the whitewater park

SUP Surfing

Part of the Colorado SUP Championships, come watch the best of the best surf the Arkansas River! Sponsored by Badfish SUP & Surf Salida

01:00 PM

Salida Whitewater Park

USRA R6 National Rafting Championship Slalom

Gates will be hung by 10:00am. Teams are not allowed to run the gates prior to the event. They will be disqualified if they do so. Teams are asked to show up at 9am to help with setting gates and getting them positioned.

02:30 PM

Salida Boat Ramp

Freestyle Finals – Junior M & W

9:00 am   On site registration and online athlete check in at Boat ramp .
9:30 am   Competitors meeting at Boat ramp
10:00 am  Junior Women Preliminaries Junior men to follow immediately after

04:30 PM

Salida Boat Ramp

Freestyle Prelims – Pro Men’s & Women’s

3:30 pm  On site registration and online athlete check in at boat ramp
4:00 pm  Competitor Meeting at boat ramp
4:30 pm  Pro Women Prelim and Pro Men to follow immediately after.

Details

Date:
June 16
Time:
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.fibark.com

Venue

Plaza