Monday, May 11, 2009

Paddle or bike the valley for the Quad

Two Quad-linked offerings this summer for outdoor recreation enthusiasts:

For bicyclists

Join cyclists from all over the country for the 5th annual 6-day, 200-mile, Great Hudson Valley Pedal Aug. 11-16, 2009 through the picturesque and historic Hudson Valley. Registration is now open. More details at

For paddlers

The Great Champlain-Hudson Paddle is a 15 day, 195 mile kayaking and camping trip from Fort Edward to Manhattan along the Champlain Canal and the Hudson River from Aug. 3-17, 2009. A group of Thru-Paddlers will be camping out in state and local parks along the way and visiting heritage and cultural sites in the communities in which they will be staying. The event is designed for paddlers of varied skill levels and those new to paddling. For experienced, committed paddlers it's a chance to paddle 195 miles from Fort Edward to New York City. For new paddlers or less experienced paddlers it is a chance to get out on the water under the tutelage of knowledgeable local outfitters for a shorter period of time.
There are several ways for paddlers to join us; you may apply for a slot as a Thru-Paddler or Getaway Paddler, sign up with a local outfitter for a Day Paddle, or join us at a Festival and experience kayaking for the first time. Visit for more info.

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