City of Bay City presents Rally on the River
At Rally on the River, kayakers, canoeists and rafters will gather at Bay City’s Riverside Park for a leisurely seven-mile float trip up the Colorado River following a ceremonial start.
The 8th annual event is a non-competitive paddling and rowing excursion designed to encourage appreciation of nature. For non-paddlers and land lubbers there will be a variety of games, activities and crafts. Food trucks will be on-site to satisfy the hunger of returning paddlers and land lubbers.
The experience on the river will encourage participants to adopt conservation and non-pollution efforts that will have a measurable benefit to Texas streams, lakes aquifers and bays. Bay City Parks and Recreation anticipates that Rally on the River will gain significant momentum as an effective mechanism for drawing public attention to the Colorado River, Riverside Park and attract an ever-growing number of participants according to Kelly Penewitt, Parks and Recreation Manager.
Depending on the paddling or rowing style and pace of involved boaters, it is estimated that the River Run participants should finish in 2.5 to 4 hours. LCRA’s Rangers, equipped with a first aid kit, supplemental water and a tow rope, will follow the flotilla in a powered chase boat. There will be a limited number of rental kayaks, on a first-come, first-served basis to those without access to paddling or rowing watercrafts for $10/boat. Early sign up is strongly encouraged if requesting a loaner.