Date(s) - 05/13/23
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Are you the fastest paddler in the New River Gorge? Or maybe you love surfing every wave on the river and seeing how many tricks you can throw in each rapid? This May ACE Adventure Gear and ACE Adventure Resort present the New River Gorge Race & Rolling Rodeo Competition. As part of the adventure offered at the New River Gorge Festival it’s your chance to compete with local boaters and legendary paddlers in West Virginia.
The rolling rodeo will consist of a ramp competition, river feature surfing and downriver trick competition scheduled to take place at Cunard to Lower Railroad Rapid on the New River. At flows over 20,000 cfs we will move the event to a primary surf competition on the New River Dries Put-in Waves. Judges will score participants at each location. At the end of the day the judges will meet collectively to review the video and score each competitor again. All scores will be added together with awards going to the highest scoring participants.
The Gorge Race is an intermediate/advanced class IV kayak and raft race in the New River Gorge. The race will feature a mass start from Cunard to Fayette Station, and participants will compete in classes of three or more of their most common paddlers and crafts.
Participants in kayaks, rafts, and any other craft you can competently navigate down the New River, are encouraged to register. Prizes will be awarded to the top three paddlers in each class. Classes will be announced at the close of pre-registration. Above 20,000 cfs the event will move from Stonecliff to Cunard. Details for event check-in, start times, and prizes can be found on this page and additional information will be communicated to participants via e-mail upon registering.