The date is set for the 5th annual Floatzilla!!
River Action will host its Fifth Annual Floatzilla on Saturday, August 16th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The family event is held yearly to promote recreational water trails, canoeing, kayaking, and safe paddling. Participants can spend the day paddling from five launch sites along the Mississippi. All of the paddling routes culminate at 2:00 pm at Lake Potter/Sunset Park in Rock Island for a traditional group photo and an effort to break the world record for the largest connected raft of canoes and kayaks. That record of 2099 is held by Suttons Bay, MI, 2013. All are welcome at Lake Potter for kayak and canoe demonstrations, live music, food, and paddlesports vendors.
Mississippi River paddles are available for all skill levels:
Empire Park – East Moline, IL (11 Miles, Lock-through Lock & Dam 15) Limited space!
Ben Butterworth Parkway – Moline, IL (9 Miles, Lock-through Lock & Dam 15) Limited space!
Main Street Boat Launch – Davenport, IA (3 Miles– Participants paddle back to Credit Island)
Marquette Street Boat Launch – Davenport, IA (2 Miles– Participants paddle back to Credit Island)
Credit Island – Davenport, IA (1/2 mile each way – Participants paddle back to Credit Island)
Lake Potter – Rock Island, IL No river paddling needed.
Registration is $20 per paddler and includes one Floatzilla t-shirt, decal, free parking, and shuttles to and from the off-site parking. Late registration after August 14th is $25. T-Shirts and decals are subject to availability after August 1st.
*Brochures with an official 2013 Group Photo are available at the River Action office – 822 E. River Drive in Davenport.*
There will be a special River Bandits/Floatzilla promotion at the August 5th game. Stay tuned for further announcements.
Register online at www.floatzilla.org!
Participants must provide their own equipment and wear a Coast Guard Approved PFD. Alcohol is not permitted at Lake Potter, and paddleboards may not go through Lock & Dam 15. A limited supply of canoe/ kayak rentals is available from regional outfitters. Visit www.floatzilla.org for more information on outfitters.
All proceeds from Floatzilla go to River Action’s work on water quality and river enhancements. To date, River Action has contributed $7 million to projects and programs in the Quad Cities.
PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK.COM/FLOATZILLA