2021 Paddle Clinics  

We have clinics scheduled over three weekends in March and April. Details about clinics and shuttles are below.

Saturday, March 27, 2021
Sunday, March 28, 2021

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Sunday, April 11, 2021

Saturday, April 24, 2021
Sunday, April 25, 2021

We can also help you arrange private outings. Please contact us if you’re interested.

Sacramento River Clinics in Redding

IMPORTANT:  There are only 12 spots open for each of these clinics.

These are two-day race clinics for the California River Quest. You may sign up for either day or both.  $50 for one day or $75 for both.

If you come to multiple clinics, you’ll have an opportunity to practice what you learned, get questions answered by instructors, and learn new things.

And, things may have to change depending on what Mother Nature gives us.

Sacramento River Saturday Clinics – Intro to Moving Water (Redding)

On the first day of the clinic, you will learn about moving water and rapids – the biggest and most fun challenge of the California River Quest.

The morning features a mix of on-land and water-based theory and practice. After lunch, we will paddle the first six miles of the California River Quest, which has some of the most exciting rapids. The highlight of the day will be running Kutras Chute, a fast, fun standing wave on the early part of the course.

Sacramento River Sunday Clinics – Redding to Checkpoint 1 – 25 miles (Balls Ferry, Anderson)
We can make arrangements for shorter runs as needed.

On the second day of the clinic, you practice what you have learned and paddle the entire 1st section of the CRQ (25 miles). If you have previous moving water experience but did not participate in Day 1, you are welcome to join us as well.


Due to the current situation, we have options for how to handle shuttles.

  • Run your own with someone in your bubble
  • Mask up and join a group–drop gear at the top, drive to take-out, and take a shuttle back up
    • $15/person cash to the driver for Saturday (to Bonnyview)
    • $25/per person cash to the driver for Sunday (to Balls Ferry)
  • Leave your car at the put-in and have it dropped at the take out
    • $20/person cash to the driver for Saturday (to Bonnyview)
    • $35/per person cash to the driver for Sunday (to Balls Ferry)

If you’re planning on either of the paid shuttles, we will need to know one week before the clinic.



If you have questions about Sacramento River clinics, please email us at info@californiariverquest.com.