Pre-Race Clinics 

ALL paddle sport craft and skill levels, from beginner to expert, are welcome and will be accommodated. 

Below is a bit of information about pre-race clinics.  Dates and additional details will be posted here as well as on Facebook and will be emailed to registered racers and everyone who has signed up for California River Quest updates.

Additional training and clinics are in development.  These will be posted as soon as details are available.

 

Preview the Race Course at 2019 Spring Clinics on the Sacramento River

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

 

Clinics 1 and 2:  March 9-10, 2019

This is a two-day race clinic for the California River Quest.  Racers may sign up for either day or both.  $50 for one day or $75 for both.  Note: Each day of the clinic is limited to 12 participants total.

March 9 – Intro to Rapids (Redding)
On the first day of the clinic, we will learn about moving water and rapids – the biggest and most fun challenge of the CRQ (besides the distance, of course).

The morning features a mix of on-land and water-based theory and practice.  After lunch, we will set a shuttle and then paddle the first six miles of the CRQ course, which contain 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.

March 10 – Redding to Checkpoint 1 – 25 miles (Balls Ferry, Anderson)
On the second day of the clinic, you practice what you have learned and paddle the entire 1st section of the CRQ (25 miles).  Those who have previous moving water experience but did not participate in Day 1 are welcome to join us as well.

Note:  There are LOTS of rapids here (Class 1 and Class 2), so be ready to get wet.  Don’t worry, we will show you how to get through them and have fun doing it!

Register here on PaddleGuru

 

Clinics 3 and 4:  April 6-7, 2019

This is a two-day race clinic for the California River Quest.  Racers may sign up for either day or both.  $50 for one day or $75 for both.  Note: Each day of the clinic is limited to 12 participants total.

April 6 – Checkpoint 1 (Balls Ferry, Anderson) to Checkpoint 2 (Red Bluff); 25 miles
The first day of the clinic covers the second quarter of the CRQ race course, starting from Checkpoint 1 (located at Balls Ferry in Anderson, CA) and ending at Checkpoint 2 (Red Bluff, CA).  This section of the course includes some of the most beautiful portions of the race course and some interesting rapids (including China Rapids).  We will show you the preferred lines through these interesting portions of the race course.

April 7
 – Redding to Checkpoint 2 (Red Bluff); 50 miles

The second day of the clinic covers the full first half of the CRQ race course, starting from the Sundial Bridge (Redding, CA) and ending at Checkpoint 2 (Red Bluff, CA).  We will cover 50 miles of the river.

Plan for a long day of rapids, riffles, and fun.  Remember to bring food, water, and any supplies you may need for a 6-hour+ paddle.

Note: You MUST have prior moving water experience and confidence in Class II rapids to participate in this portion of the clinic.  If you do not, please register for our March 9 or April 6 clinics.

Register here on PaddleGuru

 

Questions

If you have questions, please email us at info@californiariverquest.com.

 

MORE Opportunities to Get on a River

For many of us, NorCal is a year-round paddling place.  So, you don’t have to wait until spring to get on a river.  Our partners are ready, willing and able to arrange for private outings on the Lower American River (Sacramento, CA) or Upper Sacramento River (Redding, CA).  Just let us know what you want to do and we can help make it happen.

General Questions About River Clinics
Please email us at info@californiariverquest.com.

Outings on Upper Sacramento River
Please call Headwaters Adventure at (530) 223-2411.

Outings on the Lower American River
Please call California Canoe & Kayak at (916) 851-3600.