Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Loading...





5-mile paddle race planned around Belle Isle

Once Around Belle Isle Festival, including 5-mile paddle race, taking place in Detroit
Posted on Aug. 9, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 9, 2014 at 4:01 a.m.

DETROIT (AP) — A 5-mile paddle race is planned around Detroit’s Belle Isle.

Called the Once Around Bell Isle Festival, the Saturday event also will include live music, craft beer, food trucks and local vendors.

Organizers call it the first-ever paddle race and festival of its kind to take place in Detroit.

Attendees will be able to check out an array of stand-up paddleboards, kayaks and crew rowing equipment. They also can participate in Paddlerama, a series of on-site classes, demonstrations, contests and sprint competitions along the shores of Belle Isle Beach.

Details on tickets and event prices are posted online.

Online:

http://www.oabidetroit.com


Recommended for You


 This photo released by the office of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder shows Snyder, center, in Shanghai, China, on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, during his trade mission to China. Snyder is shown talking with travel reporters at a meeting to promote Chinese tourism in Michigan. He is flanked by Mike Finney, left, chief executive of the Michigan Economic Development Corp., and Dave Lorenz, manager of industry relations for Travel Michigan. (AP Photo/Office of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder)

Posted 21 minutes ago
 Valda Atkinson of Detroit, right, sheds a tear during a vigil in front of the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit as the Ferguson decision is read on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Elizabeth Conley)

Posted 21 minutes ago
Back to top ^