16th Annual Ohio River Paddlefest

  • August 05, 2017
  • 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Schmidt Recreation Complex
Early bird registration for America's largest paddling trip is now open! Join Outdoor Adventure Clubs of Greater Cincinnati for its 16th annual Paddlefest on August 5, 2017. Starting at the Schmidt Recreation Complex in Cincinnati's East End, the course continues to the Gilday Riverside Park.

Enjoy free parking, a shuttle bus service, live music, food, drinks and exercise at this family-friendly event. 

For more information and to register, click here.


Saturday, August 5 – Paddle the Ohio

6:00-7:30 a.m. – FREE Parking and optional early shuttle from take-out at Gilday Riverside Park (free parking) to Schmidt Recreation Complex put-in (NO shuttle service after 7:30 am from Gilday Riverside Park to Schmidt).

6:00-8:30 a.m. – On-site registration, packet pick-up, and boat drop off at Schmidt (free parking)

6:50 a.m. – SUP racer’s meeting (mandatory)

7:00-8:30 a.m. – Paddlers put-in and depart

7:15 a.m. – Start of SUP race

8:00 a.m. – Deadline to claim rental boats

8:30 a.m. – Put-in closes

8:00-10:00 a.m. – Half-Way Celebration at Convington Landing (music, refreshments, port-o-lets, water bottle refill & exhibits)

8:30-10:45 a.m. – Mill Creek Mile (30 min. round trip paddle, including), Check out this preview of the trip!

9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. – CRC Finish Line Festival at Gilday Riverside Park (music, food trucks, vendors/exhibitors, & craft beer)

9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Shuttle buses run back to Schmidt put-in

9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. – Boat pick-up at Gilday Riverside Park

11:00 a.m. – SUP Race Award Presentation at Gilday Riverside Park

12:00 p.m. – Deadline for all boats to take-out at Gilday Riverside Park

12:00 p.m. – Ohio River reopens to barge and power boat traffic

1:30 p.m. – Last shuttle bus leaves Gilday Riverside Park for Schmidt put-in

2:00 p.m. – Deadline to pick up boats at Gilday Riverside Park take-out

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