If you’re going to be in Reno this weekend, head downtown to the Truckee River for the Reno River Festival, taking place May 12th through the 15th. This is the second year of this kayak competition, which is being held in the new Truckee River Whitewater Park at Wingfield. My company had a big role in designing and permitting this whitewater park, which involved dredging and reshaping the river channel to make it more friendly to kayakers, river rafters, and spectators. RCI has a whole section of our website (converted from PDF to HTML by me, of course) devoted to the work we did on that design project.
The Festival is bringing in kayakers from all over the country to participate. And the website even has set up a blog for Jay Kincaid, a several-time champion kayaker who is now based in Reno, to document his progress as he gets prepared for the competition. It’s exciting to see anybody in Northern Nevada have a blog, so keep it up, Jay!