Hop on your bike and hit the trails to Avon Lake, just minutes from Des Moines and an easy mile ride from the Carlisle trail head. Swap your bike for a kayak and enter the inaugural Avon Lake Kayak Races. Registration starts at 9am and heats start at 10am. Register early online to guarantee your spot and get your specific heat time at www.avonlakecommunity.org. Cost is $5 and kayaks are provided. Two age groups to compete in: 12-15 and 16+. Persons under 18 will need a parent or legal guardian to sign the race waiver. Trophies and prizes for the tournament winners! Looks like a chance of rain in the morning. Light rain, races will continue, heavy rain and lightening will push back the races until the storm has passed.
Stick around for the Raise the Roof Party going on all day at Avon Lake. Bounce house, kids fishing tournament, golf driving challenge, bingo, cake walk, ladder golf, kids games, adult games, fun games, food and live music throughout the day. Kayak rentals available after the race. Then beginning at 6pm and ending at 10pm enjoy a lake float while listening to great music on the lake as two bands perform. The Typical Males featuring John Price and Tim Verdon take the stage at 8pm.
All money raised benefit the Avon Lake Association which is a 501 (c) dedicated to bettering the Avon Lake community.