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CKS is excited to announce PaddleFest 2017, the Memorial Weekend kick-off to summer fun in Chaffee County, Colorado. PaddleFest is the interactive and hands-on experience of the year providing endless opportunities to demo 2017 paddle gear, choose from a host of on-water, kayak and stand-up-paddleboard (SUP) workshops, and talk to the industry experts about this year's best new gear! PaddleFest is host to professional and amateur kayak and SUP competitions, running and bike races, river competitions, kids' clinics, fitness workshops, free demos, and is a fun-filled celebration of spring outdoor activities in Colorado.

The event draws thousands of newbies and enthusiasts from around the region to learn, share, watch and celebrate what paddling and other outdoor pursuits have to offer. Buena Vista hosts multiple event venues including a flat-water demo center at the Town lake, a playpark on the Arkansas River, and a Main Street event location.

PaddleFest weekend, May 26 to May 29, 2017, is also host to the Annual CKS Gear Swap and Store-wide Sale. CKS is Colorado’s largest paddle sports retailer and this is one of the largest paddle sports gear swaps in the state. Sell your old gear and get into some new at bargain prices!

CKS and PaddleFest are committed to educating the next generation about outdoor recreation, and providing youth with safe, fun access to outdoor activities. PaddleFest has tons of opportunities for kids to learn new skills and experience water and land-based outdoor sports in a safe and fun environment! In pursuit of this mission to connect kids with outdoor activities and to create life-long outdoor enthusiasts, CKS is excited to announce its continued partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chaffee County and the Buena Vista Optimist Club. PaddleFest raises funds and awareness for these two amazing local non-profit organizations and the organizations assist in producing the event. The Boys & Girls Clubs and the Buena Vista Optimist Club will collaborate again to make PaddleFest 2017 even bigger and better for all.