Race on the Red River

Kayak on the Red River

Kayak on the Red River

One of the most special aspects of the community of Fargo-Moorhead has to be the Red River. Getting out or alongside the calm waters can really be a treat. This evening there is a pretty fun event planned called “Race the Red” which is put on the The River Keepers and sponsored by Scheels.

Tonight beginning at 6pm you can take some time to go watch both a 10 mile and 2 mile race of canoes and kayaks. It should prove to be a pretty lively time at the river. Be sure to show some vocal support too.  I am sure the racers could use some encouragement.

The race will start at the pedestrian bridge at Lindenwood Park at 6pm and finish at Fargo’s Dike East/Midtown Dam.

If you won’t be able to make it to the event tonight just remember that you can always hit the river with the help of the River Keepers. They have canoe and kayak rentals, fishing clinics, pontoon tours and other education opportunities to offer.  They are open Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. Open Tuesdays and Fridays 5-8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays 1-7 p.m. weather permitting.  They even do charters from small groups.  Be sure to make your reservation or call 701-793-RUBY for more information.  They offer a lot, so the best thing to do is just to visit their site.

For those in the area looking to get involved in kayaking or canoeing the Red River be sure to check out a new paddling group being formed in the area.  You can learn more here.

Here’s a video that was posted of a family taking a tour on the S.S. Ruby.  It looks to me like the kids love it!


Have you taken a ride on the S.S. Ruby?  Or perhaps paddled the Red River?  How was your experience?  We’d love to hear your comments!  Have fun tonight!

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