Belton Dykes Memorial River Rat Rendezvous (Feb 18-21, 2011)
This will be the 2nd Annual Belton Dykes Memorial River Rat Rendezvous and it should be better than last year’s event. The Rendezvous is a fundraising kayak canoe trip to honor Belton Dykes who was a GCA member that passed away last year in a tragic kayak accident in Atlanta. To remember him, his kayaking buddies and fellow GCA members organized a fund raising canoe & kayak event in Ocala, Florida. The proceeds of the event will go to Team River Runner, which is a non-profit organization that teaches injured and disabled veterans to paddle as a form of therapy.
Each day (Fri-Mon), canoe and kayak paddlers will have a choice of rivers to paddle. These are spring fed rivers located within the Ocala National Forest and are some of the most beautiful rivers in Florida.
You can choose from the subtropical, crystal clear waters of Juniper Springs or Alexander Springs; the mysterious, black water Ocklawaha; or the blue water, monkey hang out of the Silver River. There will be five catered meals (breakfast-Sat, Sun and Mon / dinner-Sat and Sun) and paddlers will be given a river map with directions.