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LAFF Pathways Paddle & Pedal is a fundraising event to extent the local non-motorized pathway that will connect the communities of Linden, Argentine Township, Fenton and Fenton Township! It is a family-friendly event that combines paddling on the Shiawassee River with pedaling on the completed Phase 1 of the LAFF Pathway. THIS IS NOT A RACE! You will have an opportunity over the 3 day weekend of June 9, 10 & 11 to complete the recommended route, you pick the day you want to participate. Throughout the day there will be Entertainment, Activities, Workshops and Raffles available at the Linden Amphitheatre and Community Center (VFW Hall). Visit the Linden Mills Museum open Sat & Sun 12-5. Cap off the day with Food Trucks & Live Bands!!
Participants receive a Sport Backpack great for biking or kayaking! Registration packets including route maps, sponsor goodies and your sport backpack are to be picked up at the registration table near Linden Mills at 201 N Main St, Linden, MI. Registration table is open from 10am - 6pm. The Sports Backpack are available for pick up as supplies last. If needed a second order of backpacks will be placed for additional participants and can be picked up at the SLPR Community Building in Fenton.
WORKSHOPS! Ever wanted to learn how to change a bike tire or simple bike maintenance? Or how about kayak paddling techniques and safety tips on the water. There will be trained biking and kayaking professionals doing workshop each day of the event!
RAFFLE PRIZES! Purchase your raffle ticket at the registration table. The winners of 3 raffle prizes will be announced by the last band of the each night! (need not be present to win, unclaimed prizes available for pick up at the SLPR Community Building in Fenton)
KAYAKING! Feel free to bring your own kayak. Don't have a kayak. No problem! KAYAK FLINT is our supporting company. Be sure to book your kayak at kayakflint.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 810-767-7140. Kayaks will be available to rent till 5:00 the days of the event but it is best to book ahead of time.
The paddling route will have you go east up the Shiawassee to Tupper Lake or Lake Ponemah and then back. It is approximately 4-5 miles round trip that will take you 1.5 - 2 hours. You are welcome to turn around at any point.
BIKING! The pedaling route is about 10 miles. Ride at your own pace as This Is Not A Race. A map and written directions of the recommended route will be in your registration packet. Signs will also be posted to guide you along the way. Ride Etiquette: You will be sharing the trail with walkers, joggers and bikers. It's basically like driving. Ride on the right side of the trail. Pass slower traffic on the left and it is considerate to either ring your bell or say "On your left" to the walker, jogger or biker you are passing to alert them of your presence.
To enjoy this outing with family and friends become a group leader and get your team together to determine the date and time for your Paddle and Pedal adventure. Your participation will help build Phase 2 of the State Bank Pathway that will link Linden and Fenton's cities through Fenton Township along Silver Lake Rd! Not able to paddle and pedal this year, you can still help by clicking the donate button. We Appreciate Your Support!
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