Winter is upon us. The GRA committee is thinking six months from now when the weather is warm and the Susquehanna is running higher. We want you to be thinking about it too.
The 2014 Roaring Bull Race was held June 7th with 48 paddlers: 12 competitive and 36 recreational racers. Best turn out in recent history. Nice day, good water, good picnic, ‘though the scoring was a little slow but we’re working on that so it will be better. See the GRA page on the SERTA web site for the results.
The Family Paddle on October 5 had only twelve paddlers including all three committee members. It was a cool day, windy and the water level was painfully low. We cut the coarse short because of that and resorted to plan C. The pot luck picnic at Margerum’s pavilion worked out great with our host Ben doing the burgers and dogs.
Now, the plans for 2015 GRA:
First, we are requesting your feedback and your preferences for the 2015 GRA events.
Tentatively the Roaring Bull Race will be on Saturday June 6th. Like last year it will start at Pat and Ike Cromis’s property on the Managango and end at the Wiconsico in Millersburg by the MYO Park where we will have the picnic and awards. FYI: we are adding some classes to the Recreational Race. Ideas and recommendations please!
For the Family Paddle we were thinking about moving it to September when maybe the river will be higher and certainly it will be warmer. Saturday or Sunday? The Family Paddle requires a lot less planning and labor than the popular Island Hopper Event but we want to know what you think and want us to do with the FP vs IH. And also if you are willing to help; now that would be great!
Please respond with comments and recommendations and we really do want to hear from you. Two e-mails: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . Also keep an eye out for more GRA info on the SRTA web site on the GRA page: www.susquehannarivertrail.org
2014 Roaring Bull Canoe, Kayak and SUP Race
Saturday June 7 - Mahantango Creek to Millersburg.
Please check out the results of the 2014 Race. If any details seem irregular, let me know.Download forms >>>
2nd 1:11:57 Richard Myers
C-1 Plastic Short Course - Men 1st 1:24:44 John Meister
C-2 All Others - Men 1st 0:57:39 John Koenig & Brad Fridinger
C-2 Std/Stock - Men 1st 0:58:09 Craig Brashear & Benjamin Brashear
2nd 1:03:41 Nelson Martin & Zachary Martin
C-2 Std/Stock - Mixed 1st 1:01:46 Christy Martin & Brian Martin
Canoe Pro - Men 1st 0:57:01 Richard Rankinen & Ron Kaiser
2nd 0:57:27 Ron Bomberger & Jeff Shenberger
Canoe Pro - Mixed 1st 1:03:26 Aaron Myers & Sarah Myers
K-1 (<14') - Men 1st 1:06:23 Elijah Roeder
2nd 1:27:32 Steve Barnes
3rd 1:36:42 Michael Werley
K-1 (<14') - Women 1st 1:27:21 Cheryle Bowser
K-1 (>17') - Men 1st 0:57:38 Pat Reilly
2nd 1:00:01 Gary Mullen
K-1 (14'-17') - Men 1st 0:51:40 Jeremy Wenrich
2nd 0:55:23 Gene Kieczkajlo
3rd 0:54:54 John Dunkelberger
4th 1:15:32 Rod Kilhefner
K-1 (14'-17') - Women 1st 0:55:14 Cathy Wenrich