Come on out to Bike 12 Hours at the Canal Loop

Mountain Bike Race Wood n WaveDo you bike trails? How about a 12 Hour Endurance Mountain Bike Event with our local friends at Wood and Wave? This event will take place September 27th, 2014 from 9:00AM until 9:00PM. The entire 12 hour course will be the Canal Loop Trail located inside the Land Between The Lakes at The Kentucky Lake Scenic Drive.

Online Registration is preferred & guarantees that you will receive a t-shirt and all sponsor & event material in your schwag bag. Online Registration closes on September 4th. You may also register on-site the Friday before the race, which will be September 26th. On-site registration is located on the Kentucky Lake Scenic Drive, Trail Head Parking Lot. On-site registration incurs a late registration fee of $10.00 per participant registering. This event is sanctioned by USA Cycling and thus all USAC rules apply.

Racers need to plan to support themselves with food, drink, and tools. The staff there will do their best to keep their water and Gatorade coolers filled. Racers are required to use primary light, at least 200 lumens, either mounted on the handlebars or helmet, beginning at 6:00PM. You must also have a secondary light source of any type, such as a penlight, small flashlight, or handlebar light.

A spaghetti dinner, which is free to all participants and volunteers will start that Saturday September 27th at 6:00PM and end at 8:00PM during the race. Also join the team and friends from the trail out by the fire after awards is over on Saturday or before the race Friday night.

Events like this one can not happen unless there are volunteers to staff road crossings, hand out water, and help with registration. So PLEASE if you want to help, or know anyone who wants to help, please contact Justin Harrison at (270)703-1893. All volunteers that give at least an hour of service will get an event t-shirt and free drinks and food at the event.

If you have any questions, please email Justin Harrison at Justin@enduranceplus.net

Find event details and registration info online here
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Kentucky Lake Race Week 2014

Sailboats KY Lake Grand RiversCalling all Sailors; save these dates for a week full of racing and fun in Grand Rivers, KY.

2014 Kentucky Lake Race Week Events
Sponsored by First Kentucky Bank. Events hosted by Kentucky Lake Sailing Club and Commonwealth Yacht Club.

September 26
KLSC 54th Watkins Cup Regatta Pre Race Registration

September 27
KLSC 55th Watkins Cup Regatta / Skipper’s Meeting / Seafood Boil

September 28
KLSC Watkins Cup Regatta Awards Presentation

October 3,
Commonwealth Cup Regatta Registration, Party and Captain’s Meeting

October 4
Commonwealth Cup Regatta Distance Race / Post Race Dinner and Awards

October 5
Colonel’s Revenge Buoy Race

Watkins Cup Events Headquarted at Lighthouse Landing Resort and Marina
Commonwealth Cup Events Headquarted at Green Turtle Bay Resort

Classifications: PHRF A, B, Spinnaker, Cruising Class & One Design

About Kentucky Lake Race Week
In 2006, the first Commonwealth Cup Regatta was announced and embraced by the local sailing community. The first day brought 13 inches of rain with non-stop lightening so the race had to be postponed. However, the next day scores of sailors showed up to see who would win the beautiful Commonwealth Cup. From that delayed beginning, the Commonwealth Cup has grown every year.
Since that first race, the event expanded and drew sailors from all over the region. Sailors began indicating that they would like to race more than one day, especially after traveling some distance to get to Kentucky Lake.

Beginning in 2011, the event has expanded into Kentucky Lake Race Week, featuring the Commonwealth Cup Regatta. The event now features five days of racing for all types of sailors and encourage participation of many different types of sailboats. Many come from other yacht clubs to compete for the Commonwealth Cup Team Challenge.

Something for every type of sailor from the large keelboats to multihulls and dinghies. The Kentucky Lake Race Week is definitely not just for sailors. This event brings together power boaters, cruisers, houseboat owners, and sailors into one single group with a common goal: to provide a world class event at Kentucky Lake for all to enjoy.

Find more information on the Kentucky Lake Sailing Club website and the Commonwealth Yacht Club website.

Hummingbird Festival Returns to Woodland Nature Station

hummingbird festLand Between The Lakes National Recreation Area hosts the annual Hummingbird Festival, Saturday and Sunday, August 2 and 3, from 10am-4pm at Woodlands Nature Station. Admission to this special event is $6 ages 13 and up, $4 ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and under.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird migration in this area peaks in August. Highlights include hummingbird banding demonstrations, a wildlife art show, a wildlife sketching workshop, a native plant sale, live animal encounters, local wildlife experts, and activities for kids. Food, prepared by Land Between The Lakes Brandon Spring Group Center cooks, will be available for purchase.

Nature Station Interpreter, Brooke Gilley, explains “a large number of hummingbirds stop here on their journey south to Mexico and Central America. During this time, up to 200 hummingbirds might visit our feeders in a single day. The festival is an opportunity for people to witness these powerful birds, about the size of an adult thumb, in a fun, learning atmosphere.”

Weekend events at Nature Station include:

Saturday, August 3
• 11am Hummingbirds 101
• 12pm Gardening for Hummingbirds and Butterflies
• 1pm Hummingbirds 101
• 2pm The Art of Photography, Presented by Teresa Gemeinhardt
• 3pm Hummingbirds 101

Sunday, August 4
• 11am Hummingbirds 101
• 12pm Stories of the Hummingbird, Presented by Sonya Wood Mahler
• 1pm Hummingbirds 101
• 2pm Sketching Workshop: Find the Wildlife Artist in You, Presented by Lennie Fottrell
• 3pm Hummingbirds 101

See the complete schedule online here.

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area manages more than 170,000 acres in western Kentucky and Tennessee as part of the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture’s public lands program. Land Between The Lakes offers outdoor recreation, lake access, land management, and environmental education to over 1.4 million visitors annually. The Friends of Land Between The Lakes works in partnership with the Forest Service providing program services, funds development, and volunteer support.

To find more information about Land Between The Lakes, visit the official website. or call toll-free at 1-800-LBL-7077 or local at 270-924-2000.

Hunters Moon Vendor Applications 2014 Now Online

KWW Labor Day Arts & CraftsArts & Crafts and Flea Market Vendors may now find the 2014 Grand Rivers Hunters Moon Festival applications online. The date for the 37th Annual Hunters Moon Festival is October 11, 2014.

The vendor area is located in scenic Little Lake Park, behind the Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers. The area includes an Arts & Crafts Alley (many space with 110 electric), and a grassy area (no electric at the grassy area spots). Most of the days activities are centered around the park area (excluding the parade).

Arts & Crafts and Flea Market Vendors may find Applications online. If you would rather receive an application by mail, email us at info@grandrivers.org. Please note, Food Vendor Applications are limited and are not available online.

The Festival location is easy to find. Take I-24 to Kentucky Exit 31 and turn south on KY 453 going 3 miles. Turn left at the billboard welcoming you to Grand Rivers (Commerce Street.) The Badgett Playhouse is only 1 block away. Or take US 62/641 to Lake City then turn south on KY 453 going 2 miles.

Each year on the second Saturday of October, thousands of visitors join us in Grand Rivers to celebrate the traditions of small town life with this Famous Fall. The day includes Arts & Craft vendors, food vendors, children’s activities, live music and the big parade. For the full schedule of events, visit the Hunters Moon website.

August 16, Grand Rivers Celebrates Marina Day

MARINA DAY 06lowresIn this little village of only 230 households and over 600 boat slips, Grand Rivers Marina Day is a big Celebration. Activities will take place at Green Turtle Bay Marina. This day is all about kids, family, and friends with activities and events centered around the water.

Join us in Grand Rivers on Saturday, August 16, 2014, for Grand Rivers Marina Day Celebration.

Schedule of Events:

10AM – 5PM
Rock Climbing Wall, Bounces, Harbor Tours, Train Rides, Water Slide, Canoe Rides, Arts & Crafts, Houseboat Tours, Childrens Games.

On the Stage
10AM Hooked on Science with Jason Lindsey
11AM Animal Science Animal Show by Animal Tales
12PM Magician Jim Stott
1PM Scales & Tails Animal Show by Animal Tales
2PM Magician Jim Stott
3PM Comedy by Paducah Improv
4PM Country Music’s rising star Clint Fisher
6PM FEATURED CLASSIC ROCK BAND Reverse Alchemy

PLUS – HUGE FIREWORKS DISPLAY OVER THE BAY AT FULL DUSK

AND – Vendors will be on location from 10AM until 6PM. The vendors include carnival food, arts and crafts, cosmetics, novelty items, and hand bags & jewelry.

If you have any questions this event please visit The Green Turtle Bay website at GreenTurtleBay.com or facebook.com/GreenTurtleBay. You can also call 800-498-0428.