Bikerafting Course is a packrafting course designed to teach novice paddlers to competently enjoy entry-level flat water bikerafting trips (lakes & dams), and enjoy entry-level whitewater bikerafting trips in rivers, and participate in more advanced trips as part of a more experienced team.
*NO packrafting experience necessary.
Bikerafting course duration: 2 days (8 - 10 hours per day)
Class ratio: 1 Instructor to every 7 students, or 2:14 with an additional instructor or trained assistant.
This two day course serves as an introduction to a broad range of topics including:
- Gear: What to take and how to pack it
- Anatomy of the river and hydrology
- Personal Group and technical equipment
- Assessing risks in river environments
- Eddy hopping
- Cross current moves
- Using river features to help you
- River running considerations
- Whitewater swimming
- Personal Paddling coaching
- Line Selection
- use of eddies
- Setting Safety
- Identifying hazards
- Boat to boat rescue
- Ferry Glides
- Day trip planning
- Environmental concerns
This type of boating demands a specific set of skills and strategies. Lakes, dams, and rivers are an excellent resource to introduce you to this type of boating.
We focus on the importance of good decision-making, personal judgment and group responsibility.
In order to participate in Bikerafting Course each participant must:
Be in physical condition to participate in all individual skills and activities listed in the course outline.
Be able to actively swim while in a PFD.
Be accountable for keeping themselves properly outfitted, fed and hydrated during full days in the field.
*If you do not meet these prerequisites please contact ROWILD for Custom Course options.
The course content, and sequence of instruction may be adjusted to best fit the group’s needs and water levels at class locations.