Tuck Fest - U.S. National Whitewater Center


Slicing and Dicing with Shane Benedict

Retro is back… the moves, the boats, and the facial hair. If your idea of a good time in a kayak involves staring at the sky or linking cartwheels effortlessly together, then come out and let Shane show you a thing or two to get some style into your paddling.

Check-in at the Kayak Center.

Friday, April 20 – 4:30 pm

Basic Bike Maintenance

Not a “certified bicycle technician” or in need a refresher course? This demo will teach you how to fix a flat, general bike tune up steps, how to clean your steed, and more. Our friends at the Bike Source tent in Vendor Village will review the basics and will be available for questions. No prior riding experience is required.

Friday, April 20 – 3:00 pm
Sunday, April 22 – 11:15 am

Phantom Fast: Fundamental Race Technique with Team Dagger

Team Dagger and Adriene Levknecht will take you through their approach on racing. Topics covered will include stroke placement, race strategy, and mental fortitude. Whether you’re looking to just cruise down your local stretch using less energy, or trying to crush your buddies at the next race, this clinic from some of the fastest paddlers out there will accelerate your paddling.

Check-in at the Kayak Center.

Saturday, April 21 – 11:00 am

Native Snakes of North Carolina

Learn about the native snakes of North Carolina, their adaptations, and why snakes are essential to the food chain. The program will include a live native snake demonstration and is great for the entire family to attend.

Saturday, April 21 – 12:00 pm at the Adventure Pavilion

Biking … Where Do I Start?

Interested in getting into Mountain Biking or Road Cycling? Don’t know where to start? Swing by the Bike Source tent in Vendor Village to get all the info you need to put your wheels in motion. Bike Source staff will be on site to discuss the differences in bikes, necessary gear, general bike safety, and what is the best way to get into the biking community. No prior riding experience is required.

Saturday, April 21 – 1:00 pm

Grom Mob Youth Kayaking Clinic

For all the young and aspiring whitewater rippers, this is an opportunity to paddle with Team Dagger members, have fun, and get some pro tips. A great opportunity to meet other young paddlers, try some new lines or surf a new wave with a host of support around you. Participants should be able to roll or have attended one of the USNWC’s kayak camps or development programs. Stick around till the end for some awesome giveaways.

Check-in at the Kayak Center.

Sunday, April 22 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Survival 101

Learn the basics of backcountry survival and preventative measures you can take for your next adventure during Survival 101. The USNWC Outdoor School staff will provide a brief overview of the seven priorities of survival, including positive mental attitude, fire craft, shelter building, and more.

Sunday, April 22 – 1:00 pm at the Adventure Pavilion

U.S. National Whitewater Center | 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway | Charlotte, NC 28214 | 704.391.3900 | info@usnwc.org