LOCAL Houston | The City Guide September 2016 - Page 54

COMMUNITY PADDLE POWER Cypress Creek Regatta Sets Sail September 17 The third annual sanctioned Cypress Creek Regatta, along one of Houston’s newest and longest paddling trails, is back. It’s presented by the Bayou Preservation Association, whose mission is to celebrate, protect and restore the natural richness of all of Houston’s bayous and streams. Their vision is a network of healthy bayous, streams and watersheds. The Cypress Creek Regatta offers a 7.5-mile stretch of beautiful water, allowing participants to be surrounded by our city’s wildlife and scenic landscapes whether they are competing in the Triple Crown Championship or looking to enjoy a family-friendly day of paddling. Whether a novice paddler or an experienced kayaker, this event is sure to be a true Houston experience. After the race, guests will enjoy live music, food and drink vendors, and for the first time ever, the Triple Regatta Championship awards will be presented to the winners of each class. Want to race? For more information, please visit www.cypresscreekregatta.org or contact Bayou Preservation Association Cypress Creek Regatta event coordinator, Rico Torres, at 713.538.7433 ext. 700, or e-mail regatta@bayoucityadventures.org. By Tim Moloney 54 L O C A L | september 16 WHEN Saturday, September 17 9:00am – 1:00pm Registration from 7:30-8:30am WHERE Start: Mercer Arboretum 22306 Aldine Westfield Humble, TX 77338 Finish: Jones Park 20634 Kenswick Dr. Humble, TX 77338