Lewis Lipstone and Steven Reyes, event organizers for the West Coast Rec Tour, are finalizing dates and details for each of the events, but the planned schedule includes endurance rides, scenic rides and even a week-long joint PWC and houseboat adventure. As with the eastern events, the West Coast Rec Tour will be centered around fun events that are each expected to draw several hundred participants. Many of the events will be family-friendly.
“No matter how you look at it, that type of exposure, that level of involvement in Pro Watercross activities of any sort, can do nothing but benefit the sport as a whole, bringing the PWC community together” Handler said. “The more people are talking about and enjoying these activities, the better for all of us. These Rec Tour stops give even the most competitive athlete a chance to just get out and have some relaxing fun on the water.”
The 2019 West Coast Recreational Tour will start off with the Ironman Run, Race against Time on March 9 in Chula Vista, CA. Heading east, the next stop on the tour will be the Pirate Cove Colorado River Camping, 4x4 and PWC Weekend on April 19-20 in Needles, CA. Third event - Down in the Delta Camping at Orwood, will take place on May 16-19 in Brentwood, CA. The next tour stop of the 2019 tour will be a week-long PWC adventure on Lake Powell in mid-September. Closing out the inaugural season of the West Coast Rec Tour will be the Ultimate Ride in the beginning of October on Lake Havasu and the Colorado River.
THE IRONMAN RUN, RACE AGAINST TIME
March 9, 2019: Endurance ride from San Diego, Oceanside to Long Beach for lunch and back to San Diego in one day, 222 miles... This is an Intermediate and Advanced run, not suited for beginners.
PIRATE COVE COLORADO RIVER CAMPING, 4X4 AND PWC WEEKEND
April 12-13, 2019: A scenic ride from Needles, CA to Lake Havasu’s London Bridge, then a stop for lunch at Havasu Springs.
DOWN IN THE DELTA CAMPING AT ORWOOD
May 16 – 19, 2019: A long-distance, multi-day adventure ride for intermediate to advanced riders. This ride will cross lakes such as Franks Tract and Golden Gate, and may experience large swells and weeds.
LAKE POWELL HOUSEBOAT TO ROCK CREEK
September 14 -22, 2019: Meeting at Wahweap Marina on the most southwestern point on Lake Powell, provisions (and those participants not riding PWCs) will load onto one of several houseboats for the 8-hour, 45-mile trip to bae camp at Rock Creek, AZ. Those on PWCs are welcome to accompany the houseboats, or travel ahead and meet the group at base camp. There are many rides and activities planned for the week that will depart from the base camp.
2019 ULTIMATE RIDE EVENT - LAKE HAVASU
October 11, 2019: Heading into its third year, the Ultimate Ride event will be the final event of the 2019 Pro Watercross West Coast Rec Tour and will feature a one-day guided watercraft trip from the Site Six launch ramp on Lake Havasu to Pirate Cove Resort in Topock, California, travelling up the Colorado River and through the beautiful Topock Gorge.
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