River Town Racers

PSCC leads the initiative for a more walkable, bikeable, boatable river.


RTRphotoKaunzingerRiver Town Racers is an all-ages kayak and surfski racing team based in Petaluma, competing locally and nationally.  Our members range from novice to championship levels, from “bantam” class to golden masters.  Contact us for answers to your questions about activities and the racing team. And like us for frequent updates of club activities.

2017 Activities:

Introduction to Kayak Racing for girls and boys 11-17

Try this Olympic sport on the Petaluma River next summer!  Membership in River Town Racers and access to year-round training is available to all graduates.  No prior kayaking experience is necessary but paddlers must be able to swim.  All equipment provided. Session runs Monday, June 19 through Saturday June 24.  Contact us for more information or register here.

Pruebe el kayak de estilo Olímpico en el Río Petaluma.  Ninguna experiencia previa de kayak es necesaria, pero los kayakistas deben saber nadar.  Todo el equipo proporcionado.  La membresía en el club y el acceso a entrenar y competir durante todo el año disponible para los graduados.  Junio 19-24.  El espacio está limitado — usted debe preregistrarse aquí.

Roostertail Drag Races October 14, 2017

Intrepid kayak sprinters aged 11 to kahuna dust off their Olympic-style sprint boats to race under calm and sunny skies on the Petaluma River every OctoberSave the date!

Turkey Race November 25, 2017

Every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving we mix it up with teams of kayakers, canoeists, SUPpers, and rowers to work off a little holiday heft.  Save the date!

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Who benefits from river access?

Wanderers, voters, birders, swimmers (sometimes unintentionally!) Cyclists, community leaders, water contemplators, kids! Picnickers, collegiate competitors, friends, mud-lovers, tide observers. Rowers, ecologists & biologists, canoeists, businesspeople. Hikers, fishermen and women, homeowners, kayakers, environmental advocates, fitness enthusiasts. Naturalists, coaches, photographers… and what about you?