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Events Hosted at the
Genesee Waterways Center







Special Events at the Genesee waterways center

Throughout the year, the GWC is host to several paddling and rowing events. 

Raise some Dough – Just by Raising your Fork!
Genesee Waterways Center Fundraiser
April 23, 2013 – All Day!

Here's the Scoop (or slice), click here to print out a voucher to present when you dine at the Victor UNO Chicago Grill on April 23.  20% of sales generated from guests, who present the voucher that day will be donated to the Genesee Waterways Center!

Pass vouchers onto your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers – spread the word!

Uno Chicago Grill, 7724 NT Route 96, Victor, NY 14564, 585-223-6100

National Learn to Row Day
Saturday, June 1, 2013

The 12th-annual National Learn to Row Day sponsored by USRowing and Concept2 will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00p.m. at the Pittsford Indoor Rowing Center and the Genesee Waterways Center.  More information to come.

Armond Bassett Canoe & Kayak Race
Saturday, July 13, 2013

The 9th Annual Armond Bassett Race is a points race for the New York Marathon Canoe Racing Association.  This year it will be a two-day event, attracting paddlers to the Genesee River to compete in a 10-mile marathon and a 3-mile recreational race.  Click here for registration form:

For more information, contact:     
Kevin Berl          phone 315.986.8361      email k_berl@msn.com     
Tim Henning       phone 315.926.5749      email THenning3@rochester.rr.com

Cycle the Erie Canal Tour
 July 7 - 14, 2013

People of all ages from all over the country will be participating in this 15th annual cycling tour, which makes a stop in the City of Rochester at the GWC on July 8th.  The Erie Canal Cycling tour is an 8-day, 400-mile trip across scenic Upstate New York.  For more information or to register for this event, visit Parks & trails New York

Saturday and Sunday, August 17 & 18, 2013

Lockapalooza is a whitewater kayaking event that takes place at GWC's Lock 32 Whitewater Park in Pittsford, NY. Enjoy this 2-day event with activities and opportunities for people to get out on the water! For more information or to register, please visit our Lockapalooza webpage beginning March 2013!

Rochester River Challenge
Saturday, September 14, 2013

The 17th Annual Rochester River Challenge is an inclusive community and Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports event celebrating the sport of outrigger canoeing. It is a full-day affair attracting paddlers to the Genesee River to compete in 400m sprint races. Team up with family, friends, or co-workers for this unique and fun day on the Genesee River!  This event is run by a local non-profit organization, Cape Ability Outrigger Ohana, which specializes in providing outrigger canoeing opportunities for individuals of all abilities. For more information or to register, please visit Cape Ability Outrigger Ohana http://www.adaptivecanoeing.org/

Head of the Genesee Regatta
October 5 & 6, 2013

The Head of the Genesee Regatta is a two-day event offers rowing and sculling races for scholastic, collegiate, Masters and corporate crews.  The regatta coincides with the City of Rochester's River Romance Weekend!  To register, visit Regatta Central.