PITTSBURG – Kites will fly this Sunday in Pittsburg at the City’s inaugural kiteboarding event! The City, together with its new watersports shop, The Kite Bar, will host the Launch the Launch RampKiteboarding Competition from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Riverview Park.
“This is just one step in our long-term vision to turn Riverview Park into an elite kiteboarding hub and training center,” said Garrett Evans, Assistant City Manager. “We also hope to expose our residents to our waterfront, and encourage them to try their hand at stand up paddling, kiteboarding, kayaking, and more.”
Since early 2013 the City has been working with the local Kiteboard community to make this a reality. This week Pittsburg put the finishing touches on its new non-motorized watercraft launch ramp at Riverview Park, and last week, The Kite Bar, the city’s new water/wind sports shop opened its doors. “We’re thrilled to see the action and enthusiasm around kiteboarding, and we’re excited to bring a new sport and adventure to our community. We always knew wind would be an asset to us, but we never knew it would evolve into something as exciting as this,” says Pittsburg Mayor Pete Longmire.
Sunday’s event will feature Big Air, Freestyle, and Slalom competitions with elite kite boarders from the Bay Area and beyond. Spectators can expect near-constant kiteboarding action from 10am-4pm. Free Stand Up Paddle Board trials will be available to the public throughout the day in The Kite Bar’s 15 foot demonstration pool. There will also be a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new ramp, a demonstration by Kymera Body Boards, and delicious BBQ available for purchase. Event attendance for spectators is free. Competitors can register at www.thekitebar.com.
DATE: Sunday, June 28, 2015
LOCATION: Riverview Park, Riverview Park Drive, Pittsburg, CA, 94565
PARKING: Street Parking on Bayside Drive, Marina Boulevard, and Herb White Way
MORE INFO: www.thekitebar.com
CONTACT: Alexandra Endress |City of Pittsburg Waterfront Development firstname.lastname@example.org |(925) 252-4968
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Big Air Competition
12:30 PM – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
12:45 PM – Kymera Bodyboard Demonstration
1:00 PM – Freestyle and Slalom Competitions
5:00 PM – Awards Ceremony
*Subject to change depending on wind conditions