Pedal, Paddle, Pound!

14 August, 2022

What is a Pedal Paddle Pound? A triathlon, only with paddling instead of swimming!

  • 19 km cycle to Cassidy Point
  • 13 km canoe or kayak from Cassidy Point to the Yellowknife River bridge
  • 7 km run from bridge back to the start


Pedal Paddle Pound

What: A biking, paddling and running triathlon

Route: Bike to Cassidy Point (~19km), paddle from Cassidy Point to the YK River Bridge (~13km), run from the YK River Bridge back to the start point (~7km).

When: Sunday August 14th, 2022

What time: Sign-in at 9, Race starts at 9:30

Where: First roadside turnout on the Ingraham Trail

Register at: 2022 Peddle Paddle Pound- Yellowknife | Zone4 Online Registration

What is the route?
Bike from the starting point to Cassidy Point (approx 19km). Paddle from Cassidy Point to the Yellowknife River Bridge (approx. 13km), with a short portage at Tartan Rapids.  Run from the bridge back to the start point (approx 7km).  

Click here for the Peddle Paddle Pound 2018 Route Map

Can I do it as a team?
Yes, you can do this race solo, with a partner (i.e. both partners bike, canoe and run together) or as a relay team of three. All team members must sign-in before the race.

How will I transport my gear?
You bring your boat to the Cassidy Point boat launch before the start of the race (please allow 40 minutes before the start of the race to get your boat in position). Your bike will be transported back to the start point by race by Borealis Bike Tours Unlimited. Volunteers will be on hand at Cassidy Point, YK River Bridge and the start point to keep an eye on bikes, backpacks and boats until they are picked up.

What safety equipment do I need?
Bike helmets and PFDs are mandatory. You are responsible for your own safety on the water; we do not have rescue capability. Standard safety equipment (paddle float and pump for kayaks, bailer for canoes) is highly recommended.

What is the paddling route?
Please click here for the route map. The Yellowknife River is very wide in some sections.  In general, keep to river right. Please take a map and paddle with a friend if you are unfamiliar with the route.

Can I run Tartan Rapids?
No, everyone must take a short portage (less than 150m) on river left.

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