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Plastic molded board roughly 2' x 3' weighing 20 lbs. The ripboard model pictured here has easy grip handles which protect the arms and a padded chest cavity.

Group & Corporate Events:

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From mid May through August your group can give it a go in Golden, Colorado.

Group & Corporate Events are available for parties of 8 people or more. Reservations with a $10 deposit per person are required and a waiver signature. Book early as prime dates and times go quickly. Deposits are refundable with 7 days advance notice of cancellation.

Not quite sure? Let us present our riverboarding video, "Whitewater at Face Level" and answer any questions your group may have at your next meeting (30 minute presentation). Contact Shane Bolling by e-mail or call (303) 904-8367. Additional information is listed below, including rates...

 Group & Corporate Events (gear rental & instruction) 2 hrs 4 hrs
Monday-Friday (per person)$35.00$45.00
Saturday or Sunday $45.00$55.00

Fundraising Event (gear rental & instruction)

3 rides
Monday - Sunday (see below for more information)

A two hour rental & instruction package includes multiple rides downstream on the boards with emphasis on instruction and the basics of steering during the first run. Additional runs will expand your abilities and can incorporate surfing, catching eddy lines, and whitewater instruction. The four hour rental & instruction package incorporates all the activities previously mentioned and provides for additional emphasis on board handling, tricks, rapid running, and more difficult terrain as participants master the basics.

Corporate events include team building skills and challenges for individual participants as well. The surrounding park and facilities offer a terrific place for a half day corporate or business team outing. We will tailor the instrcution and river riding to suit your needs and desires. Let us know and we'll put it together.

Group events can be tailored to your group's interest: surfing, rapid running, whitewater skills development or a combination of activities. The reduced rate for a combination rental and lesson package is listed above and available to all groups of 5 or more people. Groups larger than 10 are split into smaller groups for a staggered start to basic instruction and first ride downstream.

New for 2008- riverboarding fundraising events for groups. Fundraising events requires a minimum of 4 volunteers. Volunteer training costs $19 per person and must be completed prior to your fundraising event. RipBoard will take volunteers through a four hour session where each volunteer receives riverboarding instruction, and learns to riverboard. A review of the duties and responsibilities of each work positions follows, including position assignment. Depending on the abilities of the volunteers, rotation between work positions is possible. Promotional presentations and materials are available including discounted pre-event sales for more details contact Shane Bolling by e-mail or call (303) 904-8367 or toll free at 1 866 311-2627.

All Corporate and Group Events are held at the Whitewater Park (4 blocks west of 10th and Washington) in Golden, Colorado. Volunteers for a fundraising event are asked to arrive 30 minutes early to set up equipment and prepare for the day's event.

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