From The Village to Red Hook – A Citi Paddle

David, our guest blogger from New York City, has submitted another report about paddling in the NYC area. David is paddling a Citibot, uses public transportation to get to and from the water — carrying a 10′ kayak in a backpack on the subway!

We hope you enjoy these first hand write-ups of urban kayaking.


The Citibot proved its worth via an amazing six-mile paddle from Manhattan to Brooklyn.

Entering the water a few hours after full tide meant the trip was a breeze.  The Citibot handled the currents, chop and occasional boat traffic with ease.

Here are a few shots of the launch and a few spectators (one with a freedom torch, the other with a camera) Click on any of the pics for a descriptive sideshow of the epic journey.


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