The world’s largest river float down the Colorado River played host to 30,158 registered participants from around the country who drifted on tubes, floats and handcrafted vessels along 9 miles of desert shoreline during the 10th Annual Bullhead City River Regatta.
Floaters began launching at 7 a.m. from Davis Camp, Community Park, and on the Laughlin, NV side at the Pioneer Hotel Casino & Harrah’s Resort beaches. Participants came ashore at Rotary Park where they enjoyed hotdogs and cool beverages before boarding the shuttle bus back to their cars or Laughlin Hotel properties.
Over 20 public safety agencies participated in this year’s event, including air, ground and river support, to help make the day safe and fun for everyone.
The event ran smoothly until about 3 p.m. when large groups of floaters went past the designated landing point. This made it difficult for event organizers to get transportation to assist these floaters who landed at the Don Sullivan non-motorized ramp. Approximately 30 busses, as well as golf carts and trolleys, were rerouted to help these participants.