With Fall here, weather has cooled off somewhat and provided some beautiful outdoor days for your family to take advantage of. A great way to enjoy the changing season is to book a date with River Run Rentals on the mighty Missouri River.
River Run Rentals is currently in the midst their second season of providing floating expeditions around the Kansas City Metropolitan area. According to owner/operator, Randy White, “I bought my first kayak just as a hobby; a passion to get outdoors. Then others showed their interest to float the Missouri River when I told them how enjoyable it was.” Kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards are now all available for rentals. The next closest place that offers float rentals down the Missouri River is 2 hours away from Kansas City. River Run Rentals not only offers the rentals, but also will provide post-run transportation for travelers from the exit point of the river back to their automobile at the starting point.
Most of the routes that River Run Rentals offers travel around the Missouri River and even take you through downtown Kansas City underneath the same bridges that many patrons drive over every day. Most floats last between 5 and 10 miles, but River Run Rentals provides the opportunity to customize your float plan if you so desire. Rates begin at $25 for shorter float trips and run $30 for longer trips and is payable via cash or check. Of course, rates will vary under the customized options. This journalist thoroughly enjoyed the “Scenic Highway” float option which begins at E.H. Young Riverfront Park in Riverside, travels down the Missouri River passing by the downtown airport and traveling underneath the city’s bridges. Other options available include trips around Smithville Lake, the Platte River, and the Kansas River.
Some things to keep in mind for your floating expedition are as follows. River Run Rentals can easily accommodate between ten and twelve people. The minimum age for any floater is thirteen years of age. When canoeing, the rear passenger will be responsible for most of the ability to steer. In order to go right, paddlers will paddle on the left side of the canoe and vice versa for the going left. Also back paddling on the right side will tilt the nose of your canoe back towards the right and vice versa for tilting left. The same directional requirements apply for kayaking. If you are nervous about the idea of floating yourself, Mr. White makes himself available to join any floating expeditions for a small additional fee. Worried about having photographic evidence of your journey so your friends will believe you? River Run Rentals will take photos of you leaving the drop-in point and at the get-out point. If possible, they will also take photographs somewhere in the middle of your journey for action shots on the river.
Ways to contact River Run Rentals are via their website at http://kcriverrun.com/ or they can also be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/riverrunrentalsmo. You can also contact them via phone at (816)-226-6379 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Updated photographs of each run are posted on Facebook weekly. Mention this article and code word, “Marshal” for 10% off of your float trip with River Run Rentals.