Bike and Paddle Scramble 2021

Community friendly, just for fun and to help remind us that the planet is not a dumping ground

New 2021 fall calendar to be released soon



  • Entry is Free. General public welcome

  • Compete solo, or two person team. One paddle, the other bike

  • All participants must sign waiver. Under 18 guardian sign waiver

  • Paddlers must wear an approved life-vest or belt 

  • Cyclists must wear approved helmet

  • Highly recommended for bikes: flashing red rear tail light and flashing white light front. (will become mandatory 2020)

COURSE: Timed event

Nautical Resort

  • Start line on Nautical bay area beach

  • Group photo

  • Scramble (LeMans) start. Run to kayak, put on life-vest, gear up, shove off.

  • Course is approximately half mile out, touch marker (Rotary Park beach) paddle back to start line. One mile total.

  • Run to bike transition area

  • Tag teammate (if team), gear up again, ride to Island path, aka Beachcomber/McCulloch Blvd.

  • Ride counter clockwise two laps, approximately 8 miles round trip, back to finish line.

  • Overall time, solo or team determines placement


All awards will be in the form of gift cards donated by local businesses. Other awards from the bike and paddle industry will also be available and will vary with each race.


  • First place: $25 per team or solo

  • Second place: $20

  • Third place: $15


  • Registration: 10 points

  • First place: 10 points

  • Second: 8 points

  • Third place: 6 points




  • Team overall

  • Solo overall

  • Female - Male (solo only)

  • Age divisions

Final details are still being worked out as to how the classes will be determined

Working Out the Bugs

The purpose of a test event is to help work out the bugs and receive feedback from the participants, fine tune the format and safety guidelines before actual events are scheduled.


Currently it's basically a "Run What You Brung" format. Carbon fiber ocean racing kayaks to Walmart specials, SUPs, canoes. Mountain bikes, road bikes, recumbents, even electric bikes. All ages. All safety guidelines will prevail. Here's the basic competition format.


  • Classes or divisions based on the average age of participants

  • Kayak classes based on length, type construction, etc.

  • SUPS no restrictions

  • Canoes, single or two passengers

  • Road, mountain bikes, ebikes??


These are just a few of the defining class formats. We will be sorting them out as we go along, but REMEMBER they are promoted just for fun and to bring awareness that the planet is not a big landfill. So fewer rules the better. Obviously, we won't compromise safety.