Fat Tire and Jackson Kayak are teaming up to reward one lucky winner with a custom river trip for two to their choice of either the French Broad in Asheville or the Poudre River in Fort Collins.

The winner and a guest will coordinate with a world-champion guide to plan their 2021 trip and then travel to the destination of their choice for an exciting weekend adventure. Winners can choose a white water kayaking, fishing, or casual river themed paddle experience with the help of Nick Troutman and Eric Jackson, two world champion paddlers. The River Trip includes a VIP tour of New Belgium Brewing and a custom Fat Tire cooler to take home to remember the trip. 

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Meet Your Guides

Nick Troutman

Nick Troutman is World Champion kayaker, husband, father and addict of adventure. Nick continues to seek out adventure around every corner whether it be traveling around North America with his truck, trailer and family, or competing on the world stage, or dropping off waterfalls with as he explore some of the most incredible rivers of world. Nick is always ready for the next adventure and then it's time for an ice cold beer.

Eric Jackson

Kayaking is in his blood. 2020 is his 50th year of paddling a kayak. 28 years on Team USA, including the Olympics, 4 World Championship Titles, and hundreds of wins. Eric created the majority of the instructional materials that kayakers learn have learned from over the past 20 years as well. His passion for fishing has put him on the USA Kayak Fishing team as Team Captain and is the current Reigning Pan Am Kayak fishing champion. In his spare time, he founded Jackson Kayak, and most recently, his new carbon fiber fishing kayak company- Apex Watercraft.

A Day on the River

Winners will work with the world-class Jackson Kayak paddle guides to create a customized whitewater kayak trip, fishing kayak trip, or a casual river paddle on the French Broad river or the Poudre River. 

 

Nick's favorite way to spend a day on the river
"Honestly I get this question all the time and my answer is always the same, it's any river with my friends. Its always going to be more fun on any river with your friends, than the best river without them.

I've been paddling for 17 years and I've been fortunate enough to have been on several incredible trips, though one of the most memorable trips would be the First Full Decent of the Rio Alseseca. It was 5 weeks filled with wild adventures, a couple close calls, tons of great waterfalls, many memories and fun stories and great friendships formed."
 
Eric's favorite way to spend a day on the river
Since the 1980’s Eric has averaged over 30 new river kayaking trips each year on 6 continents. Most of them are class 3-5 whitewater rivers, but he also has discovered many gems that are lazy class 1 and 2 rivers that just as effectively fuel his passion for enjoying the outdoors. Surprisingly, many of Eric’s favorite trips include a combination of wilderness and civilization.
 
“Sometimes I really enjoy bouncing between the wilderness setting and passing through a town or even a city for some contrast. Given a choice I prefer kayaking in remote areas over the city, but combining the two makes for a great combo. Both the Poudre and the French Broad offer such an experience. Running through completely different types of valleys in a very remote setting and then finding their way into either Fort Collins, CO, or Asheville, NC.
 
What is special about that, is that you can take out at the New Belgium Brewery at both locations and reward a day of immersion into the outdoors with a brewery tour and some cold Fat Tire. Most of my favorite days on the water end up with a celebratory beer, where the camaraderie and reflection on the day are amplified and the experience immortalized as a great memory."
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