Largest Midwest water recreation festival conclude Saturday - Tucson News Now

Paddlefest concludes, motor traffic halted in the a.m.

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The Ohio River will be open until noon on Saturday, June 22 to allow paddlers and cyclists to safely enjoy the river after the conclusion of Paddlefest 2013.

Daryl Knauer, a Paddlefest participant, was one of the paddlers that used the open river to his advantage.

"It was really nice to be on the river where we are not usually allowed," said Knauer.

Motor operated traffic along the Ohio River was halted in light of this event on Kellogg Avenue, Riverside Drive, Carrel Street, Wilmer Avenue and Airport Road.

Drivers were advised to be drive with caution around these areas.

The finale of the three day event ended with live music, food and refreshments, exhibits, and bicycle demos from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. June 22 at the Gold Star Finish Line Festival.

The festival is a wrap-up of the three day event, which has attracted more than 2,500 paddlers and peddlers since its establishment. This year's Paddlefest brought in participants from more than three states.

According to Paddlefest Chairperson, Brewster Rhoads, the events at the Paddlefest are a unique way to celebrate the vast array of outdoor recreation and nature education opportunities in the tri-state.

Ohio River activists also use the event to bring awareness to the importance of keeping the Ohio River clean.

"Education is a key component of Paddlefest because the generations of Paddlefest have to take care of this water, this beautiful river. Keep it clean, and flowing, and respect it," said Edwin Barnes, an Ohio River organizer.

According to the Ohio River Foundation, The Ohio River is 981 miles long and serves as drinking water to more than three million people.

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