Would you like to adopt this NESS race?
This race needs a new volunteer Race Organizer to take it over and make it happen once again. The Salmon Slalom is held at a small and friendly race site. It’s a favorite race among participants as it is typically the first race of the season – a good warm up for the upcoming races, and a good time to re-connect with NESS friends.
No Race in 2017
Colchester, CT – Salmon River – Class I+
Latest News Update for Salmon Slalom:
If registering by mail, make entry checks payable and send to:
Salmon Race Organizer
1 Some Street
Sometown, CT 99999
Salmon Race Organizer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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The Race Site is Located along the Salmon River two miles north of route 16, between Westchester and Colchester, CT. On Route 16 at the Covered Foot Bridge turn North on Comstock Bridge Road then at the fork, turn right and stay on Comstock Bridge Road to the Race Site where the power lines cross the road.
From New York City and New Jersey take either I-84 to exit 27 then take I-691 straight past I-91 onto route 66, or, take I-95 to New Haven and then take I-91 north to route 66 at Meriden, CT. Go east on Route 66 through Middletown, CT; across the Connecticut River and about another 6 miles and bear right onto Route 16 east. Go about seven miles and turn left onto Comstock Bridge Road. See ‘Race Site Location’ above.
From New England take either I-91 south or I-84 south and east to Hartford, CT. Go south on I-91 to exit 22 and take route 9 south to Middletown, CT. At Middletown, CT take route 66 east as above.
From Rhode Island take I-95 west to exit 82 at New London, CT then take route 85 north and west for about 17 miles to route 2. Turn right onto Route 2 west for a little more than a mile and turn left onto Route 16 at Colchester, CT. Go about 4 miles on Route 16 then turn right onto Dickinson Road and proceed as above.
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GPS coordinates for the race site are: 41.56102, -72.440007
Race Site Description:
Camping at the race site is unofficial but competitors and spectators have never been challenged by authorities.
Lodging is available at Riverdale Motel, Route 66, Portland, CT – 860-342-3498. .
Parking is allowed along the road but be sure to park in the direction of traffic and with all tires off the pavement. Parking is also available in the several pull offs at the race site for those who arrive early!
Spectator access is available along the shoulder of the East side of the road or a few steps through the trees to the riverbank. There are several outcroppings of rocks along the river that afford very good vantage points to view the race and take photos.
Race Course Video:
Video by Bob Putnam: C1 BowCam
Video by Bob Putnam: OC1 BowCam