Lake Tahoe’s biggest summer paddleboard race canceled for 2016 |

Lake Tahoe’s biggest summer paddleboard race canceled for 2016

Hundreds of paddlers partake in a past Race the Lake of the Sky. South Tahoe Standup Paddle recently announced it is postponing the signature summer event until 2017.
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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The largest flatwater stand-up paddleboard race in North America — and one of Lake Tahoe’s signature summer events — is taking a season off.

South Tahoe Standup Paddle announced Wednesday, April 13, that it will not put on Race the Lake of the Sky this summer, postponing the annual event until 2017.

South Tahoe SUP decided not to host the event as the result of moving its location.

The local business’s retail shop is now housed at 3135 Harrison Ave., just down the street from its summer home of El Dorado Beach.

“The demands of moving and the tenant improvements required to establish business in our new location will not leave us enough time to produce Race the Lake of the Sky at the level of excellence it deserves,” South Tahoe SUP said in a news release.

The standup paddle business had been located at 3117 Harrison Ave. since 2010. That building — which is also home to Rude Brothers Bagels & Coffee — was sold and is currently undergoing renovations.

In summer 2017, South Tahoe SUP plans to bring back Race the Lake of the Sky for its fifth edition.

It still plans to host the SUP Series for the sixth straight year this summer, with preliminary dates scheduled for June 25, July 30 and Aug. 27.

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