Louisville Mayor looking to break Guinness World Record this weekend with citizens’ help

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Louisville, Ky., – Mayor’s Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns Labor Day with hopes of setting a world record for paddlers going through locks (See August 21st story here).

Paddlers will begin their adventurous five-mile course at 10 a.m., taking canoeists and kayakers through the McAlpine Locks and Dam to the Jaycees Boat Ramp in New Albany. TARC will offer a shuttle service for paddlers to retrieve their vehicles at the launch site.

Organizers are attempting a Guinness World Record for most paddlers in a lock system.

Mayor Fischer enjoying the 2013 Hike, Bike & Paddle (photo from Mayor Fischer's Facebook page).

Mayor Fischer enjoying the 2013 Hike, Bike & Paddle (photo from Mayor Fischer’s Facebook page).

“Hope to see 1000s lined up Monday as we look to set #GuinnessWorldRecord for kayak in locks!” Mayor Greg Fischer said on his Twitter page.

Paddling participants will launch their canoes or kayaks at the river ramp located at the Harbor Lawn of Waterfront Park. Paddlers can drop

2013 Hike, Bike and Paddle (photo from Mayor Fischer's Facebook page).

2013 Hike, Bike and Paddle (photo from Mayor Fischer’s Facebook page).

their boats off at the “Green” parking lot near River Road and Witherspoon St. from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Police and safety boats will be nearby during the paddling activity and all participants will have assistance if needed in launching their canoe or kayak. Safe paddling instruction and demonstrations will take place in the harbor area of the Great Lawn starting at 8 a.m.

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