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Kayak & Bike Rentals: 

If you are interested in renting a kayak, canoe or bike in NE Florida, we suggest that you contact the following businesses as early as possible about rentals:

bulletNautical Escapes -- (904) 568-0284 -- Variety of kayak styles and sizes -- contact Edward for details.
bulletOutdoor Adventures, in Jacksonville -- (904) 393-9030 or -- OA is pleased to participate in this event, and extends to everyone a warm welcome to Florida's First Coast, our paddling playground. And good luck in the race. To help racers, we can deliver to your race site, either canoes or kayaks, depending on how your team approaches the paddling portion of the race. 
bulletEasy Going Kayak Tours -- contact Marie about renting a kayak for your next race: or (904) 687-5286
bulletUp the Creek Xpeditions & Outfitters -- in St. Marys, GA - (912) 882-0911 -- an outfitter that can provide kayaks and gear for the race. We have an extensive selection of sea kayaks and sea kayak tandems, many of which are very suitable for racing. We are at 111 Osborne St., St. Marys, GA 31558 or email to
bulletKayak Amelia -- 888-30-KAYAK -- has a variety of kayaks for rent, including sit-on-tops, touring and recreational style kayaks. All rentals come equipped with paddle and PFD/life jacket. Their new location at Long Island Outfitters is located 1/2 mile north of Little Talbot State Park, off Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, FL.
bulletArmy Navy Outdoors -- (904) 725-5000 --  A limited number of kayaks or canoes are available for rental for The Performance Adventure Racing Series events.  The participant would need to reserve and prepay for the boats. Army Navy Outdoors will drop them off and would also be there to take them back after the race!!  The cost would be $30 to 35 for the day, where you do the pickup and drop-off at Army Navy Outdoors . Located in Jacksonville, across Monument Road from Regency Square Mall.
bulletKayak Adventures -- (904) 249-6200 or (888) 333-2480 -- a variety of kayaks, ACA Certified coastal kayak instruction, guided tours in stable kayaks with all necessary safety gear. The rental cost would be $50.00 for the day, including the drop-off and pickup. Private excursions can also be customized. Located in Jacksonville Beach, FL
bullet If you are in the Military -- contact MWR at (904) 270-5228 -- next door to Hanna Park in Naval Station Mayport 
bulletPonte Vedra Water Sports -- (904) 285-1676 -- Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
bulletAqua East Surf Shop -- (904) 246-2550 -- Neptune Beach, FL 

Purchasing a kayak or canoe? Contact Pete or Aaron at Army-Navy Outdoors in Jacksonville, FL.  Call (904) 725-5000 for information. Pete can suggest products that would be suited for your team in The Performance Adventure Races.  He suggests the following Dagger kayak models for the race:  Cortez, Magellan, Charleston, and Savannah. You can view these boats at the site for Dagger kayaks at  Then click on your BACK button to return to the Performance Adventure Racing Series pages.

NOTE:  KAYAKS & CANOES -- Keep in mind that Hanna Park has a large lake, the Park is located on the Atlantic Ocean and is also near the St Johns River and the Intracoastal Waterway.  Paddle sections of Performance Adventure Race courses could take place on any available local waters and often include a portage. Kayaks or canoes are not provided by the managers of this race. Your Team may choose to use either kayaks or canoes or both (singles, doubles or a combination). The choice of the style or combination of kayaks or canoes is up to you and your Team. We would prefer that you use "boats" that are familiar to your Team for safety's sake. Don't forget that you will need a life jacket for each member of your Team. You may want to consider renting kayaks or canoes in your home area and practicing with them prior to competing in The Performance Adventure Races.

BIKE RENTALS: All Biking will be done off-road. Our park areas include single-track trails, as well as beaches and dirt roads. Be sure to bring an appropriate off-road bike. We are seeking information on more mountain bike rentals, but in the meantime, you can contact:

bulletActive Escapes -- Contact John at (904) 388-9884 to rent from the Active Escapes bicycle fleet -- "Our Trek navigator 300 Comfort bicycles are designed for maximum enjoyment for on- and light off-road riding. Adjustable suspension in the front fork and seat post combined with high performance components result in a smooth ride for cyclists of all levels."
bullet Outdoor Adventures at (904) 393-9030 -- some off-road bikes available -- call for details
bullet Champion Cycle -- Brian in Jacksonville Beach at (904) 241-0900 about off-road bikes to rent for our races.

Official BEAR Gearhead Hats -- Thanks to a special arrangement with LAVA GEAR Adventure Clothing

We have BEAR Gearhead hats -- high-tech, fast-drying from Lava Gear with The  BEAR logo --  available for our racers to purchase for use in the The BEAR or any Adventure Race or as souvenirs of the experience and accomplishment.  The Gearhead Hat has a reflective band for your nighttime adventures, adjustable back strap with center-release buckle, mesh side panes for ventilation. It is made of super tough 4-ply taslan nylon and "bomb-proof" poly mesh.

The BEAR Gearhead Hats will be available at the Team Check-in and Team Meeting the day before the race and at the Race Admin area and at the Awards party after Teams finish. Cost for this great hat is only $25.  Reserve some for yourself and your supporters by writing to us -- click here and let us know.


We are pleased to have HAMMER GEL as a product sponsor for Performance Adventure Racing.  E-CAPS/HAMMER NUTRITION -- Serious Products For Serious Endurance Athletes.  Since 1987, E-CAPS/HAMMER NUTRITION has helped tens of thousands of serious endurance athletes achieve tremendous performance with safe, natural, stimulant free, health promoting products. E-CAPS/HAMMER NUTRITION supplements and fuels are designed to optimize the training benefits of serious endurance athletes. Each and every product is produced using only high-quality, research-proven ingredients; we add no fillers, commercial-grade sugars, sweeteners, or any other additive that does not bear directly on the end result of increased performance. Clean, consistent, long-burning energy -- HAMMER GEL is an easily digested, concentrated source of complex carbohydrates with four amino acids added to enhance performance and prolong energy levels during intense training and competition. Thereıs only a trace of sugar, so HAMMER GEL doesnıt set off wild insulin spikes causing "sugar high" and "sugar crash." You wonıt find HAMMER GEL saturated with cheap, ineffective, commercial-grade sugars, which can ruin health and performance. HAMMER GEL has a syrup-like consistency that mixes easily with water if so desired. Visit E-CAPS/HAMMER NUTRITION web site.

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