Please join us for the French Broad Classique on April 23, 2016!!

FB Paddle Racing, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose purpose is to foster competition in all types of paddlesports racing, particularly on the French Broad River in western North Carolina.

Our primary event is the French Broad Classique held annually on the fourth Saturday of April near Asheville, North Carolina. The French Broad Classique currently consists of two events: the FB 50, a fifty mile challenge, and the BR 18, an eighteen mile race.

FB Paddle Racing has hosted two National Championships on the French Broad River: the 2014 USCA Aluminum Canoe/Downriver Kayak Nationals in Henderson County (upstream of Asheville), and the 2008 ACA Whitewater Open Canoe Downriver Nationals in Madison County (downstream of Asheville).

FB Paddle Racing also helps to promote paddle sports races in North Carolina and neighboring states. Click here to access information on other races.

Last updated December 10, 2015