What to do on a Sunday afternoon? Let’s ride bikes to Broad Ripple and watch some ducks swim down the canal. What???
BRVA sponsors the Canal Duck Race. I know this race was around last year, but not sure how long it’s history is. I remember seeing signs, and since we were in town this year, we hopped on our bikes and headed down the Monon. 30 minutes later, we run into this guy! They even have a mascot!
So we sponsor some ducks and grabbed some seats at Flatwater to wait for the race to start. We hear the count down and then heeeeeeeeeeere they come!
Did I mention they are rubber ducks?! Go ducks 1707, 1708, 1709, 1710, 1711, and 1712!!
It was absolutely hilarious and adorable at the same time. All these families were out crowding the Canal and enjoying the great weather.
This guy may have had the best job. Chuckin’ ducks back into the canal that got caught on the rocks.
Panorama shot of the madness. It was so hilarious. Must definitely take part again next year!
After the race, you can pick up your ducks and take them home. We did. We wanted to show them what clean water looked like… Hello pool! I could hear the duckies going “Ahhhhhh blue water!”