This is Riversport OKC

On this episode your host Mike Hearne shares the story of one mans quest to making OKC the hub of watersports in the states. What started as a flyer on the wall at OSU sparked a passion for rowing in a young Mike Knopp. Listen in as Mike shares his story from rowing at OSU to turning this ditch in OKC into what it is today. Located on the Oklahoma River in downtown OKC, the Boathouse District is at the crossroads of the nation at the intersection of I35 and I40, making it easily accessible to metro OKC residents as well as visitors to our city. The Boathouse District was established in 2006 with the opening of the Chesapeake Boathouse. It has rapidly grown to include a row of iconic boathouses along the river, the world-class Chesapeake Finish Line Tower, and RIVERSPORT Adventure Park which offers exciting outdoor activities including RIVERSPORT Rapids, a $45m whitewater rafting and kayaking center. Today, the Boathouse District is destination for athletes, metro area families and visitors to Oklahoma City. Athletes look forward to rowing or paddling on the district’s world-class 4000m race and training course, while families and visitors can get on the water in a kayak or stand up paddle board, take a bike ride on the 13+ miles of trails or enjoy RIVERSPORT Adventures.

Alan Brown