Premiered in two parts: 10/25/18 & 11/1/18

Motivated by a bet in the late 1940s, two Swiss brothers on small wooden folding boats raced 57 miles down the Arkansas River through the Royal Gorge from Salida to Cañon City. The race would inspire what is now the oldest and longest whitewater festival in the United States, FIBArk—“First in Boating the Arkansas.” Discover how a small town in central Colorado went from a small mining town to a destination worldwide for whitewater sports.

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