April Events-Raftopia-2017

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Raftopia Sale & Boat Swap

When: April 7th – 9th, 2017 (Friday – Sunday)


  • Friday, April 7th: 10:00 am –  6:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 8th: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, April 9th: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: Down River Equipment 11937 West I-70 Frontage Road North, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 (click for map)

What: Our longest standing event, Raftopia, is a great kickoff to the whitewater season. Come check out the new store, browse through an assortment of used rafts and get the best discounts on new gear. We’ll also have a number of our vendors providing more information about their awesome products. Don’t forget about our daily raffles & giveaways. We’ll see you there!


  • We will be giving away over $3000 worth of amazing prizes from Down River, Aire, Astral, Carlisle, Cataract, Engel, Extrasport, Hyside, Jack’s Plastic Welding, Maravia, Ortlieb, Roxy/Quicksilver, Sawyer Paddles & Oars, Shred Ready & Sweet…just to list a few!
  • Receive 1 Raffle Ticket for:
    • Every $100.00 Spent in our store
    • Each Boat Consigned during our sale
  • Raffle Drawings:
    • Friday & Saturday: 5:00 pm both days
      • *NOTE:  New this year…you DO NOT have to be present to win a prize on Friday & Saturday.  We will have all available raffle prizes displayed and you will be able to use your tickets to try to win the item(s) you are most interested in.  For example, if you receive 10 tickets, you may put all 10 tickets towards 1 item, or you can divide those tickets up as you would like.
      • We will live stream the drawings on Friday and Saturday at 5:00 both days, as well as post the winning ticket numbers on our website and Facebook.
    • Sunday GRAND PRIZE: 1:30 pm
      • MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN THE GRAND PRIZE (sorry, no exceptions).
      • WIN A Down River 3-Bay Dolores XD Frame ($669.95 value)
      • Bring in Friday & Saturday’s original receipts and receive Raffle Tickets for entry into the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING at 1:30 pm on Sunday.


  • Boat Drop Off: Boats for the boat swap must be dropped off by Wednesday, April 5th by 5:00 pm.
  • Due to security and space we can only accept boats. If you want to sell your boat as a package, please bring a printed itemized list (including pictures) of everything included in your asking price. If your package sells, we will connect you with your buyer.
  • We advertise your Asking Price on Friday and Saturday.  You can specify a Minimum Selling Price that we will advertise on Sunday only.
  • Boats will only be sold for the listed price you set.
  • If your boat is sold you can choose 100% store credit or Down River will cut you a check for 85% of the selling price after collecting a 15% commission.
  • Boat Pick Up: Unsold boats must be picked up by Sunday, April 9th by 3:00 pm.


Aire Jack’s Plastic Welding
All American Trailer Kelty
Astral Maravia
Barefoot BBQ River Maps
Colorado Whitewater Rocky Mountain Rafts
Espresso Affair Roxy/Quicksilver
Good River Beer Sawyer
Herm Hoops Seal Skinz
High Country River Runners Spyderco
Hyside Vishnu Temple Press

Here’s a clip from our 2015 Raftopia event at our old location: