The river guide is an online guidebook for kayakers to rivers all around the world. It is a simple to use website where you can search for rivers, browse them by country or look for them on a map in order to make sure you are not missing out on anything. The key feature about the river guide is that it allows anyone to add a new river. Simply click the ADD RIVER button and follow the instructions. We here at the river guide believes in promoting it’s users so we create a bio page for each individual who adds a river. Anyone that clicks on that river will see your bio and can be guided down the river by you.
Another key feature about the river guide is the video guide. Most rivers have a video where the adder will guide you down the section, point out lines and directions all the way from the put in to the take out. It is a great way to get a first hand view and a better idea of what the run looks like and if it is for you.
The river guide also has interactive maps where you can get road directions to and from the river.
Each river can be rated 1-5 stars and a top rated category is available on the home page. Each river has a comment thread where users can find friends to kayak with, alert others to new dangers or use it as a tool to find lost gear.
The River Guide also has a general discussion forum where users can post just about anything related, report bugs, request new rivers to be added or come with suggestions on how to make the site better.
An introduction movie to get you started with the site can be found here.
After you have uploaded a river and it has been approved you can at any time edit, update or change any of the information for that river. Just click on "My Account" then click on "My Rivers" You will see a list of all the rivers you have uploaded and the option to edit them. The changes are instant after you submit.
Do you want to upload a river that already exists on The River Guide? No problem. When the same river gets uploaded more than once they will be labelled V(ersion) 1, 2, 3 etc for most recently uploaded.