A group of locals are mounting an effort to beat Portland for the world record of linked up tubers – and they’re hoping to do it in style: dressed as zombies.
The event is set for Sept. 20 on the French Broad River, according to a new Facebook event page seeking participants. The “Tube-ocalypse: Zombie Float and World Record Attempt!” is being held in conjunction with the local nonprofit, Western North Carolina Alliance. Asheville Adventure Rentals has signed on as the official outfitter and organizers are looking for more business support and sponsors. Many of the specifics are still being worked out, says organizer Ben Wiggins.
According to Wiggins, Portland set the record last year for having a 620-person chain of tubers float down the Willamette River.