Asheville tries for tubing world record with ‘zombie float’

Photo via Ben Wiggins' Facebook page.

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.


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15 thoughts on “Asheville tries for tubing world record with ‘zombie float’

      • I cannot get to the facebook page either, and I really want to do this. Can you let us know when a working link will be up? Thank you.

    • Margaret Williams

      I had the same problem, Tor Bear. The revised link should work better so you can get more information on the Tube-ocalypse.

  1. epohs

    Something about the page is weird. You’ve gotta be logged in to Facebook before you click to view it, but if you log in after clicking the link it takes you to the wrong place.

    • I’m having trouble with the link as well. Whether I am logged into facebook or not the link takes me to my event page, not to the page for the zombie float. I would love to get more info and keep updated. Please post updated link.

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