The Easy Rider

The EasyRider: S.U.P.

Stand Up Paddling (or SUP for short) is taking the world by storm.  It is not only the fastest growing water sport - but also the fastest growing sport in the world.

Store owner Warren has been paddling modern SUP boards since 2007 and was standing on sailboards with a paddle since he was a kid.

At Easy Rider we have taken the same approach to SUP as we have to the other sports we carry.  That being "if we are going to do it - we must do it right!"

With over 100 SUP boards in stock we have the largest selection in Canada, and most of the USA as well.   All of the staff here paddle and know what they are talking about.   Stop by and find out about this awesome new sport.

SUP Brands carried:
Starboard / Naish / Rogue / Coreban / Hobie / 404 / Riviera / Jimmy Lewis / Quickblade / Werner / C4 / On A Mission / DaKine / and many more.

Please scroll for the latest in stand-up paddling news.




7th Annual Easy Rider SUP Cup – presented by Starboard – RESULTS

WHAT AN AWESOME WEEKEND!

Thank you all so much for coming out and paddling with us.

Here are the results – a full recap of the event, with photos will be up in the next couple of days.
Huge apologies to the few people that we missed getting times for.  With a large pack of Race and Tour paddlers finishing at the same time a few people were missed.

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7th Annual SUP Cup – Map and info!

IMPORTANT INFO for the River Race and Tour!
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August SUP SALE!

Summer is in full swing and the lakes are nice and warm – so we are having an August SUP SALE!
(that and lots of new snowboard gear is showing up and we need the room in the warehouse).

These boards will be on sale until August 31, and there is only one of each model, so act fast.
Updated list as of Aug. 23/14

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7th Annual Easy Rider SUP Cup – presented by Starboard

Starboard presents the
7th Annual Easy Rider SUP Cup        August 16 & 17, 2014

Saturday, August 16
Stand Up Paddleboard Race & Tour on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton. 
Race will be approximately 16 km.           Touring class will be approximately 8 km.
BBQ will follow at end of race / tour.
FREE Shuttle service provided to Pre-Registered  Race and Tour paddlers.

Saturday evening will be the  Easy Rider – SUP Film Festival – featuring the Canadian Premiere of H2Mexic0
Location is at the Overtime bar next to Easy Rider in Whitemud Crossing.          All Ages welcome until 9:30 PM

Sunday, August 17
World’s only indoor SUP Surf Contest         West Edmonton Mall Wave Pool
Men’s, Women’s and Juniors (16 and under).
SUP Surf Contest – Limited to 32 Men / 8 Women / 8 Juniors

First to sign up get to surf. 

Each paddle event is $25.
Tons of draw prizes.       All ability levels.      Must have your own Board / Paddle / Leash / Whistle

Entry Forms are now available IN STORE.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR SHUTTLE SERVICE IS AUGUST 8, 2014
After August 8 – you will be on your own for getting to the start, and back from the finish to Laurier Park.

Pre Registration is now available at The Easy Rider
For the FREE Shuttle service you MUST pre-register – in person – at the store BEFORE Aug. 8

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, August 16, 2014
River RACE Paddlers
Registration and Check in Starts at 8:00 AM at the boat launch area of Laurier Park.
Shuttle to RACE Start leaves at 9:00 AM (only for Pre registered competitors)
ALL Paddlers MUST have a LEASH and a WHISTLE – NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

River TOUR Paddlers
Registration and Check in Starts at 9:00 AM
TOUR will start at shortly after 10:00 AM – You MUST be ready to paddle by 9:45 AM
ALL Paddlers MUST have a LEASH and a WHISTLE – NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

 ALL Paddlers will finish at Rafters Landing (Edmonton Queen River Boat)
Those that registered in advance will be shuttled back to Laurier Park for the BBQ and Awards.

SUP Film Festival.
7:00 PM at Overtime (right beside The Easy Rider store)
4211-106 Street.
Raffle Prizes and the Canadian Premiere of the SUP movie H2Mexic0

Sunday, August 17, 2014
SUP Surf Contest – Limited to 32 Men / 8 Women / 8 Juniors
First to sign up get to surf.

Meet in the Parking lot on the SOUTH side of the Water Park near Door “C” at 5:45 AM
Doors open at 6:00 AM
First Heat hits the Water at 6:30 AM.

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SUP Lesson and Board Demo – July 21

Our last Lesson and Board Demo in July is on Monday, July 21 – at Hermitage Park Lake.

Call the store for details and to register.
780-413-4554

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Stand Up Paddle Klinic

We are super proud to once again be able to present a SUP Kalama Klinic by Dave Kalama – with special guest Jim Terrell.

Dave Kalama and Jim Terrell are two of the best paddlers in the world and they are coming to Edmonton to teach you how to be a better paddler.

Friday, August 15 – at 9:00 AM – at Telford Lake in Leduc.

Cost is $250. per person, and will include an event T’shirt / snacks and beverages – And a draw for a Quickblade Paddle.
You must bring your own board / paddle and leash.

The event is limited to 12 people – and you must come into the store to sign up.

Don’t miss the opportunity to paddle with the legends of the sport.

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2nd Annual Easy Rider Battle of Telford Lake SUP Race.

It seems like this race event might just be jinxed – weather wise.
The 2nd Annual Easy Rider Battle of Telford Lake SUP Race – saw less than idea conditions with wind / cold and rain, but that didn’t stop 30 paddlers from coming out and having a good time.

The event featured a “M” shaped course of 1 km per lap.
The Open class did 2 laps while the Elite class did 4.

Despite the weather – a good time was had by all.  The BBQ was THE place to hang out after the event – if not for the food – then just to try and stay warm.

Thank you to the volunteers that helped out – and of course to the paddlers that proved you don’t need a beautiful sunny day to have a good time on the water.

Make sure to sign up for the 7th Annual Easy Rider SUP Cup on August 16 & 17.

BOT Results

Open Class Top 3 Overall.

Open Class Top 3 Overall.

Kira - the Kids class winner!

Kira – the Kids class winner!

Top 3 Elite Women.

Top 3 Elite Women.

Top 3 Elite Men

Top 3 Elite Men

Open Class Action!

Open Class Action!

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Elite Race.

Elite top 3 in action!

Elite top 3 in action!



SUP River Trek

We are once again hosting our Stand Up Paddleboard River Trek.

Sunday, July 27, 2014. 

This is a casual paddle down the North Saskatchewan River from Devon to Laurier Park.
The total distance is approximately 34 km and the trek will take between 4 and 5 hours.

We will stop twice on the route for snack and drink breaks.
It is strongly suggested that you carry food and drink with you (there are no 7-11′s on the river).
We do have SUP specific “camel backs” in stock.
Leashes and whistles are mandatory for all.

We will offer a shuttle service (for you and your board) from Laurier Park in Edmonton (Story Land Valley Zoo) out to Devon.
The Shuttle cost is $20. per person / board.

You MUST pre register by July 18 if you want the shuttle service.   Registration is done in person, at the store. 

While this is a casual event – it is NOT a “float” – you will need to paddle the entire way.

Call the store for more details.  780-413-4554

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The cost of Stand Up Paddling.

New people that are looking to get into the sport of SUP sometimes think that it is “really expensive”.
While the initial cost to buy a good quality board and paddle might seem high – it is a relatively cheap sport to take part in.

A good quality Stand Up Paddle board is around $1500. to $2000., a good quality paddle is approximately $250. to $350.  The only other item you need is a leash and those are $39.  So for around $2000. you are completely set up and ready to go . . . forever.   SUP board will not “wear out” and if you take care of it a good quality board will last a lifetime.
Once you have your SUP equipment – there are no morse costs involved.

Lets compare SUP to a few other sports.

Golf – a comparable quality set of clubs is around $1500.  The “expensive” part of golf is that it is between $50. and $150. every time you want to play.

Wakeboarding / wakesurfing / waterskiing / – a similar quality water toy is around $750.  Then you have to not only own a boat – $20,000. to $120,000., you also have to put gas in it every time you use it.

Even snowboarding (our favorite winter sport) is way more expensive than SUP.  A decent quality snowboard set up is around $1000., plus you need jacket, pants, gloves, goggles, helmet, etc for another $500. minimum.  And like Golf – you have to pay to play with lift tickets in the mountains being at least $75. per day.

So even though SUP may look like an expensive sport – it is no different (and actually cheaper in most cases) than many other sports.

Golf - $1500. for equipment + you pay every time to play.

Golf – $1500. for equipment + you pay every time to play.

Wakeboarding - $750. for the board + $$$$ for the board + $$$$ for gas.

Wakeboarding – $750. for the board + $$$$$$$ for the boat + $$$$ for gas.

Snowboarding - $1500. for equipment + $$$ for lift tickets.

Snowboarding – $1500. for equipment + $$$ for lift tickets.

 



Battle of Telford Lake Stand Up Paddle Race

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN at The Easy Rider.

Easy Rider is super stoked to be bringing you our 2nd Annual “Battle of the Paddle” style Stand Up Paddleboard race.
It will be on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Telford Lake in Leduc.

The race will involve a water start – turns around multiple buoys, and are multiple laps in length.
We will be having 4 events:
- An Open category race for all ages and abilities – that will be 2 laps.
- A Kids Race (12 & Under) that will be 1 lap of a shortened course.
- And an Elite Race that will be 4 laps in length.

- PLUS – we will also be hosting the Starboard Sprint Challenge.
This will be a Straight line 200 meter race on the Starboard Unlimited Sprint 17’6″ x 23″ race board. 
Boards will be provided.

Entry is $25. per person,  per event and will include an event T-Shirt and entry into the draw prizes.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN at The Easy Rider.

Race day registration will be from 9:30 AM until 10:00 AM - PLEASE register in the store if you can – to make it easier on us to plan the event.
The Open Race will start at 10:30 AM and will be approximately 3 km.
The Kids Race will follow – and the Elite Race will be after the  Kids race.

The Starboard Sprint Challenge will take place after all the course racing is done.

Classes for the Battle of Lake Telford  races are as follows:
Surfboard – typical surfboard shape board – any length.
Inflatable – any inflatable SUP – any length.
Stock Race board – any “pointy” style race or touring board – 12’6″ and under.
Open Race board – any “pointy” style race or touring board – over 12’6″ in length.

Hope to see you at the Races!

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