IF you have signed up for our 8th Annual SUP River Trek – please read the following. (If you have NOT signed up – SORRY – the event is FULL) Here are a few things to know about the Easy Rider SUP River Trek this weekend. Shuttle depart location – Laurier Park Boat Launch. (this is the park at Story Land Valley Zoo). Drive in the Exit (sign says – no entry except boats – find the boat and trailer parking – unload your board – then go park). Shuttle depart time – Be there by 8:30 AM to load boards in to the van. If you have a board bag – bring it. The Bus and van leave at 9:00 AM SHARP – NO EXCEPTIONS We will then drive to the Devon boat launch – and will aim for a 10:00 AM start time on the river. *For those NOT taking the shuttle – please be at the Devon Boat Launch (below the Devon Bridge) by 9:30 AM —————————————————————————————————————————————– The paddle takes between 4 and 5 hours – depending on river flow rate – and number of rest stops we make. **Mandatory things to have** Board / Paddle / Leash / Whistle / PFD (either the “normal kind” worn or strapped to board – or the inflatable type – which must be worn). ***If you do not have these items – you will not be allowed to partake in the paddle. No exceptions.*** Suggested items to bring that will make the day better: Water (either water bottles or a hydration pack) Snacks (it is easier to have a bunch small snacks – rather than a big lunch). Booties / water shoes / sport sandals (we stop on some gravel bars in the middle of the river and it is more comfortable to walk with foot wear). Sunscreen / Bug spray / Hat Sunglasses – WITH a string to hold them on in the event of a fall. Extra clothes – warmer top / etc. – incase it gets cold. Camera – waterproof and or water proof case for cell phone. ALCOHOL / CIGARETTES and VAPES are NOT allowed – please do not bring them. We will have a safety meeting prior to launch. Finally, although this is a casual paddle with the river current – it is still a paddle – not a float. You will be required to put in some effort to get down the river in a timely manner.
Join us for our 8th Annual Devon to Edmonton (Laurier Park) Stand Up Paddle River Trek. Sunday, July 16 We meet at Laurier Park in Edmonton – shuttle you and your board out to Devon and paddle the 34 km back to Edmonton. Total time on the water ranges from 4 to 5 hours. Cost is $30. per person, and will include shuttle service (for you and your board). You MUST pre-register no later than July 9 to be eligible for the shuttle service. You must have your own board / paddle / leash / whistle and PFD to take part. Please call the store for more information. 780-413-4554
For the past number of years we have provided a SUP Clinic the day before our big SUP Cup event in August. In the past we have had Dave Kalama, and then Dave Kalama and Jim Terrell for a couple years. This year we brought in world class paddler and Starboard Dream Team rider – Zane Schweitzer. Not only did Zane put on a clinic for paddlers on Friday morning, he also put on a Free Kids Clinic in the afternoon. As an added bonus, one lucky participant of the morning clinic was chosen and then Zane paddled with, and coached that person the next day during the SUP Cup River race! Thanks to Zane for making the trek over to paddle with us, and to Starboard for helping to make it all happen. Kids Clinic!