Kayaking and Paddling Events

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June 11-Oct. 2, 2011

Biyak Scramble Points Series

Montana, various locations

Nearly everybody who is into biking is also into some form of paddle sports and vice-versa. Combine the two and it's Biyaking. It's not new, but we've adopted the concept and carried the promotion to another level by forming the Biyaking Association and sub-titled it as the "sport of the green movement." Both are environmentally friendly -- naturally. No noise, no pollution, a small carbon footprint, plus many parts are recyclable and the combined fitness benefits are unsurpassed. What is a Scramble? A Biyak Scramble may include a sprint (or walk) to the start line, and require a variety of basic mechanical and technical maneuvers before taking off, such as re-installing bike wheels, airing up tires, or getting into kayak gear and paddling backwards to the start line. Each race would present it's own set of challenges based on location and other circumstances. In keeping with the spirit of "zero-waste" every effort will be made to avoid the use of any disposable products, even recyclable products, which include paper entry forms, sponsorship proposals, brochures and any other paper, ink and postage communications. Email, telephone and social event gatherings will be used as primary means of communication.

For more information, visit www.alternatives-magazine.com/biofest.html

The events:

June 11-12 Flathead Valley, MT Promoter Biyak Scramble Points Series #1

July 8-9 Flathead Valley, MT Promoter Biyak Scramble Points Series #2

August 12-14 Swan Lake, MT Promoter Biyak Scramble Points Series #3

August 13-14 Swan Lake, MT Media/Vendor Huckleberry Festival

September 10-11 Flathead Valley, MT Promoter Biyak Scramble Points Series #4

October 1-2 Flathead Valley, MT Promoter Biyak Scramble Points Series #5

June 16-19, 2011

Inland Sea Kayak Symposium

Thompson's West End Park, Washburn, WI

Paddle tours, on-water instruction, seminars. For a full schedule visit www.inlandsea.org.

June 18, 2011

MEC Paddlefest Calgary 2011

Carburn Park, Calgary, Alberta

Contact: Kat Dinning or Liam Perrott. Phone: (403) 269-2420. Email: . URL: www.mec.ca

June 18, 2011


Willows Beach, Victoria, BC

MEC Victoria would like to invite you to our 5th Annual Paddlefest on Saturday June 18th 2011. Paddlefest is an opportunity for paddlers of all skill levels to connect with local retailers, outfitters, paddling clubs and advocacy groups. Paddlefest’s past success has been dependant on the involvement from our local paddling community. Last year, we had over 500 people attend our event, with over 140 participating in on–water courses, dry-land clinics, paddling presentations, and other activities. With your support, we hope to reach many more in 2011! 10:00am – 4:00pm. For any further inquires, please contact Kieran Dowling at or phone 250-386-2667.

June 25-26, 2011

Northwest Paddling Festival

Jack Block Park Seattle

The northwest paddlesports community is converging on the shores of West Seattle for two days of demos, instruction, and play time on June 25 & 26, 2011. This is your chance to try the latest products and receive top-notch instruction in sea kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. The Northwest Paddling Festival will feature: •Demonstration beach •On-water instruction •Races •Classroom instruction •Live music •Food •Fun! Location: Jack Block Park on Harbor Ave in West Seattle For more information, please contact: Greg Whitaker Mountain to Sound Outfitters or northwestpaddlingfestival.com/

July 23, 2011

35th Annual Mattawa River Canoe Race

Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park

On your mark, get set, paddle……Paddle into history July 23rd as part of the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority’s 35th Annual Mattawa River Canoe Race! Tackle the 64 km marathon route or join the fun 13 km youth or family race followed by a complimentary dinner. A category for everyone! Proceeds support North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority's Environmental Education program. Attracting paddlers from across North America, the one-day race traces 64 kilometers of calm lakes, portages, challenging rapids and beautiful provincial parks to end at the mouth of the Mattawa and Ottawa River. The Mattawa River Canoe Race’s overall record for the fastest time was set in 1995 and stands at an impressive 5 hours, 27 minutes and 53 seconds. Competitive, recreational and voyageur canoe categories ensure that all types of canoeing enthusiasts can participate in the race. In addition, participants in the family & junior category begin at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park and paddle only the last 13 km of the race. For further information visit www.nbmca.on.ca or call 705 474-5420.