Wellness Adventure Club
OKAY, it's time to put down the cell phones, turn off the TV, drag yourself off the couch, get outside, meet new people and have some fun!
The BIKE&PADDLE CLUB is defined as "social recreational." The format provides the opportunity to meet new friends socially with like-minded interests, share new experiences, gain knowledge from one another, and cooperatively support environmental causes and health issues.
The Club is promoted year around by Alternatives Magazine, by organizing weekly events for all skill levels from beginner to expert -- so there's no excuses! JOIN US! PLUS it's FREE!
During the Summer months (May-October) we maintain a presence in the Flathead Valley of Montana and Park City, UT. During the Fall and Winter months, we head south to Lake Havasu, AZ, promoting additional events in nearby Kingman, Parker, Prescott and Sedona.
Members are kept informed via our free weekly email newsletter -- our most effective media source -- and host a weekly "Meet & Greet" networking mixer, which helps kick off the weekend activities.
We look forward to you joining us on the water, a bike trail, camping, hiking, traveling or wherever! Just fill out the contact form below to receive the newsletter. It's FREE, and you can unsubscribe at any time. For further information please call 406-871-6282.
Additionally. If you would be interested in volunteering as ride/paddle guide, or serving as a meet & greet host/hostess for special social functions, or have any special outdoor skills or experience, or would like to hear about our sponsorship opportunities, please call or email. We'd love to hear from you!
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Updated November 15, 2019
We're changing up the Club activities format somewhat by adding "Community Friendly" competitive "fun" events to the calendar. They will begin November 30-31 and continue throughout the winter/spring (maybe beyond). The main event is an ongoing series called "Bike and Paddle Scrambles," aka BiYaking Duathlon. In bullet thumbnail form here is the basic format.
Start and finish line, post event activities held at the Nautical Resort
Compete solo or two person team (one person bike the other paddle).
Standing start (Nautical) beach. Run to kayak, gear up, shove off.
Paddle to Rotary Park, around buoy and back to the Nautical
Transition to bike. Gear up (shoes, helmet, etc.) ride to Island Park path, do two laps back to Nautical.
Beer up, BBQ and other post race activities at the Nautical
No entry fees. General public welcome, all ages
T-shirts will be available for sale.
All participants MUST sign waiver of liability. Wear life vests, helmets (bike).
First TEST event November 30 - 31!
The purpose of a test event is to help determine and fine tune the format and safety guidelines before actual events are scheduled which is tentatively set for December 14-15.
The test is simply a "Run What You Brung" format. Carbon fiber ocean racing kayaks to Walmart specials, SUPs, canoes. Mountain bikes, road bikes, recumbents, even electric bikes. All ages. All safety guidelines will prevail. Here's the basic competition format.
Classes or divisions based on the average age of participants
Kayak classes based on length, type construction, etc.
SUPS no restrictions
Canoes, single or two passengers
Road, mountain bikes, ebikes??
These are just a few of the defining class formats. We will be sorting them out as we go along, but REMEMBER they are promoted "Just for Fun," so fewer rules the better. Obviously we won't compromise safety.
More information will be available during weekly Thursday night mixers at the Nautical. Plus here in the Club page of the website and email newsletters.
If you have any questions or suggestions let me know, or bring them to the Thursday mixers.
November 15-17, 12:00 - 3:00 PM Lake Havasu State Park, Windsor 4, 171 London Bridge Rd, Lake Havasu City. See website.
B&P members (and anyone else who wants to join us) who HAVEN'T purchased Paddlefest weekend tickets, will meet at Rotary Park North end parking lot both days at 10:00 AM. Launch, gear up and paddle over to Windsor and go from there. The EXPO RV Show is also being held at Windsor. 406-871-6282.
Tuesday morning, Java Ride
November 19: Meet at Shugrues parking lot 9:30 AM. Ride a couple laps around the island, and back to parking lot. Coffee up or breakfast at Makai's. Weather Plan B: Coffee/breakfast only.
Thursday Meet & Greet Networking Mixer, Nautical Resort
November 21: 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Everyone welcome. Bring your ideas and suggestions for the Scramble races. 406-871-6282.
Friday Flying X Saloon Dance night
November 22: Crosscutt Band. Meet around 7:00 PM. Band starts 8:00 PM. 2030 McCulloch Blvd N, Lake Havasu City, AZ. 406-871-6282.
Saturday Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge Paddler
November 23: Meet at Rotary Park 9:00 AM. Caravan over to launch area, paddle 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Lunch follows.
Tuesday morning, Java Ride
November 26: Meet at Shugrues parking lot 9:30 AM. Ride a couple laps around the island, and back to parking lot. Coffee up/breakfast at Makai's. Weather Plan B: Coffee/breakfast only.
Thursday November 28, Thanksgiving
Friday Annual Festival of Lights
November 29, 6:00 PM. London Bridge. Anyone interested in participating -- info during November 21 mixer. London Bridge Resort is the organizer, Phone: 928.855.0888. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday & Sunday "Bike and Paddle Scramble" "Test" Event
November 30-31. Everyone welcome (see info above) Meet at Nautical Resort, 9:00 AM both days. Be sure to attend mixers for any last minute updates etc. Call 406-871-6282. Full event details, rules, policies etc. should be available by November 25. They will be posted in website, email newsletters and mixers.
That's it for now!
Hope to See You this weekend at the Paddlefest
all Club news will posted in Alternatives website for now.
Working on a new Bike and Paddle website. See Meetup for additional information and RSVP