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Paddle With The Crazies

  • 01/01/2023
  • 9:30 AM
  • Yorkville

Happy holidays everyone! I hope you are all staying healthy and having some fun. It's time to dig out your cold water gear, because on New Years Day we'll start the year off on the river with our annual Chicago Whitewater Association Paddle With The Crazies. We won't be meeting in the west suburbs this year, instead we'll head to Yorkville and paddle on the Marge Cline Whitewater Course. 

I plan to meet at 9:30 AM for bacon breakfast at Southern Belles Pancake House nearby. If you don't want to eat, I'd estimate that we'll get to the river right around 11AM. For those who have never come out for it, Paddle With The Crazies goes on no matter what the weather is like. We've had brutally cold days where we slid into the water and got back out minutes later, but we've also had amazing days when we didn't want to get to the takeout. If you plan on meeting for bacon breakfast, shoot me an email or text so that I can give the restaurant a head count in advance.

Dan E. has invited all of of to his place for chili after we get off the river. It's hard to predict an exact time. If it's a mild day that might mean 1PM, if it's bitter cold we may not paddle quite so long and we could be there around noon. Dan lives right by the river, so those who boat can head right over once we load up. If you want to join us but don't want to boat, email me or the club via the website and I'll send you the address.

See you New Years Day!

Dave McGovern

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