Two Hour Thursday - Geist Reservoir Biweekly Paddle

Two Hour Thursday

Geist Reservoir

Biweekly Paddle

Level: Easy - Beginner or Intermediate or Advanced (multiple groups).

Kayak or SUP! Paddling isn't just for the weekends!

This event is a part of our weekly paddling series.

From Spring thru Fall, every other Thursday, we meet for an evening of fun, social and/or fitness paddling. On this Thursday, we'll be out on Geist Reservoir, while on the alternating Tuesdays, we'll be out on Eagle Creek Reservoir. Due to the Tuesday fishing tournaments at Geist, we moved this event to Thursdays for 2014.

This event's levels are great for families, beginners and the seasoned paddler. We usually have a large turnout and possibly split into smaller groups, focusing on beginners, fitness, or those just out for a steady paddling pace.

We meet at Geist Park on Florida Road on Indy's Northeast side, every other Thursday evening at 5:30pm, launch at 6:00pm and plan to be off the water by 8:00pm. We usually go out to dinner as a group afterward. There is no charge for parking or launching, yet get there early as the parking lot does fill up quickly.

Suggested items to bring: Kayak or SUP, paddle, PFD, wide brimmed hat, sun block, hand sanitizer, sunglasses, large sponge, bilge pump or container to bail out water, water, snacks, weather radio, towel, change of clothes, water shoes, paddling gloves, rain gear, bug spray, safety whistle, drybags, Ziplock bags, camera, binoculars, rope, headlamp or flashlight, a sense of adventure, and a good dose of humor.

For clothing try to use something other than cotton, especially if the weather is cool. Polypropylene or polyester are good choices since neither holds water and they wick moisture away from you.

For Kayak or SUP Rental reservation information, contact: Freedom Kayak Adventures[masked], [masked]. They will deliver your rental Kayak or SUP/paddle/PFD to the event.

Event hosts reserve the right to cancel due to inclement weather. Any cancellation or adjustment to the schedule will be posted in this event's message thread.

RSVP is per each event, not the entire summer.

Please answer ALL of the questions when you RSVP.



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  • Bill the Boat M.

    I thoroughly enjoy any chance I get to meet with other boat people.

    1 · April 27, 2014

  • Paula F

    Another beautiful evening to be on the water. It was great to see so many new faces! Welcome to IYAK! It was equally wonderful to see old familiar smiles. This is going to be a great paddling season! I hope to see you all back out on the water again soon.

    April 25, 2014

  • Paul H.

    Nice evening for a paddle. It was great to see some new faces along with some long time members.

    1 · April 24, 2014

  • seamona

    Ok, so I don't own a kayak... will that matter?

    April 7, 2014

    • Paul H.

      Freedom Kayak Adventures will have rental boats available. Just let us know if you want to reserve one. $25 for the evening. The price includes the boat, personal flotation device (PFD), whistle, paddle and delivery.

      April 7, 2014

    • Paul H.

      Ben, didn't you receive the email I sent you?

      April 24, 2014

  • Sophia

    Leanne, great to see Linus doing so well on - and in - the water!

    1 · April 24, 2014

  • Leanne

    This will be a good opportunity to work with my new lab, Linus, so we may not be able to keep up with the group.

    2 · February 22, 2014

    • Paula F

      Welcome, Linus!

      2 · April 23, 2014

    • Joan F. R.

      Linus loves the water, I can tell already! Nice to see you Leanne. catch you on another adventure this year I hope.

      1 · April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    A bit windy, but a lot of fun and fresh air....... Ahhhhhhhhh

    2 · April 24, 2014

  • Sheri

    I won't be able to make it to Giest paddling after all..

    April 14, 2014

    • Paula F

      We'll look for you next time.

      April 23, 2014

  • Karen K.

    Just moved back to Indiana and looking forward to getting on the water

    1 · April 12, 2014

    • Paula F

      Welcome back. Looking forward to meeting you.

      April 23, 2014

  • seamona

    Ok... so I am a beginner. So much so I have never been kayaking before in my life...Also I am coordinationly challenged. Very severley..... However I want to learn and have some fun .... I am just afraid I will end up left behind all alone.

    1 · April 8, 2014

    • Paul H.

      Don't worry seamona, we never leave anyone behind. That's one if the many nice things about IYAK. We accept all levels of kayaking ability.

      April 18, 2014

    • Paula F

      Looking forward to meeting you, Seamona.

      April 23, 2014

  • Ashley A.

    I can't wait to meet everyone!

    1 · April 23, 2014

    • Paula F

      Looking forward to meeting you. Be ready for a fun evening on the water!

      April 23, 2014

  • Sue D.

    I have to cancel due to house duties. hope to be on the water when the house is on themarket.

    April 23, 2014

    • Paula F

      See you next time.

      April 23, 2014

  • Tina H.

    wish i could join you but my knitting group meets Thursdays till the end of May :( I miss you all!! Have fun and enjoy the gorgeous weather!!

    April 22, 2014

  • Jeff T.

    This will be great for me to test out my new Hobie. See you all there.

    1 · March 27, 2014

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