This group is about being on the water, biking greenways, mountain biking, and other outdoor activities. This club is a collection of individuals who share a common interest in paddling, watercraft on the rivers, and lakes. The purpose of the club is to provide a framework in which individuals have the opportunity to meet other paddlers, bikers, share experiences, gain knowledge, organize trips, and cooperatively support causes that result in river preservation, restoration, access and general conservation issues. We have experienced and non-experienced paddlers and bikers from the East Tennessee area and the US.
The club offers many different types of activities from casual lake paddling to extended lake tripping, easy whitewater to extreme, and the opportunity to join others on river trips. The club offers trips at all skill levels from beginner to expert. Typical rivers paddled by our group are The Clinch River, Tennessee River, Little River, Fort Loudon Lake, Panther Creek Park on Cherokee Lake, the Ocoee River, and the Nantahala. We have a few members with sail boats that would like to get other people interested in the sport. If you have had some paddling instruction and you would like to be taken down new rivers and lakes please join us.
We have easy bike trips on local greenways, long distance bike trips for the more experienced riders, and mountain bike trips.
All boats are welcome open canoeing, kayakers, sea kayakers, inflatable boats, and rafters. We also welcome sail boats from small to large. We are dedicated to the advancement and enjoyment of canoeing, kayaking, and other paddle and boating sports.
We welcome all bikes from your basic beach cruiser, high tech road bike, simple mountain bike to full suspension and carbon fiber bicycles.
Safety: Paddling at any level is a risky sport. Each individual is ultimately responsible for his or her own safety. Each individual is responsible for having appropriate equipment, for having the requisite skills for padding/sailing a given river or lake, and for the decision to run any river rapid or body of water. Although ultimate responsibility rests with the individual, important safety benefits are gained from paddling with a group of other prepared and competent paddlers.
Bike Safety: Always wear a helmet, wear bright colored clothing, use lights at night, and stay alert. Be sure to bring repair tools and have an extra tube when possible.
We will open up to some new venues this year such as mountain biking, caving, long distance bike riding and other outdoor activities.