What we're about

If you are an outdoor enthusiast who does recreational sports and enjoys meeting like minded individuals with a positive outlook on life then this is the group for you!

The activities we will be doing are road biking, trail biking, kayaking, camping, hiking, kayak camping, some outdoor festivals and breaking bread at local eating and drinking establishments normally after the above activities.

All skill levels are welcome, just pay close attention to the skill level needed for the individual posted activity you are interested in. Contact information will always given at least 24 hrs. prior to any activity so you can be assured of finding your Meetup Group. We are looking for organizers so anyone responsible and interested in leading group activities is also welcome. There is no membership cost at this time.

Some Meetup activities will require each individual to sign up with no plus ones. This is to ensure all participants have read what the event entails, is aware of their responsibilities and capabilities.

Thanks for your interest in the group,

Marie

Note: No show RSVP's will be tracked for removal from future limited events. Meaning events limited to a number of people. Strictly enforced!

By joining the group and saying YES to any RSVP you and your guest agree to the following:

Attendees understand that during their participation in any Events they may be exposed to a variety of hazards and risks, foreseen or unforeseen, which are inherent in each Event and cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique character of the Event. These inherent risks include, but are not limited to, property loss or damage, getting personally lost, trapped or separated from the group, and the dangers of serious personal injury and death (“Injuries and Damages”) from exposure to the hazards of our activities. Attendees know that Injuries and Damages can occur by natural causes, equipment failure or activities of other persons, animals, insects, plants, our surroundings, group members, Event leaders, organizers and assistants or third parties, either as a result of negligence or because of other reasons.

Attendees understand that risks of such Injuries and Damages are involved in outdoor activity such as our meetup Events and appreciate that they may have to exercise extra care for their own person and for others around them in the face of such hazards. They further understand that on any Event there may not be rescue or medical facilities or expertise necessary to deal with the Injuries and Damages to which they may be exposed. Therefore in consideration for participating in Events, to the fullest extent allowed by law, Attendees agree to WAIVE, DISCHARGE CLAIMS, AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY the organizers, leaders, volunteers and members of the group from any and all liability on account of, or in any way resulting from Injuries and Damages, even if caused by negligence, in any way connected with our Events. Attendees further agree to HOLD HARMLESS the organizers, leaders, volunteers and members of our group from any claims, damages, injuries or losses caused by their own negligence while a participant on the Event. Attendees understand and intend that this assumption of risk and release is binding upon their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, and includes any minors or pets accompanying them on the Events.

All Attendees have read this document in its entirety and freely and voluntarily assume all risks of such Injuries and Damages and notwithstanding such risks, agree to participate in the Events they attend under these terms.

Upcoming events (3)

KAYAK/SUP: Hillsborough River - Rotary Riverfront Park to Lettuce Park (& back)

Please practice social distancing at all times and maintain 6 ft. (minimum distance) from fellow paddlers. Rotary Riverfront Park is at the Intersection of Fowler Ave. and I-75 (very easy to get to!). The section of the River that we will be paddling is a beautiful and very tranquil section of the Hillsborough River with shade from the tall trees lining both sides of the river. Please arrive on time (8:30 am) for a 9:00 AM SHARP launch. This location is also a small boat launch ramp so please launch on either side (grass) of the ramp. We will paddle up river for 4 miles before turning around and paddling back (total - approx. 8 miles). Don't forget your PFD, water, bug spray, sunscreen,etc. ONLY members allowed on this paddle. No guests, pets or +1's. There is no kayak rental at this location. If you sign up for this paddle, you should have paddled a distance of 8 miles within the past 6 months. This paddle is not for novices/beginners. Please indicate in your response whether you will be paddling a KAYAK or a SUP.

KAYAK/SUP: Shell Key Preserve - Ft. Desoto

Shell Key

Please practice Social Distancing and maintain 6 ft. minimum distance at ALL times. Please wear a face mask prior to and after the paddle while "socializing" with attendees. **************************** NEW GUIDELINES! Several of our members sign up for an event as soon as it is posted with the sole intent of "securing" a spot in what soon becomes a "wait listed" event. They then hold their spot until 2-3 days prior to the event and then change their RSVP to "Not Going". In an effort to stem this selfish behavior, If a member has THREE cancellations in any 30 day period (i.e. change RSVP from "going" to "not going"), they will be banned from trips organized by yours truly for a period of six months. Thanks for your understanding and thanks for being considerate of other Suncoast Pedal & Paddle members. ********************** Shell Key Preserve is an 1,828-acre preserve in Tierra Verde, Pinellas County. The Preserve, located at the mouth of Tampa Bay, protects sensitive marine habitats and includes one of the country's largest underdeveloped barrier islands as well as numerous mangrove islands and expansive sea grass beds. The "centerpiece" of the preserve is a 195-acre barrier island known as Shell Key. The Preserve is an important sanctuary for nesting , wintering, and migrating birds, as well as a popular fishing area. LAUNCH TIME! Arrive no later than 8:30 am since we launch at 9:00 am SHARP! Trip length is approximately 5 miles with one 30 minute break. This paddle is for intermediate level paddlers (no beginners). We will paddle along the protected shore of Shell Key. We will have a 30 minute break on Shell Key beach to swim in the crystal clear water of the Gulf, snorkel, collect shells, have a snack and watch for dolphin. It is recommended to bring water shoes in addition to the usual sunscreen, bug repellent, water, SNACKS, snorkel, PFD and whistle, hat, sunglasses, etc. Upon Arrival: Please sign in on the "Participant Liability Waiver" BEFORE you get in to your kayak. No guests, pets or +1's allowed on this trip. Cattsper Hole (aka "Hole in the Hedge") is a break in the mangrove barrier around the Preserve along Pinellas Bayway. Navigate to 2876 Pinellas Bayway S. Tierra Verde, FL 33715 toward Ft. Desoto Park. Do NOT enter Ft. Desoto Park! CAUTION: If you reach the toll bridge just before Ft. Desoto, you went too far! LANDMARK: "Hole in the Hedge" is approximately 1/4 mile before the Pinellas Bayway S. toll bridge where the road changes from a FOUR lane divided highway to TWO lanes (just before Tampa Bay Watch Center). Please let us know whether you will be paddling a KAYAK or a SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) at this event.

KAYAK/SUP: Paddle to Durney Key and Pasco Stilt Homes

City of Port Richey Waterfront Park

Paddle in crystal clear water on a scenic trip to the Island of Durney Key where you can view the off-shore stilt homes (see photos). We paddle out from Port Richey Waterfront Park to Durney Key where we can swim, relax, collect shells and have a snack. Nearby are the off shore stilt homes of Pasco, a rare sight and definitely worth seeing. Please obey "social distancing" and maintain a distance of 6 ft. from other paddlers at all times. Please also wear a face mask while "socializing" with other paddlers prior to and after the paddle. Total trip distance is 7.5 miles. Due to unpredictable paddling conditions (wind, current, waves), this trip is intended for intermediate/advanced paddlers only! No guests, pets or +1's allowed on this trip. Please arrive by 8:30 am since we will launch at 9:00 am SHARP! Upon Arrival: Please sign in on the "Participant Liability Waiver" BEFORE you get in to the water. Don't forget to bring: PFD and whistle (both required by law), water, bug spray, sunscreen, water shoes, snacks, etc.

Past events (375)

Easy Biking on the Legacy Trail

7905 McIntosh Rd

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