Next Meetup

Sunset Stand Up Paddleboard/Kayak/Rental/Lesson (most) Th & Fri
IMPORTANT: Please text me your name and confirmation you are showing up between 3 and 5PM the day you are scheduled to paddle-[masked]. Thank you. LOCATION AND TIMES: Sunset Paddleboard/Kayak Tours are back, most Thursday and Friday evenings on Sylvan Lake, from 7PM until sunset (which can be amazing!). If your ETA is before 6:50PM, you can park at Stange Sports Headquarters, 321 Pioneer, Pontiac. Feel free to come in, change, use the bathroom, and follow me to the boat launch. Any time after that, simply meet us at the boat launch at Dawsons Millpond/ Beaudette Park just one mile away and text me at[masked] to let me know exactly what time to expect you (assuming your driving up Telegraph Rd from the south, take S Telegraph to Orchard Lake Rd and turn left on Riverbank Dr, following the windy park road to the end, and you’ll us unloading SUPs. The water is always calm in the boat launch area, even on windy days. Beginners will have a much easier time standing up and practicing in the two mile cove of Sylvan Lake. PACKAGES, PRICES, AND DISCOUNTS: $25—Regular price for first-time paddlers; includes SUP/kayak rental, transportation of SUP/kayak, semi-private lessons, at least 3 group/private pictures, an incredibly useful 2gig USP key fob for your keychain which includes incredible information. $20—Special price for experienced paddlers who require no instruction (you may be tested), and regular participants from last year. For a limited time, receive a $10 discount on your second sunset tour when you leave a great review of your previous experience on both the Stange Sports Facebook page and Yelp. If you’d like to rent paddleboards for your own adventure, text us with when you would like to pick up and drop off the board, and we’ll negotiate the best price you’ll find anywhere. (A small cash deposit and photo of your drivers license will be required.) I will also show you how you can strap down a paddleboard to the roof of almost any type of car. For just $10 more, I’ll provide you with all the equipment needed to transport 1 or 2 boards on the roof of your car. HOW TO PAY AND RESERVE YOUR SUP OR KAYAK: I generally have at least 7 SUPs and 2 kayaks (for those people who might not be ready to SUP) available during the week (a few are rented out at any given time). You can also pay using square cash or google wallet, using my phone number. If you want to risk paying in person, the cost is $25 cash and must be paid prior to the tour, and you MUST text me a few hours before arriving in order to ensure you will have a board available. Here are a few pictures of extremely satisfied customers who came out in May.

Stange Sports

321 Pioneer · Pontiac, MI

Upcoming Meetups

What we're about

MDA is all about sports—every sport—from popular ones like volleyball, tennis, softball, and soccer, to more obscure ones like parkour, bocce ball, and curling. During the warmer months we’re likely to play ultimate, sand volleyball, and a third sport at least every week; as well as bike, skate, and socialize.

Below are short films highlighting some of the many sports and activities you could eventually participate in:

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Polar Bear Plunge and Luge:

During the colder months we’re all about skiing/snowboarding, XC skiing, ice climbing and skating; as well as indoor sports/activities such as volleyball, wallyball, whirlyball, go-karts, and skating.

But this group is also about much more then nonstop athletic activities (which, by the way, are almost always open to beginners); we go skydiving and hand gliding, take helicopter and small aircraft lessons, play poker, board, and video games, and socialize at meet ‘n greets, parties, and clubs.

My goal was to a create group centered not only on sports, but good times of all kinds. It’s basically one-stop shopping for almost all of your entertainment needs. We’ve been the largest sports group in MI for over a year but, with potentially cool people like you joining us, we hope to reach 2000 members in 2011.

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