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Beginner Classes Aug 8-9, 2020!

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Posted June 2020
 

August 8th - August 9th (Saturday and Sunday) Pikes Peak Whitewater Club will be holding their Kayak Beginner Class!

This is the same weekend as Fibark in Salida! What better way than to support new beginners into this amazing sport!

If you are interested in taking our kayak beginner class please reach out to>Aimee St Andre at or .

Cost is $130 per person for the two days in addition to becoming a member at $45.

Class registration will be done separately at time of the class.

This class will consist of class two sections on the Arkansas River. We will camp Saturday evening either as a group or on your own if you prefer then perform more skills training on Sunday.

Please share with others that are interested in learning how to whitewater kayak.

Please bring your own boat, spray skirt, paddle, warm clothes gear, helmet, PFD.

Demo Day with CKS - March 22, 2020

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Posted February 2020
 

Colorado Kayak Supply (CKS) will be at the pool session from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on March 22nd with kayaks to demo.

Park Pass Discount

The Parks pass can be obtained through the club for $64. Please make checks out to PPWC. No registration needed as in the past. You will receive a voucher and the permit date begins when it is turned in at a Parks location for the actual permit.

Permit Party 2020 - January 4 at 6:00 p.m.

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Posted January 2020
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Calling all kayakers. Come to permit party on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at Underwater Connection: 4940 Rusina Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907.

Please bring your jolly self and maybe something to share (snacks, homemade side, cookies, veggies or healthy options) if you’d like. We will decide on the best dates for all the permit multi-day trips we would like to partake on this 2020 Whitewater year

2019 Season Kick-Off Party

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Season Kick-off Party: Sunday, April 28, 5:00 p.m.

The annual club boating season kick-off party will be Sunday, April 28, 5:00 p.m. at
N3 Taphouse

(817 W. Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80905).

It is across the street from the Dunkin’ Donuts at Colorado and 8th. The Taphouse is a refurbished fire station – very cool – and is the new place of Southside Johnny’s. Many, many beers on tap and much, much better food than Southside’s (the Reuben rocks!). Please join your fellow club members, boaters, and significant others for a great time! Kayak porn on the big screen tv’s with the 2nd floor reserved exclusively for the club! Mark your calendars now!

Please come! Send an RSVP to , or call Aimee at (309) 642-2593 so we know how many members to expect! Spouses, kids, potential friends who want to learn more about kayaking and joining our club are ALL welcome.

Thank you,
Aimee St Andre
PPWC President

Organized by:
Kurt Schroeder
PPWC Treasurer

2019 Kayak Beginner Class starts April 14

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2019 Kayak Beginner Class: April 14th, 20th and 27th!

Sign up today to reserve your spot!

To sign up: Please message Aimee St Andre at , or by phone at (309) 642-2593.

The kayak beginner class will include one pool session and two river sessions:

April 14th (Sunday): 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Location: Indoor Pool Session at Cheyenne Mountain High School Aquatic Center

️We will go over paddle strokes, general safety, gear education and roll practice with instructors. Bring your kayak, paddle, helmet, PFD, sprayskirt and be ready to LEARN!

April 20th (Saturday): 8 a.m.

Location: First session on Class I to II whitewater on the Arkansas River near Canon City. Meet up time 800am to set up car pool at King Soopers off of HWY 115.

We will be learning down river techniques, reading water, ferrying, Eddies, rolls if desired, etc.

April 27th (Saturday): 8 a.m.

Location: Second session on Class I to II whitewater on the Arkansas River near Canon City. Meet up time 800am to set up car pool at King Soopers off of HWY 115.

Refinement of river day 1 techniques with more progression. Opportunity to try a class III rapid during the class.

Cost of beginner class is $125 per person. Make checks payable to PPWC. Early registration (now) is preferred so we know how many support boaters need to join us so sign up now and message Aimee so she can send you the waivers to sign for the class!

Participants should have their own gear for the class but if anyone is in need of a specific item then please reach out to us and we will try and accommodate what you need for the class.

Items needed:

  1. Whitewater helmet
  2. Kayak
  3. Paddle
  4. PFD
  5. Wetsuit or drysuit as water will be cold!

If you are interested in taking our kayak beginner class please reach out to Aimee at: , or by phone at (309) 642-2593.

Hiring and training River Guides, Kayakers and Customer Service Reps

Royal Gorge Rafting & Zip Line Tours in Colorado is hiring and training River Guides, Kayakers and Customer Service Reps in 2019!

Find out more: https://www.royalgorgerafting.net/jobs or contact James Whiteside at (719) 275-7238

Permit Party - January 11, 2019

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Calling all kayakers. Come to permit party on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 6pmat Underwater Connection: 4940 Rusina Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907.

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Permit submissions tend to be $10-25 depending on the trip selection. We'll discuss dates for the trips and rivers people would like to apply for, along with answering questions people have about the process and adventures of multi-day trips.

Download the worksheet, or the PDF, to see the list of possible trips.

End of Season Party 2018

Calling all dirtbag kayakers...and rafter trash! We are having our end of season party/get together at Trails End Taproom on Saturday November 10th at 6pm!

The Taproom has a great selection of beers, wine, kombucha that you can choose from and pour as much or as little as you’d like! It offers some foods such as pizza, savory pies and a few other bar food type items to soak up the booze! There is no reserve seating so get there early to save a table or two and get a jump start on the socializing. Also that weekend is Trails End Taproom’s one year anniversary so there will be some good specials I hear but may be busy as well! If you are able to come out we would love to have you join and share some river stories or get to know more of the members you might see on the river next season!

Huge thanks to Amy for setting this up!

Trails End Taproom

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2018 Permit Party

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Time to get the ball rolling this year on another round of multi-day trips! Come to Underwater Connection on Saturday, Jan 20th at 6 p.m.

If this is something you're interested in bring your tablet/laptop/beer and we'll get things going. Permit submissions tend to be $10-25 depending on the trip selection. We'll discuss dates for the trips and rivers people would like to apply for, along with answering questions people have about the process and adventures of multi-day trips.

 

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Club Discounts

The retailers below have generously offered the following discounts to PPWC members. To receive any discounts, you must be a current PPWC member and in good standing.

The Edge Ski Paddle and Pack

15% off on non-sale items.

Underwater Connection

10% including special order items, excludes new boats/SUP boards and anything that is already on sale. New Boat/SUP board purchases more than $900 receive a $100 in store credit; under $900 is a $50 in store credit. In store credit can be used towards instruction. So...for example

  • Buy a new boat and for $40 more I teach how to roll it and you also get endless pool practice roll sessions.
  • Buy a new boat and for $49 more you get the Intro to kayak class.
  • Buy a new Boat and for $79 more you get the Essentials of River Kayaking Course.

Gearonimo

10% off in-store

Colorado Kayak Supply (CKS)

10% off in-store

Golden River Sports

10% off in-store purchases (excludes certain items and already on sale items). Additionally, with every new boat or new SUP purchase at full retail, you receive a $100.00 GRS store credit! Keep this credit on your account and use your $100.00 towards any full priced item in their inventory! Or you can use up to $100.00 of your demo rental fees towards the purchase of a new boat (boat demos start at $25/day - demo as many different boats as you'd like that day for that one $25 charge).

Mountain Equipment Recyclers

10% off in-store

Mountain Equipment Recyclers

Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center

10% off SWR, SUP, Kayak Instructor courses. Also 10% off the Adventure Pass. Use promo code PPWW20 at checkout. Must register online. RMOC is the premier outpost for outdoor adventure in the Arkansas River Valley. Offering professional instruction, guided trips, and certification courses. Our riverside outpost in Buena Vista, Colorado offers private access to Browns Canyon and the Milk Run.

Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center