Category Paddling Activities


Paddling and Pedaling: Combining Boating with Bicycling

Paddling and Pedaling: Combining Boating with Bicycling by Jon Nelson Pennsylvania is fortunate to have several Rails-to-Trails (RTTs) that parallel whitewater streams. Paddlers can use the RTT for a bike shuttle (take a lock) or combine a day of paddling with some biking. Many of the RTTs can be ridden using road bikes, such as the Pine …


Red Mo Race History

Red Moshannon Downriver Canoe/Kayak Race by Jon Nelson The Red Mo race was begun in 1967 by the Penn State Outing Club (PSOC) Canoe Division, and this organization ran the race from 1967 to 1980. Early races were generally held in mid- to late-April. Depending on other race dates, the PSOC events attracted 40-80 paddlers, …


Common Paddling Mistakes

Common Kayak Paddling Mistakes by Jon Nelson By paddling more efficiently, especially on forward strokes, you can paddle longer distances, finish familiar trips with more in the tank, and impress youngsters with your newly found athleticism. Wildwater and whitewater slalom racers have to learn to paddle efficiently in order to be at the top of …


Keel Haulers Paddlers Rating Test

Keel Haulers Paddler Rating Test for Class II and above reported by Jon Nelson The Keel Hauler Canoe Club is a large organization located in Northeast Ohio. On their main web site is a self-test for determining one’s level of river skill. The 16-item test covers four main areas: physical, equipment, experience, and paddling group. …


Paddling Is …

The Top 10 Reasons We Think Paddling is the Fastest Growing Human Powered Sport by Roxanne and John Parrott Two summers ago, we attended the Youghiogheny Sojourn. The Yough was named ‘2008 River of the Year.’ On one of the paddling days, Denny Tubbs of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission gave a talk about …