Canoecopia Time! See You at the World’s Biggest Paddling Event

3 Mar

CanoecopiaTry out new paddling gear, research trip destinations, and connect with other paddlers at Canoecopia in Madison, Wisconsin March 11-13. Stop by the booth and sign up for a chance to win a trip to the BWCAW!

Presented by paddlesports shop Rutabaga, Canoecopia features 250,000 square feet of kayaks, canoes, Stand Up Paddleboards, outdoor equipment and clothing. More than 200 manufacturers, outfitters and guides, schools and other paddling organizations are represented. Education opportunities include more thanĀ 150 seminars, speakers and clinics for inspiration, and learning everything you need to know to select, purchase and use the perfect gear for your style of paddling.

Canoecopia is held at Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Admission is $15 per day or $25 for the weekend. Visit the Canoecopia website for more information, including nearby lodging.

Visit the booth to share your stories, pick up our “I Heart Paddling” sticker, and sign up to win our BWCAW fully outfitted trip for two. The outfitting package from Bearskin Wilderness Outfitters on the Gunflint Trail, includes:

  • Kevlar canoe with paddles and life vests
  • Alps Taurus tent with ground tarp
  • Alps Mountaineering sleeping bag with micro fiber liner
  • Thermorest full length sleeping pad
  • Dining fly with rope
  • Folding saw
  • First aid kit (minimal)
  • Camp stove plus fuel
  • Water filter
  • Water bottles and jug
  • Cook kit with plates
  • Coffee percolator/tea kettle
  • Cooking/eating utensils-kitchen clean-up items and dish soap
  • Insulated food pack
  • Portage packs for gear and personal items

See you in Madison!

2 Responses to “Canoecopia Time! See You at the World’s Biggest Paddling Event”

  1. Chuck March 6, 2014 at 1:01 am #

    I am so excited about this years Canoecopia. Every year it gets me through the duldrums of winter. I plan on attending all three days. Spring, summer and paddling have to be just aroundthe corner. See you there!

  2. Tom March 17, 2014 at 10:07 pm #

    I sure wish I lived closer so I could go. It sounds like a fantastic event. I would love to get some knowledge and inspiration from the seminars not to mention browse all the new products.