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2020 Big Island & Back! Paddle Event


August 15 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Streater Cove


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Streater Cove
510 Big Island
Orono, MN 55331 United States


Twelve safety boats needed to patrol event between Excelsior Beach and Big Island, Saturday, 15 August.

  • Event Chairperson Dave Gilmore, 612-750-8411, Dgilmore@cbburnet.com
  • Meet at the Streater Cove Pavilion at 8.15 am for instructions. Paddlers leave Excelsior beach at 9.00 AM.
  • VHF on board radio is recommended for communication on the water, tune to channel 78.

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Event Details below and at https://freshwater.org/biab/:

Announcing the 7th Annual Big Island & Back! 10K Paddle on Saturday, August 15, 2020 starting at 9:00 AM. Tune up your canoe, kayak, or paddleboard and head on over to Excelsior on Saturday, August 15 for a friendly race out around Big Island and back. We start near the swim area at Excelsior Beach Park. Our goal is to get paddlers of all ages and skill levels out on Lake Minnetonka for a great community summer event and raise money for a couple of worthy causes.

Don’t miss the after-party at Excelsior Brewing Company beginning at 11 AM for refreshments from Joey Nova’s, music and of course, beer! Awards and door prizes at around 12 noon. Make a day of it and explore beautiful Excelsior!

Proceeds from this event will be donated to the ICA Food Shelf program and Freshwater Society!

Thank you for your support!


August 15 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm