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2016 Rookie Racers Training sessions
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Rookies is cancelled due to storms. We'll have dinner at Punch Pizza instead.
Rookies is tentative at this point. I will be there with the trailer but if there's lightning we will not paddle. Stay tuned.
Monday Night Rookies training sessions has been a tradition on the East River Flats for over 40 years now!! To celebrate this, we've produced MCA Rookies caps and will be selling them for $20. Get these nice hi-visibility hats at the East River Flats tomorrow.

We will be running Rookies for another 7 weeks. The fall colors and cooler weather make for great paddling. See you Monday nights at the East River Flats at 5:30.
Due to the possibility of storms tomorrow (Sepember 15th) the MCA isn't planning a paddle tomorrow. See you at Monday Night Rookies on the 19th.
Don't put your paddles away for the year yet. There's plenty of paddling left this year. Rookies will be running every Monday at 5:30 all the way through October. We meet at the East River Flats by the U of M campus. All are welcome, free for MCA members or $5/paddler. We have boats, paddles, PFDs and paddling partners for you!
Yes, there will be Rookies tomorrow (Labor Day) at the East River Flats. See you tomorrow at 5:30.
We will have an extra Rookies session on Thursday (Sept 1) this week. Come on down to the East River Flats at 5:45. I'll bring a couple boats but won't have the trailer, so bring a boat if you've got one. Hope to see you there.
Monday Night Rookies training session will be at the East River Flats (8/29). See you there at 5:45!
After a long absence we'll be back at the East River Flats tomorrow (8/22/16) for Rookies. See you there at 5:45.
We will be holding Monday Night Rookies at Cedar for 8/15/16. We'll have the trailer there, see you there at 5:45.
The Hoigaard's Paddle Derby series is over for the summer, but you can still come and get your Thursday paddling workout in. Come join us at Cedar Lake (2599 Cedar Lake Parkway, Minneapolis, MN). We'll have the MCA trailer there so we'll have plenty of boats. Hope to see you there.
If you find yourself bereft of something to do this Thursday evening...come on out and paddle! 5:30pm. SE Cedar Lake put-in. (2599 Cedar Lake Parkway.) Bring boats and we'll partner people up. At this point no guarantee that MCA boats will be there.
Rookies will be at Cedar Lake this coming Monday 8/8. Has will be in the Boundary Waters so he won't be able to bring the trailer with the boats. If you have a trailer hitch and would be willing to bring the boats let me know (952-252-0459) or And, as always if you have boats, please bring them.
The Mississippi River is still relatively high in the Twin Cities so we'll hold Rookies for one more week at Cedar Lake. Meet us Monday at 5:45 at the southwest parking lot
It's a warm day, so for those interested we can flip boats and practice recoveries in a controlled setting. Wear appropriate clothing if interested in practicing recoveries.
The water is still high on the Mississippi, so we'll be at Cedar Lake again for Rookies tomorrow (July 25th).

Mini Round Robin in Jensen 18s tomorrow! Meet us at the southwest parking lot at 5:45.
With the recent rainfalls the Mississippi is raging right now. We will hold Monday Night Rookies at Cedar Lake tomorrow (July 18th). Meet us at the southwest parking lot at 5:45.
Rookies is on schedule for today. Bring a canoe of you have one, the trailer will not be there due to high winds and a possibility of storms in the late evening.
After a 2 week hiatus, Rookies will be taking place tonight. Meet us at the East River Flats at 5:45.
No official Rookies Training Session today due to the holiday. Enjoy your Memorial Day!
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