Happy New Year from River Bear Racing!

Whether racing or cruising, be prepared to dominate the pack in 2020! The S18S and S18R have the same hull, just different decks for different preferences. An enlarged cockpit on the S18R makes this a far easier sit-inside kayak to enter and exit than probably anything in its class; no more imitating a pretzel just … Continue reading Happy New Year from River Bear Racing!

Epic 18 Endurance

Here's a classic kayak that can run competitively in USCA Sea Kayak class, serve as a great fitness kayak, or get loaded up with gear for some distance touring! Low resistance and good stability make for a great paddling kayak, and at a really good price. This fiberglass Epic 18 Endurance is also a fun … Continue reading Epic 18 Endurance

Sylvan Lake 10.1.2019

With daylight hours rapidly receding, it's hard to say how many more lake outings we'll get, but you couldn't have chosen a nicer evening to cap off the season.  Comfortably warm temps, a pretty sky, nice waters, and (later) a beautiful sunset!  Far more special than the paddle conditions were the paddlers present.  It was … Continue reading Sylvan Lake 10.1.2019

South Bend Race 9.21.19

Roger Crisp and his classic '73 Volvo P1800 Conditions for our final race of the season were looking rather marginal this morning, as many of us made our way to the South Bend area under gloomy, rain-filled skies.  Two of our racers (Matt Meersman & Ted Beatty) were even crazy enough to strike out on … Continue reading South Bend Race 9.21.19

Waldron Lake, West Lakes Chain 9.24.19

Another sweet night on the water, as calm conditions and a distinct lack of powered water craft prevailed (also a lack of fisherman made for a much better parking experience than in the recent past).  For the second week in a row, paddle imps were creating havoc among certain of our paddlers.  Keith arrived on … Continue reading Waldron Lake, West Lakes Chain 9.24.19