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CHICAGO STYLE ~ Paddling The Chicago River with Kayak Chicago. by MikeToughill

DBPJuly 31, 20166 min read

I love nothing more than being on The River. Put me in a kayak, paddling with my wife Nikki and…

GETTIN’ DOWN & DIRTY ~ Muddy Rivers Festival 2016. by Philip Byard

DBPFebruary 11, 2016

It’s that time of year again! The Muddy Rivers Festival 2016 is just around the bend, March 18th through 20th,…

DIRTBAG PIRATE QUEEN ~ The Story of Kelly Gladen, in her own words.

DBPJanuary 28, 2015

Kelly has been with the Dirt Bag Paddlers for a LOOOONG time, since a few months after our official formation…

Standing Rock: 1 Year Later

Standing Rock: 1 Year Later

DBPDecember 17, 2017

Emily Yates was among the first boots we had on the ground at Standing Rock. She was one of the…

CANOECOPIA 2017 ~ Featuring Guests Lonnie Bedwell and Jim Coffey.

CANOECOPIA 2017 ~ Featuring Guests Lonnie Bedwell and Jim Coffey.

Chicago MikeMarch 25, 2017

March in the Upper Midwest means Old Man Winter is due to depart, taking with him the ice and leaving…


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