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Annapolis to Host 2nd Largest Paddle Race on East Coast

May 31, 2018 09:55AM ● By Brian Saucedo

Top Professionals to participate in the 3rd Annual Bay Bridge Paddle, brought to you by Leinenkugel. Top male paddler Larry Cain and female endurance specialist Seychelle will race in this year’s Bay Bridge Paddle on Saturday, June 2nd starting and finishing at Sandy Point State Park. “We are very excited to have such top-level competitors at this year’s paddle. Not only are they some of the best racers in North America, they are incredible ambassadors to the sport.” said BBP Race Director Shendan Grove. 

Bringing top paddlers from all over the world would not be possible without the generous support of Leinenkugel Summer Shandy. “The commitment from Buck Distributing and Leinenkugel from the very beginning has enabled the participation, bringing some of the best paddlers in the world to Annapolis, and our Bay,” stated Daryl Cooke VP of Race Operations at ABC Events. “Leinenkugel's Brewing is excited to be a partner with such an innovative event that is growing each year, just like Summer Shandy. In just three years this has become the 2nd largest paddle race on the entire east coast. We feel the best is yet to come,” said Kelly Ingrebretson VP at Buck Distributing.

Join us for a fun filled few days celebrating our Bay with the 3rd Annual Bay Bridge Paddle.

Bay Bridge Paddle Schedule:

Press Event/ Meet the paddlers

Thursday, May 31st from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM outside at Pusser’s Caribbean Grill in Annapolis

Meet top Professional Paddlers: Larry Cain and Seychelle, Race Director Shendan Grove from Sunrise SUP, Capital SUP’s Brian Meyers, Mantra Fits Carleen Birnes as well as Wounded Warrior Paddler Cody Iorns. (see below) Leinenkugel specials on the deck for all.

Meet-up Paddler Group

Friday, June 1st from 8:30 AM until 10:00 AM at Sunrise SUP

Stand-up Clinics

Friday, June 1st, Learn from the Best! Both Larry Cain and Seychelle will be hosting clinics at 3:30 PM at Sandy Point State Park

Race Packet Picket and Sponsors Expo

Friday, June 1st from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Country Inn and Suites in Annapolis, Maryland

Bay Bridge Paddle

Saturday, June 2nd, 8:30 AM Elite Race Begins, 8:45 AM Intermediate Race Begins, 9:00 Recreational Race Begins at East Beach at Sandy Point State Park. Award presentation at 1:00 PM

Bay Bridge Paddle After Party

Saturday, June 2nd 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM at upstairs at Stan & Joes on West Street, watch highlights of the race and enter to win the last raffle, Leinenkugel specials all night!

We have the perfect recipe for getting yourself ready for the Bay Bridge Paddle race on Saturday, June 2nd!   You ready?  Okay, listen up…Grab an ice cold Leinenkugel Summer Shandy, mix in a meet-and-greet with 2 of the most acclaimed SUP professionals in the industry, add a dash of the Chesapeake Bay and sprinkle in a whole community of multi-level paddle racers and you have yourself a winning start to an exhilarating weekend!  

Join your fellow paddlers at Pussers on the water in the heart of Annapolis on Thursday evening, May 31st, from 5:00-8:00pm.  Share the evening with Larry Cain (former Olympic Champion canoe paddler, SUP racer, and canoe-kayak and SUP coach) and Seychelle (World Ranked Standup Paddle Athlete, World Record holder and "Queen of Endurance" Paddling) and take advantage of the opportunity to ask them some of the questions that plague you about stand up paddling and/or racing.  Whether you’re a beginner, just getting started in your SUP career/hobby, or a seasoned racer trying to push yourself to the next level, kick back and chill out with your SUP community as you head into race weekend!  

There will be specials on Leinenkugel Summer Shandy and it will be a fun evening to chat about the race, the course and get some pointers from people that have done this race before.  Find out what the secrets are.  

Please contact Brendan Curley at 443 852-9449 for additional information, beach or water press credentials, and event passes.