So I’ve yet to create any sort of “Chicago Summer Bucketlist” like other Chicago bloggers tend to do (it’s coming though, I swear), but I will post about the stuff I am preemptively crossing off the list.
First up on my non-existent list: I attended the “National Learn To Row Day” with the Lincoln Park Boat Club on Saturday. The event serves to teach people about rowing, encourage new members to join LPBC, and to watch non-club-members fall into the lagoon. Signup for the event filled fast, but there was still room to get many unregistered walk-ins on the water (myself included). I’d like to give a shout out to all the hard working LPBC members and volunteers that had the event running as smoothly as it was! Volunteers and members of LPBC were buzzing around the event, making sure that guests were either on paddle board, gearing up for the rowing session, or enjoying the free BBQ.
(You can read my interview with Trish Brubaker, Head Coach, Lincoln Park Boat & University of Chicago Crew, in one of my previous posts: Row the Lincoln Park Lagoon with the LPBC)
And you can read more about the Lincoln Park Boat Club at their site: lpbc.net. Did you know it’s been around for more than 100 years?
Also, if you’re interested to sign up, individual memberships start at $420. And as a certified member, “you will have access to the wide variety of club boats ranging from sculls, rowing shells, Kayaks, Out Rigger Canoes, and stand-up paddle bards.” Given that some of the equipment goes into the thousands-of-dollars range, that membership price is a steal. However, you can also take a test-run with their several more affordable classes.
And if your super patient, you can always wait ’til next year’s Learn To Row Day. But until then, here’s some pictures from this year! I braved the Stand Up Paddle Board in the Lincoln Park Lagoon despite the fact I did not have a change of cloths. I didn’t fall in, and these are the pictures to prove it.
Thanks for stopping by and reading, don’t forget to check out Lincoln Park Boat Club’s website to see how you can get on the water this summer. There’s more pictures from the event on LPBC’s Facebook page. And keep checking back here for my eventual creation of a summer bucket list.