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Canoecopia: Everybody in the pool

One of the highlights of this year's Canoecopia, sponsored by Rutabaga over the weekend at the Alliant Energy Center's Exhibition Hall, was the extended schedule of pool demonstrations at the adjacent Clarion Hotel. >More
 We are all wearing t-shirts

We Are All Mechanics, the enterprise co-founded by Ali Dwyer and India Viola to impart their knowledge of bicycle maintenance and repair to other women, has taken a step forward in branding itself. >More
 A greener Canoecopia

When Canoecopia flings open its doors in a few short hours, Rutabaga's annual paddlesport expo will do so with the intention to finish the weekend as a green event. >More
 Canoecopia: Women and men on the water

A world freestyle kayaking bronze medalist and international kayaking guide, Anna Levesque is the founder and principal of Water Girls at Play, a business devoted to making paddlesports more accessible for women. >More
 Madison strides to number one

Prevention magazine and the American Podiatric Medical Association have announced their walkability rankings for the 100 largest U.S. cities. Topping the list: Madison, Wisconsin. >More
 Canoecopia: Paddling a remote stretch of Lake Superior shoreline

While many Canoecopia presentations tend toward the instructional, many others are first-person accounts focused on paddling destinations near and far. One such program: "Paddling Superior's Pukaskwa Coast," by Larry Ricker. >More
 Canoecopia: Learn to control your boat

Veteran kayaker Steve Scherrer has invested decades of thought and effort toward developing a series of principles and activities he believes can help those paddlers make a great leap forward. >More
 Canoecopia: Wendy Killoran circumnavigates Newfoundland

In 2004, veteran Canadian sea kayaker Wendy Killoran circumnavigated Lake Huron's Manitoulin Island, the largest freshwater isle in the world. The next year, she became the first woman to sea kayak around an entire Canadian province, paddling solo around Prince Edward Island. And in 2006, she became the first woman to circumnavigate Newfoundland -- a 2,700-kilometer journey that took more than three months to complete. >More
 Newfoundland by kayak

One of the most appealing aspects of Canoecopia is that, from one year to the next, the paddle-sport expo is as reliable as charted tides yet also as mutable as currents. Among this year's most promising innovations is a panel at noon Saturday, March 10, featuring seven women whose combined paddling accomplishments and knowledge are unrivaled. >More
 Another urgent Birkie bulletin

On the heels of yesterday's announcement that weather conditions had forced the shortening of the American Birkebeiner course from 51 to 23 kilometers, organizers of this year's ski race have released new information regarding details for this weekend's events. >More
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