The Great Gear Up And Gather

Apr 11, 2024Events, News

If you ever became a fan of the biannual outdoor Expo at Midwest Mountaineering, you know it was about more than getting a line on new gear; it was a connector of people and organizations who shared a spirit for getting out in the natural world and swapping adventure plans and stories over a beverage. Paddle Bridge Guide Collective, the Twin Cities’ leading guided kayaking service on the Mississippi River, and Saint Paul Brewing are reminding people that we are still a part of that community by inviting folks to The Great Gear-Up & Gather on April 28, noon-5pm.

Located at Saint Paul Brewing, the site of the original Hamm’s Brewery, this free and family-friendly event welcomes outdoor communities to a springtime gathering to swap out gently used gear at an open-air market. There will be a dedicated area for a trunk gear sale with an adjoining paddle craft auction site. Gear sale items are not strictly paddling – any gently used or new equipment you are looking to rehome is welcome. Friends can browse or sell with beverage in hand, learn about partner organizations at booths, and take a break inside or on the patio until the auction kicks off. We believe our outdoor community still exists and is growing for the better. Come experience it for yourself.
Event Page: https://www.paddlebridge.com/news/the-great-gear-up-and-gather-event-2024

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