Events and Classes


 

 

Our annual Upsy Daisy event is a fun way to enhance your summer wardrobe while saving at least 10% on your purchase. Shop the clothing department at Bill & Paul's or Beyond of Ada's entire selection. At check-out, you'll draw a daisy from our "gardens". Each daisy is marked with a discount code. One lucky shopper at each store could win up to 50% off their entire purchase!

 

 

This modified triathlon sports kayaking instead of swimming, a hybrid of paved and dirt trail biking, and a mix of trail and road running. Take on the challenge individually or compete with a team of two or three. The race is split into two distances -- Tri-Hard and Tri-Harder.

 

The Montcalm Conservation District is hosting a fundraiser in support of the Flat River Watershed Council (FRWC). Join them for a fun paddling race around five of the six lakes in Belvidere Township. These lakes are part of the headwaters of the Flat River and provide a unique paddling environment. The course is 7 miles, taking the average paddler 2-3 hours to complete.

 

An introduction to the fundamental elements of flat-water kayaking. Learn about different kayak designs, participate in equipment and safety discussions, and practice paddling and safety techniques on the water. Students will have 2-2.5 hours of paddling time available in this program.

 

Join the staff from Bill & Paul's and Beyond for weeknight adventures in the Grand Rapids area. They will be teaming up with local trail groups and supported by brands in leading hikes and paddles at areas you may know well and some you may not.

 

Join the staff from Bill & Paul's and Beyond for weeknight adventures in the Grand Rapids area. They will be teaming up with local trail groups and supported by brands in leading hikes and paddles at areas you may know well and some you may not.

 

 

Come enjoy our 3-mile course on the Flat River in downtown Lowell where the emphasis is on FUN, but competitive spirits are welcome! . Race activities are centered at the public boat launch north of the Englehardt Library on Monroe St. No entrance fee! Every participant is eligible for the post-race raffle.

 

Enjoy Lowell's Riverwalk Festival in a whole new way. Bill & Paul's will be offering free kayak rides from 12p-3p from the boatlaunch on the Flat River pond north of the library.

 

Join the staff from Bill & Paul's and Beyond for weeknight adventures in the Grand Rapids area. They will be teaming up with local trail groups and supported by brands in leading hikes and paddles at areas you may know well and some you may not.

This is a course designed for new or developing kayakers who want to paddle away from shore or for fitness as well as fun. This 6 hour class will aid in negotiating wind and waves, introduce advanced boat control, and improve your off-shore safety skills.

 

An introduction to the fundamental elements of flat-water kayaking. Learn about different kayak designs, participate in equipment and safety discussions, and practice paddling and safety techniques on the water. Students will have 2-2.5 hours of paddling time available in this program.

 

Join the staff from Bill & Paul's and Beyond for weeknight adventures in the Grand Rapids area. They will be teaming up with local trail groups and supported by brands in leading hikes and paddles at areas you may know well and some you may not.

Do you have an event or outing you'd like listed on our events page? If it's related to hiking, camping, skiing, snowboarding, or paddling please send your information to