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Current Club Coordinator: Tracy Lannie
MBCKC would like to express our appreciation to 5 Rivers and it's staff for all they do.

Disclaimer: This site provides general information & links on topics of paddling. Paddlesports can pose serious risks of damage to personal property & serious bodily injury including permanent disability & death. Anyone participanting in any MBCKC event or participating in any event mentioned on this website does so at their own risk and agrees to hold MBCKC harmless from any liability as a result of such participation or use of information contained herein.

Friday, November 15, 2019


Mobile Bay Canoe & Kayak Club will not meet during the months of December 2019 - March 2020.  We will return to our regular monthly meetings on April 7, 2020.

Monday, August 05, 2019

November Meeting
Join Mobile Bay Canoe & Kayak Club (MBCKC) on Tuesday, November 5th, at 7:00pm for the last meeting of 2019. The meeting takes place in the Longleaf Room at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center. Arrive between 6:30 - 6:45pm for light refreshments / meet and greet.
Our guest speaker is Ryan Gillikin, winning member of the tandem team in the Great Alabama 650, who will share her story of her experience during the Great Alabama 650. Ryan grew up on the Eastern Shore sailing and windsurfing. 15 years ago, she moved to Bay Minette and was introduced to kayaking. She loves to explore the Delta. When asked why she decided to do the Great Alabama 650, she said “I started racing three years ago. The thing I like most about racing is seeing new places and meeting like-minded people. Last year, I completed the Missouri River 340 and was looking for a new challenge. When they introduced the Great Alabama 650, I knew this was the race for me”.
The first annual "Great Alabama 650" took place in September of this year. Hailed as the toughest paddle race in the United States and a test of strength, endurance and mental fortitude, this epic adventure took racers along the core section of the Alabama Scenic River Trail (ASRT), the longest river trail in a single state. From rushing whitewater to the ambling river delta, the race challenged even the most experienced paddler.

October Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 1st, at 7pm in the Longleaf Room of the Delta Hall/Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.

September Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 3rd, at 7pm in the Longleaf Room of Delta Hall at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.


Sept 21st 8am - noon   -  32nd Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup  
Go out and help "get the trash out of the splash!"  For cleanup zones in your area go to:

One of the cleanup zones is Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.  It is a "canoe and kayak ONLY cleanup zone".

Also, MBCKC Club Coordinator Tracy Lannie is the zone captain for the Bayou La Batre area.  If you would like to help in this area, contact Tracy at 463-4233

October 5th 9am - 11am  -  Apple Snail Roundup 

Mobile Baykeeper will host an Apple Snail Roundup at Langan Park on Saturday, October 5 9am-11am. Apple Snails are an invasive species that destroy habitat by eating vegetation along streams and river banks. They reproduce at an alarming rate and are able to survive our mild winters. Volunteers will help find and capture adult and juvenile apple snails, as well as remove apple snail eggs. Volunteers with canoes, kayaks, or small boats are a huge plus! Please wear comfortable clothes that you do not mind getting a little dirty. Cleanup tools, safety items, and drinks are provided. For more info:

August Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 6th, at 7pm in the Longleaf Room of Delta Hall at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.

Monday, June 03, 2019

July Meeting
We will meet on Tuesday, July 2, at 7pm in the Longleaf Room.   Five Rivers.

June Meeting
The next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 4th at 7pm in the Longleaf Room of Delta Hall at Five Rivers. 

August 3rd - Weeks Bay Pelican Paddle  for more info:

Monday, May 06, 2019

May Meeting

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 7 at 7pm in the Longleaf Room at Five Rivers

Friday, November 16, 2018

Five Rivers is getting a complete overhaul of their HVAC system in all buildings, so they will not be able to host any meetings or events during January and February. Also,  they will not host any meetings on March 5th due to Mardi Gras.  Rather than trying to reschedule, I have opted to cancel the March meeting and resume monthly meetings in April.  The next meeting will be April 2, 2019 at 7pm.  See you then.  Safe paddling!

December Meeting
In celebration of Christmas and the year end, we will have our annual pot-luck during our regular monthly meeting on December 4th at 7pm in the Longleaf room of Delta Hall / Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.  Everyone is welcome.  I (Tracy) will bring a covered dish to share and all the paper products.   Everyone should bring a covered dish or snack to share and their own drinks (non-alcoholic).   Everyone is welcome!

During our meeting, we will make plans for next year's meetings, and we will have a  mini-slideshow presentation and are seeking volunteers from someone who is interested in giving a presentation/slideshow.  If you are interested in presenting, contract Tracy at

Sunday, November 04, 2018

November Meeting
The next meeting will be Tuesday, November 6th at 7pm - Longleaf Room of Delta Hall, Five Rivers Resource Center.

Friday, July 20, 2018

October Meeting
The next meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2nd in the Longleaf Room of Delta Hall at Five Rivers. We will share our paddle tales, make announcements on topics that pertain to the local paddling community, and have a mini-slideshow presentation.   Everyone welcome!

Volunteers Needed:
Message from Amy Mayo:  
Hi Kayakers! We are currently in need of additional volunteer Water Safety Kayakers for the 3rd annual Tri-the-Gulf triathlon on October 20th from 6 a.m. to around 9:00 a.m. Your role would be to serve as an on the water rest-stop for swimmers who may need to stop and catch their breath. A custom-designed volunteer T-shirt is included as well as entry to the after party with lots of food and beer🍺 ! So, if you have a few hours to spare on the aforementioned date, I would LOVE to hear from you. Please text or call me directly at 251-490-1892, message me on FB or email me at AND, please register as a volunteer by clicking on the following link:
We sincerely appreciate any help we can get!! IF YOU READ THIS LENGTHY POST, WE NEED YOU! 👌🏻😉 Please feel free to ask me any further questions and thank you, in advance, for your consideration!

September Meeting
September's meeting has been canceled.  Out next meeting will be on October 2nd. The next meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in the Longleaf Room of Delta Hall at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center. 

canceled due to weather forecast: Saturday, September 1 - Fish River Paddle:  Meet at Big Daddy’s at 9am Saturday, September 1, 2018.  We’ll paddle upstream (and soon be in the no wake zone) for a couple hours then return.  Optional lunch at  Big Daddy’s.  Call Nancy Ward with questions, 251-990-5575.  (Leave a message if not answer and your call will be returned)

Saturday, Sept 8 - Byrnes Lake Paddle - Jared of MBCKC and Gulf Coast Kayakers is paddling Byrnes Lake:
Saturday, September 8, 2018
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Byrnes Lake Landing Byrnes Lake Road - Bay Minette
Leisurely paddle out Byrnes Lake, maybe cross the Tensaw to the Gravine Island sand point, and back. Bring water, snacks, PFD, etc...
As always subject to cancellation due to weather conditions.

September 15, 2018 - 31st Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup

August Meeting

The next meeting will be held at  7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 7, 2018 in the Longleaf Room of Delta Hall at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center. Tracy Lannie will give a short presentation on the 3 day 2 night canoe trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness that she and David did July 11-13th.    Please come out and share your paddling experiences with us!


July 21st - Gulf Coast Paddle Championship

August 4, 2018 - 6th Annual Pelican Paddle at Weeks Bay -

September 15, 2018 - 31st Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup