MSP HELLO: Paddling, Pizza, and Pints


Join the MSP HELLO team on Wednesday, August 9 for an extra special meetup out on the water. Limited spots are available for this group paddle aimed at newcomers to MSP – and to kayaking! Can’t make the paddle but want to connect with other new residents to Minneapolis-Saint Paul? Join us after the paddle at Pryes Brewing.

6:30 – 7:00pm – Arrive on site to get situated, meet fellow paddlers, and get a brief training

7:00 – 8:00pm – Boats in the water along the Mississippi River

8:00 – 9:30pm – Pizza and pints and Pryes Brewing Company

ABOUT THE PADDLE: Mississippi River Paddle Share is a first-of-its-kind self-service kayak sharing system in the nation. Paddle Share provides a unique river experience in an urban national park, where users can paddle through the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area on a self-guided kayaking trip. Aligned with bike sharing stations along the river, Mississippi River Paddle Share enables people to enjoy and explore this national park without ever needing access to a car. Learn more at

No previous kayak experience necessary! A Mississippi Park Connection employee, National Park Service ranger and two partners from REI will be on hand to help. Call 651.293.8436 if you have trouble finding us.

PARKING FOR THE PADDLE: FREE parking along Marshall St NE. Please don’t park in the Tony Jaro’s lot, you will be towed.

POST PADDLE MEETUP: Not interested in the paddle? Couldn’t register in time to get a spot but curious to ask paddlers how it went? We have room for 50 more friends to join us for Red Wagon Pizza and beers.

Founded in 2012 by brewer Jeremy Pryes, Pryes Brewing Company brews award-winning craft beer on the banks of the Mississippi River. Our taproom is located near the North Loop in Minneapolis.

POST PADDLE PARKING: Free parking is available at Pryes Brewing Company, 1401 W River Road North, Mpls 55411. Free parking lot on site.

This meetup is presented in partnership by MSP HELLOMississippi River Paddle Share, and Pryes Brewing. Thanks also to Bartmann Restaurants, Barbette, Mississippi Park Connection, National Park Service, and REI.


August 9


06:30 pm - 09:30 pm


MSP HELLO: Newcomers to Minneapolis-Saint Paul


Paddle Share Station

2522 Marshall Street Northeast

Minneapolis, MN, US