Ballard Elks Paddling Club – BEPC

In 2016, the Ballard Elks established the Ballard Elks Paddling Club (BEPC) to create a community for club members who enjoy paddling from the club’s Shilshole Bay location.

The BEPC is open to any Ballard Elks member in good standing who is interested in paddling – SUP, kayak, outrigger canoe, surf ski, or prone – at any level of experience, from curious to adventurous. The club offers paddle craft storage options to members, access to a members-only Facebook page to connect with paddlers, as well as social gatherings, which include meetings and group paddles.

The BECP meets monthly every third Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Ballard Elks Lodge Hall, with the exception of summer and winter holiday months. Please see the schedule below.

We welcome anyone interested in joining!

Questions about membership or board & kayak storage? Contact us at

Current BEPC Board Members:

  • President: Dan Strauss
  • Vice President: Rob Casey
  • Secretary: Adam Tischler
  • Treasurer: Christy Cox

Contact us:

BEPC Meetings & Events

July & August 2018: Hiatus
December 2018: Hiatus

Requirements to Join:
You must be a member of the Ballard Elks Lodge #827 in good standing.

– Annual Membership Fee: $20

To join the BEPC fill out and follow the directions in the online form.

Board or Kayak Storage
Open to BEPC members in good standing, based on availability.
Annual storage fee: $120

Contact Us

Monday Night Paddling Race

Join us every Monday evening from May to September for our paddling race. The race is open to all paddling craft such as SUP, surf ski, kayak, OC and rowers. All proceeds are donated to an Elks charity at the end of the season. Open to non-Elks members. Ok to park in the Elks lot during the race. Follow us upstairs after the race for post race hydration and food.
Registration: Starts at 6pm in the Elks parking lot.
Cost: $5 per person.  $75 per season (cash only)
Course routes vary weekly and range from 1.5 to 2.5 miles.

Race Start Time: 7:15pm

Contact us for more info:

Member Resources

BEPC Members, please submit your volunteer hours here.

Please share your ideas for meeting topics and events here.