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Enjoy the fun and beauty of rowing on the Mississippi!

We want everyone to experience rowing on the Mississippi.  We also know different people want to have that experience in different ways.  We provide various options, and we know one is right for you or your team!

Experience Rowing: learn rowing basics and get out on the river in a safe barge.

Ready, Row!
: learn rowing basics and get out on the river in a real rowing shell used for regattas.

Corporate Leadership/Team Building:  A fun and challenging team-building event.

Adult Learn To Row:  Jump full in with a multi-session program that has you 'graduate' as a full-fledged rower.

Experience Rowing

Enjoy the fun of rowing on the beautiful Mississippi! This 3-hour class is designed to give you a feel for rowing team boats. Tour the boathouse, learn the rowing stroke, then head out on the water in our safe and stable rowing barge. A coach will be with you every step of the way. Our stretch of the Mississippi is home to bald eagles, falcons, beavers, and foxes, so when you aren’t rowing, there’s plenty to see!

Class size: 6-10 rowers
Age minimum: 12, and rowers ages 12-17 must attend with a parent or guardian
Cost: $75 per seat

2022 Dates and registration coming soon!

Gift Certificates available ($75):    Click here

Experience Rowing Private Group

Schedule your own 3-hour Experience Rowing class! Reserve the whole barge on date that works for you. A private group is ideal for family reunions, book clubs, and birthday, retirement or graduation parties. Minimum class size is 6, and the barge can accomodate up to 12 rowers.
Cost: $600

Ready, Row!

Get in a real boat!  You'll learn rowing basics and get out on the river in an 8 person shell (boat) with trained rowers and a coxswain.  Your coach will be along side in a motorboat providing inspiration and instruction (and maybe a race!).  These shells are the real thing used in regattas!  This is a 3-hour, very fun and educational option for groups including cross-fit gyms and sports teams - you'll get a work out and learn proper 'rowing machine' technique. At a minimum, we recommend participants be able to sustain moderate exercise for 20 minutes. 

Cost: $600 per boat, minimum 4, maximum 6
At this time, Ready, Row! is not being offered for purchase on an individual seat basis.
Multiple boats = exponentially more the fun (and racing competition!)

Corporate Team Building and Leadership Development
Adventure rowing

If you are looking for a fun and challenging team-building event for you and your co-workers, Minneapolis Rowing Club offers a unique way to “pull together” your crew through the rowing experience.

MRC offers a 4-hour program which includes introduction of the equipment,  basic rowing skills, on water exercise and ending with a short race piece to demonstrate your success.  Additionally, a focus on leadership development and team building is incorporated.   This program can be customized for your team size/team goals.

See you on the Water!

Physical Address (not mailing)
2968 West River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Mailing Address
PO Box 583102
Minneapolis, MN 55458
Club Administrator
Jen Sowins
(612) 469-7999
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 On site phone for emergencies only:
 (612) 729-1541

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