144 days left until Canoecopia!     March 11 - 13
Canoecopia is presented by
Rutabaga Paddlesports


Wilder Side

6308 N. Fawn Ridge Ct
Peoria, IL 61615

Wilder Side began with a dream to help paddlers and e-boaters take the hassle out of getting to and from the water. As a result of my experiences getting my 70 lb fiberglass composite canoe in and out of the garage, onto my Jeep Willys, and into various lakes and rivers, I began to experiment with various devices and inventions to help the experience go more smoothly and ultimately have more fun.
While on the water, other paddlers and e-boaters would ask about my gear and remark they thought it looked interesting, so in 2021 I took the plunge and decided to go to the Wilder Side full-time! Canoecopia is the venue for our formal product launch, and we are excited to meet fellow paddlers and e-boaters and learn about the likes and hassles of your experience. Please stop by and introduce yourself!

I like to tell people:

At Wilder Side, we are about helping you
more easily get TO the water, get IN the water
Have more fun ON the water!

David Schricker
Founder & Principal
Wilder Side LLC

Canoecopia is presented by Rutabaga Paddlesports