Michael Morrison, a local Cape Codder who grew up in Sandwich, created RideAway Kayak in 2008 with six kayaks, two stand up paddle boards and a concept for easy access to fun water activities for visitors and locals alike. That concept has expanded to the creation of kids camps, outdoor education programs, lessons, tours, and the most fun loving group of outdoor enthusiasts the Cape has ever seen. Now eight years later RideAway has one of the largest fleets of kayaks and stand up paddle boards along with the most extensive and creative program base on Cape Cod. Our efforts have been recognized in numerous publications and our work to improve our community and enthusiasm to work hand and hand with both Mashpee and Sandwich recreation departments is what sets us apart. RideAway Kayak has taken the next step in community assistance by creating the TRAK Foundation. An official 501c3 non profit organization that focuses on using our resources to improve the lives of children in need. We do this by creating fun events, races, and programs to raise as much money as possible to give to children’s charities. Please join the TRAK team and help us change as many lives as possible and have a really good time doing it.
The TRAK foundation’s goal is to organize a growing network of individuals that want to make a difference for children in need. The TRAK Team members create athletic and social events to raise money to provide grants to children’s charities. We volunteer our time and efforts to directly impact children’s lives by creating programs to help them cope in a healthy way with the hardships they are going through. With these programs and fundraising efforts our team will be able to make a positive impact on the lives of these children that need our help.
Founder and fun loving local. Mike grew up in Sandwich and has been kayaking and beaching it his whole life. He comes from a family of teachers and uses that passion and knowledge to teach kids about the importance of the Cape’s unique ecosystem and how to preserve it. He also has been teaching kids the skills of kayaking and stand up paddle boarding for seven years where he utilizes his certification in stand up paddle board instruction. In the winters he then travels west to Vail Colorado to ski instruct and continue teaching kids the importance of physical fitness and the preservation of the Rocky Mountain’s natural surroundings.
Steve hails from England and has an unmatched kayaking resume. He is a certified instructor and has kayaked and instructed all over the world including England, Ireland, New Zealand, Costa Rica and many more. His expertise shines through while on tours going over detailed strokes and techniques. Steve also added the Cape Cod Bay Challenge to his resume completing the trek across Cape Cod bay from Plymouth to Welfleet. Steve also heads west to Vail to teach skiing in the winter months and continues his passion for teaching all year round.
Wayne is a local Sandwich resident who was raised on the waters of Cape Cod. He is a full time Cape resident and teaches physical education and health in the Sandwich school system. He is also one of the coaches on the High School football team and teaches the importance of hard work and dedication in every venue of his professional career. Wayne’s knowledge of Cape Cod and his love of outdoors and teaching makes him a pivotal and unique part of what RideAway Kayak & SUP represent.
Ellery is a local celeb in Sandwich holding a number of High school records in soccer and basketball. She is a local Sandwich resident and has a coaching resume that most coaches aim for in the peak of their career. She has taught soccer and basketball throughout her high school and college career and now is a college soccer coach at Bowdoin where she also graduated and had an amazing soccer career. Her coaching experience and athletic prowess are huge benefits to the company.