Join us for competitive racing, fun, and fitness! Please contact us if you would like to learn more about BCDBA and how to join one of our teams! We are actively recruiting men and women for the 2018 season!

Team Lightning – Beginner/Introductory Program

Beginning May 2018 (May 7, 14, 21 & 28)

Based out of New Hope (metered street parking or lot parking permit is available for purchase)

4 NIGHTS including an exciting race night!

Wooden Paddle and life vest will be provided

Practice nights will be on select Monday evenings (6:00 PM) in New Hope.

Please arrive no later than 5:45 PM

Our Boathouse Address is:
156 South Main Street
New Hope PA 18938

There is a spot to leave your keys and bag in our boathouse.

What to wear:

Fast drying clothes, water shoes, hat & bring hydration.
This is a water sport, so you may get wet – change of clothes is always a good idea!

No Refunds or Credits. We are a volunteer run organization – our focus is on running our dragon boat program. Thank you for understanding.

Registrations will be accepted on a first come-first serve basis.

Register for Lightning

Optional Lightning Shirt Purchase

Practices for our Recreational to Premier level teams:

Our practices are held in New Hope Borough and at Core Creek Park in Langhorne, PA. BCDBA’s Core Creek dock is located at the Duchess Lane Picnic Area. Our on-water practices last approximately 60 minutes.

We believe that in order to better our performance as a paddler, we need to build our cardio, strength, and endurance in addition to practices on the boat. That is why we also encourage members to engage in cross-training while off the boat all year long.


Bucks County Dragon Boat Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies solely on sponsors and members to run its operations.  Membership dues are needed to help the club operate, serve the larger community, buy insurances, equipment, and other necessary expenses. Contact us for more information regarding membership fees and costs.

By joining us you will have the opportunity to develop lasting relationships with a diverse group of individuals who are looking for a fun, competitive, and challenging sport. We are all friends outside of training. We engage in a variety of social activities and participate in a various community outreach events.

Need more information? Send us an email if you would like to speak with one of us directly.