Greater Chicago Dragon Boat Club (GCDBC) is a non-for-profit organization as described in Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code based in Chicago and dedicated to exposing water-sports like Dragon Boat Paddling to athletes and adventurers in the Chicagoland area.

Greater Chicago DBC supports a number of community programs for dragon boating, including Chicago Chinatown Fury (Community Team) and Team Blue Chicago (
Adaptive Adventures). Running a program for these teams requires around $5,000 each season so that members of Team Blue Chicago enjoy the benefits of comradery, team-building, and healthy exercise.  Please consider supporting this group of veteran athletes or the Chicago Chinese Community team. Also please follow us on Meetup, Facebook, and Instagram to get updates.

See one of our teams paddling on the Chicago River near Lake Shore Drive.  Our fleet of safe, Champion Dragon Boats hold 20 paddlers, a drummer, and a steersperson. We provide you and your co-workers, friends, neighbors, family members with paddles, USCG-Approved Life Vests, and paddle stroke training.  You and your 19 other friends bring on the fun, team building, and adventure. We are GCDBC, come see the city sites and fall in love with one of the fastest growing water sports around the World.

"The health and safety of our members is the top priority for us. We are heeding CDC guidelines and protecting our members.  Our club is actively planning and training(individually). We will see everyone on the water as soon as this is all over..."  Stay strong!