2016 Donation Drive

Starting November 1st Through December 31st

November-December 2016 Donations

Collected: $17,093.00
Goal: $10,000.00

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VOLUNTEER Recognition 2016

Once a year, we like to stop a moment and take a look at what we’ve been doing. From July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, Columbus Outdoor Pursuits provided:
475 recreation opportunities,
including some major bikes tours  and...more




from Ann Gerckens, 
COP Office Manager

After 27 1/2 years, my employment with Columbus Outdoor Pursuits ends on Friday, September 30th. It’s been a good run. I can honestly say I have never been bored.  I've been blessed with read more


In Memory of Bill Gordon

His family has requested, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bill's memory to the following bicycling organizations:

* Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) 1525 Bethel Road, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43220. GOBA is a non-profit organizer of a yearly one week bicycle-camping tour, dedicated to inspiring independence and nurturing personal growth. http://goba.com/wordpress/

* Bike Lady, Inc. PO Box 311, Blacklick, OH 43004. Bike Lady provides new bikes to Ohio foster children, who might otherwise never receive one. www.bikelady.org

* Pedal-With-Pete, Inc. PO Box 1233, Worthington, OH 43085. The Pedal-With-Pete Foundation, also known for its signature bicycling events, was established to raise money for research to help prevent, treat, and even cure the effects of cerebral palsy. http://pedal-with-pete.org

* Yay Bikes! 82 E. 16th Street, Columbus, OH 43201. Yay Bikes! Works to influence the conditions that help people safely and comfortably ride bicycles for transportation. www.yaybikes.com

Bill's family reminds you to 

"CONNECT by listening, 

INSPIRE by caring, 

CREATE by taking action."

Volunteer Spotlight
Lisa Daris

We have so many great volunteers who go the extra mile that it is hard to pick just a handful a year for special mention.

Lisa is a fairly new member who jumped in with both feet. Two years after joining COP she is on the Board as a co-Activity Leader for Boating. She has been working hard to find new ways to promote COP and improve our financial situation.

In addition to working for the boating program, she has worked on committees to bring us a better mission statement (the old one was quite a handful to say), improve our website experience, and explore structure possibilities.

Despite many roadblocks, she managed to bring back boat rental for Red, White and Boom this year. In attempt to maximize income potential, she set it up as an auction, rather than a set amount per seat. Next year this should go off much better and smoother.

Thanks for stepping up Lisa.

You Go Girl!


From Desk of the President

We are approaching the end of the summer and the kids will be back in school before you know it.

We have seen our ups and downs for the past few years.

On the upside, GOBA went very well. There are bikes on the road, boats in the water and we can easily fill more kayak classes than we can teach.   more...

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March's Featured Event

March 28    6:30 - 8:00 PM

Climbing Kilimanjaro with COP Board Member Jerry Rampelt


At the REI Dublin Store

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Upcoming events

03/24/2017 9:00 AM • Southern Georgia
03/26/2017 5:30 PM • Westerville Community Center, 350 N Cleveland Ave, Westerville, OH 43082
03/28/2017 6:00 PM • Dublin Avery Park
03/28/2017 6:30 PM • REI Dublin Store, 6424 Sawmill Rd, Columbus, OH 43235
04/02/2017 9:00 AM • Cyclist Connection
04/02/2017 10:00 AM • Groveport Rec Center, 7370 Groveport Rd, Groveport, OH 43125
04/04/2017 9:00 AM • Meet in Pataskala, west end of parking lot by RR tracks, Rt. 310 (Main St)
04/04/2017 6:00 PM • Dublin Avery Park
04/04/2017 6:00 PM • 150 W. Main St., New Albany
04/04/2017 7:00 PM • 1525 Bethel Road, Columbus OH 43220
04/06/2017 6:00 PM • 150 W. Main St., New Albany, OH
04/07/2017 9:00 AM • mountain bike parking lot on Africa Road
04/09/2017 9:00 AM • Cyclist Connection
04/09/2017 10:00 AM • Groveport Rec Center, 7370 Groveport Rd, Groveport, OH 43125
04/11/2017 9:00 AM • Meet in Pataskala, west end of parking lot by RR tracks, Rt. 310 (Main St)


COP needs office volunteers. 
 These opportunities include: more

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Name, Address, Member Number, email address, and phone number.

Columbus Outdoor Pursuits is currently hiring for the position of Executive Director

COP is seeking a full-time employee to serve in the capacity of Executive Director who will work as the spokesperson and manage the day to day affairs of the COP at the direction of the Board of Directors.

Ability to supervise employees, superior written and verbal communication skills and financial management skills are a must.

The successful candidate must be very organized and a self-starter.  Familiarity with non-profits, public relations, and management of large, organized outdoor events is preferred.  Due to the nature of the work proximity to Columbus is preferred.

The salary range for this position is negotiable up to $55,000 and will be commensurate with the candidate’s training, experience and ability. Review of applications will begin January 13, 2017.

Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

To Apply: Please submit a letter of interest, including a brief summary of qualifications, and resume via e-mail to Justin N. Curtis, Vice President for Operations, at VP.Operations@Outdoor-Pursuits.org. Please include “Executive Director” in the subject line. No phone calls.

Application Materials and Process:
Once the resume and letter of interest have been received and reviewed, selected applicants will be sent pre-interview materials to complete and return.

Click here for more information regarding the position.

LAST Climb and Tearing Down 

the Columbus Outdoor Pursuits Climbing Wall


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