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Complete COP Calendar

Cabin Fever Social

Paddlesports Film Fest 2019
&
TOSRV 2019 Kick-Off Party

Saturday, January 26

Dogtap (Brewdog)96 Gender Rd, Canal Winchester, OH 43110

5:30 - 7:00 pm TOSRV registration, Dining Options, and cash bar 

7:00 - 9:00 pm Paddlesports Films (provided by NPFF)

   

 

Register

Backpacking 101...in Peru!

A great opportunity for a backpacking adventure in Peru is being offered from Nate@nostringstravel.com this upcoming June. See Machu Picchu and so much more as Nate guides you through the terrain and beauty of Peru!

June 11 - 21, 2019

Learn More

31st GREAT OHIO BICYCLE ADVENTURE

June 15-22, 2019

Bowling Green-Fremont-Port Clinton-Oregon-Bowling Green

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COP Event Calendar

    • 01/20/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Groveport Rec Center, 7370 Groveport Rd, Groveport, OH 43125

    Winter Pool Practice

    The winter pool practice sessions give kayakers and canoeists an opportunity to practice their paddle strokes, bracing, and Eskimo rolls.

    Location:

    Groveport Rec Center
    7370 Groveport Rd
    Groveport, OH 43125
    Map

    Time: 10 am to 12 noon

    Cost:
    $12 for COP members
    $18 for non-COP members

    Please bring the exact amount.  Credit cards are not accepted.  It is not necessary to register in advance of the session.

    Rules:

    • Boats must be spotlessly clean inside and out.  This includes vacuuming out all sand.
    • Helmets are required in the pool.
    • No swimming or other non-boating activities.
    • You may arrive early to unload, pay, and sign the waiver, but no one may enter the water until 10 am.

    Bring your own boat and gear.  If you don't have equipment, you can make arrangements in advance to get what you need from http://www.outdoor-pursuits.org/boating.rental.  No formal instruction is provided but folks are usually willing to help.  For more information on pool practice or to volunteer to lead, contact Jimi Nixon, crazykayaker@gmail.com or (614) 309-4377.

     

    • 01/26/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • DogTap (Brewdog Brewery) 96 Gender Rd, Canal Winchester, OH 43110

    Cabin Fever Social

        Paddlesports Film Fest 2019
    &
    TOSRV 2019 Kick-Off Party
       

    Saturday, January 26

    Dogtap (Brewdog), 96 Gender Rd, Canal Winchester, OH 43110

    5:30 - 7:00 pm Social - visit and share a brew with friends old and new
           TOSRV registration: early bird discounted price of $80
           Dining Options: Time-sensitive reservations
    Cash Bar
           Film montage - biking, hiking, rock climbing, paddling, and more

    7:00 - 9:00 pm Paddlesports Films
    Films provided by
    NPFF (National Paddling Film Festival)
    Whitewater, Canoeing, Rafting, SUP, Sailing, and more 

    Register 

       

    Join your like-minded boating buddies and outdoor enthusiasts in celebrating the
    50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act

    $10 suggested donation at time of event
    Proceeds benefit American Whitewater conservation efforts
     

      

     
    • 02/03/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Groveport Rec Center, 7370 Groveport Rd, Groveport, OH 43125

    Winter Pool Practice

    The winter pool practice sessions give kayakers and canoeists an opportunity to practice their paddle strokes, bracing, and Eskimo rolls.

    Location:

    Groveport Rec Center
    7370 Groveport Rd
    Groveport, OH 43125
    Map

    Time: 10 am to 12 noon

    Cost:
    $12 for COP members
    $18 for non-COP members

    Please bring the exact amount.  Credit cards are not accepted.  It is not necessary to register in advance of the session.

    Rules:

    • Boats must be spotlessly clean inside and out.  This includes vacuuming out all sand.
    • Helmets are required in the pool.
    • No swimming or other non-boating activities.
    • You may arrive early to unload, pay, and sign the waiver, but no one may enter the water until 10 am.

    Bring your own boat and gear.  If you don't have equipment, you can make arrangements in advance to get what you need from http://www.outdoor-pursuits.org/boating.rental.  No formal instruction is provided but folks are usually willing to help.  For more information on pool practice or to volunteer to lead, contact Jimi Nixon, crazykayaker@gmail.com or (614) 309-4377.

     

    • 02/10/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Westerville Community Center, 350 N Cleveland Ave, Westerville, OH 43082

    Winter Pool Practice

    The winter pool practice sessions give kayakers and canoeists an opportunity to practice their paddle strokes, bracing, and Eskimo rolls.

    Location:

    Westerville Community Center
    350 N Cleveland Ave
    Westerville, OH 43082
    Map

    Please see map and instructions below for specifics on parking and entering the pool.

    Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    Cost:
    $12 for COP members
    $18 for non-COP members

    Please bring the exact amount.  Credit cards are not accepted.  It is not necessary to register in advance of the session.

    Rules:

    • Take boats around back to the pool. Do not use the main entrance.
    • Boats must be spotlessly clean inside and out.  This includes vacuuming out all sand.
    • Helmets are required in the pool.
    • No swimming or other non-boating activities.
    • No "seal" launches off the side of the pool.    
    • You may arrive early to unload, pay, and sign the waiver, but no one may enter the water until 5:30 pm.

    Bring your own boat and gear.  If you don't have equipment, you can make arrangements in advance to get what you need from http://www.outdoor-pursuits.org/boating.rental.  No formal instruction is provided but folks are usually willing to help.  For more information on pool practice or to volunteer to lead, contact Chip Eveland, william.eveland@gmail.com or (614) 657-8687.

     

    • 02/17/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Groveport Rec Center, 7370 Groveport Rd, Groveport, OH 43125

    Winter Pool Practice

    The winter pool practice sessions give kayakers and canoeists an opportunity to practice their paddle strokes, bracing, and Eskimo rolls.

    Location:

    Groveport Rec Center
    7370 Groveport Rd
    Groveport, OH 43125
    Map

    Time: 10 am to 12 noon

    Cost:
    $12 for COP members
    $18 for non-COP members

    Please bring the exact amount.  Credit cards are not accepted.  It is not necessary to register in advance of the session.

    Rules:

    • Boats must be spotlessly clean inside and out.  This includes vacuuming out all sand.
    • Helmets are required in the pool.
    • No swimming or other non-boating activities.
    • You may arrive early to unload, pay, and sign the waiver, but no one may enter the water until 10 am.

    Bring your own boat and gear.  If you don't have equipment, you can make arrangements in advance to get what you need from http://www.outdoor-pursuits.org/boating.rental.  No formal instruction is provided but folks are usually willing to help.  For more information on pool practice or to volunteer to lead, contact Jimi Nixon, crazykayaker@gmail.com or (614) 309-4377.

     

    • 02/19/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 1193 S Front St, Columbus, OH 43206
    Register


    Are you a member or interested in becoming a member?

    Join us to hear what's new at COP. 

    Please RSVP so we can be sure to have adequate seating.

    • 02/24/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Westerville Community Center, 350 N Cleveland Ave, Westerville, OH 43082

    Winter Pool Practice

    The winter pool practice sessions give kayakers and canoeists an opportunity to practice their paddle strokes, bracing, and Eskimo rolls.

    Location:

    Westerville Community Center
    350 N Cleveland Ave
    Westerville, OH 43082
    Map

    Please see map and instructions below for specifics on parking and entering the pool.

    Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    Cost:
    $12 for COP members
    $18 for non-COP members

    Please bring the exact amount.  Credit cards are not accepted.  It is not necessary to register in advance of the session.

    Rules:

    • Take boats around back to the pool. Do not use the main entrance.
    • Boats must be spotlessly clean inside and out.  This includes vacuuming out all sand.
    • Helmets are required in the pool.
    • No swimming or other non-boating activities.
    • No "seal" launches off the side of the pool.    
    • You may arrive early to unload, pay, and sign the waiver, but no one may enter the water until 5:30 pm.

    Bring your own boat and gear.  If you don't have equipment, you can make arrangements in advance to get what you need from http://www.outdoor-pursuits.org/boating.rental.  No formal instruction is provided but folks are usually willing to help.  For more information on pool practice or to volunteer to lead, contact Chip Eveland, william.eveland@gmail.com or (614) 657-8687.

     

    • 03/03/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Westerville Community Center, 350 N Cleveland Ave, Westerville, OH 43082

    Winter Pool Practice

    The winter pool practice sessions give kayakers and canoeists an opportunity to practice their paddle strokes, bracing, and Eskimo rolls.

    Location:

    Westerville Community Center
    350 N Cleveland Ave
    Westerville, OH 43082
    Map

    Please see map and instructions below for specifics on parking and entering the pool.

    Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    Cost:
    $12 for COP members
    $18 for non-COP members

    Please bring the exact amount.  Credit cards are not accepted.  It is not necessary to register in advance of the session.

    Rules:

    • Take boats around back to the pool. Do not use the main entrance.
    • Boats must be spotlessly clean inside and out.  This includes vacuuming out all sand.
    • Helmets are required in the pool.
    • No swimming or other non-boating activities.
    • No "seal" launches off the side of the pool.    
    • You may arrive early to unload, pay, and sign the waiver, but no one may enter the water until 5:30 pm.

    Bring your own boat and gear.  If you don't have equipment, you can make arrangements in advance to get what you need from http://www.outdoor-pursuits.org/boating.rental.  No formal instruction is provided but folks are usually willing to help.  For more information on pool practice or to volunteer to lead, contact Chip Eveland, william.eveland@gmail.com or (614) 657-8687.

     

    • 03/10/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Groveport Rec Center, 7370 Groveport Rd, Groveport, OH 43125

    Winter Pool Practice

    The winter pool practice sessions give kayakers and canoeists an opportunity to practice their paddle strokes, bracing, and Eskimo rolls.

    Location:

    Groveport Rec Center
    7370 Groveport Rd
    Groveport, OH 43125
    Map

    Time: 10 am to 12 noon

    Cost:
    $12 for COP members
    $18 for non-COP members

    Please bring the exact amount.  Credit cards are not accepted.  It is not necessary to register in advance of the session.

    Rules:

    • Boats must be spotlessly clean inside and out.  This includes vacuuming out all sand.
    • Helmets are required in the pool.
    • No swimming or other non-boating activities.
    • You may arrive early to unload, pay, and sign the waiver, but no one may enter the water until 10 am.

    Bring your own boat and gear.  If you don't have equipment, you can make arrangements in advance to get what you need from http://www.outdoor-pursuits.org/boating.rental.  No formal instruction is provided but folks are usually willing to help.  For more information on pool practice or to volunteer to lead, contact Jimi Nixon, crazykayaker@gmail.com or (614) 309-4377.

     

    • 03/17/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Westerville Community Center, 350 N Cleveland Ave, Westerville, OH 43082

    Winter Pool Practice

    The winter pool practice sessions give kayakers and canoeists an opportunity to practice their paddle strokes, bracing, and Eskimo rolls.

    Location:

    Westerville Community Center
    350 N Cleveland Ave
    Westerville, OH 43082
    Map

    Please see map and instructions below for specifics on parking and entering the pool.

    Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    Cost:
    $12 for COP members
    $18 for non-COP members

    Please bring the exact amount.  Credit cards are not accepted.  It is not necessary to register in advance of the session.

    Rules:

    • Take boats around back to the pool. Do not use the main entrance.
    • Boats must be spotlessly clean inside and out.  This includes vacuuming out all sand.
    • Helmets are required in the pool.
    • No swimming or other non-boating activities.
    • No "seal" launches off the side of the pool.    
    • You may arrive early to unload, pay, and sign the waiver, but no one may enter the water until 5:30 pm.

    Bring your own boat and gear.  If you don't have equipment, you can make arrangements in advance to get what you need from http://www.outdoor-pursuits.org/boating.rental.  No formal instruction is provided but folks are usually willing to help.  For more information on pool practice or to volunteer to lead, contact Chip Eveland, william.eveland@gmail.com or (614) 657-8687.

     

    • 03/24/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Groveport Rec Center, 7370 Groveport Rd, Groveport, OH 43125

    Winter Pool Practice

    The winter pool practice sessions give kayakers and canoeists an opportunity to practice their paddle strokes, bracing, and Eskimo rolls.

    Location:

    Groveport Rec Center
    7370 Groveport Rd
    Groveport, OH 43125
    Map

    Time: 10 am to 12 noon

    Cost:
    $12 for COP members
    $18 for non-COP members

    Please bring the exact amount.  Credit cards are not accepted.  It is not necessary to register in advance of the session.

    Rules:

    • Boats must be spotlessly clean inside and out.  This includes vacuuming out all sand.
    • Helmets are required in the pool.
    • No swimming or other non-boating activities.
    • You may arrive early to unload, pay, and sign the waiver, but no one may enter the water until 10 am.

    Bring your own boat and gear.  If you don't have equipment, you can make arrangements in advance to get what you need from http://www.outdoor-pursuits.org/boating.rental.  No formal instruction is provided but folks are usually willing to help.  For more information on pool practice or to volunteer to lead, contact Jimi Nixon, crazykayaker@gmail.com or (614) 309-4377.

     

    • 03/31/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Westerville Community Center, 350 N Cleveland Ave, Westerville, OH 43082

    Winter Pool Practice

    The winter pool practice sessions give kayakers and canoeists an opportunity to practice their paddle strokes, bracing, and Eskimo rolls.

    Location:

    Westerville Community Center
    350 N Cleveland Ave
    Westerville, OH 43082
    Map

    Please see map and instructions below for specifics on parking and entering the pool.

    Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    Cost:
    $12 for COP members
    $18 for non-COP members

    Please bring the exact amount.  Credit cards are not accepted.  It is not necessary to register in advance of the session.

    Rules:

    • Take boats around back to the pool. Do not use the main entrance.
    • Boats must be spotlessly clean inside and out.  This includes vacuuming out all sand.
    • Helmets are required in the pool.
    • No swimming or other non-boating activities.
    • No "seal" launches off the side of the pool.    
    • You may arrive early to unload, pay, and sign the waiver, but no one may enter the water until 5:30 pm.

    Bring your own boat and gear.  If you don't have equipment, you can make arrangements in advance to get what you need from http://www.outdoor-pursuits.org/boating.rental.  No formal instruction is provided but folks are usually willing to help.  For more information on pool practice or to volunteer to lead, contact Chip Eveland, william.eveland@gmail.com or (614) 657-8687.

     

    • 04/11/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 1193 S Front St, Columbus, OH 43206
    Register


    Are you a member or interested in becoming a member?

    Join us to hear what's new at COP. 

    Please RSVP so we can be sure to have adequate seating.

    • 06/15/2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 06/22/2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Starts and ends in the same town in Bowling Green, OH

    31st GOBA -Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure

    GOBA is the best family bicycle-camping tour!

    June 15-22, 2019

    Details and Registration at:

     www.goba.com

     

Backpacking season may seem like a long ways off, but planning is starting now. If you've got an interest in learning and want to help the program for the 2019 season, email the office at office@outdoor-pursuits.org. The first planning meeting is Tuesday, October 30 and being led by Maryellen O'Shaughnessy. Hope you can join us! 

 

Will you help COP pay for bike tool
kiosk education programming?

Donate Now

    

COP has applied for a grant through the Ohio Bicycle Foundation to help us pay for a bike tool kiosk education program focused on knowing your way around a tool kiosk. The grant will pay for 50% of the total $1800 amount. We will need to seek funding for the other 50% through other means, including donations.

What's a tool kiosk? A tool kiosk includes all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs. The tools are securely attached to the stand with stainless steel cables and tamper-proof fasteners. Hanging the bike from the hanger arms allows the pedals and wheels to spin freely while making adjustments.

You can check out different kiosks along the Ohio to Erie Trail in London (Thanks Phat Daddy's!), at Wilson Road Park, and behind the Berlin Fire Station in Delaware.

Will you contribute? Donate Now


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