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Complete COP Calendar

31st GREAT OHIO BICYCLE ADVENTURE

June 15-22, 2019

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COP Event Calendar

    • 12/16/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Logan Area
    Register
    51st Annual Flocking to the Hocking
    Sunday December 16, 2018 (Quiet Water)

    Join Walt for the 51st annual Flocking to the Hocking.  We'll meet at the put-in, where the Clear Fork joins the Hocking, at 9:00 am.  We expect the weather to be sunny and 50 degrees!  But in reality, dress warmly and bring extra clothes, and bring a lunch.  Extra credit given for boat decorations!

    Afterwards, we'll gather at Keith and Jennifer's in Westerville for soup and chili.  Contact Walt for more information or if you need a COP boat.  (614) 519-8633 or kayakcolumbus@gmail.com
     

    • 12/16/2018
    • 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.

     

    • 12/19/2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W 1st Ave, Columbus, OH 43212
    Register
    This is where COP trip leaders will create a rough schedule of boating trips for 2019.

    Everyone is welcome! We want to hear from recreational kayak paddlers, whitewater boaters, canoeists, sea kayakers - everyone who wants to dip a paddle in the water!

    The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 19, at 5:30 pm.  It will be at the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W 1st Ave, Columbus, OH 43212. We will be in the meeting room in the basement.

    Please attend and help us create a strong schedule for 2018. If you would like to become a Boating Leader, we will have info on how that can happen as well.

    If you have items you would like to add to the meeting agenda or other questions, please contact Mary Spikowski, mspikowski@msn.com or (614) 561-5561.  
    • 01/01/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Old Man's Cave Parking Lot, Hocking Hills State Park
    Register
    Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave Hike
    January 1, 2019 10:00am

    Meet at the Old Man’s Cave parking lot and join us for 6 miles of great hiking and Holiday cheer. 

    Shuttle provided for this one way hike. 

    Dress for the weather, pack a lunch, your 10 essentials and bring plenty of water.

    Also bring yaktraks, icewalkers, cleats or some such traction for your feet if you wish to take the gorge trail to Cedar Falls. Those without traction devices will be sent as a sub-group to Cedar Falls via the upper trail.

    Trip goes unless we are under Class 2 or 3 Snow emergency.

    John Lunn 740/969-4836

    Online registration cuts off at 11:59pm on December 29th.
    • 01/06/2019
    • 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.

     

    • 01/13/2019
    • 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.

     

    • 01/14/2019
    • 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.

    • 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
    Register

    Cabin Fever Film Fest

    featuring NPFF (National Paddling Film Fest)

    at

    Dogtap (BrewDog Brewery)

    96 Gender Rd, Canal Winchester, OH 43110


    Social, food, and TOSRV Registration: 5:30 - 7:00

    Early, early bird   pricing of $80


    Optional food buffet - $24

    We will have a private room for the buffet, registration, and film viewing

    You can also choose to order off the main menu

    Cash bar


    7:00 - 9:00 Film Fest

    $10 suggested donation

    A portion of the $10 donation will benefit American Whitewater River Stewardship efforts on behalf of COP via AW’s Affiliate Club Members

    A variety of films featuring the best of cycling and paddling adventure

    • 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.

     

    • 02/11/2019
    • 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.

    • 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.

     

    • 02/24/2019
    • 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 Ohio, TBA 11/19/18

    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?

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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.

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