Celebrate with COP and Find Your Next Adventure at the Columbus Adventure Expo
Have you ever wondered what COP activities might interest you other than the one you participate in? Were you interested, for instance, in rock climbing, but didn’t know what equipment you need? Do you want to know the best kayak for fishing in Central Ohio? Do you want to identify the best schedule of COP bicycle rides in which to participate for this year’s Pelotonia? Have you considered being a leader or volunteering for a particular activity and want to know what’s available? Or do you simply need a kick start to your outdoor adventuring for the summer?
The first ever Columbus Adventure Expo, scheduled for Sat., May 10 1 to 8 pm at the Columbus Commons, is a great place to have your questions answered and more. Expert COP members, including representatives from our three newest activities – non-competitive running, camping and kayak fishing - will be available to engage you in friendly discussion,information sharing, and demonstrations. Moreover, many COP activity leaders will be offering specific “sample” eventsduring the day, so you can try out with a new activity or reacquaint yourself with one. Check the online calendar at outdoor-pursuits.org for up-to-date event schedules.
The Expo is free and open to everyone. So it’s a great opportunity to introduce friends and family members to all that COP has to offer. In additional to COP expertise, vendors from local and nationwide stores and representative organizations will provide additional assistance, information on the latest merchandise, places to go, and things to consider.
The Expo is conveniently located regardless of where you live. A diverse set of local food trucks will be on premise to provide reasonably priced meals, snacks and refreshments. And live music will create a festival-like atmosphere. Reasonably priced parking is available under the Commons or nearby streets. And there will be a bike corral for those interested in pedaling to the Expo.
So shake off any lingering winter blues. Let the Expo broaden your horizons and help you (and your family and friends) take on a new adventure this year!