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Thank you Leaders for all you do! 

Interested in becoming a Leader?

Take the Online Leader Training course, then register for a New Leader Session.
See the calendar below to find a New Leader Session.

Been awhile since you took Leader Training?
Update Sessions are scheduled on a regular basis. See the calendar below to find a Leader Update Session.

 (specific to bicycling) is usually held on a Saturday in January or February







Bike Ride Leader Training  
January or February 2017  
Don't want to wait that long? Take one of the general classes listed above.

Location:  TBD

This Bicycling specific session is intended to help you with the practical aspects of leading a group ride.  Topics will include legal and documentation requirements, laying out and marking routes, and handling people while on the ride.  If you are considering being a COP ride leader you should attend.  Current ride leaders are encouraged to attend to refresh your knowledge and to contribute to the discussion.
Register online or by contacting one of the leaders.
Henk Colijn colijn.1@osu.edu, (614)306-1162
Gordon Renkes gdr1950@sbcglobal.net
bicycling@outdoor-pursuits.org
A Calendar of upcoming events that involve classes, clinics or training is below.  See calendar for all of our activities.

Upcoming events

    • 09/07/2016
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • COP Office 1525 Bethel Rd, Ste 100 Columbus 43220
    • 10
    New Leaders Meeting

    Wednesday, September 7, 2016,  2-4:00 pm

    COP Leader Training has changed!

    Our new format calls for going to Leader-training and reading sections including:

      - Introduction 
      - Risk Management 
      - Safety Guidelines, both common to all activities
            and for the activity you expect to lead 
      - COP Policies
      - The COP Paperpath

    Additional sections for:
      - Planning 
      - Participant Screening 
      - and Leadership 
    will eventually be there too.

    Meanwhile, please read the Trip Leader Manual  for those sections.

    After you have digested this information, you will need to:

    1. take a quizz 
    and 
    2. Attend a New Leaders Meeting
    after which we expect you will be all set to join the cadre of COP Leaders. 


    Online registration ends 11:59pm on Monday, September 5th.

    • 09/13/2016
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • COP Office 1525 Bethel Rd, Ste 100 Columbus 43220
    • 9
    Update Session for Long Time leaders 

    Tuesday, September 13th, 2016,  7-9:00 pm

    Been a while since you took leader training? Please join us for an evening to make sure we are all on the same page. We'll review Risk Management, paperwork and COP Policies, and discuss issues that effect us as leaders out on the roads, trails, and waters.

    You must be a member of COP to take this class.

    Register here or by emailing office@outdoor-pursuits.org
    Online registration ends 11:59pm on Sunday, September 11th.
    • 09/14/2016
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 1525 Bethel Road, Columbus OH 43220
    Monthly Board Meeting

    All are always welcome!

    However, if you have business to bring before the Board you need to contact the President one week in advance to get on the agenda!

    President@Outdoor-Pursuits.org

    Office is located in the Ohio Restaurant Association Building. 

    Please use the west door and go downstairs.
    SUITE 100 

     
    Planning to join us?  Please register to let us know, so we may have a chair ready for you.

    Board Agenda are posted ahead of time online.

    • 09/22/2016
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • COP Office 1525 Bethel Rd, Ste 100 Columbus 43220
    • 10
    New Leaders Meeting

    Thursday, September 22nd, 2016,  7-9:00 pm

    COP Leader Training has changed!

    Our new format calls for going to Leader-training and reading sections including:

      - Introduction 
      - Risk Management 
      - Safety Guidelines, both common to all activities
            and for the activity you expect to lead 
      - COP Policies
      - The COP Paperpath

    Additional sections for:
      - Planning 
      - Participant Screening 
      - and Leadership 
    will eventually be there too.

    Meanwhile, please read the Trip Leader Manual  for those sections.

    After you have digested this information, you will need to:

    1. take a quizz 
    and 
    2. Attend a New Leaders Meeting
    after which we expect you will be all set to join the cadre of COP Leaders. 


    Online registration ends 11:59pm on Tuesday, September 20th.

    • 10/18/2016
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Everal Barn in Westerville, 60 N Cleveland Ave. in Heritage Park
    Annual Membership Meeting & Board Election
    Tuesday October 18th, 
    6pm Potluck
     7pm Business Meeting and Election
    Everal Barn in Westerville

    Your vote counts!
    This is our Annual Membership Meeting where we share food, laughs, and elect Board members. The ballot will include a COP Constitution change concerning when Board meetings are held. 



    Schedule:
    - A bite to eat. This years’ dinner is potluck, Who will coordinate?
             
    - Awards, including the Ron Eisele Award
    - Nominations from the floor
    - Allow candidates to speak
    - Discussion of proposed Constitution Amendments
    - Vote
    - Lost and Found Auction - see list below
    - Announcement of Election Results

    Registration is encouraged so we have an idea of how many to prepare for.  Cost is: Free, though donations are encouraged.  Hope to see you there!

    Auction - items so far include

    Directions to Everal Barn
    The barn is located at 60 N Cleveland Ave. in Heritage Park. Enter Heritage Park via Cleveland Ave. Everal Barn faces Cleveland Ave. and is located between I-270 and Polaris Parkway
    map

    Online registration will cut off mid-day on the 18th so we can bring a list to the meeting.
    • 11/16/2016
    • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W 1st Ave, Columbus, OH 43212
    Registration is closed
    This is where COP trip leaders will create a rough schedule of boating trips for 2017.

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

    The meeting will be held at 5pm, at the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W 1st Ave, Columbus, OH 43212. We will be in the meeting room in the basement.

    Please show up and help us create a strong schedule for 2017. If you would like to become a Boating Leader, we will have info on how that can happen as well.



Past events

08/20/2016 VOLUNTEERS for Steve Barbour Snack Stops
08/13/2016 Beginning Kayak Class #5
08/13/2016 Beginning Kayak Class #4
08/13/2016 29th Ride The Darby
08/02/2016 Monthly Board Meeting
07/27/2016 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic - Canceled
07/23/2016 COP Table at 10TV & Metro Parks Outdoor Adventure
07/22/2016 New River Gorge, West Virginia
07/20/2016 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
07/16/2016 New River Gorge, West Virginia
07/16/2016 29th Ridge Runner Ramble
07/14/2016 Update Session for Long Time Leaders
07/13/2016 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
07/12/2016 New Leaders Meeting
07/09/2016 Beginning Kayak Class #3
07/09/2016 Beginning Kayak Class #2
07/07/2016 Monthly Board Meeting
07/06/2016 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
07/01/2016 2016 Upper Sandusky Route Marking
06/30/2016 New Leaders Meeting
06/28/2016 Update Session for Long Time Leaders
06/18/2016 28th GOBA -Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure
06/15/2016 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
06/14/2016 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
06/14/2016 New Leaders Meeting
06/11/2016 Class 2/3/4 Group skill level / water level dependent
06/09/2016 Marketing Meeting
06/07/2016 Columbus Outdoor Pursuits Steering / Finance Meeting
06/04/2016 Swiftwater Rescue Class
06/04/2016 Introduction to River Kayaking Class
06/02/2016 Boating Steering Committee
05/28/2016 Saturday Morning Run at Highbanks Metro Park
05/24/2016 Monthly Board Meeting
05/21/2016 Discover Camp Chase Trail Ride
05/21/2016 Beginning Kayak Class #1
05/21/2016 Slippery Rock - Newbie/Oldie Trip
05/20/2016 COP Table at Bike to Work Day
05/20/2016 Stoneycreek Rendezvous
05/19/2016 Update Session for Long Time Leaders
05/18/2016 New Leaders Meeting
05/17/2016 Program Meeting - Jumpstarting the COP Climbing Program
05/14/2016 Saturday Morning Run at Highbanks Metro Park
05/14/2016 Introduction to River Kayaking Class
05/12/2016 New Leaders Meeting
05/11/2016 Update Session for Long Time Leaders
05/07/2016 Cheat Narrows Beginner/First Timers
05/07/2016 55th TOSRV -Tour of the Scioto River Valley
05/06/2016 55th TOSRV Volunteers Needed
05/01/2016 TOOH - Top of Ohio Hundred
04/30/2016 Learn Your Park Cbus 2016 Powered by Columbus Outdoor Pursuits
04/28/2016 Update Session for Long Time Leaders
04/23/2016 42nd Mid-Ohio Century (MOC)
04/19/2016 Program Meeting -Hiking the Wales Coast Trail
04/16/2016 Leader Training
04/16/2016 Intro to Whitewater - 2016
04/16/2016 48th SPOT
04/09/2016 44th Woodstock
04/05/2016 Monthly Board Meeting
03/22/2016 Update Session for Long Time Leaders
03/19/2016 Leader Training
03/05/2016 Sportsmen's Banquet - Information/Display Booth
03/05/2016 Wilderness First Aid
03/02/2016 Grandview Heights Summer Enrichment Expo - Information Booth
03/01/2016 Monthly Board Meeting
02/27/2016 Leader Training
02/24/2016 Update Session for Long Time Leaders
02/14/2016 Rolling with Bill #2
02/12/2016 COP Table at the Adventure Summit
02/02/2016 Monthly Board Meeting
01/26/2016 Update Session for Long Time Leaders
01/23/2016 Wilderness First Responder, Cancelled!
01/19/2016 January Program Meeting -The “Big 4” Bicycle Tours
01/19/2016 Heartsaver® First Aid Basics
01/17/2016 Rolling with Bill
01/16/2016 Ride Leader Training
01/13/2016 Heartsaver CPR Class
01/09/2016 Leader Training
01/05/2016 Monthly Board Meeting
01/01/2016 Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave Hike
12/13/2015 Holiday Hike at Clear Creek
12/05/2015 Leader Training
12/01/2015 Monthly Board Meeting
11/14/2015 Annual Columbus Outdoor Pursuits Board Retreat
11/07/2015 Leader Training
11/03/2015 NO Monthly Board Meeting - See Annual Retreat for November Board Meeting
10/27/2015 Update Session for Long Time Leaders
10/24/2015 Leader Training
10/20/2015 Annual Membership Meeting and Board Election Night
10/10/2015 Foster Hope Joyride
10/10/2015 Volunteers for Bike Lady's Foster Hope Joyride
10/06/2015 Monthly Board Meeting
10/04/2015 COP Table at Darby Creek Day
10/02/2015 COP Table at Midwest Outdoor Experience
09/26/2015 Leader Training
09/25/2015 WILDLIKE
09/23/2015 Update Session for Long Time Leaders
09/15/2015 Program Meeting -Hiking and Camping with COP
09/01/2015 Monthly Board Meeting
08/16/2015 TOSRV Volunteer Appreciation Party
08/15/2015 Intro to River Kayaking Class (IRK)
08/08/2015 Recreational Kayak Class #4
08/04/2015 Monthly Board Meeting
08/01/2015 Recreational Kayak Class #3
08/01/2015 Recreational Kayak Class #2
08/01/2015 28th Ride The Darby
07/31/2015 River Crossing Class for Foot Travellers
07/27/2015 River Crossing Class for Foot Travellers
07/19/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
07/18/2015 28th Ridge Runner Ramble
07/15/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
07/12/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
07/12/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
07/12/2015 XOBA Route Scouting and Marking
07/10/2015 Upper Sandusky Route Marking
07/09/2015 Upper Sandusky Route Marking
07/08/2015 WNP - Kayaking for Cyclists!
07/08/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
07/05/2015 XOBA Route Scouting and Marking
07/04/2015 XOBA Route Scouting and Marking
07/03/2015 XOBA Route Scouting and Marking
07/01/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
06/28/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
06/24/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
06/21/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
06/21/2015 GOBA 2015 Towel Service
06/20/2015 GOBA 2015 Towel Service VOLUNTEERS
06/17/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
06/14/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
06/13/2015 Introduction to River Kayaking Class
06/11/2015 June Board Meeting
06/10/2015 WNP - Kayaks for Cyclists
06/10/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
06/07/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
06/03/2015 Rafting 101
06/03/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
05/31/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
05/30/2015 Recreational Kayak Class #1
05/27/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
05/20/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
05/17/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
05/14/2015 Monthly Board Meeting
05/13/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
05/10/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
05/09/2015 54rd TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto Valley)
05/06/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
05/06/2015 Beginning Backpack Class
05/03/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
05/03/2015 TOOH - Top of Ohio Hundred
04/29/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
04/26/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
04/25/2015 41st Mid-Ohio Century (MOC)
04/22/2015 Update Session for Long Time Leaders
04/22/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
04/21/2015 Program Meeting -Hiking the Arizona Trail
04/19/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
04/18/2015 SPOT
04/15/2015 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
04/11/2015 Leader Training
04/09/2015 Monthly Board Meeting
03/24/2015 Update Session for Long Time Leaders
03/21/2015 Leader Training
03/12/2015 Monthly Board Meeting
03/07/2015 Wilderness First Aid
03/01/2015 Kayak 1 School
02/26/2015 COP Board/Staff/Volunteer Website and Event Creation Training
02/26/2015 Update Session for Long Time Leaders
02/23/2015 Heartsaver® First Aid Basics
02/21/2015 Leader Training
02/17/2015 COP Board/Staff/Volunteer Website and Event Creation Training
02/16/2015 Heartsaver CPR Class
02/12/2015 Monthly Board Meeting
02/07/2015 Ride Leader Training
01/22/2015 Update Session for Long Time Leaders
01/21/2015 Boating Scheduling Meeting for 2015
01/20/2015 January Program Meeting -The “Big 4” Bicycle Tours
01/18/2015 Kayak Roll Lesson
01/17/2015 Leader Training
01/17/2015 Wilderness Lodge Winter Getaway
01/15/2015 Monthly Board of Directors Meeting
01/01/2015 Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave Hike
12/11/2014 Monthly Board Meeting
12/09/2014 Update Session for Long Time Leaders
12/06/2014 Leader Training
11/15/2014 Leader's Planning overnighter
11/08/2014 Leader Training
11/01/2014 Annual Columbus Outdoor Pursuits Board Retreat
10/21/2014 Annual Membership Meeting and Board Election Night
10/09/2014 Monthly Board Meeting
09/16/2014 Program Meeting -Jungle Hiking
09/11/2014 Monthly Board Meeting
08/14/2014 Monthly Board Meeting
08/09/2014 Intro to River Kayaking Class (IRK)
08/05/2014 Quickstart Rescue Class
08/02/2014 Ride The Darby
07/30/2014 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
07/27/2014 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
07/26/2014 XOBA 17 - 2014 - VOLUNTEERS
07/23/2014 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
07/20/2014 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
07/20/2014 Quickstart Trip Class
07/19/2014 Quickstart Kayak Class 2-6pm
07/19/2014 Quickstart Kayak Class 9am -1pm
07/16/2014 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
07/15/2014 Rec Kayak Class 6-8pm
07/14/2014 Quickstart Kayak Class
07/14/2014 Quickstart Kayak, Trip & Rescue
07/13/2014 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
07/12/2014 Upper Sandusky Family Bicycle Tour - VOLUNTEERS
07/10/2014 Monthly Board Meeting
07/09/2014 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
07/06/2014 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
07/02/2014 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
06/29/2014 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
06/25/2014 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
06/24/2014 Rec Kayak Class 6-8pm
06/22/2014 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
06/18/2014 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
06/17/2014 Rec Kayak Class 6-8pm
06/15/2014 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
06/14/2014 Columbus Outdoor Pursuits Information Booth @ GOBAville (Saturday - Friday)
06/11/2014 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
06/08/2014 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
06/03/2014 Rec Kayak Class 6-8pm
06/03/2014 Recreational Kayak Class
05/10/2014 The Columbus Adventure Expo
05/10/2014 Learn to use a Compass
05/10/2014 NEW One-Day TOSRV and Columbus Adventure Expo
05/10/2014 53rd TOSRV
05/08/2014 Monthly Board Meeting
05/04/2014 TOOH - Top of Ohio Hundred
05/03/2014 Survival Training Overnight
04/29/2014 Update Session for Long Time Leaders
04/26/2014 Beginning Backpack Class
04/26/2014 Mid Ohio Century (MOC)
04/25/2014 Kayak II / Canoe School
04/23/2014 Beginning Backpack Class
04/22/2014 Program Meeting -Boating
04/21/2014 Beginning Backpack Class
04/19/2014 Beginning Backpack Class
04/19/2014 SPOT
04/17/2014 C.O.P. information Booth at Southwest Licking Schools Health Fair
04/16/2014 Beginning Backpack Class
04/14/2014 Beginning Backpack Class
04/13/2014 Snow Travel for Backpackers
04/12/2014 Leader Training
04/12/2014 Woodstock
04/10/2014 Beginning Backpack Class
04/09/2014 Monthly Board Meeting
04/08/2014 April Program Meeting - Backpacking
04/07/2014 Beginning Backpack Class
04/05/2014 Kayak 1 Session #3 (class 2)
03/29/2014 Kayak 1 Session #3 (class 1)
03/20/2014 Update Session for Long Time Leaders
03/18/2014 March Program Meeting - Bicycling
03/13/2014 Monthly Board Meeting
03/12/2014 Heartsaver CPR Class
03/08/2014 Kayak 1 Session #2 (class 2)
03/08/2014 Leader Training
03/08/2014 Weekend Long Run Hilliard Bike Path
03/01/2014 Kayak 1 Session #2 (class 1)
03/01/2014 Wilderness First Aid
02/15/2014 Kayak 1 Session #1 (class 2)
02/15/2014 Weekend Long Run Hilliard Bike Path
02/14/2014 COP Table at Adventure Summit
02/13/2014 Monthly Board Meeting
02/08/2014 Kayak 1 Session #1 (class 1)
01/26/2014 Impromptu cross country ski - Sunday
01/25/2014 Ride Leader Training
01/23/2014 Update Session for Long Time Leaders
01/21/2014 January Program Meeting -The “Big 4” Bicycle Tours
01/18/2014 Wilderness First Responder
01/13/2014 COP Annual Bicyclist Leadership Celebration
01/11/2014 Leader Training
01/09/2014 Monthly Board Meeting
01/08/2014 Heartsaver® First Aid Basics
01/07/2014 Heartsaver CPR Class
12/14/2013 COP Board and Staff Website and Event Creation Training
12/14/2013 Battelle Darby MetroPark Hike
12/07/2013 Leader Training
12/01/2013 Post Holiday Hike - Clear Creek Metro Park
11/20/2013 Update Session for Long Time Leaders
11/19/2013 November Program Meeting
11/16/2013 Leader Training
11/02/2013 Annual Columbus Outdoor Pursuits Board Retreat
10/26/2013 Leader Training
10/15/2013 Annual Membership Meeting and Board Election Night
10/03/2013 Monthly Board Meeting
09/05/2013 Monthly Board Meeting
08/25/2013 ACA Quickstart Kayak Trip Class
08/25/2013 Get Your Feet Wet Trip Class
08/18/2013 ACA Quickstart Kayak Rescue Class
08/17/2013 ACA Quickstart Kayak Class
08/17/2013 ACA Quickstart Kayak Class
08/14/2013 ACA Quickstart Kayak Class
08/06/2013 FREE Safe Group Riding Clinic
08/01/2013 Monthly Board Meeting
07/30/2013 FREE Safe Group Riding Clinic
07/27/2013 Leader Training
07/23/2013 FREE Safe Group Riding Clinic
07/20/2013 XOBA 16 - 2013 - VOLUNTEERS
07/16/2013 Program Meeting - Camping Kickoff!
07/16/2013 FREE Safe Group Riding Clinic
07/09/2013 FREE Safe Group Riding Clinic
07/05/2013 Bob Dorwart Lower Yough Memorial Paddle (class III/IV)
07/02/2013 FREE Safe Group Riding Clinic
06/15/2013 C.O.P. Information Booth at 25th GOBA Opening Day
06/11/2013 FREE Safe Group Riding Clinic
06/06/2013 Monthly Board Meeting
05/10/2013 Volunteer TOSRV 2013 - Registration, Food Stops, Check-in, Sunday Party
05/02/2013 No Board Meeting this month
04/13/2013 Leader Training
04/04/2013 Monthly Board Meeting
03/28/2013 Update Session for Long Time Leaders
03/17/2013 Ice Axe, Snow Travel Skill Session?
03/10/2013 Ice Axe, Snow Travel Skill Session?
03/09/2013 Leader Training
03/07/2013 Monthly Board Meeting
03/03/2013 Ice Axe, Snow Travel Skill Session?
02/09/2013 Ride Leader Training
02/07/2013 Monthly Board Meeting
02/02/2013 Wilderness First Aid
01/23/2013 Update Session for Long Time Leaders
01/19/2013 Leader Training
01/16/2013 Heartsaver® First Aid Basics
01/15/2013 Heartsaver CPR Class
01/15/2013 THE BIG 3 Program Meeting
01/03/2013 Monthly Board Meeting
01/01/2013 Volunteer TOSRV 2013 - ARES, TFRT, Luggage Truck Drivers
01/01/2013 Volunteer TOSRV 2013 - Processing, Packet Stuffing, Road Painting, Misc, Technology
12/08/2012 Leader Training
11/20/2012 Program Meeting – Winter Activities.
11/15/2012 Update Session for Long Time Leaders
11/10/2012 Annual Columbus Outdoor Pursuits Board Retreat
10/16/2012 Annual Membership Meeting and Board Election Night
09/25/2012 Update Training Session for Long Time Leaders
09/15/2012 Leader Training
06/16/2012 Leader Training
06/07/2012 Board Meeting
01/17/2012 Program - Hike in Alps


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