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Upcoming events

    • 07/08/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Alum Creek State Park, Howard Boat Ramp
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    Intro to Kayaking

    Saturday, July 8  9:00 - 1:00

    These classes are fun, 4 hour introductions to recreational kayaking taught by experienced and qualified instructors and assistants. 

    The class will be held at Alum Creek State Park and will have a small instructor to student ratio to keep students safe and comfortable while learning.

    Dry land instruction will cover how to properly fit life jackets, proper paddle handling and fit, and how to outfit your boat for a comfortable paddling experience...plus many other boating topics or questions you may have.

    On the water instruction will cover strokes and the most important skill of all...how to stay upright!

    These classes will prepare you for paddling the many local reservoirs, ponds, and lakes in and around Central Ohio.  You'll be able to explore the many coves of Alum Creek State Park reservoir or discover the hidden fishing spots scattered along the Hoover reservoir shoreline.  Come learn the skills that can get you out on the water and back to shore safely.

    Cost: $40.00/Members -  $50.00/Non-Members

    Location: Alum Creek State Park.

    Google:   Alum Creek State Park

    If the student is under 18 years of age, parental consent is required. Both the student and the parent/guardian will need to sign the Waiver & Medical forms.

    Cancellations which cannot be replaced and/or no-shows will not be refunded.

    Please be sure to add announce@outdoor-pursuits.org to your non-spam list so you get information we send you about this event.

    • 07/15/2017
    • 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • New Albany High School, 7600 Fodor Rd, New Albany, OH 43054


    30th Ridge Runner Ramble - FULL SERVICE Bike Tour Ride 
    Benefiting the Homeless Family Foundation

    Saturday, July 15th
    New Albany High School 
    7600 Fodor Rd, New Albany, Ohio 43054


    Registration
    $35 COP members 
    $50 Non-COP Members 
    $25 Children (under 18 y.o.) 
    $75 DAY OF RIDE for ALL riders will be available at New Albany High School

    Online registration closes 3:00 pm Friday (7/15)

    7:00 AM Registration opens 
    8:00 AM Start for 78 mile route
    (Food stops in Johnstown, Utica, & Granville) 
    8:30 AM Start for 51 mile route (Food Stops in Johnstown & Granville)
    9:00 AM Start for 24 mile route (Food Stop in Johnstown)


    Stick around for the Finish Line after party:

    • Food trucks
    • Music
    • Vendor booths
    • Raffles
    • Photos


    First 200 to register will receive cycling socks! 

    Route GPS files will be emailed to all online registered riders Friday (7/14) 
    Maps will also be supplied Saturday (7/15) morning
    New Albany High School

    • 08/12/2017
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Grove City H.S., 4665 Hoover Rd, Grove City, Ohio 43123
    30th Ride The Darby "Budget" Tour
    Saturday, August 12th 7:30-9:00 AM
    NEW STARTING LOCATION - Due to construction at the last year's starting location, we have moved to Grove City High School, off of Hoover Rd. (4665 Hoover Rd, Grove City, OH 43123)  Map

    Online registration closes at 6:00 PM Friday, 8/11

    Scenic routes along the Big Darby and nearby watersheds . Flat to rolling mileage options of 31.3 miles, 62.7 miles, and 104.9 miles. Roads will be marked and maps provided

    Register Online before Midnight Thursday (8/10) and receive an email Friday (8/11) with GPS route links.

    $5 Members and $10 Non-members

    Columbus Outdoor Pursuits office (614) 442-7901

    Justin.curtis@outdoor-pursuits.org


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