Our Mission

Outdoor Pursuits is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization devoted to providing inclusive opportunities for outdoor recreation and adventure. Our shared experiences promote the health of participants, teach responsible enjoyment of the outdoors, and strengthen community. We strive to expand equitable access to the outdoors and to foster environmental stewardship.

Our Role

Outdoor Pursuits was founded in 1939, and sponsors full service rides and activities including:

The Tour of the Scioto River Valley (TOSRV)

Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA)

Across Ohio Bicycle Adventure

Cycling Series (10 rides all over Central Ohio with multiple mileage options)

The Pandemic’s Impact

Board statement regarding Outdoor Pursuits challenges caused by the pandemic

Get Involved

Youth Activities

Looking for summer camp activities, youth outings, skill training with experienced instructors? We’d love to talk with you!

Cycling Events

Need a buddy to ride with? Want to explore the city on two wheels? Training for a big event? We’ve got your covered.

Stewardship Events

Join us in stewardship activities such as river and neighborhood clean-ups and beautification projects.
Our environment that we recreate in is better when we care for it.

Backpacking and Hiking Events

Learn the skills from experts, grow your confidence, and join us for an epic adventure!

Paddle Events

Learn the skills from experts, and take a guided tour of downtown Columbus!

Upcoming Events

Click on an event below to register.


Community Events

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