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  • Stewardship


    Become an environmental steward!   Are you an outdoor enthusiast or organization that cares about the environment? Be the change the world wants to see.   Outdoor Pursuits models responsible enjoyment of the outdoors.  We also act deliberately to help keep central Ohio’s waterways, parks, and green spaces clean and

  • Biking

    Guided Bike Tours

    The perfect option for beginner cyclists or visitors of Central Ohio who want to see the parks of downtown Columbus. Tours are leisurely paced rides, led by expert cyclists who can guide you safely on a tour of urban parks. Allow 2.5 hours for the tour.

  • Paddle Sports

    Paddle Sports Trips

    Go places in a kayak with COP. You can find COP paddlers on the Youghiogheny, the Gauley, the New, the Cheat, the Big Darby, the Olentangy, the Scioto, Alum Creek, Hoover, and many more waterways!

  • Backpacking/Hiking

    Backpacking and Hiking

    Am I ready to do this? How will I prepare? Relax. We've got you covered. Start slow, then add speed. Start light, then add weight. We'll be with you every step of the way. Start off with a hiking experience with a group

  • Biking

    Weekly Rides

    Need someone to ride with? Our weekly rides are social, group rides that start at the same time and place each week. These rides have a leader or two that guide the group and make sure no one gets lost

  • Paddle Sports

    Paddle Sports Education

    Click on the names of the items below and you’ll be taken to the registration page. An “*” indicates a class session. All other entries are trips, with plenty of opportunities to learn from the leaders.

  • Biking

    Full Service Rides

    Epic Rides. We provide maps, marking, gps routing, route support and food stops. We've been coordinating cycling events longer than anyone in the nation, starting with TOSRV, the longest running cycling event that started in 1962. Whether you

  • Biking

    Pedal with a Purpose

    We put the fun factor into your event. We have the expertise to help community partners coordinate non-competitive outdoor events. We are proud partners with the Homeless Family Foundation on the Ridge Runner Ramble ride, and organizers of the Steve Barbour Memorial Ride. Whether it's a new event that is

  • Paddle Sports

    Watercraft Rentals

    Members who have illustrated paddling experience to others within the organization are eligible for our low-cost rental program. An appropriate transportation plan for the boat(s) at the time of pick-up must be demonstrated. This may include cam lock straps, a roof rack, trailer, or other appropriate means.

  • Biking

    Cycling Series (Formally called “Budget Rides”)

    Longer tours that are good training rides for longer events such as TOSRV or Peletonia. COP's Cycing Series tours have different length routes, typically 35,62 and 100 miles. Routes are marked with gps routing and printed maps available. Cycling Series tours often attract 100 or more riders, so you can