• Stewardship

    Become an environmental steward! Are you an outdoor enthusiast or organization that cares about the rivers, trails, and parks that you play in? Be a leader in our stewardship program! Outdoor Pursuits fosters environmental stewardship in central Ohio. Sustaining clean rivers, lakes, parks, hiking trails and wilderness areas is something we can all get behind.  We plan and lead a variety of stewardship activities. If…

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  • Guided Bike Tours

      Come Tour Columbus’ Downtown Urban Parks by Bike on a 12-Mile Route – Bike Your Parks Tours! We provide expert guides, helmets, and cruiser style bikes. Tours are offered 3-5 times per week, Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. See all dates offered through our Facebook page or our event calendar. [tabs type=”2″…

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  • 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! For those who like leisure floats on moving waterways,we offer…

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  • Backpacking and Hiking

    Hike with a group, first slow, then fast  [heading icon=””…

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  • Weekly Rides

    ALERT: Currently due to the COVID-19 virus, some weekly rides are on hiatus until further notice. As of 7/6/20, the Monday Night Ride is back on our schedule. Please maintain distancing while riding and in the parking lot. Different paces, every week by trained leaders all over Columbus and surrounding areas Feel the Burn Interested in becoming a ride leader for Outdoor Pursuits? Contact us at cycling@outdoor-pursuits.org Helmets are required on all COP rides. Rides are Free, No Pre-Registration, Just Show and Go! Monday Night Rides — March 23 through…

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  • 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. With a…

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  • Full Service Rides

    What’s a full service ride? We provide: •Luggage Carriers •SAG (Support and Gear) •Food and Water Stops •Traffic Control •Merchandise •Medical Response Team •GPS downloads for routes •Optional Lodging •Festivities Along the Way •Post-Ride Celebrations Epic Rides Tour of the Scioto River Valley Since 1962 tosrv.org

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  • 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 just in the concept stage, or a long-running event that needs a fresh update, we can help. [one_third…

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  • Watercraft Rentals

    Pick-up location: 1193 S. Front St.  Columbus, OH 43206 Pricing: Kayaks: $20 for 24 hour period (does not include pick-up and drop-off day), $40 for multi-day, $60 for week Canoes: $15 for 24 hour period, $30 for weekend rental (pick up Friday, return Monday) Rafts:    $15 for 24…

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  • Cycling Series – Budget Rides

    Due to  the COVID-19 situation, the routes are offered as both Ride-On-Your-Own, or as a staggered stop group ride. GPS links to Ride WIth GPS and, upon request, pdf files of cue sheets and maps are released the Friday before the dates shown on the schedule below. All participants will receive a Cycling Series T-shirt for 2021, letting the world know you are a cycling enthusiast. The shirts will be mailed out in April. Register for…

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