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From Desk of the President

We are approaching the end of the summer and the kids will be back in school before you know it.

We have seen our ups and downs for the past few years.

On the upside, GOBA went very well. There are bikes on the road, boats in the water and we can easily fill more kayak classes than we can teach.   more...

Did you know you may specify your United Way Donations to us? 
Details coming soon!

VOLUNTEER Recognition 2016

Once a year, we like to stop a moment and take a look at what we’ve been doing. From July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, Columbus Outdoor Pursuits provided:
475 recreation opportunities,
including some major bikes tours  and labor intensi more/resources/News_Articles/News_Articles_2016/VolunteerRecognition_2016.txt

In Memory of Bill Gordon

His family has requested, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bill's memory to the following bicycling organizations:

* Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) 1525 Bethel Road, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43220. GOBA is a non-profit organizer of a yearly one week bicycle-camping tour, dedicated to inspiring independence and nurturing personal growth. http://goba.com/wordpress/

* Bike Lady, Inc. PO Box 311, Blacklick, OH 43004. Bike Lady provides new bikes to Ohio foster children, who might otherwise never receive one. www.bikelady.org

* Pedal-With-Pete, Inc. PO Box 1233, Worthington, OH 43085. The Pedal-With-Pete Foundation, also known for its signature bicycling events, was established to raise money for research to help prevent, treat, and even cure the effects of cerebral palsy. http://pedal-with-pete.org

* Yay Bikes! 82 E. 16th Street, Columbus, OH 43201. Yay Bikes! Works to influence the conditions that help people safely and comfortably ride bicycles for transportation. www.yaybikes.com

Bill's family reminds you to 

"CONNECT by listening, 

INSPIRE by caring, 

CREATE by taking action."

Volunteer Spotlight
Lisa Daris

We have so many great volunteers who go the extra mile that it is hard to pick just a handful a year for special mention.

Lisa is a fairly new member who jumped in with both feet. Two years after joining COP she is on the Board as a co-Activity Leader for Boating. She has been working hard to find new ways to promote COP and improve our financial situation.

In addition to working for the boating program, she has worked on committees to bring us a better mission statement (the old one was quite a handful to say), improve our website experience, and explore structure possibilities.

Despite many roadblocks, she managed to bring back boat rental for Red, White and Boom this year. In attempt to maximize income potential, she set it up as an auction, rather than a set amount per seat. Next year this should go off much better and smoother.

Thanks for stepping up Lisa.

You Go Girl!


Maximize Your Contribution!
Many employers match their employees charitable donations, be it in cash or volunteer time. If you work for such a company, please remember Columbus Outdoor Pursuits, a 501 (c )(3) organization.

We Provide Outdoor Adventure 
Through A Social, Learn + Do Approach

COP needs volunteers to plug gaps created by loss of Office Manager. These gaps include: more

Stay Tuned for new events this FALL!

- Silent Auction

- New Bicycle Raffle

- Donation Drive

more information coming soon!!

Donations are tax deductible.
Your donations help support all of the education, training and many other programs we offer.
Are you interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor?
Contact our Director of Business Development


Wednesday, September 14th

Upcoming events

09/24/2016 8:00 AM (EDT) • Lower Gauley, West Virginia
09/25/2016 8:00 AM (EDT) • Cyclist Connection
09/26/2016 6:00 PM (EDT) • Ohio University-Lancaster lower parking lot
09/27/2016 9:00 AM (EDT) • Meet in Pataskala, west end of parking lot by RR tracks, Rt. 310 (Main St)
09/27/2016 6:00 PM (EDT) • Meijer Parking lot off of Diley Rd.
09/27/2016 6:15 PM (EDT) • Dublin Glacier Ridge Park
09/28/2016 9:00 AM (EDT) • Worthington Hills Park on SR315
09/28/2016 7:00 PM (EDT) • Meet in the parking lot behind Whetstone community Center at Whetstone Park in Clintonville. 3923 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214
09/29/2016 6:00 PM (EDT) • 150 W. Main St., New Albany, OH
09/30/2016 9:00 AM (EDT) • mountain bike parking lot on Africa Road
10/01/2016 7:45 AM (EDT) • Hayden Run Road Trailhead
10/01/2016 8:00 AM (EDT) • 5240 Plum Road Northwest, Carroll, OH 43112
10/01/2016 10:00 AM (EDT) • 500 Stoney Creek, Chillicothe, OH
10/02/2016 9:00 AM (EDT) • Cyclist Connection
10/05/2016 7:00 PM (EDT) • Meet in the parking lot behind Whetstone community Center at Whetstone Park in Clintonville. 3923 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214
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