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Upcoming events

    • 04/03/2018
    • 11/20/2018
    • 34 sessions
    • Meet in Pataskala, west end of parking lot by RR tracks, Rt. 310 (Main St)

    COP Weekly Licking County, Pataskala, Club Ride

    April 3 through November 20: 34 weeks.

    9AM, C Pace (13- 16 MPH Avg.) over 30+ miles. No one dropped, we stick together. Group may spontaneously break into a C+ Paced Unit and a D+ Paced Unit during ride.  D+ Paced Unit (10 - 13 MPH Avg.) over target of 35-40 miles. D+ Pace Riders are EXPECTED to stop periodically to regroup. C/C+ Paced Unit (13 - 16 MPH Avg.) over a target of 40-45 miles. C/C+ Pace Riders MAY stop periodically to regroup.  Cycle scenic rural roads, eat, socialize. Meet in Pataskala @ W end of the parking lot @ RR tracks (Rt. 310), 4 miles north of I-70 and 1/2 mile south of Rt. 16.

     Pataskala Front Street Parking Lot Map 

    Ride Leaders:

    Steve Gassman: sgassmanATcolumbus.rr.com 614/309-7421

    Dick Seebode: Ride Leader Emeritus  614/235-7669

    Bill Chronister: wtchronATgmail.com or 614/563-3268

    Ben Slay: benslayAThotmail.com614/371-4424



    • 04/03/2018
    • 09/25/2018
    • 26 sessions
    • 96 Gender Rd Canal Winchester, OH 43110 (Brew Dog Do Tap)

    Tuesday Night Rides at Dog Tap Columbus

    Join us every Tuesday in Canal Winchester for a ride through the rolling hills of Franklin and Fairfield counties. ALL RIDERS WELCOME. Helmets required. Leaving promptly at 6pm from 96 Gender Rd, Canal Winchester 43110. C riders 14-16mph, B riders 16-19mph, Super B's 19-21, and A rides 21+mph. NO printed maps. Routes are posted on RideWithGPS. Links and updates listed on Columbus Outdoor Pursuits Bicycling AND cyclistconnection/DogTap TNR FB pages. Contact Ric Noland for details 614.833.2453.


    cyclistconnection 
    (614) 833.BIKE (2453) 
    www.cyclistconnection.com 
    www.twitter.com/CyclistConnect

    • 04/04/2018
    • 6:00 AM
    • 05/15/2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • 10 W. Oak St. Merchandise will be picked up on Friday May 18, 4:00-8:00 or Saturday morning
    Register

    You are at the right place if you want to:

    Order a jersey(s) for TOSRV 
    (For Guaranteed Size Please Order by 4/14)

    Order a t-shirt(s) for TOSRV
    (For Guaranteed Size Please Order by 4/30)

    Order a patch for TOSRV
    (Please Order by 4/14)

    Order last year's (TOSRV56) jersey

    BE SURE TO USE THE SAME NAME AND EMAIL YOU USED WHEN REGISTERING FOR THE RIDE SO WE CAN MATCH YOUR MERCHANDISE WITH YOUR REGISTRATION IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED, OR PLAN TO REGISTER FOR THE RIDE.

    The 57th Annual Tour of the Scioto River Valley

    May 19-20, 2018

    #TheMobsRule

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    Questions? TOSRV@Outdoor-Pursuits.org 

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    • 04/06/2018
    • 11/16/2018
    • 33 sessions
    • mountain bike parking lot on Africa Road

    Delaware County Friday Morning Ride

    COP WEEKLY Friday Morning Club Ride

    April 6 to November 16: 33 Rides

    Fridays, 8:30 or 9 a.m., bike from north of New Albany. Two groups. Both rides are dependent on weather and riders. Both rides will gather at Rocky Fork Metro Park off Walnut Street, east of SR 605 (New Albany Condit Road) and north of SR 161.  Rocky Fork Metro Park Map North Parking Lot. Riders who wish to average 13-16 mph C pace, with a target distance of 30-35 miles and optional brunch, will leave the North parking lot at 8:30 a.m. Ride leader may call for regrouping at appropriate points. Please be on-site by 8:15 a.m. Riders who prefer a D pace, 10-13 mph, also with a target distance of 30-35 miles and optional brunch, will leave at 9 a.m. Ride Leader may call for regrouping at appropriate points. Please be on-site by 8:45 a.m.. 

    Ride Leaders:

    Bill Chronister, C Pace Ride Leader: wtchron@gmail.com

    Steve Gassman, C Pace Ride Leader:  sgassmanATcolumbus.rr.com

    Ben Slay, D Pace Ride Leader: benslay@hotmail.com

    Dick Seebode, Ride Leader Emeritus


    Co-leaders needed! Please volunteer!


    • 04/10/2018
    • 09/11/2018
    • 23 sessions
    • Heritage Park Metro Park on Hayden Run Rd adjacent to Heritage Trail.

    Hilliard Tuesday Night Ride

    Tuesday 6:15 pm _ Class B, C

    Weekly rides start April 10th last ride September 11th 

    16 to 27 miles depending on ability and preference. Meet in the parking lot of the Heritage Park Metro Park on Hayden Run Rd adjacent to Heritage Trail.. Liability-release sign-in ends at 6:10


    Directions: 270 to Tuttle Crossing Blvd exit. Go west until it dead ends at Wilcox Rd. Turn left onto Wilcox Road until it dead ends. Turn right onto Hayden Run Road, pass Avery Road, and turn left at the next stop sign; and follow on Hayden Run to Heritage Park Metro Park (parking lot is on right hand side of road). http://tinyurl.com/lz2g9aa .

    Joanna Pallos 614/832-2453

    Mark Shuter 614/625-3244

    Susan Shuter 614/441-2067

    Karl Litterer 614/266-5495

    Paul Schopis 614/668-0524

    Mark Curtner 614/668-6606

    • 04/11/2018
    • 10/31/2018
    • 30 sessions
    • Worthington Hills Park on SR315

    Wednesday Morning Ride Worthington, 9AM Promptly, Class C,D. Meet at Worthington Hills Park on SR315, One mile north of I 270 .  South end of the Olentangy Valley Shopping Center (former Worthington Hills Valley Shopping Center). One mile north of Wilson Bridge Rd. This is the north end of the Olentangy River bike Path. Restaurant destination will be determined day of ride. Bring money for lunch.. Approximately 25 mile ride. New and beginning riders welcome. GAIL FALKINBURG, 614/861-4478.

    • 04/28/2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • 200 Cemetery Rd., Canal Winchester, OH
    Register


    50th SPOT
    Saturday, April 28, 7:30 - 9:00 AM "Budget" Tour
    Canal Winchester.

    Budget ride with roads marked Ride with GPS and printed maps

    Mileage Options: Ranging between 35 - 100
    Riders are responsible for their food and water

    A TOSRV training rides offering relatively flat roads with some rolling hills roads through the counties Southeast of Columbus. Three route options are available ranging between 35 and 100 miles. Tour will have marked roads, Ride with GPS maps and ride app options, and limited route support. 

    Meet at Cyclist Connection, 200 Cemetery Rd., Canal Winchester, Ohio for the 2nd of the four TOSRV "Prequel" training rides in Fairfield, Pickaway and Madison counties. Courses of 35 and 58 miles are fairly flat, with the long route of 101 miles offering some hills for those looking for an early season challenge!

    An email with links to GPS files for all routes will be sent Friday (4/27) evening to all pre-registered riders.

    Registration is available at start (CASH ONLY)

    $5 Members, $10 non-members 
    Columbus Outdoor Pursuits Office (614) 442-7901
    • 04/28/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 04/29/2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • Parsons, WV
    Register

    April 28/29 - Dry Fork/Cheat Basin, WV - Class III+/-

    Need to rinse that winter accumulation of dust off your kayak?  Here's your trip!  Depending on water levels, we will be paddling on the Dry Fork and/or one of the other "easier" Class III-ish tributary sections in West Virginia's mighty Cheat River Basin.  The weather may be warm(ish) but the water will be cold!  Suitable cold water paddling gear (& spares) is required, plus the ability to recognize (with assistance) and run lines where you avoid flipping is encouraged.  If you learned a kayak roll last winter, you can test its effectiveness in cold water.  We will camp in Parsons on Friday and Saturday nights; breakfast in camp or out, dinner out.  Call one of us if you have not paddled with one of us before.

    David Seslar 614-634-6992 david.seslar@gmail.com
    Karen Reinhart 614-288-9658 kreinhart510@gmail.com 

     

    • 05/04/2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 05/06/2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • Albright, WV
    Register

    May 4-6 Cheat Fest

    Dry Fork and Cheat Narrows are among the possible rivers, depending on water levels.  These are great rivers for new or refresher to whitewater.  Most of the rapids are straightforward and we will have experienced paddlers to help guide and assist with safety.

    This is also Cheat Fest weekend.  So there will be food, vendors, and bluegrass entertainment on Saturday night.

    Paddle Saturday and Sunday (8:30 am start) - weather and water dependent.  Plan your own meals.

    Camping at Cheat Canyon Campground.  http://cheatcanyoncampground.com/
    Friends of the Cheat:  http://www.cheat.org/  Cheat Fest: http://cheatfest.org/

    Contact Jim Roeger:  jimroeger55@gmail.com  Call or text (614) 747-1004   

     

    • 05/05/2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Mingo Park, Delaware, OH
    Register
    44th Mid-Ohio Century
    Saturday, May 5 7:30 - 9:00 AM

    Budget ride with roads marked Ride with GPS and printed maps
    Mileage Options: Ranging between 35 - 100
    Riders are responsible for their food and water.


    Whether you're training for TOSRV or just starting to train for the season, it’s time to get serious!

    Return to the counties North of Columbus with a beautiful route along the Scioto River and around Marion that offers relatively flat roads. Three route options available ranging between 35 and 100 miles.

    Start Location: Delaware Mingo Shelter 500 E. Lincoln.  

    Register online before Midnight Thursday (5/3) and receive an email Friday(5/4) with GPS routes.

    Registration is available at start (CASH ONLY)

    $5 Members, $10 Non-Members
    Columbus Outdoor Pursuits office (614) 442-7901



    • 05/12/2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Hilliard Community Center and Milford Center for Top 60 mile
    Register
    TOOH -Top of Ohio Hundred
    Saturday, May 12th 7:30 - 9:00 am

    Budget ride with roads marked Ride with GPS and printed maps
    Mileage Options: Ranging between 35 - 100
    Riders are responsible for their food and water.


    Last "Budget" Ride before TOSRV

    Century route and TOP 60 route are rolling to hilly. taking riders past the highest point in Ohio; the 45 and 25-mile routes are basically flat, 100,85,70,45 25 -miles routes maps provided.

    Hilliard Community Center  -All routes start in Hilliard except TOP 60. Roads will be marked and maps provided.

    MILFORD CENTER START- School Bus parking lot on Middleburg-Plain City Rd just on the east side of Milford Center. Registration for TOP 60 Loop Milford Center 8:00 - 9:00 Varied terrain.

    Register online before Midnight Thursday (5/10) and receive an email Friday (5/11) with GPS routes.

    Registration is available at start (CASH ONLY)


     $5 Members, $10 Non-members

    Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. (614) 442-7901


    • 05/12/2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Local River in Ohio
    • 18
    Register

    Introduction to Moving Water

    Saturday, May 12, 2018 – 8:00 AM

    Have you seen kayakers on whitewater and wanted to give that a try? Not sure you are ready for challenging, fast moving whitewater? The Introduction to Moving Water teaches the same skills used by whitewater kayakers, but on a less challenging, but still moving river in Ohio.

    This class teaches the skills you need to paddle comfortably on Class I and II rivers. After getting comfortable, you might decide to some day move up to more challenging Class III or IV whitewater, or you might be content to continue paddling Class I/II rivers.

    In this class, you will learn how to take advantage of the moving current to go where you want to go and to recognize and avoid river hazards. You will learn forward ferries, eddy turns, peel outs, and back ferries. We will not teach basic kayaking in this course. Before taking this class you should be comfortable performing a wet exit and have enough kayaking experience to make your kayak go where you want it to go.

    This is a full day course, starting at 8:00 AM and lasting for about 8 hours, including driving to a local river in Central Ohio.

    Cost: $65 for COP members, $75 for Non-Members

    Kayaks, along with other essential equipment, are provided as part of the course, or you can use your own kayak if it is appropriate for moving water.

    This course is part of a series of kayaking courses from COP.

    The series includes:

    Introduction to Kayaking (Indoor Session) – in March

    Introduction to Whitewater – in April

    Introduction to Moving Water – in May and June

    Introduction to Kayaking (Outdoor Session) – in June, July, and August

    Take this course (Introduction to Moving Water) if you have already taken Introduction to Kayaking, either the indoor session (in a pool) or outdoor session (on a lake) or already have enough kayaking experience to be comfortably in control of a kayak. Take this class if you are interested in taking the Introduction to Whitewater class, but are not sure you are ready for whitewater yet.

    Tony Skrabak
    tony.skrabak@gmail.com
    614-288-9561 (cell)

    • 05/14/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 1193 S Front St, Columbus, OH 43206
    Register

    All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP so we can be sure to have adequate seating.

    • 05/14/2018
    • 06/11/2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Jefferson Community Park, 7494 Clark State Rd,
    Group Riding Clinic
    1 hour discussion of rules of the road and group cycling with 10 mile ride at C pace
    Monday, May 14 and June 11 at 6PM
    Jefferson Community Park, 7494 Clark State Rd, 1/2 mile east of Reynoldsburg/New Albany Rd
    Ride Leader: Tricia Kovacs pkovacs@att.net 614-476-9093 Please RSVP


    • 05/19/2018
    • 6:00 AM
    • 05/20/2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Canal Winchester Historical Depot, 10 W. Oak St. Canal Winchester 43110
    Register

    America's Spring Classic Tour

    May 19-20, 2018

    Registration opens January 28

    #TheMobsRule

    Online Registration Closes at NOON, Friday, May 18th, 2018.

    Registration packets will be available to pick up 5/18/18 at the Historical Train Depot, 10 W Oak St. Canal Winchester, 43110

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    New Start Location

    Canal Winchester Historical Train Depot

    10 W. Oak St. Canal Winchester  43110

    The Route

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    Do you have a group/team of 10 or More?

    Block registrations available.

    http://tosrv.org/register-mob/

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    Refund requests must be emailed to
    tosrv@outdoor-pursuits.org by April 1st, 2018.

    NO REFUNDS after April 1st, 2018

    Refund Processing Fee is $50.00

    Questions:

    tosrv@Outdoor-Pursuits.org

    • 05/26/2018
    • 09/29/2018
    • 17 sessions
    • Hayden Run Road Trailhead

    Hilliard "Der Breakfast" - Saturdays 

    Saturday 8:00 AM  (arrive by 7:45) Class B, C  
    Meet in parking lot at Hayden Run Road Trailhead (adjacent to Heritage Trail). Ride to Der Dutchman for breakfast. After breakfast, ride from 30-40 miles. Directions: I-270 to US33/161 exit. West on 33/161 and exit at Avery Rd.  Left on Avery for 1.6 miles, Right on Rings, Left on Cosgray.  Right on Hayden Run (Giant Eagle at corner).  Trailhead is 0.8 mile on right.  
    Henk Colijn 614/306-1162
    Brian Richards 614/738-9195
    Susan Shuter 614/441-2067
    Bernie Clear 614/403-7188




    • 06/11/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 1193 S Front St, Columbus, OH 43206
    Register

    All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP so we can be sure to have adequate seating.

    • 06/16/2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • Berne Union High School. 506 N. Main St., Sugar Grove, OH

    13th Annual Hocking Hills Honeysuckle Tour-Roving Ride.  More details to come soon.



    • 06/16/2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • 06/23/2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Delaware County Fairgrounds
    Register

    Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure Extras

    GOBA's 30th Anniversary Ride

    June 16 - 23, 2018

     

    TOWEL SERVICE:

    ON-LINE registration opens: Friday, January 26 and closes Monday, June 11, 2018

    Fee Options:

    • ·        Pre-GOBA: $25.00
    • ·        At Check-in Saturday, June 16:  $30.00

    Note: You will receive a clean towel and wash cloth each day!

    REFUND POLICY: No refunds.


    DELUXE CAMPING SERVICE:

    ON-LINE registration opens: Friday, January 26 and closes Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    Fee Option:

    • ·        Single: $350
    • ·        Double: $600

    Limit space for 40.

    Note: You will receive:

    • ·        A tent with set-up/tear-down in designated Deluxe Camping area 
    • ·        Air mattress
    • ·        A chair
    • ·        Personalized luggage service
    • ·        Snack and Drink

    REFUND POLICY: Refund requests must be sent in writing and postmarked by May 16. No refunds will be issued after this date. We refund all but $20 processing fee for all registrations. There will be no guaranteed refunds in the event of cancellation due to natural disaster, acts of god or acts of terrorism.

     




     

    • 06/16/2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • 06/23/2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Event starts and ends in Delaware, Ohio at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, 236 Pennsylvania Ave, Delaware, OH 43015
    • 501
    Register

    Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure

    GOBA's 30th Anniversary Ride

    June 16 - 23, 2018


    ON-LINE registration opens: Friday, December 1, 2017 and closes Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Fee options:

    • Adult - Early Bird (December 1 - 31, 2017): $275
    • Adult - Regular (January 1 - April 30, 2018): $300
    • Adult - Late (May 1 - 16, 2018): $325
    • Children (Ages 6-15) (December 1, 2017 - May 16, 2018): $95 Note: Children must be registered separately.
    • Children (Ages 2-5) (December 1, 2017 - May 16, 2018): Free Note: Children must be registered separately.

    CHECK-IN at: The Delaware County Fairgrounds, 236 Pennsylvania Ave, Delaware, OH 43015.

    • Saturday, June 16 (12 noon - 9:00 pm) or
    • Sunday, June 17 (6:00 am - 8:00 am)

    REFUND POLICY: Refund requests must be sent in writing and postmarked by May 16, 2018. No refunds will be issued after the closing date. We refund all but $50 processing fee for all adult registrations; no processing fee for children. There will be no guaranteed refunds in the event of cancellation due to natural disaster, acts of god or acts of terrorism.

    TRANSFER of Registration: You may transfer your registration to another person for a $15 transfer fee. Deadline is May 30, 2018.

    GOBA EXTRAS: Available for sign-up starting in January 2018. These extras will include t-shirts, jerseys, towel service, car camper passes and other services.


      

    • 06/16/2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • 06/23/2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Starts and ends at Delaware County Fairgrounds
    Register

    Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure Extras

    GOBA's 30th Anniversary Ride

    June 16 - 23, 2018


    All GOBA Merchandise ON-LINE registration opens: Wednesday, January 31 and closes Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

    All pricing includes tax and shipping!

     

    GOBA - Special 30th Anniversary t-shirt:

    $19 each

    This special 30th Anniversary t-shirt is a heather gray short sleeve shirt (65% poly/35% cotton). T-shirts are shipped February through early June. Allow 4 weeks after ordering, for shipment from "All GOBA Merchandise". Shirts ordered after May 1st are subject to availability and may not be shipped...if so, pick up you order from Alloy (GOBA vendor), June 16-17, in GOBA camp.       

    Click Here to see 2018 artwork

    GOBA - 30 t-shirt:

    $19 each

    New 2018 design, short-sleeve shirts in Heather Maroon (50% cotton/50% poly). T-shirts are shipped January through early June. Allow 4 weeks after ordering, for shipment from "All GOBA Merchandise". Shirts orders after May 1st are subject to availability and may not be shipped...if so, pick up your order from Alloy (GOBA vendor), June 16-17, in GOBA camp.       

    Click Here to see 2018 artwork

    GOBA - 30 jersey:

    $60 each

    Your choice of Unisex short sleeve or Women's sleeveless styles, both in CoolPass technical wicking material. All Jerseys are shipped one time only - in early June (by June 4) by "All GOBA Merchandise". Jersey orders received after May 1st are subject to availability and may not be shipped...if so, pick your order up from Alloy (GOBA vendor), June 16-17, in GOBA camp.

    Click Here to see Unisex Jersey Design

    Click Here to see Women's Sleeveless Jersey Design

     


    • 06/16/2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • 06/23/2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Delaware County Fairgrounds
    Register


    Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure Extras

    GOBA's 30th Anniversary Ride

    June 16 - 23, 2018

     

    Car Camper Pass:

    ON-LINE registration opens: Friday, January 26 and closes Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    Fee Options:

    • ·        Car: $50.00
    • ·        Van: $75.00
    • ·        RV’s/campers: $100.00
    • ·        Box Truck: $150.00

    Note: By registering your car you are confirming that:

    • 1.    I and all occupants of the vehicle are registered, paid participants of GOBA 2018.
    • 2.    I will not arrive in camp before 10:00 am.
    • 3.    We will obey the instruction of local and GOBA volunteers & staff at the campgrounds.
    • 4.    We will stay off the bicyclists’ route, except for GOBA-designated rendezvous points.
    • 5.    We agree not to hook up to electric or water unless pre-arranged.
    • 6.    We will drive with caution, remembering that, on this tour, bicyclists come first.
    • 7.    We are not operating this vehicle during the event for profit or for commercial purpose.
    • 8.    The vehicle fits in space 25’ long by 9’ wide, including cab, trailer & side pieces.
    • 9.    We will not bring a pet to GOBA camp per GOBA policy

    REFUND POLICY: No refunds after May 16, 2018.


    Community Camping Service:

    ON-LINE registration opens: Friday, January 26 and closes Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    Fee: $100.00

    Limit space for 100.

    Note: You will receive:

    • ·        Specialized luggage service to the designated community camping area
    • ·        A chair to use in camp
    • ·        Snack and drink provide each ride day (except layover days)

    REFUND POLICY: No refunds after May 16, 2018.

     

    • 06/21/2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • GOBA Campgrounds, Lancaster, OH
    Registration is closed
    44th HOOT-Heart of Ohio Tour
    Thursday, June 21st . 7:30-9 a.m.  "Budget" Tour

    Celebrate summer solstice and take the day off and ride with GOBA riders during their layover day, then stay to be entertained by host city Lancaster. Rolling to hilly rides of 50/100 miles around Lancaster and Fairfield County. Fully-supported tour including marked roads, GPS maps. Scenic tour in the Lancaster and Fairfield county area. Roads will be marked and maps provided. 34-100 miles. Longer routes are hilly. 

    Register online before Midnight Tuesday (6/19) and receive an email Wednesday (6/20) with GPS routes.

    Registration is available at start

    Columbus Outdoor Pursuits Office (614) 442-7901

    • 06/23/2018



    http://ymcacolumbus.org/blog/join-us-2018-y-ride

    • 06/30/2018
    • 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • New Albany High School, 7600 Fodor Rd, New Albany, OH 43054
    Register

    31st Ridge Runner Ramble - FULL SERVICE Bike Tour Ride 

    Benefiting the Homeless Family Foundation

    Saturday, June 30th
    New Albany High School 
    7600 Fodor Rd, New Albany, Ohio 43054


    Registration
    $35 COP members 
    $40 Non-COP Members 
    $25 Family (of 4 - $5 per additional family member over 4)  
    $50 DAY OF RIDE for ALL riders will be available at New Albany High School

    Online registration closes 3:00 pm Friday (6/29)

    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 a promotional item! 

    Route GPS files will be emailed to all online registered riders Friday (6/29) 
    Maps will also be supplied Saturday (6/30) morning
    New Albany High School

    • 07/07/2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Pickaway County YMCA 440 Nicholas Drive Circleville Ohio 43113

    Rocky Roving Ride

    July 7, 2018  8:00 am whole-group, prompt departure.

    A,B,C+ experienced riders.  Pickaway County YMCA 50, 70 mile options featuring southeastern Pickaway County, northern Ross County, Tar Hollow State Park and Rocky Road.  Bring your climbing gears!  Food/water stops are available but limited, so prepare accordingly. Restrooms available at the start. 
    Peggie Shaw            peggie17@yahoo.com  

    Mitch O’Donnell      goodjohan@yahoo.com

    • 07/10/2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 1193 S Front St, Columbus, OH 43206
    Register

    All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP so we can be sure to have adequate seating.

    • 07/21/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/28/2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Ohio and the Surrounding Territories
    • 223
    Register
    XOBA 19

    http://www.Ride-XOBA.org
    When:
    Saturday, July 21th through Saturday, July 28th, 2018
    Please Arrive by 10.00.am for the buses.
    Route:
    We will be touring from Indiana to the Pennsylvania border Lake Erie.
    Parking will be in Brookfield, Ohio
    The Ride:
    Join an diverse group of cyclists and support staff
    through the Greater Ohio Area.
    We will go through beautiful farmland, forests, back country, along rivers and streams. We will have the opportunity to tour train, bike and space museums as well as Seneca Caverns.
    Mileage:
    We average 60-65 miles a day.
    We will have at least three extra mileage options during the tour for the more adventurous among you that want the additional challenge..

    Registration includes:
    XOBA's Official Themed T-shirt,
    XOBA commemorative wristband,
    XOBA Commemorative pin,
    SAG support,
    1 boxed lunch on the bus ride,
    at least 2 catered dinners,
    Baggage transport,
    Expert Bicycle Mechanic,
    Maps,
    GPS,
    marked route
    Bus and bicycle transport from Finish to Start at beginning of the tour
    We recommend:
    15+ speed bicycle in good working condition
    We strongly recommend carrying two water bottles.
    Have enough bags on your bike to carry items you will need/want during the day’s ride (bike tools, extra tubes, patch kits, first aid,food, etc.)
    Do not bring valuables or items easily damaged by water.
    Luggage is Limited:
    We highly recommend you do not have more than two duffel bags.  And Only Duffel bags!
    Remember you are not the only one that will be moving your bag.  How would you like it if you needed to move a bag that was too heavy?  Be considerate of others. Both volunteers and riders may have to move your bag.
    Duffels should not exceed a total maximum weight of 45lbs.  All items must be inside these bags!
    All Bags must have the official XOBA baggage tags!
    Tags will be in your registration packet.

    Contact us if you have questions!

    Bicycling helmets are required! Make sure they are CPSC approved and properly adjusted to fit your head.
    Each rider must be in good physical condition and trained sufficiently for this event.

    Click Here for Recommended Packing List...


    Do you have a spouse, family member or friend who would like to join you for the week, but does not want to ride, ask them to volunteer!

    Volunteering@Ride-XOBA.org
     or sign up at

     http://outdoor-pursuits.org/event-2139469
    • 08/14/2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 1193 S Front St, Columbus, OH 43206
    Register

    All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP so we can be sure to have adequate seating.

    • 08/25/2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Grizzell Middle School, 8705 Avery Rd, Dublin, Ohio 43017
    Registration is closed

    9th Annual Steve Barbour Memorial Tour

    Saturday, August 25th, 2016 7:30 - 9:00 AM

    START LOCATION: Grizzell Middle School, 8705 Avery Rd, Dublin, Ohio 43017    MAP

    NOTE: if you are coming to registration from the south, Avery Road is CLOSED at Brand Road and detour is not well marked.  Recommendation is to take Muirfield to Brand to Avery.

    Online Registration closed at 6 PM Friday (8/24)

    Steve Barbour was a beloved Ride Leader, son, brother and COP member that was struck by a car on his way to lead a ride and died too young. This ride “Celebrates a Year of Safe Cycling” with moment of silence for all cyclists that no longer ride with us.  

    All routes are flat while riding through Ohio's corn and soy bean farm land in the Union County area and country roads along the Scioto River. 

    Marked routes for distances of 32, 65 and 100 miles are provided along with a route map available at registration.

    A link to RideWithGPS.com routes will be sent in a email to all online registered riders. Register online before Midnight Thursday (8/24) and receive an email Friday (8/25) with GPS routes.

    NOTE: the 2017 ride is a BUDGET+ tour - SAG service from AAA Central Ohio will be available on route until 3:00 PM but no food/snack stops will be provided.

    Registration is available at start (CASH ONLY)

    $5 Members, $10 Non-Members

    Columbus Outdoor Pursuits office (614) 442-7901


    • 09/08/2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • 200 Cemetery Rd., Canal Winchester, OH.
    Registration is closed
    33rd Covered Bridge "Budget" Tour
    Saturday, September 8th 7:30-9:00 a.m. 

    Join COP for a ride through scenic Fairfield County on the Covered Bridge Tour with new routes this year!

    All routes will depart from the Cyclist Connection, 200 Cemetery Rd., Canal Winchester, Ohio and pass near many of the historic covered bridges of the area.  Route distances of 33, 65 and 100 miles are available - short route is fairly flat with longer routes including more hills south and east of Lancaster.

    This budget ride has marked roads and high-quality maps provided at registration.  Individuals who register before 6:00 pm on Friday 9/7 will also receive RideWithGPS route directions via email by 9:00 pm that evening.

    $5 Members and $10 Non-members

    justin.curtis@outdoor-pursuits.org
    • 09/11/2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 1193 S Front St, Columbus, OH 43206
    Register

    All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP so we can be sure to have adequate seating.

    • 09/15/2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 5240 Plum Road Northwest, Carroll, OH 43112
    32nd Fall Hoot
    Sat. October 15, 7:30 - 9:00 am – Budget Tour

    Bloom Carroll High School 
    5240 Plum Rd, Carroll, OH 43112

    Take US 33 East from Columbus to the Winchester Rd NW exit, turn left at the light at top of the ramp.  Turn right onto High St and take into town of Carroll.  High St will turn into Plum Rd as you pass the Subway and the school is on the left shortly after.

    Start is between 7:30 am - 9:00 am.

    33 mi:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26047678

    65 mi:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26048155

    102 mi:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26048313
    The short route is relatively flat with ~2000' of climb on the mid route and >4000' climb on the century route. 

    Come enjoy the last budget tour of the season!

    $5 member and $10 non-member.  Online registration closes at 6:00 PM, Friday, 10/14/2017.


    • 09/22/2018
    • 7:30 AM
    • 09/23/2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • Gambier Community Center, 115 Meadow Lane, Gambier, OH
    Register
       27th Knox County Bicycle Challenge
    Saturday Sept. 16th Full Service Tour
    7:30-9:30 a.m.
    Gambier Community Center, 115 Meadow Lane across from new Kenyon College athletic facility.  map

    Ride the beautiful hills of Knox County, slow down for buggies.

    Century route and longer loops are challenging CFC tune-ups.  Lower-cost short route have less hills and uses Kokosing Gap Trail back to Gambier.

    30, 60, 75, and 100 mile options will be marked.  Snack stops and sag support provided
         
    Register on-line or download a paper registration form. 


    Gary Schmidt 614.657.9669 gtschmidt@wideopenwest.com
    • 09/29/2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Logan Conference Center

    12th Logan to Lake Hope .  More details will be posted later.

    • 06/15/2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 06/22/2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Starts and ends in the same town in Ohio, TBA 11/19/18

    31st GOBA -Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure

    GOBA is the best family bicycle-camping tour!

    June 15-22, 2019

    Details and Registration at:

     www.goba.com

     

Past events

04/22/2018 Rocky Fork and Paint Creek
04/21/2018 Stonycreek River, Class III
04/21/2018 Intro to Whitewater - 2018
04/21/2018 46th Woodstock Ride
04/14/2018 The Bike Fifty
04/10/2018 Board Meeting
04/08/2018 Winter Pool Practice April 8, 2018
04/04/2018 TSRA Rendezvous
03/25/2018 Winter Pool Practice March 25, 2018
03/21/2018 Board Meeting
03/18/2018 Winter Pool Practice March 18, 2018
03/18/2018 Intro to Kayaking Class
03/11/2018 Winter Pool Practice March 11, 2018
03/04/2018 Learn to Roll a Kayak Session with Bill Cacciolfi
03/04/2018 Winter Pool Practice March 4, 2018
03/03/2018 Paddle Sports Film Festival
03/03/2018 Wilderness First Aid
02/25/2018 Winter Pool Practice February 25, 2018
02/18/2018 Winter Pool Practice February 18, 2018
02/13/2018 Board Meeting
02/11/2018 Winter Pool Practice February 11, 2018
02/04/2018 Winter Pool Practice February 4, 2018
01/28/2018 Winter Pool Practice January 28, 2018
01/27/2018 TOSRV Kick-Off Party and Winter Mixer
01/21/2018 Winter Pool Practice January 21, 2018
01/14/2018 Winter Pool Practice January 14, 2018
01/14/2018 Learn to Roll a Kayak Session with Bill Cacciolfi
01/07/2018 Winter Pool Practice January 7, 2018
12/17/2017 Winter Pool Practice December 17, 2017
12/17/2017 50th Anniversary Flocking to the Hocking
12/15/2017 Wilderness First Responder Course (SOLO)
12/05/2017 Boating Scheduling Meeting for 2018
11/04/2017 Lower Youghiogheny Whitewater Trip
10/29/2017 Annual Columbus Outdoor Pursuits Board Retreat
10/23/2017 Annual Membership Meeting and Board Election Night
10/21/2017 Kayak/Raft New River Bridge Day
10/21/2017 A Beginner's Hike and Backpacking Trip in the Zaleski State Forest - Overnight or Day trip
10/14/2017 31st Fall Hoot
10/07/2017 Lower Gauley, Class IV
09/30/2017 Hoover Flat Water Paddle
09/24/2017 1st Annual Harvest Ride Hosted by OEFFA (Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association)
09/23/2017 Lower Gauley Kayak or Raft, Class IV
09/18/2017 Monthly Board Meeting
09/16/2017 27th Knox County Bicycle Challenge Full Service Bike Tour
09/09/2017 Lower Gauley, Class IV
09/09/2017 32nd Covered Bridge Tour
09/02/2017 Bremen Roving Ride
09/01/2017 Nantahala River, NC Labor Day Weekend
08/26/2017 8th Annual Steve Barbour Memorial Tour
08/19/2017 Columbus Scavenger Run
08/19/2017 11th Logan to Lake Hope Roving Ride
08/18/2017 Multi-sport Outdoor Adventure Weekend
08/12/2017 Lower Youghiogheny Whitewater Trip
08/12/2017 Introduction To Kayaking (Outdoor Session)
08/12/2017 30th Ride The Darby
08/09/2017 Hoover Flat Water Paddle
07/30/2017 Mad River Family Trip
07/29/2017 Lower Youghiogheny Whitewater Trip
07/26/2017 Wednesday Night Paddle
07/22/2017 Lower New, Class III-IV
07/22/2017 Lehigh River, PA
07/20/2017 Local Legends Interview and Forum with Ultra Runner Starshine Blackford
07/15/2017 K3 Skills Trip
07/12/2017 Wednesday Night Paddle
07/09/2017 Mad River Family Trip
07/08/2017 Introduction To Kayaking (Outdoor Session)
07/08/2017 Upper Sandusky Family Bicycle Tour
07/08/2017 Upper Sandusky Family Bicycle Tour - VOLUNTEERS
07/01/2017 Rocky Road Roving Ride
06/30/2017 31st Ridge Runner Ramble
06/25/2017 Mad River Family Trip
06/24/2017 12th Annual Hocking Hills Honeysuckle Tour-Roving Ride
06/17/2017 GOBA 2017 Towel Service
06/17/2017 Hoover Reservoir Paddle
06/17/2017 Lower Youghiogheny Whitewater Trip
06/17/2017 43rd HOOT - Heart of Ohio Tour
06/14/2017 Wednesday Night Paddle
06/10/2017 Big or Little Darby Creek, OH
06/10/2017 Blue Jay Roving Ride
06/06/2017 Alum Creek Boating Events (ACBE) 2017
06/02/2017 Lower Youghiogheny Whitewater Trip
05/27/2017 Hilliard Der Breakfast Ride
05/26/2017 Slippery Rock Creek, PA
05/20/2017 Introduction To Kayaking (Outdoor Session)
05/20/2017 TOSRV56 Add-Ons
05/20/2017 56th TOSRV -Tour of the Scioto River Valley
05/19/2017 Stonycreek Rendezvous
05/19/2017 TOSRV56 Expo
05/13/2017 Introduction to Moving Water Class
05/13/2017 Exclusive! Mid-Ohio Century "Mulligan" (MOC-M)
05/07/2017 Canal Winchester Sunday Ride
05/06/2017 Cheatfest - Whitewater the next step Class II - III
05/06/2017 TOOH - Top of Ohio Hundred
04/30/2017 Kokosing River
04/29/2017 43rd Mid-Ohio Century (MOC)
04/22/2017 Intro to Whitewater - 2017
04/22/2017 Class II/III Whitewater
04/22/2017 Little Beaver Creek Pagan Paddle
04/17/2017 Lancaster Monday Night Ride
04/15/2017 49th SPOT
04/11/2017 Hilliard Tuesday Night Ride
04/09/2017 Winter Pool Practice April 9, 2017
04/08/2017 45th Woodstock Ride
04/07/2017 Delaware County Friday Morning Ride
04/06/2017 Thursday Evening New Albany Rid
04/05/2017 Wednesday Morning Worthington Ride
04/04/2017 Dublin Tuesday Night Ride
04/04/2017 New Albany Tuesday Night Ride
04/04/2017 Licking County Pataskala Tuesday Rides
04/02/2017 Winter Pool Practice April 2, 2017
04/02/2017 Canal Winchester Sunday Ride
03/28/2017 Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with Jerry Rampelt
03/26/2017 Winter Pool Practice March 26, 2017
03/24/2017 2017 Southern Flatwater Boating Trip
03/19/2017 Intro to Kayaking Class
03/19/2017 Winter Pool Practice March 19, 2017
03/12/2017 Winter Pool Practice March 12, 2017
03/05/2017 Winter Pool Practice March 5, 2017
02/26/2017 Winter Pool Practice February 26, 2017
02/19/2017 Winter Pool Practice February 19, 2017
02/12/2017 Winter Pool Practice February 12, 2017
02/05/2017 Winter Pool Practice February 5, 2017
01/30/2017 2017 Boat Rentals
01/29/2017 Winter Pool Practice January 29, 2017
01/28/2017 COP Winter Mixer and TOSRV Kick-Off Party
01/22/2017 Winter Pool Practice January 22, 2017
01/20/2017 2017 Annual Wilderness Lodge Winter Getaway
01/15/2017 Winter Pool Practice January 15, 2017
01/11/2017 Basic Bike Maintenance and Ride Safety Course (Series)
01/10/2017 Monthly Board Meeting
01/08/2017 Winter Pool Practice January 8, 2017
01/01/2017 Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave Hike
12/18/2016 Winter Pool Practice December 18, 2016
12/18/2016 49th Flocking to the Hocking
12/06/2016 Monthly Board Meeting
12/02/2016 Corn Stubble Ride
11/16/2016 Boating Scheduling Meeting for 2017
11/12/2016 Annual Columbus Outdoor Pursuits Board Retreat
10/22/2016 Pumpkin Show Roving Ride
10/20/2016 Early Bird Pumpkin Festival Ride 2016
10/19/2016 Basic Bike Maintenance and Ride Safety Course (Series)
10/18/2016 Annual Membership Meeting and Board Election Night
10/15/2016 Happy Hilly Half Hundred Roving Ride
10/12/2016 2016 Current River Canoe Camping
10/11/2016 2017 Boating Programming Planning
10/07/2016 Delaware County Friday Morning Ride
10/05/2016 Monthly Board Meeting
10/04/2016 Licking County Pataskala Tuesday Rides
10/02/2016 Canal Winchester Sunday Ride
10/01/2016 Scioto Trails State Park 10 Mile Hike
10/01/2016 30th Fall Hoot
09/24/2016 Lower Gauley, West Virginia
09/22/2016 New Leaders Meeting
09/17/2016 (copy) Lancaster Loop 6 mile hike
09/17/2016 24th Knox County Bicycle Challenge Full Service Bike Tour
09/14/2016 Monthly Board Meeting
09/13/2016 Update Session for Long Time Leaders
09/10/2016 Lower Gauley, West Virginia
09/10/2016 31st Covered Bridge Tour
09/07/2016 New Leaders Meeting
09/07/2016 Wednesday Morning Worthington Ride
09/06/2016 Dublin Tuesday Night Ride
09/06/2016 Hilliard Tuesday Night Ride
09/06/2016 Canal Winchester Tuesday Night Ride
09/06/2016 Licking County Pataskala Tuesday Rides
09/04/2016 Canal Winchester Sunday Ride
09/03/2016 Bremen Roving Ride
09/03/2016 Hilliard Der Breakfast Ride
09/02/2016 Delaware County Friday Morning Ride
09/01/2016 Early Bird Corn Festival Ride 2016
08/28/2016 Mad River Family Trip
08/27/2016 10th Logan to Lake Hope Roving Ride
08/27/2016 Hilliard Der Breakfast Ride
08/20/2016 Lancaster Loop 6 mile hike
08/20/2016 7th Annual Steve Barbour Memorial Tour
08/20/2016 VOLUNTEERS for Steve Barbour Snack Stops
08/15/2016 Lancaster Monday Night Ride
08/13/2016 Beginning Kayak Class #5
08/13/2016 Beginning Kayak Class #4
08/13/2016 29th Ride The Darby
08/04/2016 New Albany Thursday Night Ride
08/02/2016 Monthly Board Meeting
07/27/2016 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic - Canceled
07/23/2016 COP Table at 10TV & Metro Parks Outdoor Adventure
07/22/2016 New River Gorge, West Virginia
07/20/2016 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
07/16/2016 Mad River Family Trip
07/16/2016 New River Gorge, West Virginia
07/16/2016 29th Ridge Runner Ramble
07/14/2016 Update Session for Long Time Leaders
07/13/2016 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
07/12/2016 New Leaders Meeting
07/09/2016 Beginning Kayak Class #3
07/09/2016 Explore Franklin County on Hikes with Jack
07/09/2016 Beginning Kayak Class #2
07/09/2016 Rocky Road Roving Ride
07/09/2016 Upper Sandusky Family Bicycle Tour
07/07/2016 Monthly Board Meeting
07/06/2016 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
07/02/2016 Blue Jay Roving Ride
07/01/2016 2016 Upper Sandusky Route Marking
06/30/2016 New Leaders Meeting
06/28/2016 ACBE - Roll at the beach
06/28/2016 Update Session for Long Time Leaders
06/18/2016 28th GOBA -Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure
06/18/2016 Learn to Sail!
06/18/2016 11th Annual Hocking Hills Honeysuckle Tour-Roving Ride
06/15/2016 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
06/14/2016 Pelotonia RSI Bicycling Clinic
06/14/2016 New Leaders Meeting
06/11/2016