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Columbus Outdoor Pursuits

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Environment
  • Health & Medicine
  • Sports & Recreation


1193 S. Front StreetCOLUMBUS, OH 43206 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Columbus Outdoor Pursuits provides outdoor adventure through a social, learn + do approach. Additionally, we: -Provide outdoor recreation education to the public, including safety and technique -Organize and lead outdoor trips -Purchase and maintain a limited amount of equipment for use in our programs and activities -Define outdoor recreation as primarily non-competitive, self-propelled activities such as backpacking, bicycling, kayaking, etc.


Columbus Outdoor Pursuits provides outdoor adventure through a Social, Learn + Do Approach.

Founded in 1937 to promote greater understanding of the world and its people by providing low-cost recreational and educational travel, today we continue our devotion to non-competitive outdoor recreation and world travel. Columbus Outdoor Pursuits is best known for its bicycle mega-tours - The Tour of the Scioto River Valley (TOSRV) and The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA).

Comprehensive Trip Program

The Columbus Outdoor Pursuits trip program includes: bicycling, flat and white water boating, caving, backpacking, hiking, rock climbing, and cross country skiing.

2017 Programs include Kayaking (River, Flat, and White Water) and Weekly Biking Group Rides

Volunteer Based

Columbus Outdoor Pursuits is primarily a volunteer based organization so we can minimize costs of activities. Members are encouraged to take leadership training and lead or assist in organizing trips. Some special events help support the organization while others raise funds for philanthropic programs of the organization.


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