This is a series of presentations, talks, travelogues and skills clinics centered around the outdoor lifestyle.
Most of these events are held at the pavilion behind the Wilderness Voyageurs store on Garrett Street in Ohiopyle. This is a pretty laid-back setting, and everyone is welcome! The schedule is always evolving, so join our email list or follow us on Facebook to stay up to date! We’ll post events in both places.
The Pavilion Series events are always free! All presentations, unless stated otherwise, start at 6 PM. Come to learn something or be entertained.
If you have an idea for a topic or know of someone that would be a good fit as a speaker, give us a call!
Free Bike Rental Day Kick Off Weekend, April 15-16, 2023 Free rentals on our bikes! We will have tester bikes from Cannondale and Kona. Mountain bikes, gravel bikes, cruiser bikes and hybrids! First come, first served.
Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic May 21 – Beginner / June 11 – Intermediate 2023 Sharpen your mountain bike skills with mountain bike legend and pro instructor Sue Haywood! Book here – this clinic sells out!
Bike Mechanics Basics May 20, 2023 Learn the basics to keep you riding in this 2-hour workshop presented by head mechanic, Matt Thomas. Bring your bike. Please call us to reserve your spot in this clinic, 800-272-4141.
All About Bikepacking June 10th 2023 Bike traveler Karl Jensen talks about his experiences with bike packing, and gives some tips and tricks to a successful self-supported bike tour.
Get Up & Ride June 24, 2023 Join us for a presentation from cyclist and author Jim Shea about his trip on the Great Allegheny Passage with a friend that inspired his book “Get Up and Ride.”
Bike Mechanics 201 CANCELLED A deep dive into brakes and shifting, learn how to keep on rolling. Bring your bike. Please call us to reserve your spot in this clinic, 800-272-4141.
Month of Mud Mountain Bike Weekend October 29, 2023 Join Wilderness Voyageurs and the Month of Mud race series for an awesome fall day on bikes!
Kayak Demo Day Kick Off Weekend, April 15-16, 2023 You’ve seen them online, now get your butt in one of the hottest designs of the year for free! Free 2-hour demos.
Soft Goods Repair Techniques May 13, 2023 The experts from Immersion Research will be here to teach you some techniques to keep your technical outerwear and river gear in tip top shape and repair it after it takes a beating! Join us in the Wilderness Voyageurs pavilion.
Paddling Film Festival July 8, 2023 Join us for the World Tour Paddling Film Festival hosted by Wilderness Voyageurs & the Yough Riverkeeper. Starts at 7:30PM
Plastic Kayak Repair Techniques July 15, 2023 Learn how to repair those old boats hiding out under the deck or behind the garage. We will share tips and tricks so that you can pare down your boat quiver at Gauley Fest.
Demo Kayak Sale Sept. 3, 2023 Our 2023 demo boats from all of the top brands go on sale, ranging anywhere from $700-$1000. Please call us at 800-272-4141 for a complete list of kayaks and pricing.
Gear Swap April 22, 2023 Your chance to sell used gear and pick up great deals! Come down and sell your old gear or let us sell it for you, enjoy some live music & some brews on us! Learn more about Gear Swap and see what gear is being sold.
Winter Market December 2, 2023 Join us for the first annual Winter Market in Ohiopyle. Styled after the traditional German winter mart celebration, we welcome local artisans and crafts people to Garrett Street in Ohiopyle. The market will be outside, but we will have a covered walk way and plenty of covered space if the weather does not cooperate. There will be fires and heaters and general merriment. Ohiopyle State Park will also be lighting up Ohiopyle Falls. Come out and support your local art community and have a great time in the park. ** This event will take place on the first Saturday of December.
More events TBA!
Women’s Learn to Fly Fish Weekend May 20-21 / June 8-9 2o23 This ladies-only, 2-day workshop will start at the very beginning, so no prior experience is necessary. This class will teach you proper casting techniques, knot tying, bug identification and on-water strategy. The weekend includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 days of group instruction. All equipment is provided. Click here to find out more.
Intro to Fly Fishing Weekend June 3-4 / July 15-16 / August 19-20 2023 Looking for a great way to learn the ins and outs of fly fishing? Our weekend-long class will give you the techniques and knowledge you need. We will examine the theory and practice of fly casting and provide individual casting instruction at each student’s pace. In addition, we will review equipment and knot tying, trout habitat, insect hatches and fly selection. The weekend includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 days of group instruction. All equipment is provided. Click here to find out more.
Intro to Euro Nymphing 2023 TBA Join our Fly Fishing Specialist, John, for an intro to Euro Nymphing under the Pavilion. European Nymphing is one of the most popular & efficient ways to fish. Come see why this trend is catching on so quickly in the fly fishing community!
Fly Fishing Merit Badge Weekend 2023 TBA Learn the requirements to earn your Fly Fishing Merit Badge. Skills taught include how to tie knots needed for preparing a fly fishing rod, explanation on which fly to use and when, how to cast consistently and accurately using overhand and roll cast, how to find fish locations, leave no trace/catch & release importance and other skills needed for the fly fishing merit badge qualifications.