It is a wide ranging series of presentations, talks, travelogues, authors, and skills clinics that are centered around the outdoor lifestyle and human powered sports and travel.
They are held at the pavilion behind the Wilderness Voyageurs store on Garrett Street in Ohiopyle. The setting is laid back, and all are welcome. The schedule is ongoing and ever changing. To stay up to date on the latest in the series, join our email list or follow us on Facebook. We will post all events in both places.
The Pavilion Series are always free. They are great fun and you might 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.
Bike Demo Day April 7, 10am Free bike demo’s- Time for a new bike? We will have the following bikes available for demo Cannondale Beast of the East 29’r, Cannondale Synapse road bike, Kona Rove- cross bike
Bike Mechanics Basics TBD 2018 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, 1-800-272-4141.
Biking in Cuba June 22 2018 7:30 pm meet at the Ohiopyle Wilderness Voyageurs Pavilion. Our Bike Tour Director has spent time in Cuba the last two years with our Cuba West & Classic Cuba Tours. Join her for her travelogue as she shares her travels by bike and the amazing interactions with the lovely people and colorful culture of Cuba.
Biking Across America Presentation TBD Montana & Colleen Miller spent the winter bikepacking their way across America. Enjoy an evening of amazing pictures & tips from the couple.
Bike Mechanics 201 July 20 2018 6:30 pm MEET AT BIKE SHAK 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, 1-800-272-4141.
Drysuit Demo April 7 & 8 You read that correctly, a rare opportunity to try a drysuit prior to purchase, and yes it is free. We have partnered with Immersion Research, and will have an assortment of sizes available to demo. The demo will be for a 2 hour period. So plan on a loop run to try on the latest in tech and fashion.
Kayak Demo Day April 7 & 8 You have seen them on line, now get your butt in one of the hottest designs of the year for free! Demo’s will be limited to 2 hours. Available to demo will be:
Soft Goods Repair Techniques TBD 2018, 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.
Plastic Kayak Repair Techniques June 29th, 2018, 7:30 pm meet at the Ohiopyle Wilderness Voyageurs Pavilion 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.
Paddle with the Jackson Kayak Pro Tommy Piros July 6 2018- meet at the Upper Yough WV Store at 12 p.m. Paddle with Western PA’s Jackson Kayak Pro for some tips and tricks to step up your kayaking game! This will be an Upper Yough Run for those looking for creeking and Class V tips. (Shuttle not provided by Wilderness Voyageurs)
Loop Takeover with the Pyranha Pros- July 27 2018- meet at Wilderness Voyageurs at 6:30 p.m. Paddle with Western PA’s Pyranha’s Pro for some tips and tricks to step up your kayaking game! Wilderness Voyageurs will shuttle kayaks to the put in at 6:30, you don’t want to miss this great time!
Self Support Kayak Trip How -To August 3, 2018 7:30 meet at the Pavilion next to the Ohiopyle store. Interested in doing a self support kayak trip, but not sure where to start? This talk is for you. A couple veterans of self support trips will share tips and tricks and cover the gear that helped them have safe and comfortable river trips.
Gear Swap and E-Cycling Event April 21st, is your chance to sell your used gear and pick up great deals on someone else’s gear. Also, we take recycling seriously, here’s your chance to let us help you finally recycle that old technology equipment that’s hanging around your house, and make sure it doesn’t get to a landfill. Learn more about Gear Swap and see what gear is being sold.
Yoga Trunk Show May 17th, 5-9pm
Stop in to check our our new Spring yoga styles! We will be offering a selection of hot teas and giveaways. Plus discounts for participating in the event. Hope to see all of your yogi smiling faces!
Women’s Learn to Fly Fish Weekend June 9-10, July 7-8 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. This class is offered for $195+tax. Click here to find out more.
Intro to Fly Fishing Weekend June 2-3, July 14-15 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. This class is offered for $195+tax. Click here to find out more.
Intro to Euro Nymphing July 13 7:30 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!
Kayak Fishing Clinic TBD Demo fishing kayaks and learn techniques for improving your kayak fishing from the pro staff of Jackson Kayaks.