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! 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!
Bike Demo Day April 17-18 2021 Free bike demos! Time for a new bike? We will have tester bikes from Cannondale and Kona! Mountain bikes, gravel bikes, cruiser bikes and hybrids!
Bike Mechanics Basics May 22 2021 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.
Bike Mechanics 201 July 23 2021 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.
Month of Mud Mountain Bike Weekend October 30-31, 2021 Join Wilderness Voyageurs and the Month of Mud race series for an awesome fall day on bikes!
Drysuit Demo April 17-18 Free drysuit demos! Finally you can try one before you make the investment. We have partnered with Immersion Research, and will have an assortment of sizes available to demo. You can take them out on a loop run for up to 2 hours.
Kayak Demo Day April 17-18 You’ve seen them online, now get your butt in one of the hottest designs of the year for free! Free 2-hour demos.
Paddling Film Festival July 10 Join us for the World Tour Paddling Film Festival hosted by Wilderness Voyageurs & the Yough Riverkeeper. Starts at 7:30PM
Soft Goods Repair Techniques TBD 2021, 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 TBD 2021 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.
Gear Swap April 18, is your chance to sell your 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.
Fun with Art – hosted by Eddie Spaghetti 7th August 2021, Love art? Come see the talents of West Virginia Artist Eddie Spaghetti as he explains his unique craft. During this time he will demonstrate his beautiful creation style as well have many pieces for purchase. More artists to be announced at a later time.
Storytelling with Andy Tuck – 18th September 2021 Enjoy the sounds of music from the past as Andy Tuck tells you the meaning and some history around your favorite old timey music.
Women’s Learn to Fly Fish Weekend May 22-23 & June 10-11
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 5-6 & July 10-11 2021 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 TBD 2021 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 June 26-27 & Aug 12-13 2021 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.