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Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals

Spring 2020 Programs

April Hiking Challenge

Dates: April 8 through April 30

Cost: FREE

Description: How many different locations can you hike or walk from April 8 through April 30? This challenge is to get you outside and exploring the outdoors close to home. Please only visit public lands if they are open to recreation. Some lands may be closed. Pleae respect the closures. Get creative!  Post a picture on Instagram and tag @cwurecreation & @cwuopr and register with OPR to be entered into a random prize drawing. Visit to register. Team up CWU and compete against Western in the Step Forward Challenge. Use the OPR hiking challenge to boost your step count and help us beat Western! Log your steps at

Level of difficulty is beginner to intermediate.


May Cycling Challenge

Dates: May 1 through May 31

Cost: FREE

Description: Outdoor Pursuits & Rentals, the Bike 2 Campus Committee and the Sustainability Café challenge you to get out and ride your bicycle for May, bike month. Take a break from your computer, get some fresh air, get some exercise and practice positive health & wellness habits. How many miles can you cycle during the month of May? All forms of cycling are recognized. Examples include, but are not limited to road cycling, mountain biking, commuting, running errands, cruising the beach, cruising your neighborhood or just cruising around town. Visit Love to Ride and join the CWU cycling club/group to participate in this event. It’s free, it’s compatible with several bicycle & fitness tracking apps on your phone and Love to Ride has prize giveaways for eligible participants. You can post your rides and photos from your ride. Please practice responsible social distancing and follow the recommended COVID-19 guidelines put forth by Central Washington University, Kittitas County & the state of Washington. Please respect any public land closures during this time. Please send questions to

Level of difficulty is beginner to advanced. Registration with OPR is not required. 


OPR Tuesday Topic

Tuesdays at 2pm on Instagram @cwurecreation. Videos will be uploaded to CWU Recreation YouTube as well.

Cost: FREE

Description: Join OPR every Tuesday for a new 10-15 minute video on all things outdoors. If you have questions or want to see a specific topic, email your idea. 


OPR Tune in Thursdays

Thursdays at 2pm on Instagram @cwurecreation. 

Cost: FREE


Join OPR students & staff as they reach you with an outdoor topic each Thursday afternoon. Tune in to learn, engage with other outdoor enthusiasts or support your peers. Live sessions will last 10-15 minutes.


OPR Earth Week Cleanup

Dates: April 19-25, 2020

Cost: FREE

Description: Get outside during the week of Earth Day, April 19-25. Walk your neighborhood, favorite trail, lake, river, etc and pick up any trash you see. Post pictures on Instagram and tag @cwurecreation & @cwuopr of you cleaning up what others have left behind. Post a picture on Instagram and tag @cwurecreation & @cwuopr and register with OPR to be entered into a random prize drawing. Consider using a compostable garbage bag that will biodegrade once buried in a landfill. Weigh the trash you collected for added bragging rights. Visit to register.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner


Zoom Hangout Fireside Chat

Date: May 13, 2020 from 6-8pm

Cost: FREE

Description: Grab your favorite smore’s ingredients and join OPR for a virtual fireside chat. We’ll kick on the OPR fire pit, roast marshmallows and talk about cool outdoor stuff via Zoom. You’ll be responsible for roasting your own s’more. Please do so responsibly! Bring your stories and energy to this fun virtual event. Visit to register. We'll send a link out to all participants.

Level of Difficulty: I guess that all depends on how fancy you get with roasting your marshmallow!


Got an idea for your own trip?


We are now offering custom trips!

Bring your idea into OPR and our staff will sit down with you to help make your trip a reality. Give us a call at (509) 963-3537!

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