Announcements

OHILL TRAIL FEST

Grace Gray

Hellooooo, my dear trail wanderers!!! The trails have been bursting and singing with life (literally though, anyone else hearing birds chirping deep in the night?? Is that from light pollution?) and as spring rumbles on, we have the gallumptous chance to GET JIGGY IN THEM!!!! What better way to celebrate our Earth this weekend than to give our local land …

O-hill Litter Obliteration, Oh Boy!

Will Philpott

My fellow trail-folk, Do you hate litter? Annabelle and I sure do! We’ve seen a whole lot of trash on O-hill during the past few trail builds, and we don’t want to anymore. The Plan: Come join us on Saturday the 23rd at 1 PM for an afternoon of frolicking amongst the trees on the new O-hill trails and obliterating …

Classy Corner Cleanup w OFS

Cameron J Burke

The corner is DIRTY! We know this, we see trash everywhere, and as earth loving odc folk, we occasionally try to pick some up. How convenient that there is a Corner cleanup this Sunday, where we can join forces with other earth loving, trash hating people and make the Corner a greener place! There will be ✨free bodos✨ courtesy of …

What Lies Under Beta Bridge??? – Trash cleanup, BODOS, and mad chillin

Mitchel Cole Lang

Have you ever wondered what’s below Beta Bridge?? Maybe cryptids? aliens? ancient treasure? Copious amounts of Busch cans? Join me and Ed in the spirit of Earth Day as we clean up trash under Beta with the UVA Office of Sustainability (who will reportedly give us BODOS?!?!) and chill out after with some Lambeth Field frisbee/sportsball! Time thing 11am: Meet …

Show us the way! Trail Marking w the Trail Crew

Gunnar DeSantis

trail lovers, trail users, trail builders, and people who just love whacking signage into posts and trees I have been absolutely stoked to make our trail system better and safer. to make ohill more accessible for our community, we will be PUTTING SIGNS IN! Have you ever been meandering on a lovely trail in the woods and wondered who painted …

FIRESIDE TRAIL VISIONING

Grace Gray

Helloooo my fellow trail wanderers!!! This is a trip borne of overflowing love and awe at the sheer dedication, creativity, and zest (birthing zest?!?) that you all have poured into our trail trips this year. Our trail crew is simply too complex and dynamic for our current service-trip system, and it’s time to molt our old shell and meander along …

TRAIL BIRTHING: SAVORING THE LAST PUSH

Grace Gray

Why hellloooo, my dear trail humans, birthees, mud loaves alike. Our Slaughter trail is growing up before our eyes, and this Tuesday we gonna give ‘er one last build day!!! Come join Will, our CAMBC friends, and the spirit of our lost snake (we love you, Snake) to tinker in the red clay as the sun meanders West, fueled by …

TRAIL BIRTHING, SPRING BIRTH

Ed Aten

Hello all you post-hibernation, blinking, bleary-eyed, spring creatures! This wonderful weather has got me hankering for some time with my hands in the dirt and dirt in my hands. What better way to accomplish this than grubbing down around the back of Slaughter on our new trail? We will be continuing to bench the trail which involves lots of tool …

TRAILS BE BIRTHED, WE BE TOO

Grace Gray

With spreak break (Moab!!) looming it seems wonky to think about things after spring break, but those trails are BOOMIN and don’t wait for us mere humans so what better way to bop back into Cville than to get trailing together?!?! This trip will be similar to our last one, and they’re both simple projects so anyone new trail friends …

TRAIL BIRTHING: ENTERING A NEW TRIMESTER

Grace Gray

Why hellooo my fellow woods people, mud creatures, trail enthusiasts alike!!! Our trail hath been singing to us in this deep winter hibernation, and as the ground thaws, its time for us to sing back — it’s basically spring so let’s GET IN THOSE TRAILS!!! This trip is gonna be more imaginative and technical than usual, as we gonna hop …

SHREDDY AT PREDDY

Grace Gray

Why hellooo, my trail comrades!!!! Gregorian calendar says it’s 2022 aka THE YEAR OF THE TRAIL BIRTHING. Oh yeah, we back and juicier than ever with love, spice, snow dust, and this time…SAWS!! Our beloved Preddy Creek Trails are filled with downed trees after the snow, so we gonna get out there Saturday morning with our CAMBC (Charlottesville Area Mountain …

TRAIL BIRTHING: A FINAL PUSH

Grace Gray

Oh hellooooo, my fellow trail comrades!!! Anyone else staring at computer screens a lot and wondering what it would be like instead to stare at BEAUTIFUL LEAVES? Well my Monday night revelations are telling me this is very possible right in our very own SLAUGHTER WOODS.

That’s right, it’s time to bop back out there and give our trail one last …

TRAIL LABOR — A CONTINIUM

Grace Gray

HELLOO TRAIL MONGERERSS!!! Sometimes, things don’t work out the way you want them to. Sometimes, you put your socks on then realize they’re better suited for your ears. And sometimes, you craft a beautiful trail but Jason from CAMBC tells you it’s too steep. BUT, NEVER FEAR!!!!! For we shall REUNITE this Monmorn at high 8 AM for another BEAUTIFUL …

TRAIL BIRTHING: A SECOND LABOR

Grace Gray

Helloooo, my fellow dirt-inspired creatures!!! The sun is out, the leaves are crinkling, and the TRAILS ARE CALLING!!! This will be a continuation of our trail birthing experience last week, except, as is often the case with the second child, our labor shall pass more smoothly: we gots the clinometers, flags, and BODOSSS locked n loaded so we gon JUMP …

TRAIL BIRTHING: EXTENDING KELLOGG KRUISE

Grace Gray

Helloooo, my fellow trail wanderers!!! Our last trail building was such a huge success (did someone say move a bridge???) that we’re now looking forward onto DESIGNING!!! THE!! NEXT TRAIL!!!! (Contingent upon environmental costs) This trip will be a fun workshop with Jason from CAMBC to deliberate on the environmental and social implications of extending our trail down to Slaughter …

Blue Sky Fund #TakeAHikeForKids Volunteering!!

Renee Erickson

Hello! Would you like to volunteer for an amazing organization that helps kids in urban areas get a chance to connect with nature and do some hiking? Well, meet the Blue Sky Fund, based in Richmond. They have requested volunteers to help distribute water and snacks, answer questions, and general friendliness at their annual #TakeAHikeForKids fundraiser. We will be working …

LET’S STICKER THOSE TRAILS

Grace Gray

HELLOOOO MY FELLOW CREATURES OF THE TRAILS!!!! CAMBC (Charlottesville Area Mountain Biking Club) has given me a bunch stickers to label the ohill trail markers, so I’m thinkin nothin like a Thursday morning to plop around the woods and STICKER!! THOSE!! TRAILS!!! SO we shall convene at the ohill trail entrance, pair up and walk/hike/jog the trails for a wee …

Let’s get our hands dirty: Bike repair workshop

Phillip Reeves

Simultaneously complex and elegantly simple, the bicycle is a personal chariot that can take you around the corner to class or hundreds of miles into the wilderness. But, you certainly don’t want to break down! Our beloved fleet of club bikes is in need of maintenance – come help me fix them up! Why should I learn about my bike? …

TRAIL MAGIC PT. 2!!!!!

Grace Gray

HELLOOO MY TRAIL MAGICIANS!!!! IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN…the sun is shining, the leaves re a’changin like its their job, and OUR VERY OWN KELLOGG OHILL TRAIL IS SHINING AND AWAITING SOME LOVEEE!!!!! SO, we shall once again convene the grand morning of October 9th at 10 AM to FINISH!!! THAT!!! TRAIL!!!!! We’re gonna install the long-awaited bridge, …

TRAIL MAGIC AMIGOOSS!!!

Grace Gray

Anyone else canoodling with the joyful urge to bumble around the ohill trails now that it feels a leetle bit like fall outside??? WELLLL I HAVE JUST ABOUT THE BEST NEWS FOR YOU AND ME. Next Saturday, 9/11, as the sun moseys higher in the beautiful Cville morn, we shall team up with the amazing Charlottesville Area Mountain Biking Club …

Trail Build at O-Hill

Matthew Houff

This is the specific location we will be meeting: https://goo.gl/maps/GUwafirbAwjNbQAe8 This is the same trail of the trip from a few weeks ago (sorry to everyone that we had to cancel). We will be building a new trail that connects the existing trails to the new dorms area. This new trail will improve student access to the trails and help …

OHill Trail Building

Jacob Flaherty

Sup shredders, It’s gonna be a nice weekend, so y’all should spend some time outside helping Matt and I build a new mountain biking trail up on OHill. The club has all of the tools we need and no experience is necessary. We’ve gotta drive all the tools up so the meeting place will be at the top of OHill …

Trail Build at O hill

Matthew Houff

I have always wanted to leave my mark on UVA and I see no better way than this. Help me make an awesome new trail at O hill. The club has the tools so now all we need is you all. No experience necessary for this trip. I’ll be driving all the tools up to the top of O hill …

Build! Those! Trails!

Mason Riffee

It’s traditional ODC fare, folks. For those interested in trying trailbuilding for the first time, it is: 1) socially-productive, 2) beginner-friendly, 3) hangover-compatible, and 4)physically, spiritually rewarding. The club will also feed ya good healthy bagels AND your dues will be 25% close to sweet sweet reimbursement. What’s not to love? On this trip, we’ll be meeting with Cville Parks …

Trailbuilding and maintainence at Preddy

Mason Riffee

Preddy creek is a hallowed sort of place where shred-secrets are passed down from old to young. Many a fledging mountain biker have tested their wheels on these beginner trails. The trails, though, need your help. We’ll be teaming up with Albermarle Parks and Rec to do a bit of needed trailwork which — with your help — will preserve …

MLK National Day of Service: Watershed Cleanup

Mason Riffee

Did you know MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities? Also, attending a service trip counts towards getting your dues reimbursed! This will be a low-commitment affair; no prior experience needed. The Plan: Get bodos Meet with The Nature Conservancy (gloves, trash bags …

Clean the Creek; Protect the Chesapeake

Heather Poyner

Do you hate pollution? Do you feel a yearning to prevent trash from reaching the nation’s largest estuary? Join us at the Meadow Creek Watershed Cleanup on December 12 to help keep the Chesapeake Bay trash-free. Take a break from studying for exams and churning out those final papers! This is a great opportunity to volunteer with The Nature Conservancy …

Keep Preddy Shreddy

Burke Haywood

Ever wonder what goes into making and maintaining our beautiful Virginia hiking trails? Come to Preddy Creek this Saturday and find out! (Plus don’t forget free food.) We’ll leave from Echols at 0830, participate in the trail building from 0900 to 1200, and be back on Grounds by 1245 or so. As per policy, the club provides food for service …

Building Super Gnarly Mega JUMPS

Billiam, Intergalactic Shred Lord, Prince of Dankness

Sadly, over the past few seasons the once-glorious OHill JUMP LINE has been worn away by the forces of nature. Towering, monolithic booters have dwindled to little nubs. The plan is simple: we shall rebuild, but bigggggger than ever before (slightly) We’ll meet up at the shred shack at 2:00PM, head up to OHill with our tools (provided), rake, dig …

Keep Preddy Shreddy: Preddy Creek Workday

Mason Riffee

Palliate that post-Halloween hangover with wholesome trail work! Having previously involved yourself in all kinds of degenerate revelry (we don’t judge, only commiserate) this rise-and-shine service trip will be your opportunity to even the karmic scales. Gnar points will be given to those who trail-build in last night’s costume. As per usual, Bodos will be the Club’s treat (no trick, …

Cleanup with The Nature Conservancy and Rivanna Conservation Alliance

Mason Riffee

Partner with The Nature Conservancy AND the Rivanna Conservation Alliance to clean up Pollock’s Branch, one of the tributaries of our Rivanna River. As always, you get to munch on a ~free~ Bodo’s bagel to fuel your service endeavors: this is the Club’s way of saying thank you <3 Please Bring: – 1 or 2 L water – Closed-toed shoes …

ODC TRAIL SERVICE: Volunteer at the ‘Nut

Mason Riffee

In the beginning, there was nothing — but then a group of ODC guys and gals showed up, built a spicy new trail, and saw that it was pretty rad. If you’ve never done any trail building before, fret not! This is a low-stakes opportunity to do good service at one of our local parks. There is ~ absolutely no …

Wilderness First Aid: Choose May 11-12; or May 15-16; or May 21-22; or June 15-16

Matthew Rosefsky

Hi fellow adventurers! A co-founder of this glorious club is offering Disaster + Travel + Wilderness First Aid certification courses four times this spring in Cville. Hands-on learn how to save your compadre’s life and limbs, be y’all out adventuring in the wilderness, caught in a wrong-place wrong-time disaster, traveling remotely, driving through a rural area with no cellphone service …

Cpr, Aed + Choking Certification Course ~ Adult, Pediatric + Infant

Matthew Rosefsky

>> “Best CPR/AED class so far. Resuscipalooza made it fun! Love the scenarios!” – anonymous feedback >> “The most action-packed three hour CPR class I’ve been to. You made it concise and FUN!” – anonymous feedback >> “Hooray! No video!” – anonymous feedback ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED, and relieving choking (adult / …

Alternative Foxfield – Service Trip to Gallastar Farms

Jamie Wallenstein

Foxfield is fun and all but don’t you wanna see an actual horse? And play with pigs? And dogs that look like polar bears? If your answer was yes to any of those questions, come with me to Gallastar Farms for a day of service, furry friends, and good company!! Ranger’s Refuge at Gallastar Farms is a farm animal rescue …

Ye Ol’ Faithful – Bearfence Sunrise

Charlie Haywood

Ahh, yes. A true classic. When your schedule is all over the place, there’s no better way to get your outdoors fix in on a tight time-budget than to bop on up to Bearfence in SNP to watch the sun come up! The hike is short but fun, the views are hard to beat, and with temps starting to warm …

The Ultimate Moabian Seminar

Chad Baily

Are you going out to Moab and not quite sure what you need? THEN BINGPOT! THIS IS FOR YOU!! This is a workshop centered around going out to Moab and making sure that you are prepared for the awesome week of sending it in ways you never thought possible. What we are going to be going over: – What a …

**Location Changed** Ye Olde Trip Leader Workshoppe

AJ Cuddeback

Even though I requested Clark 101 the Source gave me **New Cabell 323** (Trust me, I am just as upset about the distance as you are). Anyways, c’est la vie and e’re going to have a great time anyway!! ————————————– HEYO! Tired of getting stuck on waitlists? Wait no longer! The best way to get on trips is to lead …

Keep Preddy Shreddy

Claire Emily Burke

Ever wonder what happens to trails when you get twice as much annual rainfall as Seattle? Come to Preddy Creek this Saturday and find out! We will hike in and spend a few hours cleaning up the trail system with other local Preddy-lovers. The club provides $7 of food reimbursement for service trips, so we’ll grab lunch at Bodo’s after …

Cpr, Aed + Choking Certification Course ~ Adult, Pediatric + Infant

Matthew Rosefsky

>> “Best CPR/AED class so far. Resuscipalooza made it fun! Love the scenarios!” – anonymous feedback >> “The most action-packed three hour CPR class I’ve been to. You made it concise and FUN!” – anonymous feedback >> “Hooray! No video!” – anonymous feedback ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED, and relieving choking (adult / …

Trip Leader Workshop

Chad Baily

Do you have the boo-hoos about being on the waitlist?? Then come learn how to lead a trip! Leading trips is one of the best ways to meet more of the awesome outdoorsy folks here in the club and getting to try new things! SooOOooOOo come and spend part of your lovely Wednesday evening with me as I teach you …

Service Trip – Preddy Creek Trail Workday

Victor Lu

Ever wonder what goes into making and maintaining our beautiful hiking trails? Come to Preddy Creek this Saturday and find out! We will hike in, spend a few hours creating a hiking trail, and enjoy the crisp morning air. The club provides $7 of food reimbursement, so we will get lunch after the workday. We’ll leave from Echols at 0830, …

Cpr, Aed + Choking Certification Course ~ Adult, Pediatric + Infant

Matthew Rosefsky

>> “Best CPR/AED class so far. Resuscipalooza made it fun! Love the scenarios!” – anonymous feedback >> “The most action-packed three hour CPR class I’ve been to. You made it concise and FUN!” – anonymous feedback >> “Hooray! No video!” – anonymous feedback ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED, and relieving choking (adult / …

Trip Leader Workshop!!

Stephanie Roatis

Tired of getting waitlisted over and over again??? Just wanna send it with other outdoor enthusiasts all the friggin time??!? The best way to get on trips is to lead ’em, folks! Come hang out with me and learn the ins/outs of trip leading with the club, and get automatically activated by yours truly! ***If you’re new to the outdoors, …

Trick or Trip Leader Workshop: a Frightfully Good Time

Victoria Alvarez

Halloween is creepin’ up on us, witch means that you’ve got to figure out how you’re gonna celebrate the holiday. Our suggestion : treat yourself to an adventure and GET OUTSIDE! Scared to lead a trip? No worries. We’ll teach ya! The best way to get on a trip is to lead one. Come hang out with me and learn …

Shredy Preddy 3: Beginner Mountain Biking

Matthew Houff

THIRD TIME IS THE CHARM Never mountain biked before? Always dreamed of shredding? Then this trip is for you. The Plan: Preddy Creek is the easiest trail system near Cville and is perfect for beginners. The ride will be at a casual pace for about 3.5 miles. If you don’t have your own mountain bike or helmet, let me know …

Trail Maintenance Work at Snp (Help Needed!)

Jesse Han

The recent rainstorm has affected many (if not all) trails in the Southern district of the Shenandoah National Park. As such, trail overseers of the SNP are working hard to clear blow-downs, fix water bars, and re-blaze trails. Please come help maintain a trail at SNP this Friday, before leaving for Fall break! The departure time is flexible, and the …