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OHill Beginner Mountain Biking

Phillip Reeves

Whether it’s your first time leaving the comforts of pavement, or you’ve been mountain biking a few times and you’re looking to build your skills, this is the trip for you. Sure, you have ridden your bike before, but you truly long to shred the trail. O-hill is calling your name. Don’t be afraid of the grand stories you may …

CURE FOR THE WAITLIST BLUES (TRIP LEADER WORKSHOP)

Sophia Benmhend

ok so this is deffos the trip that you’ve all been waiting for… THE FIRST TRIP LEADER WORKSHOP OF FALL 2021!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The waitlists are absolutely mf colossal right now and THIS TRIP is your chance to never be on a waitlist for a trip again! How? By leading your very own trippies! At this workshop we are gonna go through …

Wicked Whitewater Workshop

Jade Alvarez

Hey all you little fish! If you, like me, are absolutely desperate to get out into some frothy whitewater, I have the trip for you! Unfortunately, no, we’re not actually going to be in the water this time BUT if you are interested at all in either leading or going on a whitewater trip in the (hopefully near) future, SIGN …

Intermediate Mountain Biking at O-hill

Matthew Houff

It’s not your first time around the block, but you are still looking to build your skills. Sure, you have ridden your bike before, but you truly long to shred the trail. O-hill is calling your name. This trail system is somewhat technical and has steep hills so I wouldn’t recommend this as your first ride. That being said, we …

Beginner Mountain Biking – Triangle Trails

Sam Goodkind

Calling all baby shredders! Never been mountain biking before but want to learn? Been before but want to improve your skills? Either way, this trip is for you! We’re going to be hitting the Triangle Trails, a small system of super chill, fun trails right here in Charlottesville. The trails are designed for kids and adults of all skill levels …

ALL ABOARD THE PAIN TRAIN!! CRA FULL (or half) PULL!!!

Simonne Guenette

Want to bask in the glory of as many Virginia peaks in one day as possible? Well look no further, for I present to you the Catawba Run Around (aka CRA) (aka Triple Crown)! This is a ~36 mile loop that hits 3 of Virginia’s premiere hikes all in one monumental loop. Together we will rest our eyes on Dragons …

Narrowback Mountain Biking

Phillip Reeves

Narrowback mountain was the first mountain biking trip I went on with the club two years ago, and the time has come to show this incredible trail to some more of you fine folks. The route is a 13-mile figure-8 loop with some extended climbing, a few technical rocky spots (that you can totally push), and an awesome descent at …

Ragged Mountain Mountain Biking

Phillip Reeves

What better way to celebrate the end of the first week of classes than in nature? There’s a lovely ~5 mile loop around the perimeter of the Charlottesville Reservoir at Ragged Mountain Natural Area. Come join me for a bike ride to and around the reservoir! We’ll meet at the Shred Shack, then bike over to the ragged, ride around …

Last minute beginner mountain biking

Phillip Reeves

Anyone else have a relatively open Wednesday? Come do some beginner mountain biking with me! We’ll be going to the triangle trails near Charlottesville High School. This a super beginner friendly trail network that allows you to get comfortable on a mountain bike and riding off-road, as well as work on techniques like cornering, berms, and rollers if you’re ready …

Beginner Mountain Biking

Matthew Houff

Hi baby shredders! It is good to have students back and that means it’s time to bring back the beginner trips. This trip is meant for beginners which means the terrain is easy and the pace is slow. We will also keep the total mileage to a very beginner friendly level. We will be riding at Darden Towe Park. What …

Biking, Canoeing, Caving, Birding, Swimming!

Mason Riffee

Do not let your doubts deceive you, for all of these activities (and more) can be enjoyed just a short distance from Grounds, at Ragged: in fact, we can do all of them in one trip! We’ll convene at the Shred Shack at 8:00 sharp to ride bikes to the reservoir; this is a short bike ride that can be …

Azalea Park MicroStravaganza

Lily Gates

Finals season is hitting hard and we all need to take a break! Join us for a quick romp over to azalea park to splish splash in the water a little bit, watch the sky get all watercolory for the sunset, and clear our heads so that we are ready to rumbleeee through the end of the semester. Plan: Meet …

students unceremoniously procrastinating (SUP)

Sophia Benmhend

hey shotties Some of you might be thinking that this trip is not for you because you’re too busy studying for finals. To that I say: We have two new paddleboards. I need to take them for a spin. fr though — the only way to be productive while studying is to take real breaks. This will be a perfect …

climb climb woof woof

Teagan Baiotto

The end of this semester is really hitting hard. I don’t want to do any more work!! Come grab on to some big beautiful beefy boulders with me at Ragged Mountain. We’ll be visiting a place dubbed the ‘Best Boulder in Charlottesville’ which is an internationally known spot to for all your bouldering needs. And by internationally known I mean …

Ragged Sunset Trip !!!

Lily Gates

Helloooo! Calling all young water bugs in need of a little paddle action at Ragged. The end of semester push is hitting hard, so Thursday we’re going bikin’ and SUPin’ and canoein’ to escape the horrors of finals szn for a while. Schedule: 6:15pm – Meet at the ShredCastle, get suited up with bikes 6:30pm – Depart and ride to …

Fresh Friday Focaccia-ing!! (with our legs and tummies)

Grace Gray

Greetings fellow brethren of the outdoors, Remember how Anna had the most BANGIN, delectable, jiffy run + muffins trip of all time this past Wednesday? Well, we’re comin at ya BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER WITH FOCACCIA FRIDAY. If this grand year of 2021 has taught Anna and I anything, it’s that you really cannot end a week of Zoom …

THE BEST ODC RUN TRIP OF ALL THURSDAYS

Grace Gray

Greeting all you earthy crunchy granolites, Are you realizing this semester is rapidly nearing its sweet farewell and it’s time for us to live our young lives before we do too??? Well, we have schemed out the ABSOLUTE BEST running trip to embrace the life squiggling within each one of our souls. We shall jaunt, skip, probably become one with …

Slack gets wack

Eliza Stowe

We’re getting strung out like our slacklines for 4/20 — wanna join? The hip among you will join us at the Shred Shack at 4:20 (a purely coincidental meeting time) whereupon we will meander vaguely into Ohill and walk high between the trees — high in the air, mind you, on our slacklines… Please bring: – your favorite plant material …

Saturday night bonfire <3

Sophia Benmhend

Hey shawties Somebody (Eliza) DARED to host a bonfire a couple of weeks ago when I was out of town. The fomo has been so strong that I decided that it was vital that I post another one for this Saturday 😊. Prepare to crack open some cold ones, toast some shmallows, and have a good old time. As always, …

Children of the Climb (Beginner Climbing at Rivanna Wall)

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

Greetings children of the mother sun, Is sending it at slaughter starting to lose is spice? Is climbing without a rope just not enough for you anymore? Come learn how to top rope at Charlottesville’s very own Rivanna wall! Rivanna wall is an old railway trestle that has two climbing routes on it, each about 5.8+. On this trip we’ll …

Wednesday Trail Running

Connor Siggins

Good afternoon all my granola people, It’s gonna be a rainy Wednesday, but I still want some running buddies. I was thinking a short loop around foxhaven farms/round top area might be pleasant. The Plan: -Meet at ye olde shred shack, 116 Washington Ave. @ 9:00am and start running -I will probably want to go for about 5-6 miles but …

Wanna get wet this weekend?

Eliza Stowe

Folks, I don’t know about y’all, but this 80 degree weather has me sweating buckets. There’s nothing like a cool dip in the Rivanna to cure this early onset perspiration. So let’s go make it happen on a sunny Sunday afternoon!!! Potential activities might include (but are certainly not limited to): hacky sacky, slacky liney, swim swim (like a fish), …

it’s been a long couple of weeks and I need to paddleboard

Sophia Benmhend

hey nerds 🥱 Midterms… am I right? That sucked! Siggy and I are pressing the mental reset button on Wednesday night and leading a lil canoeing and SUPping trip for you guys. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Ragged Mountain Reservoir, it’s only my FAVORITE place in Charlottesville. It’s a lil lake in the middle of the woods …

Disc Golfin’ at Meadowcreek

John Cooney

There is a pun here about “Tiger Woods” and something about disc golf being played in the woods, but I am not intelligent enough to figure it out. I will cut straight to the chase and share my plan with you. We are going to bike to Meadowcreek Disc Golf Course (near the Bodo’s on 29) and play 9 – …

BONFIRES ARE BACK!

Eliza Stowe

Hellloooo friends, Are your fingers and legs aching from sending it this weekend and in need of some fire healing? Are you about 12 months deprived of a truly fulfilling night under the stars in cville? If yes, we have good news for you! UVA has released our 10 person social event limit so we are having our first bonfire …

Ragged mountain biking (Intermediate) & Sunbathing

Danny Devlin

Friday 3/26; 1:30pm to 4:30pm Whats poppin It’s bout to be beautiful, hot and sunny on Friday and I plan to take advantage of it. 80 degrees in March simply hits different. Come join me at the glorious ragged mountain for some good ol mountain biking. We’ll be doing the full ragged mountain loop (the other direction this time) which …

Ragged mountain biking – Intermediate – Monday 3pm (tomorrow)

Danny Devlin

It’s nice out which means mountain biking szn has begun. Come join me and start the season off with a send at the beautiful, pristine and glorious ragged mountain. We’ll be doing the full ragged mountain loop which is about 7 miles plus biking there and back which is about 6 miles round trip so 13ish total. I’m guessing it …

Backcountry classroom: how to keep your stove working

Mason Riffee

You’ve had a long and tiring day sending it in the mountains, and now, as the shadows are lengthening, you settle into your campsite for the evening. The wind is picking up, and though the sunset is gorgeous, you know that soon enough that the ambient cold will get colder, and colder – the time is nigh for a hot …

Rock Ascension at Rivanna Wall: Girls Run the World Edition

Eliza Stowe

Hello and greetings to all the lil senders across the lands! Spring is here which means dry and warm rocks for climbing which means we are getting after it this Sunday which means you should come join us and learn all you can about sport climbing and top-roping outside 🙂 (or teach us some new stuff). With COVID-19 restrictions we …

biathlon at the res

Connor Siggins

Oh Helllllo, It seems that the weather has turned the corner (*knocks on wood*), and my running legs are ready to get out to ragged mountain reservoir. We’ll be taking advantage of our new fleet of commuter bikes to speed up the journey to the res while warming up our legs. Here’s the plan: -meet at 116 Washington Ave to …

Sunny Saturday Boulder Bash at Ragged!!!

Burke Haywood

Howdy folks! The sun is shining and filling my mind, body and soul with its joyful energy. If you’re like me, and this kind of beautiful weather has you chomping at the bit to spend a little time pulling hard on rocks in nature, or, you just wanna get outside and try something new, come join me as I explore …

ohill stargaze

Sophia Benmhend

Hello hello! Before I get any further into this trip description, I am forcing you to read this stargazing joke that I think is funny. Ready? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No one tells you how dangerous stargazing can be I did it all afternoon and now I think I’m blind! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ haha! Ok so now we can talk about this trip. It’s just …

Ragged Mtn Hike

Philip Edmonston

Hi everyone, The plan is to meet at shred shack at 12pm next Sunday (March 7) where those who need bikes can pick them up, bike down to the resevoir, hike the trail, and come back. I led this same trip last semester and it was a nice hike – the resevoir is a short bike ride from grounds, and …

Wednesday Trail Running ~in the snow~

Connor Siggins

It’s a winter wonderland and by “wonderland” I mean cold and wet southeastern slush/snow That said, I still wanna run, so let’s brave the weather and send it to Foxhaven for some mucky miles Meet at the Shred Shack (116 Washington Ave.) at 10am and we’ll run to Foxhaven. We’ll run for about 5 miles, and the pace will be …

Beginner Mountain Biking at O-hill

Matthew Houff

I haven’t been leading trips in a while so let’s get back in to it with a beginner trip. We’re taking it easy on this trip and making sure everyone feels comfortable on this trip. We will probably only ride a couple miles but it depends on what the group is feeling. Text me at 804-389-3754 if you have any …

Embrace your history; learn to flintknap

Mason Riffee

Fllitknapping is the widely-forgotten practice of forming blunt stone into pointy stone, and for most of human prehistory, it was among the foremost expressions of craftsmanship, artistic beauty, and cultural distinction. It is also history incarnate. The practice of flintknapping is bequeathed to our kind by other, older human species; and though it predates our culture, and is also a …

Canoeing Beneath the Stars at Ragged

Burke Haywood

Ahoy partners in shred, I come bearing exciting news! As this odd semester winds to an end, Mason and I have devised a glorious final adventure that is sure to excite. When the sun drops below the horizon on Thursday, instead of feeling disheartened by how short the days have grown, we plan to saddle up our bikes and embark …

RTF Full Pull BIKING

Sam Goodkind

Don’t report me to Honor, but seeing Eliza’s trip has given me a brilliant idea (call it parallel thinking). What if I led a trip, circumnavigating Charlottesville in a counter-clockwise fashion, on the trail known as the Rivanna, on the last Saturday of the semester? BUT, since humans are no longer hunter-gatherers and we have devised faster and funner (idc …

RTF FULL PULL 2.0 whoop whoop

Eliza Stowe

Need an absolutely gnarly way to spend your last Saturday in Charlottesville before returning home to your parent’s basement to take finals? Want to run 23 miles surrounded by your best ODC pals who promise to remain uncompromisingly happy while even your own legs fail you? Never understood the joy that eating a salt and jelly bagel can provide you …

Pretty Beginner Trail Tromping

Lily Gates

Do you wish you could go on the magnificent Connor Siggins’ running trips, but you are not quite the speedy gazelle that he is? Would you rate yourself more of a gila monster? A snail? Or perhaps you too are a gazelle, but you are looking for a nice mellow shake out jog? Come run with me! I’m thinking some …

Beginner Mountain Biking @ O-hill

Kieran Humphreys

What’s poppin. It should be nice next weekend so I’m trying to get some mountain biking in. I’m not super experienced so any skill level is welcome. I was planning on doing a few loops around O-hill and seeing what everyone wants to do. Wooshaaaa 🚴‍♂️👁️🚴‍♂️ What you need: – Helmet (club can provide) – Bike (club can provide) – …

TRIP LEADER BONFIRE WOOP WOOP

Lily Gates

Hear ye hear ye trip leaders! If you have led a trip this semester or currently have one posted, the hour hath come for you to join us in celebrating all that you do for this illustrious and shred-nificent club. You make the Outdoors club the wonderful and exciting organization that it is, and while we cannot fully convey our …

S’more Manufacturing

Mason Riffee

The astute among you guys will notice that this trip coincides with the bike assembly trip. Indeed, this is no coincidence: building bikes is demanding work, and after long hours tinkering with allen screws and poorly-aligned brake calipers, there is little that the mind and body so jointly require more than a well-prepared s’more. Your job, as attendee of this …

New Transportation Opportunity for ODC Trips

Mason Riffee

Bygone are the days of glory, when unmasked strangers would agglomerate their breathing bodies within the confines of a car to drive, sometimes for hours, to yonder lands of Shenandoah and Monongahela. We officers reckon that it may be some significant time still before carpooling returns to the ODC game-plan. But no game-plan is without its proverbial Plan B, and …

reminisce about cold weather with a movie showing

Baillie McNitt

hey shredsters, happy almost halloweekend! it’s me again, back with another trip that requires no physical fitness, but a strong heart (and stomach) nonetheless. we had a BLAST last time watching 127 hours, and now that our deans say that we can gather in groovy groups of 10, I was thinking we could watch the 2015 SOB STORY that is …

Bike & Hike at Ragged Mtn

Philip Edmonston

Hi everyone, I haven’t really seen many hiking trips here, so I thought I would lead my own! I really enjoy hiking and was looking forward to exploring the trails around the area, but obviously corona threw a wrench in things. This seems like one of the best trails within biking distance, so get hyped. The plan is to meet …

Wednesday Trail Running Part 3: Third Time’s the charm

Connor Siggins

Good news everyone!! Jim has said we can now have groups of 10 people, so that means that 9 of you can come trail running with me on Wednesday :))) The plan: Meet at the shred shack (116 Washington Ave) at 5:00pm with your running shoes, a mask/face covering and positive vibes. For our run this week, the plan is …

Birding is dope

Mason Riffee

Hey, you, come close, and I shall share with you a secret, fervently censored and suppressed by the ODC officer corps. Indeed, it is a blasphemous truth — yet, truth it nevertheless is: there is more to the outdoors than ‘sending it.’ Shred-culture may attempt to convince you otherwise — but when one walks slowly, attentively through the woods (or …

Intermediate Mountain Biking at O-hill

Matthew Houff

We’re headed back to O-hill but this time we’re taking things up a notch. I chose intermediate for this trip because we will being doing more of the gnarly sections of the trail system and taking a little less breaks. We will probably ride for about 4-5 miles. If you don’t have your own mountain bike or helmet, let me …

Beginner Mountain Biking

Matthew Houff

This is just like my trip a couple days ago and I’d love to get the people who were on the waitlist on this trip. We’re taking it easy on this trip and making sure everyone feels comfortable on this trip. We will probably only ride a couple miles but it depends on what the group is feeling. Text me …