OAP Trips, Activities, and Clinics


Nikki Wilkins, OAP Trip Leader, shares her passion for the outdoors with fellow Rams.

Day Trips

Weekly Activities

Custom Trips at Rice Rivers Center

Click the titles below to view full descriptions, trip costs, and to register. Registration closes the day of the trip. 

Please review our Trip Policies and Procedures, and review our Covid-19 Guidelines at the bottom of this page. 

Day Trips  

Registration closes the day before the trip. 

TripTrip DateDayTime
Whitewater Kayaking5/1Sat10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Spin and Vin5/2Sun10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Sea Kayaking Weekend5/1 - 5/2Sat and SunAll Day
Summer 2021

Trip registrations open May 10.

Trip    DateDayTimeRegister By
FTW Backpacking Weekend5/29- 5/31Sat - MonAll Day5/25
Whitewater Kayaking for Beginners6/12SaturdayAll Day6/8
Local Nature Hike6/18Friday Half Day     6/15
POC Day Hike6/26Saturday All Day 6/22
Urban Adventure Bike Tour
6/27Sunday All Day 6/22
Whitewater Kayaking for Beginners7/10SaturdayAll Day7/6
Backpacking Weekend      7/17- 7/18Sat-Sun All Day 7/13
Urban Bike Adventure Tour7/23FridayHalf Day 7/20
Rock Climbing7/30Friday Half Day 7/27
Whitewater Kayaking for Beginners7/31Saturday All Day 7/27
Local Nature Hike8/6Friday Half Day 8/3
FTW Mountain Bike Weekend8/7 - 8/8 Sat-Sun All Day 8/3
POC Day Hike8/14Saturday All Day 8/10

Weekly Activities and Bike Clinics

All weekly activities begin at the Outing Rental Center. Schedules subject to change. Register by clicking the clinic title in the chart. 

Registration closes at the time of the outing/clinic. 

Nature Hike and Outdoor Trash Clean-Up3/16 - 4/27Tuesdays3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
SUP3/17 - 4/28Wednesdays    2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Mountain Bike3/18 - 4/29    Thursdays3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Bicycle Maintenance Series: What's That Noise? 4/26Monday6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Modern bicycles are simple yet complex machines. But did you know there are plenty of things you can do to keep your ride running smoothly without spending much time, effort, or money? The OAP bike maintenance crew will demonstrate how to clean, lube, and adjust your bike to keep you rolling and avoid costly repairs down the road. No need to bring your bike; just bring your curiosity and questions!

Summer 2021

Registration opens May 10, and closes the time of the outing. 

Tredegar Flatwater Paddling5/18 - 8/17Tuesdays3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Mountain Biking for Beginners5/20 - 8/19Thursdays3:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

Custom Trips at Rice Rivers Center 

The VCU Outdoor Adventure Program is partnering with the VCU Rice Rivers Center to offer custom group trips at the 500-acre facility along the lower James.  With direct access to the James River, a boat launch for canoes to access the tidal creek, and the recent opening of the Inger Rice Lodge that can sleep up to 22 people, the Rice Rivers Center is a perfect location.  Contact outdoors@vcu.edu for more information.


Virginia Commonwealth University
Division of Student Affairs
101 S. Linden St.
Richmond, VA 23220

(804) 827-1100

About Recreational Sports

VCU Recreational Sports offers a diversity of programmed and informal recreational, fitness and sports activities for the VCU community.

Page last updated 08/14/2018

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