• CLUB ACTIVITIES Sep 2018 (9/10/2018)

    OUTDOOR CLUB OF PORT JERVIS

    Hiking, Biking, Running & more

    All Club Activities are free and listed by date

    Activities Weather Permitting.

    Schedules and Activities subject to change.

    Additional info and schedule changes:

    www.ocopj.org

    Facebook: outdoorclubofportjervis

    Email info@ocopj.org

    (845) 288-3165 (voice or text message)

    WEEKLY SATURDAY MORNING OUTDOOR CLUB RUN

    Saturday, September 15th

    9:00 AM | Brewer’s Reservoir (Reservoir 1) Parking Lot 4

    There will be a group run starting in the Watershed. The route, distance, and pace to be decided by those in attendance. The group run will be every Saturday, same time and place unless otherwise directed.

    Park at Brewer’s Reservoir Overflow Parking Lot 4 on right just before Water Plant entrance

    61 Reservoir Rd, Port Jervis

    PORT JERVIS FARMERS’ MARKET

    Saturday September 15th  10AM to 2PM

    Farmers’ Market Park

    Hammond St & Pike St

    Port Jervis

    Stop by for maps, literature, request activities and simply discuss all that is the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis and the Watershed Trails and Recreational Areas

      

    RIDE THE TRAILS BIKE RIDE

    Sunday, September 2nd

    Led by Ben Cheek

    2:00 PM | Elks Brox Parking Lot #2

    Beginners and experienced riders join Ben to enjoy a guided ride of the Port Jervis Watershed Trails. A large number of bikers have participated over the summer and the rides continue through the fall.

    Park at Elk-Brox Parking (Lot 2) Off of Rt 42/Rt 97 then one mile up Skyline Drive just past the old Kolmar plant. Parking lot is on the right next to the kiosk.

    TRICKY TRAY FUNDRAISER MEETING

    Tuesday, September 4th– 7PM

    Headed by Betsy Gardner

    Port Jervis Youth Center

    Pike St  Port Jervis

    The next Tricky Tray meeting will be held Tuesday October 18, at 7 pm at the PJ Youth Center . If you have donations you need to drop off or bring with you please do so . All are encouraged to attend ! If you have any questions please contact Betsy at 845 325. 2525 or Gardnerabstract2@gmail.com . 

    PORT JERVIS FALL FOLIAGE

    Sunday, September 23rd

    Front St Port Jervis

    We will have our tent setup and offering maps, discussions and more.

    OUTDOOR CLUB MONTHLY MEETING

    Thursday, September 27th– 7PM

    Port Jervis City Hall

    Council Chambers

    Note: Club meetings have moved to the 4thThursday of every month.

    ERIE 80 MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL

    Sunday, October 14th– 9AM

    This bike event has been created by Starcrawf Productions and supported by the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis. If you are competitive or want to be a spectator of the competitive bike riding join us on that day. For more info visit www.starcrawf.com or Starcrawf on Facebook.

    TRICKY TRAY FUNDRAISER 

    FOR THE OUTDOOR CLUB OF PORT JERVIS

    PUMP TRUCK

    Saturday, October 20th– 

    Headed by Betsy Gardner

    Port Jervis High School Gymnasium

    Port Jervis, NY

    Betsy Gardner is organizing a Tricky Tray fundraiser on behalf of the Outdoor Club to be held on October 20thof the P.J. High School gym. All who want to help organize and contribute toward the event are urged to attend this meeting.

    NOTICE

    If anyone is willing to step-up and lead hikes in the Watershed please send an email to info@ocopj.org. Our usual hike leader has been sidelined due to surgery. Thank you!

    SUPPORT THE CREATION OF THE

    PORT JERVIS OUTDOOR CLUB PUMP TRACK

    & WATERSIDE WOODS TRAILS

    Artist rendering. Training track is not included in this graphic

    The Outdoor Club of Port Jervis is fundraising for the construction of a pump track in the Riverside Park along the Delaware River for bike riders of all ages to enjoy. This project will break ground in the spring of 2019 with readiness of the track before Memorial Day.

    What is a pump track? This will be an earthen bicycle track allowing for inexperienced riders to learn how to ride trails with humps and bumps as well providing the experienced rider a way to hone their skills while enjoying an aerobic workout. In addition, our track will include plantings within and around the boundaries allowing for everyone to learn about and enjoy native and exotic plants and vegetation while beautifying the area.

    In the woods along the river will create all natural trails that will allow bikers to move to the next step in learning about riding in the woods. Once comfortable riders will then be encouraged to venture into the Watershed where they will be able to experience the 40+ miles of trails we have created. All trails in all areas will be open to bikers, hikers and runners.

    Highlights: Track development for training kids to ride bikes and experience trails

    Allow the experienced riders to create an aerobic workout

    Allow loaner bikes as well as provide safety equipment to ride the track and trails

    Open the river woods to hiking, biking and running

    Invite people of all ages and capabilities to enjoy the woods and water

    Open access to the river for fishing

    Provide areas for community gardens next to the pump track

    Introduce all users to the nearly 2200 acres of Watershed Park and Trails

    For more info: OCOPJ.ORG        info@ocopj.org      Facebook: outdoorclubofportjervis

  • Labor Day Weekend Activities and more….. (8/28/2018)

    OUTDOOR CLUB OF PORT JERVIS

    Hiking, Biking, Running & more

     

    All Club Activities are free and listed by date

    Activities Weather Permitting.

    Schedules and Activities subject to change.

    Additional info and schedule changes:

    www.ocopj.org

    Facebook: outdoorclubofportjervis

    Email info@ocopj.org

    (845) 288-3165 (voice or text message)

    During these hot summer months be sure to hydrate, wear skin protection from the sun and insects, and wear sturdy boots or shoes. Be aware of your surroundings and consult with activity leaders in staying safe on the trails.

     

     

    WEEKLY SATURDAY MORNING OUTDOOR CLUB RUN

    Saturday, September 1st

    9:00 AM | Brewer’s Reservoir (Reservoir 1) Parking Lot 4

    There will be a group run starting in the watershed. Route, distance, and pace to be decided by those in attendance. The group run will be every Saturday, same time and place unless otherwise directed.

    Park at Brewer’s Reservoir Overflow Parking Lot 4 on right just before Water Plant entrance

    61 Reservoir Rd, Port Jervis

     

     

    PORT JERVIS FARMERS’ MARKET

    Saturday September 1st  10AM to 2PM

    Farmers’ Market Park

    Hammond St & Pike St

    Port Jervis

    Stop by for maps, literature, request activities and simply discuss all that is the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis and the Watershed Trails and Recreational Areas

    INTRODUCTORY LATE AFTERNOON HIKE

    Saturday September 1st  3:30 PM

    Elks Brox Parking Lot #2

    Hike Intensity – Easy

    Approx 3 miles

    Park at Elk-Brox Parking (Lot 2) Off of Rt 42/Rt 97 then one mile up Skyline Drive just past the old Kolmar plant. Parking lot is on the right next to the kiosk.

     

     

    LABOR DAY WEEKEND HIKE

    Sunday September 2nd – 9AM

    Deerpark Dam (old Reservoir 3)

    “Caretakers House” 220 Academy Ave.

    Hike Difficulty: Moderate

    Approx 6 miles  Duration: 2+ Hours

    Park at Old Caretaker’s House. Take Rt. 97/42 West to Sparrow Bush.  Right on Main St. then immediate left at stop.  One block make right on Academy Ave. Follow for 1.7 miles to Watershed Trails sign. Turn slightly left and park at house on left opposite reservoir. 220 Academy Avenue, Sparrow Bush

     

     

    RIDE THE TRAILS BIKE RIDE

    Sunday, September 2nd

    Led by Ben Cheek

    2:00 PM | Elks Brox Parking Lot #2

    Ride Difficulty – Moderate

    Helmets are required for all

    Park at Elk-Brox Parking (Lot 2) Off of Rt 42/Rt 97 then one mile up Skyline Drive just past the old Kolmar plant. Parking lot is on the right next to the kiosk.

     

     

    * OTHER CLUB ACTIVITIES *

     

    TRICKY TRAY FUNDRAISER MEETING

    Tuesday, September 4th– 7PM

    Headed by Betsy Gardner

    Port Jervis Youth Center

    Pike St  Port Jervis

    Betsy Gardner is organizing a Tricky Tray fundraiser on behalf of the Outdoor Club to be held on October 20thof the P.J. High School gym. All who want to help organize and contribute toward the event are urged to attend this meeting.

     

    ATV EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE MEETING

    Wednesday, September 5th– 6PM

    Headed by Tom Sexton

    Tom’s Automotive shop

    75 Fowler

    Interested in ATVs, area rides and more? Join Tom Sexton in discussions and planning. Tom is also exploring group rides as fundraisers for the Outdoor Club.

     

    PORT JERVIS FALL FOLIAGE

    Sunday, September 23rd

    Front St Port Jervis

    We will have our tent setup and offering maps, discussions and more.

     

     

    OUTDOOR CLUB MONTHLY MEETING

    Thursday, September 27th– 7PM

    Port Jervis City Hall

    Council Chambers

    Note: Club meetings have moved to the 4thThursday of every month.

    For more information on all activities posted see contact info at the top of the page