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Workshops

Ski and Snowboard Tuning Workshop Series

Waxing | Wednesday, January 19 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Edging | Thursday, January 27 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Winter is here! By this point you’ve probably been to one of your favorite ski resorts or on one of our weekly ski shuttles and your ski/snowboard could use a little love. Join us as we take you through the steps of effectively waxing your skis/board and sharpening your edges. We will have wax and tools for you to use as one of our Adventure Staff takes you through the process so that you can come away with the knowledge and tools to tune your equipment from your own home!

Cost: $10.00

Backpacking Gear Workshop

Winter | Tuesday, February 8 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Warm Weather | Tuesday, March 8 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Have you ever thought about going backpacking but didn’t know where to start? Come join Adventure WV as we take you through the equipment, basic practices, and route planning to make your first or next backpacking trip a success. This workshop will focus primarily on how to start your first backpacking/camping trip and how to take your equipment and skills to the next level. 

Cost: $10.00

Backpacking and Camping Cooking Workshop

Thursday, March 24 | 5:00pm - 8:pm

Great meals and the community that comes from cooking those meals can be one of the most important and rewarding aspects of your next adventure. Join Adventure WV as we take you through proper meal planning and the techniques we use to cook some of our favorite backcountry meals.

This workshop will feature the preparation and cooking of one breakfast and two dinner meals on backcountry stoves to replicate backcountry settings in an on-campus setting. After we’re finished cooking all participants can sit back and enjoy their meals to get a sample of what backcountry cooking is all about! 

Cost: $20.00

Whitewater Kayak Skills Session

Tuesday, February 22 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

As we near the end of the Winter Kayak Roll Sessions, Adventure WV wants to give you the opportunity to add some additional whitewater skills to get you ready for your next, or first trip to the river. This skill session looks to facilitate the building of essential skills needed to be at your best out on the river. Whereas the Roll Sessions focus specifically on the whitewater kayak roll, this session will focus on outfitting your kayak correctly, bracing, turns at speed, boat control and balance, and creating a better overall awareness of how you fit into your boat. These skills, when added to your new found roll, will allow you to progress as you move out into the river this Spring and Summer.

Cost: $10.00

Bike Maintenance Workshops

Drivetrain and Gear Adjustments | Wednesday, March 30 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

One of the most common issues with bicycles can be a drivetrain that never wants to stay in alignment. This normally requires the rider to take the bike to a shop to get serviced or worse yet, just keep riding the bike and dealing with the noise. Join Adventure WV as we take you through how to properly diagnose and fix drivetrain issues on your bike. This workshop will include; proper shifter alignment, derailleur adjustment, how to clean and lube your chain, and how to make minor adjustments to your bike’s drivetrain system.

Cost: $10:00

How to Clean Your Bike | Thursday, April 14 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

At this point in the Spring you’ve either been riding your bike in less than ideal conditions or it’s been sitting in your garage or apartment since back in the fall. Join Adventure WV as we take you through the basics of how to properly wash and lubricate you bike to get it ready for your next adventure. This program will focus on the tools and techniques required for to make sure your bike is at it’s best before and after each ride.

Cost: $10:00

Bikepacking Gear Review Workshop

Thursday, April 7 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Are you an avid backpacker and looking for an exciting new way to get outside and explore? Or are you a cyclist and always wanted to add another day or see some new terrain? Join Adventure WV and learn about the amazing activity of Bikepacking!

Bikepacking takes the lightweight and minimalistic approach of backpacking and puts the equipment on your bike so that you can cover more miles and see more scenery. This workshop will go through the different equipment you’ll need, route planning, food options and logistics, and ways in which you can apply all of your backpacking knowledge to the bike. We look forward to seeing you there!

Cost: $10:00

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