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Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Pride with Venture Outdoors ALL Year Long

PRIDE All Year Long

Nope, we didn’t change our logo this month just for Pride month. Our logo is actually rainbow all year logo to celebrate diversity outdoors everyday of the year. We also celebrate and support this diversity with regularly scheduled events like the Women and Nonbinary Mountain Biking Clinics, Pride Hikes, and Pride Paddles.

Supporting LGBTQIA+ Staff

We’re able to serve the LQBTQIA+ community thanks to our inclusive staffing practices and culture of belonging that has made space for many queer people to join the Venture Outdoors team. We’ve got an amazing team that we’re proud to celebrate and support!

Pic from our LGBTQ Staff Affinity Group visit to a baseball game

“Honestly, as a trans person Venture Outdoors is a great place to work. Our President is focused on providing inclusive health care plans, we regularly share pronouns, and overall our team respects and listens to one another. Best of all though, we laugh a lot together.”
– Samone Riddle, Marketing Manager

Get Outdoors for PRIDE

Join us for a series:

  • Pride Paddle – Join Trip Leader Eli Shumaker (he/him) on a pleasant paddle along the Allegheny River with LGBTQIA friends and allies. This is a monthly meet up happening!
  • Pride Outside -This is an inclusive space for LGBTQIA+ individuals to spend time outdoors, find community, AND build your trekking skills. Led by volunteer Trip Leader, Bili O’Hara (they/them).
  • Women & Nonbinary Mountain Bike Clinic – Learn effective riding skills and techniques to improve your riding experience within the support of a women and nonbinary riders only group.

Have an idea for a great new trip or series or want to become volunteer trip leader? Please contact our Program & Volunteer Manager, Alyssa (she/they) at

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