Campus Recreation

Outdoor and Adventure Pursuits

Program Overview

Outdoor and Adventure Pursuits (or OAP, as we like to call ourselves) is your base camp for new adventures on-campus and locally to Pittsburgh.  OAP provides you the ability to test new heights at our indoor climbing wall, prepare you for your next commute at our Bike Cave, and leading trips outdoors. Look below to discover all the ways you can get involved! 

Pitt Bike Cave

The Bike Cave is your DIY, student-run bike shop. The Bike Cave provides you free access our tools to repair your bike, educational workshops, and local bike rides for all Pitt students, faculty, staff, and community members. The Bike Cave accepts bikes or bike parts to be donated. If you are looking for your next way to commute around campus, stop by the Bike Cave to buy a bike!

Bike Cave Workshops and Rides

For more information regarding maintenance workshops and weekly rides visit the Campus Recreation Portal.

Bike Cave Location

The Bike Cave is located in Posvar Passage between Posvar Hall and David L. Lawrence Hall.

Register Your Bike

Register your bike for free to have a record of your ownership, deter theft, and identify your bike if it is lost, stolen, or impounded.

UPitt Bike Registration (

Stay up to date with our biking community by following our Instagram and hours of operation.

Trees Climbing Wall

The Climbing Wall is located in Trees Hall and offers a variety of bouldering and top roping for all skills at our indoor climbing gym. We offer a variety of classes for beginners who are looking to learn the ropes. We also offer classes for our experienced climbers who want to continue developing their skills. The Climbing Wall is open to students, staff, and faculty. 


At Trees Climbing Wall, members will complete an Onboarding training every academic year at no additional cost. 

Members can rent the following: 

  • Climbing Shoes
  • Climbing Harness 
  • Belay Device 

Daily Equipment Rental 


Outdoor and Adventure Pursuits Trips

Are you looking for a casual hike through Schenley Park, time to meditate on a stand-up paddleboard, or even a bike ride on the Greater Allegheny Passage? OAP has the trip for you! Our trips are designed for all ability levels – everyone will have fun!  

We offer a variety of fun, educational, and experiential trips that surround our campus. Join us for your next adventure: 

  • Day Hikes 
  • Full Moon / Night Hikes 
  • Bike Rides 
  • Stand-up Paddleboarding 

Private Outdoor & Adventure Pursuits (OAP) Classes

Elevate your next event with a private Outdoor & Adventure Pursuits (OAP) class! Campus Recreation offers student organizations and clubs the opportunity to book an exciting and engaging event that promotes physical activity and camaraderie.

From outdoor hikes and climb nights to bike rides and workshops, we have something for everyone to enjoy.

Ready to embark on your next adventure? Click here to learn more about our Private Offerings and schedule your class today!