Biking and Mountain Biking

Join JHOC for a great day of biking! The day begins with instruction from our experienced trip staff. Then we head to the trails! The only experience needed is the ability to ride a bike.

Trip Information

Trip Requirements

  • Review pre-trip materials. Your instructor will email you with pre-trip information.
  • Complete all required paperwork (See ‘Forms and Waivers’)
  • Meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria for the trip:
    • Ride a bicycle on uneven, variable terrain, including flat, uphill, and downhill
    • Travel by foot over uneven, variable terrain
    • Manage personal care independently or with the assistance of a companion
    • Manage personal mobility independently or with a reasonable amount of assistance
    • Follow instructions and effectively communicate independently or with the assistance of a companion


How to Register

Outdoor trips are open to anyone affiliated with Johns Hopkins University including Hopkins students, staff, and faculty.

To register for a trip please do the following:

  1. View the upcoming trips on our Outdoor Pursuits Hopkins Group page. Payment is accepted via, credit card and can be made online.
  2. After payment has been received and processed, you will receive a confirmation email. Attached to that email will include any forms you may have to fill out and return the Wednesday before you leave on your trip.
  3. Contact Experiential Education with any questions regarding your trip, registration information, payment options, or any concerns. We are open from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 2 to 5 p.m. Friday’s during the semester and can be reached at 410-516-4417 or
  4. The week of your trip you will be notified by the instructors about trip details and if there is an in-person pre-trip meeting.

Cancellation Policy

If you are not able to go on a trip, you may cancel no later than seven days prior to the date of your trip to receive a refund. If you do not cancel your spot a week before the date of your trip, you will not receive a refund. If a trip is canceled due to weather or any other unforeseen circumstances, you will be notified as soon as possible and will receive a full refund. To cancel, please email

Signup Policy

You will be able to purchase one participant spot per trip online. If you have a friend (must be a current JHU student) that wants to come along they will have to purchase their own spot. Please be considerate of others that may want to go on a trip and purchase what you know you will be able to attend.

What’s Included

  • Transportation (you must take the provided JHU transportation)
  • Activity-specific equipment
  • Basic instruction and coaching
  • Fishing license through MD DNR educational wavier

What’s Not Included

  • Meals (unless it is an overnight trip)
  • Personal clothing for the activity

Forms and Waivers

To participate in an outdoor trip you are required to complete a medical form and trip waiver.

Once your order is processed, you will receive an email with any necessary paperwork. Please download and fill out the required paperwork for your trip and return it by email to Forms and waivers must be completed and returned by 5 p.m. EST on the Wednesday before your trip. After hours, please leave your paperwork in the office door dropbox. If you do not turn in your paperwork by 5 p.m. EST the Wednesday before your trip, you will be removed from the trip without a refund.

If you have already attended a trip this academic year you do not need to fill out a new medical form and instead need to stop by the Experiential Education Base Camp and resign your form, confirming that no information on your medical form has changed since last attending a trip. You must fill out a waiver for every type of trip you attend once a year.

What to Bring


  • Synthetic T-shirt
  • Synthetic shorts (padded bike shorts preferred but not necessary)
  • Closed-toed shoes (flat bottom “skate shoes” work best but any shoe is fine)
  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Additional Clothing (Cold Weather Trips)

  • Warm Jacket
  • Synthetic pants
  • Long underwear tops and bottoms
  • Wool Socks
  • Pair of synthetic gloves (to help keep your hands warm)
  • Wool hat or beanie


  • Day pack or small backpack
  • 2 one-liter water bottles
  • Sunscreen/lip balm
  • Sunglasses with lanyard
  • Extra glasses and/or contacts
  • Medication in waterproof bags
  • Camera (optional)
  • LUNCH!
  • Snacks, granola bars, cookies, etc.

Equipment Included

  • Helmet, Bike, Bike repair tools

Trip Schedule