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Classes and Events

Outdoor Education and Events

Please note that all Big Bear Gear activities require a Participation Waiver. Please complete this in advance.

Private Kayak Instruction

Private kayak instruction is available by appointment.

    Learn to Kayak
    • Learn the basics of kayaking paddling and safety.
    • PLEASE ARRIVE 30 MINUTES EARLY
    • Meet at Big Bear Gear. 
    • Cost: $75 for instruction up to three people. $25 for each additional person, max of 6.
    • Kayak rental is additional if you do not have your own equipment.
    • By appointment only. Email sales@BigBearGearNJ.com to inquire about dates and times.

    (If you are looking to just rent a kayak or canoe, please visit our kayak rental page

    October 2020 Outdoor Education and Events

    Hike Big Bear Gear To Goat Hill Overlook Followed By Hot Chocolate (October 24, 9AM-11AM)  [OCTOBER 17 DATE CANCELLED]

    Goat Hill Overlook hike

    This is a rigorous and steep hike (~350 ft elevation gain) from Big Bear Gear to Goat Hill Overlook. Proper hiking shoes are required. We will hike from Big Bear Gear to the south overlook then on to the main overlook and then return. Two hour hike, including time to enjoy the overlook. Please arrive 15 minutes before the hike start. Hot cocoa after at Big Bear Gear. 

    Please sign our participation waiver in advance: https://bigbeargearnj.com/pages/participation-waiver

    RSVP on our Meetup group

    November 2020 Outdoor Education and Events

    Zombie Apocalypse Bike Ride (November 1, 10AM-12PM and 11AM to 1PM)

    Join us on the day after Halloween for a Zombie Apocalypse Bike Ride, starting at Big Bear Gear. We will bike approximately 10 miles round trip, but feel free to join us for a shorter stretch. Zombie attire and/or makeup strictly required. Bring your own bike, or rent from Big Bear Gear (must book in advance at BigBearGearNJ.com). Social distancing required.

    **Our 10AM Zombie Horde is full. We are currently recruiting for the 11AM Zombie Horde**

    RSVP on our Meetup Group