DIRO Activities

DIRO Outdoors provides a variety of individual and group activities to meet your needs.  Our event calendar is updated frequently , so please check back often or sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay apprised of what’s happening.  

Below you will find the general categories of activities we are currently providing along with the specific gear available to you.  When you are ready to browse through the specific activities, follow the appropriate ‘book now’ button to plan your next adventure. You will then be able choose dates, times, and locations.  If you have your own gear, feel free to join us!  We hope to see you soon!

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Guided Tours

DIRO Outdoors offers many guided tours throughout the year to give you yet another reason to get outside. Tours will be lead by an experienced outdoors person and include hands-on tips and instruction for those interested. Perfect for groups or for individuals looking for others to join them on their adventures. Example tours include full moon kayaking or paddle boarding tours, sunset tours, and mountain bike night riding tours.

Like all of our other activities, we bring all the gear allowing you just show up, enjoy the experience, and head home with no fuss afterwards. Experience the outdoors like you've never done before.

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Fat Tire Biking

Fat tire bikes (aka "fatties") offer a new way to experience the outdoors and can take you to places previously difficult or inaccessible on a traditional cruiser or mountain bike throughout all seasons of the year.  These bikes have tires over four inches wide which are inflated to very low tire pressures (~10psi) providing unmatched traction and float making them great for trails, sand, and even snow!  These tires also act as excellent shock absorbers thus eliminating the need for mechanical bike suspension and their increased mass allow you roll over just about anything.  If you've never ridden one, we guarantee it will make you feel like a kid again.

Our fleet consists of Framed Wolftrax bikes which are from a locally based company in Little Canada.  We have bikes to fit all genders, ages as well as bikes with women-specific geometry.

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Snowshoeing

Don't let winter keep you from enjoying the great outdoors. Snowshoeing is an excellent way to experience the beauty and tranquility of winter and go hiking in MN and WI with no bugs! There's nothing quite like bushwhacking through the woods with a fresh layer of new snow and being the first to make tracks and hear the snow squeak as you walk. It will truly make you feel alive.

Snowshoeing is also great exercise and all that work keeps you nice and warm even on the coldest of days. No experience is necessary. If you can walk, you can snowshoe. How many activities can say that?

DIRO Outdoors has a lot of snowshoeing activities planned for this winter. Come out and experience the trails like a true Upper Midwesterner. You'll be glad you did.

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Social Events

Bonfires at the local state park. Full moon hiking. Celebrating National Root Beer Float Day. These are just a couple examples of the free events hosted by DIRO Outdoors to help feed your love of the outdoors and interact with other like-minded individuals. We've discovered that some of the most caring, interesting, and fun people are outdoor enthusiasts. 

Come and be social with us!

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Stewardship Events

We feel very blessed to live in an area with so many beautiful parks, trails, lakes, and rivers.  As a result, maintaining and preserving our green spaces for current and future generations is an important part of DIRO Outdoors.  We are always on the lookout for somewhere we can make a difference.

Please join us in giving back by volunteering your time at these worthwhile events.  It's great for the environment , good for the soul, gets you outside, and often provides a good workout too!

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Kayaking

Kayaking is one of those classic outdoor activities that has something to offer just about everyone. Whether you're looking to go for a relaxing paddle, want to push yourself for an aerobic workout, or crave the excitement of navigating rapids, kayaking can meet all these needs. If you're a novice, we'll teach you what you need to know to become a confident and proficient paddler. If you're more advanced, we'll have the gear to help you go farther and faster.

Our fleet is comprised of many different styles of high-end kayaks so that you and your family/friends can experience the many facets of the sport with greater enjoyment and comfort. We have specific models for kids, those that like stability, touring, fishing, and bringing your four-legged friend. If you're not sure which kayak is for you, visit our kayaking guide.

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Paddle Boarding

Stand up paddle boarding ("SUP") is a growing sport which allows people to enjoy the water in new ways.  You can utilize a SUP just for fun, to relax while doing water yoga, for a strenuous aerobic activity, to go touring down a river with your camping gear, fishing, or even trying to outperform your competition in the very popular race scene.

DIRO Outdoors has a wide variety of SUPs for you to try that are suited for these different activities, skill levels, and stability preference. We even have inflatable paddle boards that get rock hard and perform like rigid models but can roll up and fit in a backpack or trunk.

Don't let your inexperience of paddle boarding deter you from trying it. Most beginners feel comfortable within 15 minutes and are ready to progress to more advanced boards after their first session. We'd be honored to be the ones to introduce you to this new sport!

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Classes

Is there an aspect of the outdoors or an outdoor activity you want to learn more about? Do you want to learn the proper techniques to improve your outdoor experiences? Do you like the feeling of being more prepared for unforeseen events that can happen while "finding your outer space"? Are you one who prefers to try a new activity in an instructor led environment? If so, we are here to help.

DIRO Outdoors provides many outdoor learning opportunities catered to the novice and the seasoned adventurer on a wide range of topics. If there is something you've always wanted to learn but we don't offer a class on it, drop us a line and we'll look into sourcing experts, creating class material, and adding to our list for you and others to enjoy.

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