Cleveland Out and About


…Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

What's the mix of women:men, and how many people participate?
Typically the mix at our activities is 50:50 men:women. The group ranges from 15 on a cold and rainy day to 40 on a beautiful warm sunny day.

Are dogs permitted on hikes?
Dogs are welcome on most hikes. In some cases, due to the terrain or park regulations, we may not permit dogs, and we will include information on this on our calendar and in our mailing list notices. We ask that dogs be kept on a leash due to park regulations and group safety.

Is smoking permitted on the hikes?

Is it ok if I talk on my cell phone during a hike?
If you must take a cell phone call, please move away from the group.

Are some hikes/activities difficult?
Some hikes are difficult and some are easy - we offer activities at a variety of levels so that we can meet the requests of all of our members, who range in fitness and interest. We provide a description for each activity, on the calendar and in our mailing list notices. The description will indicate the difficulty level and any special precautions (e.g. mud, hills, distance).

I'm ready for a hike! What do I bring?
We recommend that you wear hiking boots because trails can be muddy at times and supportive boots will keep your feet comfortable. You may also want to bring water, a small snack, and a fanny pack for carrying these and any other items you may want to have with you. Be sure to check the weather before you leave for the event and dress appropriately.

Do I need a bike helmet for biking events?
Yes, yes, yes! For your safety, we require that you wear a helmet while participating in our biking events.