Outdoor Recreation

Special Events & Specialty Programs

Sunday Rides

Join us every last Sunday of the month for Sunday Rides - a program for students and the USF community to travel to Flatwoods Park or the Tampa Riverwalk for a free bike ride with friends!

Bikes are provided free of charge by USF Outdoor Recreation's bike rental shop. Students are also provided free transportation to the biking locations across Tampa from campus.

Upcoming Dates:

  • January 26th
  • February 23rd
  • March 29th
  • April 26th

Times Offered:

  • 10:00am - 2:00pm

Register for Fall 2020 Dates

*A $10 no-show fee will be assessed for all who register but fail to show for the Sunday Ride

Moonlight Canoeing

Come to Riverfront Park for after hours boating around the full moon. You have an hour and a half to discover the difference between day and night on the Hillsborough River! Sign up with friends or venture out on your own.

Canoes and 2-person kayaks: $10, 1-person kayaks $5.

Upcoming Dates:

  • February 7th and 8th
  • March 6th and 7th
  • April 3rd and 4th
  • May 8th

Times Offered:

  • 7 p.m. – 8:50 p.m.
  • 9 p.m. – 10:50 p.m.

Register for your boat:

Earth Day Climate Climb

In celebration of Earth Day, the USF Challenge Course is collaborating with the Climate Action Coalition to empower participants to take action on one of the biggest challenges facing the planet: climate change. As you climb the course, you'll learn steps you can take to reduce your ecological footprint and expand your global impact.

$15.  Transportation included

Upcoming Dates:

  • April 18, 2020


  • 10:00am - 1:00pm

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Ziplining Under The Stars

February 26, 2020 at Riverfront Park (part of Adventure Week)
7:00pm - 10:00pm (timeslots start at 7, 8, and 9PM for an hour each)

What's better than ziplining? Ziplining under the stars, of course! As the sun sets, helmet lights are turned on, and your ultimate adventure begins. You don't want to miss out on this FREE after-hours zipline experience during Adventure Week.

FREE, Advanced registration required; transportation to/from campus is included.

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Challenge After Dark

Upcoming Dates:

  • March 27, 2020, 8:30PM-11:30PM

Start times:

  • 8:00-9:30pm
  • 9-10:30pm
  • 10-11:30pm

Challenge Course at USF Riverfront Park

Get lit on our glow-in-the-dark Challenge Course. You'll be illuminated with glow sticks while conquering obstacles 50ft in the air followed by an extreme 500ft zipline challenge.

Cost: $15
Transportation provided from the REC

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