What we're about

We are New York's number one group for hiking, skiing, biking, snowboarding, and more. We have no cliquey events where only the regulars always get chosen, and every event starts with carpool so nobody is left behind. We are the most inclusive group in NYC for hiking, skiing, biking, snowboarding, and other outdoor adventures.

Our group is about the democratization of the outdoors, so you can be the adventure spark ( https://www.ridj-it.com/adventurespark ) without having to go through layers of the usual Meetup hierarchy.

Do you want to get out and go skiing but don’t have a ride? We’ve got your back. Have you been dreaming about surfing but can’t make it out to California? We know a secret spot to paddle out, and its way closer than you think. Ridj-it has helped bring thousands of people from the creature comforts of the city out to adventures of a lifetime all around the Northeast. Pick one of our trips or design your own; we’ll sort out the details. Your ride is outside. What are you waiting for?

Ridj-it has taken over 2,000 cars off the road, and through connecting those without cars with those who have one, we've helped adventurers host over 500+ events.

Drivers and riders can post adventures from various station throughout the Tri-state area. Our events include people from Meetup, Facebook, and others, so we're more than your typical NYC Meetup group.

Why do we carpool? ( https://www.ridj-it.com/single-post/2018/02/18/Why-Carpool ) We found most other outdoor Meetups were leaving younger residents, people of color, and immigrants behind. By linking our trips to carpool, we make sure everyone has to work together as a team in order to go on events. Many of our hosts don't have cars, and we're proud to have a space where outdoor enthusiasts can slowly democratize access to the Northeast's beautiful mountains, rivers, and beaches.

Check us out on Facebook ( http://facebook.com/ridjit ) and Instagram ( https://www.instagram.com/ridj_it/ ), and if you want to know more about Ridj-it, click here ( https://www.ridj-it.com/howItWorks.html ).

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Upcoming events (1)

Digital Winter Hiking Class

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Sign up for this adventure here as a rider, driver, or non-carpooler:

A RSPV on Meetup doesn’t get you on this event. You must book through Ridj-it using the link above.

If you are new to Ridj-it, you’ll be asked to create a profile, and once you have done that and the profile is approved, re-click the link above and sign-in with your new credentials. If you are a returning Ridj-it user, you’ll be asked to sign-in with your credentials. For both cases, after signing in, you’ll be able to book by clicking the “Let’s do it!” button at the bottom of the page. Follow the steps to book.

You’ll get an email from Ridj-it with a confirmation number plus a list of items that you purchased during booking- this will indicate that you have correctly booked for the event.We have a zero tolerance policy for those who fail to follow the above instructions. Not following these steps puts everyone at risk and undermines event management, and will lead to us banning you from this group and from affiliated groups and platforms

Join the Municipality of Waterville Valley for 1.5 hour digital class about how to stay outside safely this winter with fellow hikers. Essential gear and safety topics will be discussed, and taking the class will make you more confident in being outdoors during the winter.

How do I keep my water from freezing? How do I stay dry? When do I use snowshoes vs microspikes/crampons? All of these questions and more will be used to help you learn techniques about how to manage your heat and stay dry with the right gear. Appropriate boots, socks, gaiters, and layers will be pointed out during the heat management process, and then material covering traction will follow. If you're not sure if the gear you have is enough for winter hikes, bring it to the class!

Benefits of taking the course

1. Your chances of being accepted on winter hiking trips with others will be dramatically increased since you are on track to gain valuable knowledge from this class.

2. You will meet fellow hikers to set up winter trips based on your experience and needs.

3. You will able to address the doubts you've had about winter gear with the more experienced members of the community.

Joining the class

The link to this class will be emailed to everyone one to two hours beforehand. Please provide your full name when signing in since participants will be placed in a digital waiting room to confirm signup/identity. You may join this class without creating a full profile on Ridj-it.

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Digital Winter Hiking Class

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