Have you been yearning to team up with a club that will get you out of the house and partaking in adventures? It can be tough to motivate yourself to go for a hike or a white water rafting trip if there’s no one prompting you to do it. Plus, half the effort comes in the form of organization. Just yesterday, Jeff Empric, founder of Roaming Buffalo Adventures, launched a website where WNY adventurers can go to find like-minded people interested in the great outdoors. “I came up with the idea in November,” Jeff told me. “I knew that there was an opportunity to bring people together to show them all of the great outdoor (and some indoor) activities. It’s a chance to get involved with hiking, canoeing, rafting, sky diving, etc.
“The group plans the local and regional trips – we’re hosting between 25-30 events in the first year alone. The cost is $45 ($60 per couple) and includes two free parties – some events might require additional charges for equipment rentals, food, etc. Our launch party is March 27th at Flying Bison Brewery. This is a social club, which means that members might choose to go on an organized hike one week, and follow it up with a wine tasting night in order to plan the next excursion. Many of the trips will take place in the city – urban bike rides and running races… we’ll even host some pub crawls. It’s a year ’round club intended to show people all of the regional adventures that we have right in our own backyard. We have been promoting the club on a couple of different social networking sites and I’m happy to report that we already have people signing up. Judging by the positive response, we’re anticipating 150 people to sign up this year alone.”