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Kayaking & Water sports

We plan, you paddle. Explore majestic coastlines or hone your skills on a guided kayak adventure.

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Meet Miranda Carreño

REI Co-op Guide since 2021

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Hiking & Backpacking

Those boots were made for walking. From day hikes to overnights, our guides are here to help you hit the trail.

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Meet Joshua Thompson

REI Co-op Guide since 2017

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Climbing & Rappelling

Your next ascent starts right here. Join us for a climbing skills class or test your mettle on a multi-day guided mountain expedition.

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Meet Hadrian Klinkner

REI Co-op Guide since 2018

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Road & Mountain Biking

Ready to ride? Brush up on basics or join a trail-riding adventure with our top-rated cycling classes.

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Meet Jeremy Francis

REI Co-op Guide since 2016

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Rent Gear

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Richmond, CA

Now open: REI rentals at Richmond Marina

Eager to explore the bay this weekend? Our Bay Area Adventure Center has everything you need to get out there—just a few steps away from Richmond’s inner harbor.

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You’ve got plans, we’ve got gear. Stop by one of our rental locations to get outfitted for your next adventure.

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars

Amazing first-hand experience shared and knowledge absorbed. The instructor met us at our experience level and provided valuable, lifelong tips for a safe and successful backpacking adventure.', note: 'Steve - Essential Backpacking Skills Class”

Steve - Essential Backpacking Skills Class

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars

I didn't anticipate that a backpacking trip to the beach would be so refreshing for the body and soul. Whether you're a seasoned backpacker or this is your first outing, you'll be blown away.", note: 'Michael C., Point Reyes National Seashore Backpacking”

Michael C., Point Reyes National Seashore Backpacking

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars

We went kayaking out to Brooks Island. The day was perfect, the water calm, the wildlife engaging and our guides were ... experienced, knowledgeable, fun, positive and flexible. What an awesome day!”

Dana, Kayak Tour of Brooks Island

Get Involved

Support your community and connect with others in the Bay-Sierra Region

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Local Partners

Support your community and connect with others in the Bay Area

The REI Cooperative Action Fund is a non-profit that supports several Bay Area organizations that make time outside more accessible for all.

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Support your community and connect with others in the Bay Area


Participate in a Local Stewardship Event

From cleanup runs to habitat restoration projects, the Co-op offers multiple ways to give back to the Bay Area community.

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Contact Us

General Information

Please reach out to us with any questions.

Classes, Day Trips, Events & Gear Rentals

Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm PT

Phone: 1-877-819-3807

Adventure Travel

Hours: Monday-Friday: 7am-5pm PT

Phone: 1-800-622-2236

Group Experiences

Organizing a work event, family trip, or special gathering? Our team is here to help. Please submit a request via email to GroupExperiences@rei.com and a member of our team will follow up shortly.

To expedite your inquiry, please include your full name, party size and preferred departure date.