REI ramps up cycling adventure travel assortment by doubling number of itineraries; adds options for eBike and bring your own bike to appeal to cyclists’ broad interests and abilities
04.16.2019

REI ramps up cycling adventure travel assortment by doubling number of itineraries; adds options for eBike and bring your own bike to appeal to cyclists’ broad interests and abilities

Adventure travel leader REI is doubling the number of cycling adventures to more than 40 itineraries to satisfy the growing interest of people who want to explore the world by two wheels. Because riding with confidence among a group is an important quality of an amazing experience, eBikes are now part of the base price of REI’s North America cycle tours, where legally allowed. For those who prefer to journey with their own gear, a BYOB (bring your own bike) option is also now available. BYOB and eBikes are available on select international departures in 2019, expanding more next year.
REI celebrates Top Guides from around the world in annual awards
03.19.2019

REI celebrates Top Guides from around the world in annual awards

REI has announced the winners of its Top Guide awards, an annual recognition honoring the company’s top travel guides from around the world. Six adventure experts representing Tanzania, Portugal, Argentina, New Zealand, Ecuador, and the United States take home this year’s honor. 
REI Co-op acquires guided adventures and travel partner Arizona Outback Adventures (AOA)
02.26.2019

REI Co-op acquires guided adventures and travel partner Arizona Outback Adventures (AOA)

REI Co-op announced today the acquisition of its long-standing adventure travel partner Arizona Outback Adventures (AOA). For more than 15 years, REI and AOA have partnered to deliver fully guided active adventures in national parks and iconic destinations across the Western United States. The acquisition complements REI’s broader experiences offering and brings together two like-minded, values-driven organizations focused on providing life-changing outdoor experiences.
REI Adventures announces new multiday trips in Southern Africa, Europe and National Parks; expands women’s collection and adds more entry level trips
11.21.2018

REI Adventures announces new multiday trips in Southern Africa, Europe and National Parks; expands women’s collection and adds more entry level trips

REI Adventures has added 30 new trips this year, including South Africa, Mozambique, Portugal, Greece and the United States. The co-op also announced more of its popular women’s trips and options for travelers who prefer a more relaxed pace. The newly launched itineraries add to REI’s collection of experiences that travelers won’t find anywhere else, like the first-of-its-kind mountain bike adventure in Zululand and Mozambique. 
REI Co-op launches Camping Project, an interactive guide to your next camping adventure
10.31.2018

REI Co-op launches Camping Project, an interactive guide to your next camping adventure

REI Co-op today launches Camping Project, an all-new product that enables users to search for bookable campsites and outdoor properties by location and nearby activities. This tool, available at REI.com/campgrounds, is the result of newly available campsite and recreation data from Recreation.gov, the trip planning and reservation service for federal public recreation areas. 
HBO® and REI set up camp to celebrate new comedy series CAMPING, starring Jennifer Garner
08.27.2018

HBO® and REI set up camp to celebrate new comedy series CAMPING, starring Jennifer Garner

To celebrate the release of HBO’s new, original comedy series CAMPING, starring Jennifer Garner, the premium network is partnering with specialty outdoor retailer REI Co-op to launch a nationwide Instagram contest, #CampingHBOContest, and host advance screening parties at three REI flagship stores across the country.
Best Coast to headline REI Outessafest
08.13.2018

Best Coast to headline REI Outessafest

Best Coast joins REI Outessafest as a headliner at Patuxent River Park in the Washington D.C. area and, along with Mavis Staples, at Shakori Hills in North Carolina.
PVRIS and Mavis Staples to headline REI Outessafest
06.19.2018

PVRIS and Mavis Staples to headline REI Outessafest

REI today announces the music lineup for Outessafest – two new festivals at Patuxent River Park in the Washington D.C. area and Shakori Hills in North Carolina. Tickets are on sale now for the festivals that celebrate women and the outdoors through music, speakers, activities and more. Though inspired by women, all are invited to attend the inclusive gathering.
REI announces 2018 dates and locations of new Outessafest outdoor festivals
05.16.2018

REI announces 2018 dates and locations of new Outessafest outdoor festivals

REI today announces 2018 dates and locations for two all-new one-day festivals celebrating women, music and the outdoors. Join Outessafest at Patuxent River Park in the Washington D.C. area on Sept. 29 or Outessafest at Shakori Hills in North Carolina on Oct. 20. The festival is inspired by women, but all are invited to attend the inclusive gathering.
REI and First Descents partner to offer life-changing outdoor experiences for young adults impacted by cancer
05.09.2018

REI and First Descents partner to offer life-changing outdoor experiences for young adults impacted by cancer

REI and First Descents partner to provide outdoor experiences for young adults impacted by cancer beginning May 12. Programs launching in San Diego, Washington, D.C. and Portland, Oregon will be led by REI Outdoor School and highlight each region’s unique outdoor spaces through kayaking, climbing, camping, backpacking and stand up paddle boarding classes.