About Us - GetOutdoors Pedal & Paddle



GetOutdoors represents a community of outdoor enthusiasts and educators with a passion for cycling and paddlesports. We offer a wide range of products and services designed to help protect the environment and enhance the time people spend enjoying the outdoors. Our permanent and seasonal staff understands their responsibility to the natural environment and works to inform everyone of the enjoyment of paddlesports and all types of biking.

GetOutdoors began its life in Raleigh, North Carolina during the 1980's. Pro Canoe and Kayak, as it was known then, focused primarily on canoe sales and service. As the popularity of paddlesports grew, so did the product offering and size of Pro Canoe and Kayak. Pro Canoe and Kayak changed its name to GetOutdoors in 2003 to reflect their new image of outdoor responsibility and to reflect the expanded offering of outdoor products and services.  During the fall of 2020 amidst the COVID Pandemic we began our merge with the Trek Bicycle Store of Greensboro, opening January 2021 as GetOutdoors Pedal & Paddle.

GetOutdoors Pedal & Paddle is now one of the largest canoe, kayak and cycling retailers in the Southeast with an expansive year-round inventory of bikes, canoes, kayaks, roof-top carriers, kayak fishing accessories, paddling and cycling clothing and all of the accessories needed to experience paddling and cycling comfortably and safely.  We offer a wide range of safety and skills classes, day and overnight trips at many of the region's top paddling destinations. We believe the best way to enjoy nature and the outdoors is in the seat of a bicycle or kayak and our staff of dedicated paddlers, cyclists, and outdoor enthusiasts want to show how much fun it can be to GetOutdoors.

Our Values

GetOutdoors is more than just a retail store and outfitter. The staff at GetOutdoors are outdoor educators with a passion for paddlesports. Our staff wants you to enjoy your paddling experience and the places you paddle. We strive to be a vital part of the paddling community by educating our customers and by being key supporters of local and national environmental conservation groups as well as local outdoor educators and youth organizations. We believe that all paddlers, whether you're paddling flatwater or whitewater, in a kayak or a canoe, are members of a community that has a common bond: a love of the outdoors.

GetOutdoors helps to expand and educate the paddling community through our free demos held on local lakes in the Triad and through clinics offered in the store. We offer structured classes taught by American Canoe Association certified instructors and hold our monthly basic safety kayak classes in the hopes that new paddlers will learn to be safe paddlers. The staff at GetOutdoors leads weekly kayak trips to local lakes throughout the warm months in hopes to get more people out on the water and enjoying the abundance of regional paddling opportunities. We also offer discounts to members of several local clubs, military, fire, police and EMS. Other shops try to offer as many outdoor pursuits as they can fit into their stores. At GetOutdoors, we are a paddling and cycling shop.

Although we have a small assortment of camping accessories and clothing, bikes and paddlesports are our primary focus and passion. Whether you are new to the sport of kayaking or canoeing, a seasoned paddler, kayak fisherman, mountain biker, road cyclist, or bike on the local green-way, we have something for you. We strive to provide the highest level of customer service and expect you, the customer, to provide us with valuable feedback so that we may continue to maintain and exceed this standard.

Why shop at GetOutdoors Pedal & Paddle?

We offer the best customer service in the industry, and have the largest selections of the products we specialize in, bikes and kayaks.

Does your bike need work, need electronics installed on your kayak, or need your SUP repaired?  We offer maintenance, and repair services as well as custom outfitting on most bikes and paddlesport products.  We have the largest repair shop in the state.

We have a wide array of Instructional classes for kayaking and paddle boarding including our popular Women on the Water (GOWOW) programs.

Don't like learning in a group setting? We also offer private instruction.

We offer shipping and or local delivery on all of our products we sell.