Posted: 6/23/22

TAMIU Rec Sports Latest Offering Includes Biking, Hiking Activities


Outdoor Adventures Group
TAMIU's Outdoor Adventures program members enjoy an outdoor bike excursion.  

For the adventurer at heart, Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) Outdoor Adventures program offers the much-welcomed addition of hiking and biking activities to the Rec Sports roster.

Through the newly offered TAMIU Rec Sports Outdoor Adventures initiative, all currently enrolled University students are welcome to take part in biking and hiking experiences, as well as outdoor educational seminars. Activities are available to all Rec Sports members which includes enrolled University students.

Through Outdoor Adventures, Rec Sports members can step away from the traditional gym activities and enjoy fun, engaging outdoor pursuits. 

We understand that our students’ needs and interests are ever-changing, and we want to cater to that by offering various ways to explore different types of recreational activities.  In short, our aim is to enrich the Dustdevil experience by providing inclusive programing that is as diverse as our TAMIU community,” noted Juan Pérez, Rec Sports program manager.

Outdoor Adventurers can partake in small group bike rides around parks and trails throughout Laredo and surrounding areas. Bikes are also available for rent to students and staff members attending group rides.

Additionally, hikes are now also offered to Rec Sports members. The activity helps participants experience the beauty of South Texas while learning more about the plants and wildlife inhabiting the local area.

This Saturday, June 25 from 5 – 7 p.m., the Outdoor Adventures group will hold their Ride with Pride event at North Central Park. Participants can enjoy a scenic stroll and are encouraged to bring their best Pride attire and flags.

Past Outdoor Adventures events include a seminar on the basics of plant propagation and a nature-based sketch and hike activity at Father McNaboe Park. 

This Fall 2022, the program also plans to include kayaking to its list activities. TAMIU Rec Sports offers an array of services ranging from group fitness, personal training, intramurals and Esports.

To learn more about our University’s Rec Sports ongoing programs, facilities, hours of operation and membership, visit https://www.tamiu.edu/recsports.

TAMIU’s Fall 2022 Registration is now underway. For detailed registration information, visit https://news.tamiu.edu/fall22

Classes begin Monday, Aug. 22, 2022. Late registration ends Friday, Aug. 26.

University news and information can also be found online at tamiu.edu and on TAMIU’s social channels on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.