ORE, Outdoor Recreational Equipment, is a supplier of kayaking, biking, camping and outdoor equipment located in Boardman. They believe that with proper gear and training everyone has the ability to get outside and experience the great outdoors.

Tony Ricchiuti, owner of Outdoor Recreational Equipment, fell in love with the outdoors as a Boy Scout and says that it’s in his blood.

What is Outdoor Recreational Equipment?

We have kayaks, bicycles, camping equipment, Boy Scout and Girl Scout uniforms, we have full-service bicycle repair, all the parts and accessories that you can think of. If we don’t have it, we’ll get it for you.

How did ORE get started?

By trade I’m an engineer. Back in 1992 I got laid off to about 50 percent and at that time I was looking for something else to do, and we started. We started with kayaks. From there I remember our first order, we ordered six kayaks and it was one of the toughest things we did. Now we order half a truckload full.

What do you love most about exploring the outdoors?

Some my favorite things to do are whitewater kayaking, or kayaking and then hiking in backpacks. One of my favorite things is to get up high and stay up there as long as I can. Probably less than one percent of everybody ever gets to experience what it’s like getting up high onto some mountain peaks. Most people can, they can do it, they just need a little bit of guidance. That’s what we’ve been doing for 27 years. So that’s what we do.

You can learn more about ORE Outdoor Recreational Equipment and the products they sell by visiting their website, ore-equip.com.

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