Outdoor Recreation

OUR MISSION: Promote physical fitness and healthy lifestyles by providing the highest quality gear, facilities, and customer-driven programming.


We offer the Air Force’s largest retail selection of outdoor recreation clothing and equipment. Our retail store sells a variety of bike equipment, camping gear, fitness apparel, snowboarding and skiing gear.

Rental / Adventure Trips
We also offer high-quality equipment rentals for the same purposes during the appropriate seasons. In addition, we offer party rentals.
Once you have your gear, sign up for one of our trips or tours! We provide hiking, biking, snowboard, and ski trips to help you explore Germany, France, and other parts of Europe year-round. Come try our indoor rock climbing facility complete with a bouldering cave.

ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS: Active duty and retired military, reserves, Air National Guard, DoD employees, dependents and sponsored guests.


Retail Store


Equipment Rental





Contact information

DSN: 480-5705
COMM: 06371-47-5705


Monday – Saturday:   1000 – 1800
Wednesday:   1000 – 2000
Sunday & Holidays:   Closed


Building 3336, KMC Exchange Mall
Ramstein Air Base, DE

Outdoor Recreation – Location

Ski & Snowboard Shop

Ski & Snowboard Shop:

The Ramstein Outdoor Recreation Ski & Snowboard Shop is a full-service shop, providing world-class maintenance and repair for a full line of skis and snowboards.

Machine Wax $7
Hand Wax $20
Tune-Up (machine base wax; edge) $24
Performance Tune-Up (hand wax; edge) $36
Base Repair $12 per foot
Large Patch Repair $35
Small Patch Repair $25
Binding Safety Inspection and Torque Test $10
Mounting Ski Bindings  starts at $25
Binding Installation $18


Retail Store

Ramstein Outdoor Recreation is the largest retail store in the DOD, offering a variety of popular outdoor brands.


Our retail shop offers a wide variety of hiking backpacks, camping accessories, clothing for all seasons, and various types of outdoor shoes. Along with other outdoor necessities such as snowboards, skis, bicycles, and much more by popular American and European companies! Keep an eye out for our seasonal specials and reoccurring sidewalk sales for even more savings! Always below MSPR and NO SALES TAX!

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Message us on Facebook or call us to find out more!

Training & Classes

Training & Classes:

  • Backpacking
  • Bicycle Maintenance
  • Boy & Girl Scout Training
  • Camping
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Caving
  • Cultural Outings


  • Downhill/Snowboarding Trips
  • Fly Fishing Courses
  • Hiking
  • Lead Climbing Introduction
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rappelling
  • Rock Climbing


  • Scuba Diving
  • Skydiving
  • Snowshoeing
  • Special Group Arrangements
  • Unit Team Building Activities
  • Urban Hike City Tours

Make sure you understand the risks first!

In today’s rapid, quick-paced society, it’s only natural that ultra fads and titillating trends affect the members of the Armed Forces. From skydiving to rodeo riding, adrenaline junkies are flocking in record numbers to outdoor sites to engage in extreme activities that get the blood rushing.
Although these activities are a great way to stay in shape and relieve stress, Commanders and Supervisors must determine if their troops are qualified to participate in these activities without injuries.
The checklists and background material in the High-Risk Activity Safety Guide will be the first step in determining if the member has the experience necessary for a mishap-free outing:

Equipment Rental

For rental inquiries regarding Commander’s Toolkits and authorized official functions, please stop by our front desk for questions and paperwork.

Climbing Wall


Adult with All Gear $15
Adult w/o Gear $10
Children with All Gear $10
Children w/o Gear $6


Monthly Adult Pass $65
Additional Adult (same household) $50
Monthly Child Pass (15 or under) $30
Each Additional Child (same household) $20
*household members must be related*


5-10 Adults with All Gear $10 per climber
11 or more Adults with All Gear $8 per climber
5-10 Children with All Gear $8 per climber
11 or more Children with All Gear $6 per climber


Belay Certification Class (Ages 18 & up) $25

Learn the basics of knot tying, harness fitting, climbing commands, and belay technique. Participants that successfully complete the course will be issued a Belay Safety Card and may use the facility unaccompanied. Participants must be a minimum of 18 years old to attend the course.

Monthly Lead Climbing Course $25

Introduction to lead climbing. Participants will get an overview of lead climbing gear, safety, climbing, and belay techniques. Participants must be Top Rope Belay Certified prior to signing up.


See calendar and main page banners for outdoor climbing day and weekend trip opportunities!
All outside climbing equipment must be inspected by an ODR employee prior to being used in the facility. The minimum age to belay in the facility is 18 years.
Outdoor Recreation reserves the right to refuse access to the climbing wall to anyone who demonstrates unsafe behavior or lack of training.

Bike Shop

Outdoor Recreation offers a variety of popular Kona brand bicycles for rent to include, hardtail mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, gravel bikes, and Pegasus city touring bikes. We also rent youth bikes and “balance bikes” for toddlers! And don’t forget ODR rents bike helmets, car racks, bike locks, and kid trailers for all your biking adventures here in Germany and abroad!

Our retail shop offers a wide variety of bicycles and cycling accessories by popular American and European companies. heck us out for tubes, tires, pumps, bells, reflectors, gloves, lights, locks, seats, mirrors, lubes and oils, handle grips, tape, bottle holders, beam acks, gear bags, trunk bags, peddles, gloves, apparel, shoes, and so much more!! Always below MSPR and NO SALES TAX!

Looking for a bike here in Germany? Well, look no further than Ramstein ODR who carries quality Kona bicycles. They offer – Full Suspension/Hardtail Bikes – Gravel/Road and Adventure Dropbar Cycles – Commuter and City Cruisers – and, popular E-bikes Stop by ODR and speak to one of our trained staff for more information and a test ride.


The replacement value of lost or damaged loan items is at market value/price plus a handling surcharge.

RENTAL TYPE 1 Day 3 Day 7 Day 1 Month
Adult Bicycle (w/helmet) $17 $34 $85 $200
Youth Bicycle (w/helmet) $11 $22 $55 $130
Toddler Balance Bike $2 N/A N/A $25
Helmet $5 $10 $25 N/A
Bike Lock $3 $6 $15 N/A
Bike Rack $8 $16 $40 N/A
Child Bike Trailer (2 children, 100lb limit) $11 $22 $55 N/A
Flat Tire Insurance (covers cost of damaged tubes) $2


When it comes to bike repair & maintenance, Ramstein ODR is the best! Bring us your equipment for a standard tune-up or for a full overhaul. We’ll get your bike in proper shape for the riding season. The Ramstein ODR Bike Shop also carries a full line of Kona bicycles for rental or purchase. Kona builds great road racers and high-end competition mountain bikes. Check one out today!

Full Tune-Up*  $63.00
Hydraulic Brake Bleeding $25.00(single brake)
$40.00(pair to restore firm braking power)
Brake Adjustment (for all brake styles) $15.00 each+parts if required
Flat Tire Repair $8.00 each+tube expense
Spoke Replacement $20.00 + $3.00 per spoke
Wheel Truing starting at $15.00 per wheel
Derailleur Adjustment $15.00 each + $5.00 hanger alignment if necessary
Tubeless tire Conversion $20.00-$40.00 (contingent on the rim)
PCS Packing for Household Goods Shipment $50.00 prepares bike for PCS shipment
PCS Unboxing & Building  $63.00 unboxing, reassembly and tune-up to get back on the road upon arrival


*TuneUp Includes

Brake assessment and alignment
Full derailleur servicing front and rear for crisp shifting
Minor wheel truing
Spot cleaning as necessary to service drivetrain
Drivetrain parts cleaning
Bearings check
Lubrication of cables, chain, and pivots
Safety and damage inspection
Replacement parts at the additional expense as deemed necessary.

Note: Customer bikes not picked up within 5 days of the customer being contacted will incur a $5 per day storage fee.

When it comes to bike repair & maintenance, Ramstein ODR is the best! Bring us your equipment for a standard tune-up or for a full overhaul. We’ll get your bike in proper shape for the riding season. The Ramstein ODR Bike Shop also carries a full line of Kona bicycles for rental or purchase. Kona builds great road racers and high-end competition mountain bikes. Check one out today!

Base Lake Reservation


Thank you for selecting the Ramstein Base Lake recreation area for your activity. In order to provide a safe and clean atmosphere for your activity we ask that you follow these procedures:


Base Lake facilities can be reserved for groups and/or special events. Reservations must be made in person at the Outdoor Recreation facility. The POC will be responsible for completing the reservation form and paying the required cleaning deposit. The deposit is fully refundable if the area is left in the condition it was rented. Facility reservations may be made six months in advance not counting the current month (i.e. July reservations can be accepted beginning the first day in January).


Ramstein Outdoor Recreation staff will conduct a pre-inspection of the facility and reservation area and mark as reserved. Ramstein Outdoor Recreation staff will be available for questions and provide assistance if needed.


Base Lake users must ensure that all areas are cleaned up prior to departure and trash is placed in the designated receptacles
Patrons are not permitted to drive or park within the fenced Base Lake area without the approval of the Outdoor Recreation Director.
Pets are permitted in the Base Lake recreation area but must be kept on a leash and under control at all times. Pet owners will be responsible for cleaning up after their pets.
Swimming, wading, and associated in-water sports are prohibited at the Base Lake.
Fishing and boating are not permitted at the Base Lake if not in conjunction with an organized Outdoor Recreation event.
Alcohol is not permitted at the Base Lake.
Overnight Camping and open campfires are not permitted at the Base Lake if not in conjunction with an organized Outdoor Recreation event. Designated grills are located throughout the area and are available for public use.
The minimum age for unaccompanied youth is 10 years old. Children under the age of 10 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Guests must be accompanied by their sponsor at all times. The minimum age policy applies to sponsored guests.

To limit abuse to park facilities we must collect a $25.00 refundable cleaning deposit. Outdoor Recreation personnel will clean, inspect, and prep the area the morning of your rental. The morning after your rental the area will be inspected by ODR staff. Any structural damage and/or excessive debris on grounds will be deducted from the deposit. It is imperative that you clean up the facility and surrounding area used, return tables to their original locations and remove ash and waste from facility grills. You will be called after the final inspection and will need to stop by the Outdoor Recreation facility to be issued your deposit refund.


The use of the Base Lake recreation area is a service provided by the 86th Force Support Squadron and the Outdoor Recreation Department. If you have to cancel or reschedule your event please contact Outdoor Recreation as early as possible so as to allow the time slot to be made available for reissue. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ramstein Outdoor Recreation at DSN 480-5705 or CIV at 06371-47-5705.