Upcoming Outdoor Events: Cycling, Running, Survival

blvd-park-trestle-close-upThe EverybodyBIKE organization is a local treasure: no doubt about that. These tireless (no pun intended) folks work unceasingly to promote cycling – and they’re good at it. Among the many community-oriented things that they do is to offer Smart Cycling Classes, designed to empower and educate cyclists. The latest three-part series kicks off on June 25th at the Bellingham REI with “First Gear: Confidence and Comfort”, where you can pick up tips and secrets that make bicycling safe, comfortable and fun for getting around town. Learn communication and positioning skills that make traffic or trail riding easy and stress-free. The program starts at 6:30 PM. More info: http://everybodybike.com

Kids get in on the fun at the first ever Bellingham Kids Traverse
Kids get in on the fun at the first ever Bellingham Kids Traverse

Northwest Traverse launches the innagural Bellingham Kids Traverse on June 29th at Bellingham’s Civic Stadium. Finally: A chance for kids aged six to 14 to get in on the fun centered around the life-cycle of the salmon! The event features a 1-mile run, 1.5 mile mountain bike ride and a half-mile mile obstacle course , topped off by a quarter-mile team trek to the finish line at Mallard Ice Cream (Good thinking!). The event will benefit the Whatcom Family YMCA. More info: http://www.recreationnorthwest.org/bellingham-kids-traverse/

Wolf Camp Director Chris Chisholm and Kimberly McKillip Chisholm, Wolf College Coordinator
Wolf Camp Director Chris Chisholm and Kimberly McKillip Chisholm, Wolf College Coordinator

Want a chance to learn survival skills like the arts of foraging, shelter building, water purifying, food preserving and fire carrying? Well, Wilderness Survival Training and Trek might be just what the doctor ordered. Wolf College offers this week-long one-of-a-kind experience from July 7-12 at the Bakke Farm in Acme, WA. The Wolf College is a “conservation teaching college” specializing in “earth skills education” which draws from the traditions of natural science, outdoor adventure, wilderness survival, sustainable living, traditional technologies, herbal medicine and wildlife tracking. Plus you’ll get to eat grubs! More info: http://www.wolfcollege.com/

Ragnar runs wild!
Ragnar runs wild!

 

On July 20th, the loonies at Ragnar will be up to their old tricks in Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties and it can only mean one thing: The Ragnar Northwest Passage is back. The Northwest Passage is an overnight running relay from Blaine to Langley and you won’t find a more high-spirited (and downright insane) relay race anywhere! More info: http://www.ragnarrelay.com/race/northwestpassage

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