BIKES rides: Various starting locations; www.bikesclub.org.
n 11:30 a.m. Dec. 21: Quick lunchtime ride, a 10-mile loop including Sliver Lake, Seattle Hill Road (the flat part), and Mill Creek. Optional quick coffee and pastry at L’Artisan Bakery afterwards. Meet at the parking lot of the Silver Lake store of Bicycle Center, 13027 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Everett. Lousy weather cancels the ride — but not the visit to the bakery. Call Gery Osowiecki at 469-358-2887.
n 10 a.m. Dec. 22, Mukilteo-Snohomish-Monroe: Meet in the Point of Grace church parking lot, 5425 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. Return via High Bridge Road — Lowell-Larimer Road, 54 miles. Snow cancels. Call Pier Fiorentini 425-349-5065 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cascade Bicycle Club: 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Building 138, Seattle; 206-522-3222; www.cascade.org.
Pilchuck Audubon Society: Birding trips, pack a lunch, unless otherwise noted; www.pilchuckaudubon.org.
n Clear Lake and Johnson-Debay Slough areas: Meet at 8 a.m. Dec. 28 at Quilceda Village Walmart west of Marysville. Swans, eagles, hawks and falcons. Trip Leader: Virginia Clark 360-435-3750.
Sound Steppers Volkssport Club: 425-397-7301; www.soundsteppers.org. Meets 6:15 p.m. first Thursdays, Crossroad Church, 18527 60th Ave. W., Lynnwood. See www.meetup.com/walkers-574 for details and a future walk schedule.
n 3 p.m. Dec. 19, 10k walk in downtown Bellevue and Botanical Garden, meet inside Visitor Center at Wilburton Hill Park, 12400 Main St., Bellevue.
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