“Barns, Burgers &Brews”: The McClinchy Mile Bike Ride is April 30 starting at Haller Park, 1100 West Ave., Arlington. The 35th annual ride by B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County lets riders choose a 44-mile route to Lake McMurray in Skagit County, 28-mile loop to Granite Falls or a 33-mile route to Stanwood — or combine loops for a 105-mile ride. Free family ride on the Centennial Trail. Cost: $45. Food stops and ride support included. Register by April 20 for the post-ride burger and commemorative beer glass. More at www.bikesclub.org/mcclinchy.
Trails school: North Cascades Trail Skills College is May 20 and 21 in Darrington. Free classes for 80 to 100 students who want to learn about trail work or further their skills. The event is for volunteers, beginners and experts, to inspire citizen stewardship of trails. In exchange for attending the training, volunteers are encouraged to spend at least 16 hours on trail projects in the coming year. Free car/tent camping and meals. Participants should be prepared to hike a minimum of 1-2 miles while carrying personal gear and tools. Hands-on learning opportunities in many classes, resulting in 6-8 hours of active trail maintenance per day. More at www.pcta.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Park Week: Free admission days are April 16, 22 and 23 at parks throughout the country. Many have special programs and events. More at www.nationalparkweek.org.
State Park Week: Free admission at state parks on April 22. Visitors don’t need a Discover Pass for day-use visits by vehicle. More at www.DiscoverPass.wa.gov.
Live vicariously: On the fourth Tuesday of the month, Marysville Opera House, 1225 Third St., hosts an outdoor adventure speaker. Local authors and outdoor enthusiasts share their adventures and expertise on topics including hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, climbing, trekking, photography and birding. For more, call 360-363-8400.
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