Outdoors calendar

B.I.K.E.S. rides (www.bikesclub.org)

* Every Tuesday and Thursday, Bergeron Loop, Mukilteo-Snohomish-Everett, 35 miles; Pier Fiorentini 425-349-5065.

* 5:30 p.m. April 13 pre-club meeting ride, 10 miles around Everett. Dan and Elaine Scott 425-355-4510.

* 9:30 a.m. April 20, Lowell River Road, 18 miles. Dan and Elaine Scott 425-355-4510.

* 6:30 a.m. April 21 and April 28, TGIF Ride, Centennial Trail, 20 miles. 425-789-1175.

Northwest Trek, 360-832-6117 (information), 360-832-7166 or e-mail reserve@nwtrek.org (reservations for events)

* April 8, 12:30 to 2 p.m. – Behind the scenes tour, snack included; $35 adults, $22 children 5-12. Reservations required.

* April 9, 8 to 10 a.m. – Free-roaming area tour, continental breakfast included; $35 adults, $22 children 5-12. Reservations required, limit of 12.

Bill Curtsinger: Program and signing with National Geographic photographer, “Extreme Nature: Images from the World’s Edge,” 7 to 9 p.m. April 20, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle.

Cascade Crags, 2820 Rucker Ave., Everett, 425-258-3431, www.cascadecrags.com.

* Learn to climb: A monthlong series of classes designed to teach newcomers everything they need to get started in the sport, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, $75 or $125 with equipment rental and belay class.

Horse Country: Riding instruction, family trail rides, lease programs, seasonal day and minicamps, children’s pony rides, activities for all ages and skill levels, 8307 Highway 92, Granite Falls; 360-691-7509, 425-335-4773, www.horsecountryfarm.com.

North Cascades Institute: 810 Highway 20, Sedro-Woolley; 360-856-5700, ext. 366, www.ncascades.org.

* Seeking volunteers to restore native plants in North Cascade from March through July, age 18 and older only, application required.

Paramount Equestrian Center: Indoor and outdoor riding instruction, jumping, Morgan school horses, student leases available, Arlington; 360-653-6116, 425-422-4132.

REI: Alderwood mall, 3000 184th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-640-6200, www.rei.com.

* Outdoor skills, 7 p.m. April 12.

* Nutrition and training review, 7 p.m. April 19.

Adventure Cycling Association: Various rides offered. 800-755-2453, www.adventurecycling.org/e23.

B.I.K.E.S.: A bicycling club with rides throughout the year for all skill and age levels. Meets second Thursdays of Sept. through May; www.bikesclub.org.

Cascade Orienteering Club: Beginning instruction in navigating through the woods and events for all levels. 206-783-3866. www.cascadeoc.org.

Edmonds Bicycle Advocacy Group: Edmonds Bike Group meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Frances Anderson Center, Room 111, 700 Main St., Edmonds. 425-744-6588.

Everett Rowing: A group for new and experienced rowers, featuring coaching, classes, competition, open rows, sweep and sculling. Everett Parks and Recreation, 425-257-8300.

Honorbound: Honorbound Horsemen’s fellowship and outreach ministries meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the Marysville Livestock Auction Barn. 425-870-7971, or pjeromeb@aol.com.

PNW Four-Wheel Drive Association: Regional clubs meet at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at various locations. Tim Myers, 360-793-3543.

Pilchuck Audubon: Birding trips and education. Meets at 7 p.m. the second Friday of each month at Cascade Crags, 2820 Rucker Ave., Everett. 425-252-0926.

Pilchuck Treasure Hunting Club: A club for those dedicated to the hobby of metal detecting. Meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at Firefighters Museum, 923 13th St., Everett. 425-481-1484.

Skagit Bicycle Club: A Burlington-based bicycle group. 360-428-9487.

Snohomish County Mycological Society: Activities include educational events, field trips, shows and classes. Meets 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Baker Heights Community Center, 14th and Poplar streets, Everett. Go to www.scmsfungi.org.

Volunteers for Outdoor Washington: Learn how to build trails and volunteer to construct and maintain hiking routes. 206-517-3019, www.trailvolunteers.org.

Washington Trails Association: A volunteer organization working to protect and enhance hiking trails. 206-625-1367.

Washington Water Trails Association: Dedicated to promoting preservation and stewardship of marine shorelines for recreational use by low-impact, beachable craft. 206-545-9161. www.wwta.org.

To enter an item in the Outdoors calendar, write to “Outdoors Calendar,” the Herald, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206, e-mail features@heraldnet.com, or fax 425-339-3469. For information, call Tanya Sampson at 425-339-3479.

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