Outdoors calendar


Group Health bike events: Information, www.ghc.org/cycling.

* Friday night races: Four race categories at the Velodrome, Fridays through Aug. 26.

* Ride Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 18, Lake Washington route closed to cars.

* MS 150 Bike Tour: A Sept. 10 and 11 bike tour, 50 to 175 miles.

* Tour Des Lacs: A Sept. 17 and 18 Spokane to Coeur d’Alene ride, easy to difficult.

B.I.K.E.S.: A 9:30 a.m. July 17 Lake Stevens tri-ride, 55 miles. 360-658-2462.

Pilchuck Audubon: A 7:30 a.m. July 19 Fir Island trip. 360-435-3750, 360-563-0181.

North Sound Sea Kayaking Association: A 7 p.m. July 19 Lake Stevens full moon paddle, beginner. 425-303-0611.

B.I.K.E.S.: A 9 a.m. July 23 Interurban Trail ride, 30 miles. 425-754-7916.

B.I.K.E.S.: A 9:30 a.m. July 24 Seattle shore to shore ride, 42 miles. 425-743-7593.

Pilchuck Audubon: A 7:30 a.m. July 26 Fidalgo Island/Anacortes/March Point trip. 360-435-3750, 360-563-0181.

B.I.K.E.S.: An 8:45 a.m. July 27 Chainwheel Chatter delivery to Velo Sports, 40 miles. 360-658-2462.

North Sound Sea Kayaking Association: A July 30 Big Lake or Baker Lake paddle. 425-338-3229.

North Sound Sea Kayaking Association: A 6 p.m. Aug. 2 Jetty Island area paddle, beginner.

Pilchuck Audubon: An 8:30 a.m. Aug. 3 Jetty Island trip. 425-337-0485.

Upper Skagit white water rafting trip: Hosted by Marysville Parks &Recreation department, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 6, $55-$65, ages 8 and older, registration required; 360-363-8400.

Pilchuck Audubon: A 7:30 a.m. Aug. 9 Portage Creek/River Meadows Parks trip. 425-337-0485.

North Sound Sea Kayaking Association: A Aug. 13 Lake Union paddle, novice. 425-787-3331.

North Sound Sea Kayaking Association: A 10 a.m. Aug. 14 Washington Park to Williamson Rocks paddle, intermediate.

North Sound Sea Kayaking Association: A 6 p.m. Aug. 16 Mukilteo oil docks paddle, beginner.

Bellingham Traverse: A Sept. 3 multi-sport challenge, 40 miles. www.bellinghamtraverse.com.


Adopt-A-Stream: Low-cost classes on various topics. Registration required. All workshops held at the NW Stream Center, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. To register, call 425-316-8592.

Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation: Low-cost courses for recreational cyclists, event riders, commuters and novice cyclists. For schedule or to register, call 206-523-1952 or visit www.cascade.org/education/classes.cfm.

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

* Kids climbing: An ongoing youth climbing program at 6 p.m. Thursdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays for children and teenagers 8-19. $10 members, $25 nonmembers.

* Learn to climb: A month-long 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.

* Rock climbing: Ongoing beginners classes at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays, $40.

Horse Country: Riding instruction, family trail rides, lease programs, seasonal day and mini camps, 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.

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.

* West Highland Way Trail slide show, 7 p.m. July 20.

* Backpacking 101, 7 p.m. July 27.

Stillwaters Environmental Center: Various classes offered. 360-297-2876 or visit www.stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org.


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

Backcountry Bicycle Trails Club: Ride Line, 206-283-2995.

Backcountry Horsemen (Traildusters): Activities for trail-riding horse lovers. Meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Flying Pig Restaurant, 2929 Colby Ave., Everett. 360-793-0380. dfletche@gte.net. www.bchw.org.

Cascade Bicycle Club: A Seattle-based club that features a variety of ride levels, distances and locations. 206-522-2453.

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 Mountaineers: Activities include hiking, backpacking, climbing, scrambling, skiing, first aid, singles outings and kayaking. Meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month, no Dec. meeting, at the First Congregational Church, 2624 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. 425-385-3660, www.everettmountaineers.org.

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.

North Sound Sea Kayaking Association: Activities range from saltwater outings to kayaking classes. Meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Walter E. Hall Golf Course meeting room in Everett. 425-423-0883. nsseakayaker.homestead.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.

Puget Sound Sloshers Volkssport Club: Activities with a focus on walking. Meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Everett. Lorrie Pedersen, 206-542-8694.

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, Everett. Tom Davidson, 425-337-5077.

Sound Steppers Volkssport Club: Walking club meets the first Thursday of the month at the Lynnwood Senior Center. 425-397-7301.

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

Washington Bass Association: Meets at 7:30 p.m. first Wednesday of each month at Meadowdale Community Center, 6801 N. Meadowdale Road, Lynnwood.

Washington Kayak Club: A Seattle-based kayaking club. 206-433-1983.

Washington State Snowmobile Association: Regional clubs promote safety, legislation, activities and access. 800-783-9772.

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

Washington Water Trails Association: An organization dedicated to promoting preservation and stewardship of marine shorelines for recreational use by low-impact, beachable craft. Involved in developing the Cascadia Marine Trail. 206-545-9161. www.wwta.org.

Western Outdoor Learning Center: Activities include seminars, naturalist mentoring and walkabouts. 360-303-1191.

To enter an item in the Outdoors calendar, write to “Outdoors Calendar,” the Herald, PO 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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