Outdoors calendar


Group Health bike events: Information, www.ghc.org/cycling. n Friday night races: Four race categories at the Velodrome, Fridays through Aug. 26. n Ride Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 18, Lake Washington route closed to cars.

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.

Broad Walk weekend: Hosted by Great Old Broads for Wilderness, weekend activities include presentations, a walk and camping, July 28 through Aug. 1, Index; 206-633-1992.

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.


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. n 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.

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

Stillwaters Environmental Center: Various classes offered. 360-297-2876 or go to 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.

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 December 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.

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.

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

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 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 watercraft. 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, 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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