Shifting Gears is a non-profit creating welcoming recreation experiences that encourage confidence, wellness, growth and joy.
Our inclusive cycling and hiking programs focus on breaking down barriers that stand in the way between a person and their aspirations. By participating in Shifting Gears programs, community members walk away with the tools that they need to attain their recreational goals. Whether it be learning how to change a flat tire, cycling 50 miles, locating accessible trails, finding a hiking partner, setting goals or just remembering how to "play," our aim is to create a welcoming environment for all to join in and learn.
At Shifting Gears, our goal is to make outdoor recreation as inclusive as possible. We value diversity, and welcome participants from all backgrounds and ethnicities. To learn more about the pledges we've taken, click the links below. Happy trails!
We are looking forward to connecting with people outside who self-identify as women, trans, femme or non-binary. We want to help you feel welcomed, included and part of a movement to diversify the outdoors!
Due to the world health crisis, the Shifting Gears Board has made the difficult decision to press pause on all operations, events and programs from now through June. We hope to start programs again in July.....
Feel free to take a look at the programs we usually offer to get excited about the future, or follow us on Social Media to stay connected.
Do you love keeping your feet on the ground, and moving slowly through the outdoors? Join us on one of our monthly hikes starting in July.
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I loved this trip. I felt comfortable while also pushing my boundaries. I felt very well supported.
So fun- the experience lent itself to us getting to know each other organically and it was great!
Amazing!!! I learned, I was challenged, I was empowered! I found a new hobby, and had a fantastically wild time exloring, bonding, laughing and adventuring.
I was intimidated at first, but once I met everyone, got on the bike and cruised it was truly inspiring. everyone was encouraging of each other, patient, and excited which was so fun and helpful.
Some other barriers I think just the image of people who do outdoor stuff I maybe don't fit that image as much so I am thoughtful about do I belong doing this sport or activity kind of thing and is my body strong enough to do this activity or something and so that is definitely a barrier that i have come across and I just have learned over time that anybody can do anything it just does it at different paces and different ways and just being patient with yourself.
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