Welcoming Recreation for All



Our Mission: 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. 

Programs we love and pledges we support:

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Interested in applying?

Join a dynamic and passionate group of folx who want to make a difference in the recreation world.

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Programs of Adventure 

Our partcipants

We are looking forward to connecting in the outdoors with people 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! 

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100 miles for a 100 years of suffrage

Join Shifting Gears and the WA Historical Society in celebrating the 100th year of the Suffrage Movement and the power of the bicycle to initiate change.

100 miles is a lot of ground to cover! Participants can take on the challenge on their own, or join as a team!

what we are up to

Currently Shifting Gears has pressed pause on all in-person programs. We hope to be back soon....in the meantime, 

take a look at the programs we usually offer to get excited about the future or follow us on Social Media to stay connected.

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Interested in mountain biking or road biking? Starting in July we will have weekly Monday night Mountain Bike Rides, and monthly Road Rides. We also hope to introduce a weekly road ride. Follow us on Social Media to stay up to date.


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. 
Follow us on Social Media to stay up to date, or sign up for our newsletter for the latest developments.


Looking for inspiration? Shifting Gears Seminars create a safe space to learn, ask questions, connect with community members and have important conversations about womxn in the outdoors. 


Experience the magic of sleeping in the wilderness after a bike ride.

We'll be with you for every part of the trip - from packing through to the celebratory post trip drink. 


We offer private workshops and specially-designed trips or retreats for you and your team.

Email us at info@letsshiftgears.com with your requests. 


Contact Shifting Gears

Say Hi! 

info@letsshiftgears.com \\ Tel: 360-594-7321


Thank you for reaching out. Due to COVID-19, Shifting Gears has pressed pause on all operations, events and programs. This means it may take us some time to repsond to your message. Stay healthy.