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Who We Are

Our programs focus on breaking down barriers that stand in the way

between a person and their outdoor aspirations. 


We host programs to empower you - participants walk away with the skills and tools needed to attain their recreational desires and goals. Whether it be learning how to change a flat tire, go above and beyond physically by cycling 30 or 100 miles, locating accessible trails or finding a hiking partner, back or bike packing for the first time, inspiring goals, or just remembering how to play... our aim is to create a welcoming environment for all women to join in, learn, and enjoy. 

Our Mission is to create welcoming recreation experiences that encourage confidence, wellness, growth, and joy.


Our vision is a recreation community that: 

  • Is absent of any gender, race, or socio-economic biases

  • Redesigns the norms and expectations of who takes up space in the outdoors

  • Provides equitable access to underrepresented communities

Our Participants

We are looking forward to connecting in the outdoors with all women. We want to help you feel welcomed, included and part of a movement to diversify the outdoors! 

Our Programs

Our programs are all about creating a community and taking down barriers. We want to create an inclusive and empowering environment that allows growth and joy. Programs are for all women.

Our Events

We go beyond providing opportunities for all women in the outdoors. We partner with local organizations to celebrate Bellingham's incredible outdoor recreation community. 

Get Involved

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Support Our Programs

To keep our program costs as minimal as possible, we rely on fundraisers, grants, and donations to support our programs happening. Every dollar helps us bring the outdoors to those who have barriers. All donations will aid our effort to serve our community and provide welcoming recreation experiences for all women. 


We have many volunteer opportunities! Marketing, event help, and becoming a Board Member. Contact us to be involved!

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Follow Shifting Gears

Follow us on social media and subscribe to our Newsletter to stay current on what's happening and how you can be a part of it all.

Contact Shifting Gears

Thank you for reaching out. Shifting Gears is an all volunteer organization and it may take a moment for us to respond. Thank you!


Phone: 360-746-9841


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Welcoming Recreation for All Women

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