Welcoming Recreation for All



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. 

2019 Adventures 

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! Click on the images below to learn more about those trips. 


Womxn's Mountain Bike Rides

Shifting Gears’ Mountain Biking programs provide beginner riders an inclusive and safe space to explore mountain biking on local trails once a week. This is an opportunity to create community, familiarize ourselves with trails, and have fun!

Womxn's Hikes

Shifting Gears takes beginner hikers on 4 different day hikes further-a-field in Mnt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Park so that they can explore new areas, build confidence in their hiking & backpacking skills which will enable them to explore on their own.


Overnight Trips

Experience the magic of sleeping in the wilderness after a hike or bike ride with a rad group of supportive and fun Womxn. We'll be with you for every part of the trip - from packing through to the celebratory post trip drink.

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Seminars for All

Shifting Gears offers a series of seminars designed to provide opportunities for information, conversations, and networking for individuals interested in learning, promoting, and becoming involved in biking and hiking for the entire community.



Road Bike Rides

Shifting Gears' road rides provide a safe and informative environment for new riders to feel comfortable riding their bikes on the roads of Whatcom County. We are excited for five full day rides throughout summer 2019!


Moms Outdoors

This Mom's-Only club is a chance to switch up the routine and get outside with a small group of other Moms and kids. Learn from experienced Outdoor Moms and have a chance to share stories about how getting outside works (or sometimes doesn't!) in your household. 

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Extended 2-3 Day Retreats

Craving a more epic adventure that takes you out of Bellingham to explore for more than just 1 night?  Consider our 2-3 Day Retreats! These trips are specially designed for folks with a little experience who want to push the boundary. 


Custom Trips and Workshops

Want to learn something specific and aren't seeing an opportunity in one of our existing programs? Let us know! We offer private workshops and specially-designed trips or retreats for you and your team.



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.

Say Hi! 

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