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 folks 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! 

Weekly MTB Rides

This ride is all about creating a community and taking down barriers within the sport of mountain biking. We want to create an inclusive and empowering environment that allows growth and joy. This ride is for those who identify as female or non-binary. 

what we are up to

After a year off from programming, we are working hard to bring back safe and inclusive activities for all. Stay tuned on our social media outlets to hear more as we announce more programs in 2021!

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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.