Welcoming Recreation for All



Our Mission: To create welcoming recreation experiences that encourage confidence, wellness, growth, and joy.

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

between a person and their outdoor aspirations


Program 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 to join in, learn, and enjoy. 

Our Vision: 
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

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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! 


Our rides are all about creating a community and taking down barriers. We want to create an inclusive and empowering environment that allows growth and joy. Rides are for those who identify as female or non-binary. 

what we are up to

After a few years off from programming, we are working hard to bring back safe and inclusive activities for all in 2023. Stay tuned on our social media outlets to hear more as we announce more programs


Looking for inspiration? 


Shifting Gears Seminars create a safe space to learn, ask questions, connect with community members, and have important conversations about women 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 and retreats for you and your team.


Various classes are offered such as indoor cycling for beginners and weight lifting with local partners!

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

Events with the community include:

Mtn Biking
Mtn Biking

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2019 Bike Packing Seminar
2019 Bike Packing Seminar

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Mtn Biking
Mtn Biking

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Contact Shifting Gears


Say Hi! 

info@letsshiftgears.com \\ Tel: 360-746-9841


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

Programs we love and pledges we support:

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