Welcoming Recreation for All

Seminars

Shifting Gears is offering 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 throughout the community.

Scheduled Seminars

  • Wednesday, May 16-- Bikepacking 101

  • Tuesday, June 19-- Bike Fitting Basics

  • Friday, July 20-- Women On Trails Panel

  • Thursday, Aug 2-- Bike Touring Basics

  • Wednesday, Oct 24th - Women in the Outdoors: Opening Doors

  • Thursday, Oct 25th- Bike Commuting Basics

Women in the Outdoors: Opening Doors

Date: Wed, October 24th    Time: 6pm - 8pm     Location: Mountain Room at Boundary Bay

Are you involved in outdoor recreation in some capacity through business, education, recreation, health and social services, or as a participant and wish to promote greater participation by women? Shifting Gears, a non-profit organization dedicated to welcoming recreation for all, invites you or your representative to a seminar on Women in the Outdoors on Wednesday, October 24th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Mountain Room at Boundary Bay Brewery. A panel consisting of Angi Weston, owner of Radical Roots MTB Instruction, Nini Hayes, WWU professor of Environmental Studies, and Jasmine Goodnow, WWU professor of Recreation, will address benefits, barriers, opportunities, and challenges in relation to women in outdoor recreation. Laura Todd, a Bellingham facilitator and leadership coach, will facilitate the seminar. Besides insights and recommendations from the panel, questions and comments from the audience will be encouraged.

 

Please RSVP below as we have limited seating available, and if something changes where you can't make it - let us know at letsshiftgears@gmail.com so we can give your seat to someone else. 
Event is free with a suggested donation of $5-$10 at the door. 

How can I learn to commute?

Date: Thurs, Oct 25th    Time: 6pm - 8pm     Location: Pack Northwest

Why bike commute? A discussion around preparing your bike, your workplace, for weather, planning your route, safety and resources. Everyone welcome to join! We will learn from seasoned experts, people just getting into bike commuting and hear what we can do to overcome those barriers to bike commuting. 

We will be joining Pack Northwest at 1101 N. State Street, Suite 107, who has an incredible array of beautifully crafted and locally made commuter and bike packing bags. (Access on the alley behind the Depot Market.)

Please RSVP below as we have limited seating available, and if something changes where you can't make it - let us know at letsshiftgears@gmail.com so we can give your seat to someone else. 
Event is free with a suggested donation of $5-$10 at the door.