Welcoming Recreation for All

Wild Womxn Week Activities

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH - SUNDAY, MARCH 8TH, 2020

Wild Womxn Week 2020 was a huge success, with over 200 womxn participating in outdoor activities offered by various community partners! Below you will see what we were up to in 2020.

We hope you will join us in 2021 in taking over the outdoors the week leading up to International Women's Day, on Monday, March 8th.

If you would like to offer a Wild Womxn Week Activity, please email info@letsshiftgears.com for more information. 

ALL WEEK

AMERICAN ALPINE INSTITUTE: FREE RENTALS

FEB 29TH - MAR 8TH

Cost: FREE

American Alpine Institute is celebrating Wild Womxn Week by offering free one-day rental equipment to all womxn the week of February 29th - March 8th! Rentals must be reserved in person. To access their website click here.

*While supplies lasts*

Location: American Alpine Institute (1515 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225)

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YMCA - 3 DAY PASS

FEB 29TH - MAR 8TH

Cost: FREE

Want to try out a fitness class at the YMCA but don't have a membership? This is your chance to do so! Pick up your 3-day free pass at the Whatcom YMCA and sign up for any of their drop-in classes. 

Click here for the fitness class schedule.

Location: Whatcom Family YMCA (1256 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH

WILD WOMXN: ADVENTURE FILM NIGHT

6PM - 10PM

Cost: FREE

Shifting Gears and Boundary Bay Brewery present a night of short films featuring womxn pushing boundaries and challenging social norms in outdoor spaces. This is an opportunity for everyone to come together to celebrate womxn who are adventuring and testing their limits in the outdoors. This event will allow womxn voices to be heard and stories to be told. Doors will open at 6pm with plenty of time to mingle, purchase drinks, and enter our raffle.  
This event is open to everyone and all ages! 

Location: The Mountain Room at Boundary Bay Brewery (1103 Railroad Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225)

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SUNDAY, MARCH 1ST

REI: WOMEN'S FLAT TIRE REPAIR WORKSHOP

2PM - 4PM

REI Member Price: $25 | Non-Member Price: $45

Flat tires can impact every rider on every surface. If you want to be ready to fix your next flat, join REI's expert bike techs in this hands-on workshop. Join like-minded women as you work through everything you need to know to change a tire and reduce the chances of a repeat flat. Bring your own bike, a busted bike tire, or practice on some of ours.

Location: Bellingham REI (400 36th St, Bellingham, WA 98225)

For more information and to register click here.

MONDAY, MARCH 2ND

RADICAL ROOTS MTB: WOMXN'S NIGHT AT THE BIKE RANCH

5PM - 7PM

Cost: $10 suggested donation

Womxn of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join us for a night of pump track, bonfire, and fun! The Bike Ranch is a locally owned covered pump track so we'll be outside and protected from the elements. We will ride rain or shine! A pump track is a loop circuit made of berms, banked turns and rollers. The goal is to ride without pedaling by pumping your body up and down to gain momentum. These skills translate well to trail riding and encourage better bike handling. Coaches will be on hand to offer pointers and assist with fun, safe progressions!

Location: The Bike Ranch (4389 Y Road, Bellingham, WA 98226)

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TUESDAY, MARCH 3RD

TRANSITION BIKES: AFTER WORK RIDE

4PM - 7PM

Cost: FREE

Join the ladies of Transition Bikes for a fun gathering, free demo, and "no-drop" night ride. We will meet at Transition HQ at 4pm to get everyone set-up with bikes (if interested), lights (if needed), and beverages (if desired). Then head out for a group night ride around Galbraith mountain bike trails. This Party in the Woods will be lead by Transition Bikes' female employees and team riders and will end back at HQ with a casual happy hour. Snacks, beverages, and free demo bikes provided by Transition Bikes.

Location: Transition HQ (1600 Carolina Street, Bellingham 98229)
Age restrictions: 18+ (alcohol will be available for those 21+ with ID)

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4TH

REI: WOMEN'S FLAT TIRE REPAIR WORKSHOP

4PM - 6PM

REI Member Price: $25 | Non-Member Price: $45

Flat tires can impact every rider on every surface. If you want to be ready to fix your next flat, join REI's expert bike techs in this hands-on workshop. Join like-minded women as you work through everything you need to know to change a tire and reduce the chances of a repeat flat. Bring your own bike, a busted bike tire, or practice on some of ours.

Location: Bellingham REI (400 36th St, Bellingham, WA 98225)

For more information and to register click here.

SHIFTING GEARS: INDOOR CYCLING PM CLASS

5:30PM - 6:30PM

Cost: FREE

Join Jenny, Shifting Gears' co-founder and board president, for an intro to indoor cycling...with flair!
This class is meant for womxn who have never tried spin before, and we're breaking down intimidation by showing up in flair - think boas, zebra print, your high school cheer leading outfit, your old prom dress?? So long as you can move and sweat in it and have a sturdy pair of sneakers! This class will be 45 minutes, arrive early to size your bike. It's FREE but limited to 6 spaces. Click here to sign up and reserve your spot.

Location: Boundary Bay Brewery (1103 Railroad Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225)

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THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH

FIT SCHOOL: FREE CLASS

5:30PM - 6:30PM

Cost: FREE

Join us for a FREE Fit School walking and/or running workout to help celebrate Wild Womxn Week 2020. All women ages 18-110 and all fitness levels are welcome. We will be walking or running on a loop trail, so no one is left behind. Fitness, fun, and laughing is guaranteed. If you have always wanted to try a Fit School class but just haven't gotten around to it, now is your chance to test one out at no cost!

Location: Barkley Village Fountain Pond Trail

Age restrictions: Womxn ages 18-110

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STRENGTH OF THE TIDES: MY FIRST JOB SEMINAR

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Cost: FREE

Join Strength of the Tides during our week of inspiring and empowering wild womxn and hear from womxn who make their career on the water. A panel of womxn with diverse careers working in primarily male-dominated, maritime industries will share how they got to where they are today. Followed by a group discussion and questions.

Free and open to womxn & femmes. 

Location: Big Love Juice's Board Room (1149 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225)

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FAIRHAVEN RUNNERS & WALKERS: SUPPORT YOUR GIRLS

7:00PM - 8:00PM

Cost: FREE

Fairhaven Runners & Walkers is partnering with Brooks to offer this gala for gals! Every BODY deserves support, so join us for an evening fitfest with games, giveaways, raffle prizes, refreshments and more. No purchase necessary to join the fun!
-We’ll help you find your BFF (bra friend forever) from the Brooks Dare Collection of run bras.
-Get 20% off bra purchases that night & a gift-with-purchase.
-Nosh on sweet treats and appetizers and sip on tasty drinks.
-Play party games for prizes - including a plank contest judged by Fit School's Coach Carol Frazey.
-Door prizes awarded all through the evening.
-Get a fun giveaway just for attending.

Location: Fairhaven Runners & Walkers (1209 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225)

Age Restrictions: 18+

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FRIDAY, MARCH 6TH

SHIFTING GEARS: INDOOR CYCLE AM CLASS

6:15AM - 7:00AM

Cost: FREE

Join Elma, the Wild Womxn of 2018, for an intro to indoor cycling...with flair!
This class is meant for womxn who have never tried spin before, and we're breaking down intimidation by showing up in flair (think boas, zebra print, your high school cheer leading outfit, your old prom dress??) So long as you can move and sweat in it and have a sturdy pair of sneakers! This class will be 45 minutes, arrive early to size your bike. It's FREE but limited to 6 spaces. Click here to sign up to reserve a spot. 

Location: Boundary Bay Brewery (1103 Railroad Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225)

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BELLINGHAM YOGA COLLECTIVE: VINYASA LUNCH BREAK

12:15PM - 1:15PM

Cost: FREE

Liza Higbee-Robinson wants you to take a break at the Bellingham Yoga Collective. 

Vinyasa Yoga is dynamic and strengthening, with a focus on coordinating breath and movement. This class will include a mindfulness practice to calm your mind, sun salutations to warm up your body, and a mix of strengthening and restorative postures to invigorate your nervous system and increase your flexibility and strength. Modifications of postures will be encouraged to make this class accessible to all participants.  

Location: 1211 Granary Ave #300 Bellingham WA 98225 (take stairs or elevator to third floor)

Age restrictions: suitable for teenagers and adults

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EMBODY LOVE WORKSHOP

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Cost: $10

Embody love workshop is open to womxn and those who identify as female. This workshop will take you on a journey toward radical self love, self-acceptance and uncovering your true potential. We are aiming to set new intentions about how we feel, think, and speak to ourselves and others. During this transformative two hour, interactive workshop, you will have the opportunity to explore the dominant narrative around beauty (including the ways you've internalized those messages) and the opportunity to begin to dismantle these harmful messages that tell us that we aren't enough just as we are. You'll also have the opportunity to begin to embrace beauty on your own terms and, as part of that process, create a new way of uplifting yourself and others. The ultimate goal is to free up energy to better serve our world and our communities, by getting out of your own way and stepping into your own power. We invite you to shift the value of your worth from the external towards the internal. Our hope is that as you begin to peel back layers of societal messaging you can begin to hear your own voice speaking your truth and guiding you forward with purpose.
Spots are limited so please RSVP. The $10 fee will be a donation to both Shifting Gears and the Embody 

Location: Wink Wink (1305 Commercial St, Bellingham, WA 98225)

Age Restrictions: 18+

To register and follow this event click here.

BAKER MOUNTAIN GUIDES: YMCA MOM'S AND KID'S ROCK CLIMBING

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Cost: FREE

Join Baker Mountain Guides for an evening of Mom's and Kid's rock climbing. No prior experience is necessary. We will have guides available to help cover the basics of climbing for both kids and moms. We will have all the gear necessary for toddlers and up! No membership is needed to attend.

Click here to reserve your spot.

Location: YMCA Climbing Wall (1256 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225)

All ages welcome!

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SATURDAY, MARCH 7TH

BELLINGHAM PARKS & RECREATION: WOMEN'S FULL MOON SNOWSHOE ADVENTURE

3:30PM - 10:30PM

(SOLD OUT)

Join us for a moonlit snowshoe through the gorgeous Mt. Baker wilderness in honor of International Women's Day. After an evening in this winter wonderland enjoy a delicious no-host dinner at a local eatery and reflect on the evening's adventures with your fellow snowshoers. 

For a list of required gear and more information click here.

SUNDAY, MARCH 8TH

WILD WOMXN: TAKE OVER GALBRAITH

10AM - 12PM

Cost: FREE

Calling all womxn, trans, femme and non-binary folk who love mountain biking or want to get into mountain biking! Join us on International Women's Day in taking over Galbraith Mountain! Meet in the Dollar Lot for a group ride on the bunny trails, or if you are feeling more adventures we will split into a second group and hit some blue trails. If you don't like group rides - no problem - just show up on Galbraith and ride between 10am - 12pm. Every time you see another womxn hoot, hollar, cheer or just give an air 5! This is a FREE social ride to celebrate the Wild Womxn who adventure outside on their bikes on a day that celebrates women.
This is a no drop, judgement free zone.

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WILD WHATCOM: LADIES NIGHT OUT - FULL MOON ADVENTURE

"MOON OF THE CHINOOK WIND"

5PM - 7PM

Suggested Donation: $12

There's something special (and really fun) about exploring at night under a full moon, especially with a pack of wild ladies! Allow Wild Whatcom to guide you through a moonlit adventure. Ladies Night Out is co-created by the women who attend. Each outing has a different, distinctive flavor. The goal is to notice the natural world around us and breathe, observe, and enjoy what the night brings. Trees budding, birdsong swelling, sap rising and energy swirling, spring is in the air! Let's explore what spring means to you, discover what's so magical and irritating about pollen and enjoy a reflective moment. Come get a little moonlight in your eyes and bask in a moonbeam in good company.

We'll bring the chocolate. You bring your sense of adventure!

To register and learn more click here.

BELLINGHAM PARKS & RECREATION: NIGHT OUT - CHILD CARE

6PM - 9PM

Cost - $30

Let Bellingham Parks & Rec take care of your kids while you celebrate International Women's Day. Treat your kids to a night of crafts, games, and fun while you treat yourself to a night out! Drop off and pick up are between the hours of 6 - 9 pm. 

Perfect timing to join our Dirt to Indulgence Afterparty!

Click here for more information.

Location: Depot Market Square (1100 Railroad Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225)

WILD WOMXN: DIRT TO INDULGENCE AFTERPARTY

6PM - 10PM

Cost - $15 (online) $20 (at the door)

Wherever your Wild Womxn Week activities took you, we hope you'll join us in a celebration of International Women's Day with an evening of indulgence. After a week of taking over the outdoors it is time to wipe away the dirt and embrace your inner diva! Ballgowns, fancy pantsuits, old prom dresses and the like are all welcome attire for this event. We encourage you to wear whatever makes you feel beautiful! A silent auction, drinks, and dancing music will fill the evening so that you and your best gal pals can celebrate what it means to be a womxn to you. We will be announcing our Wild Womxn of the Year award during this event so make sure to send in your nominations here

For more information click here.

Location: The Mountain Room at Boundary Bay Brewery (1103 Railroad Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225)

Age restrictions: 21+