Outdoor Calendar

CLIMBING

(Ongoing) Vertical Introduction. When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 – 8, Saturdays 4 – 6 PM.  Where: Wild Walls 202 W. 2nd Ave. In this class you will learn the fundamentals to climb indoors: fitting the harness, knot tying, and proper belay technique. This class (or previous experience and passing our belay test) is a prerequisite for top roping in our facility. Ages 12+, $35. Info: 509-455-9596.

(Ongoing Mondays & Wednesdays) Spider Monkeys Climbing Club. When: 5 – 7 PM. Where: Wild Walls, 202 W. 2nd Ave. For kids ages 4 – 10 years. Please call ahead. Come climb and meet new friends! Info:  509-455-9596.

CYCLING

(Ongoing) Belles and Baskets. Whatever style your cycle, join other Spokane women for no-drop rides, treats, and friendship. Info: 509-951-4090, facebook.com/bellesandbaskets.

(April – August) Baddlands Cooper Jones Twilight Series Races. When: Tuesday evenings at 6 PM. Where: Cheney, Spokane, Rathdrum, Liberty Lake, Steptoe Butte. USAC Sanctioned bicycle racing. Info: 509-456-0432, baddlands.org.

(June 1) The Bike Hub Downtown Grand Opening Road Ride. When: 9am Ride, 10am Store Opening. Where: Downtown. The Bike Hub is very proud to announce the grand opening of our beautiful new store! We’ve teamed up with Giant Bicycle to share the joy of the ride with everyone in your family. Please come join us for the festivities. 9AM – 25 mile no drop road ride. Info: 509-474-1260, info@thebikehubspokane.com.

(June 2) Mad Dash Mountain Bike Race at Adventure Sports Week.  When: 8am. Where: Farragut State Park Scott Field Area. Distances:  Distances:  4, 8 hour solo and team (if entries permit).:  A really cool lap course set on the north side of Farragut State Park! Food, support, swag! Solo racers or teams of 2 – 3 allowed. Info: funnflip@msn.com,  http://adventuresportsweekidaho.com.

(June 3) Evergreen East Women’s Mountain Bike Ride. When: 6 PM. Where: Riverside Park- 7 mile parking lot. Join EMBA-East for a fun women’s mountain bike ride for all riding abilities. Rides will be held 1st Tue of each month, varying locations.Info: chelsey@evergreeneast.orghttp://www.evergreeneast.org/calendar-2/

(June 19) Summer Parkways. When: 6pm-9pm. Where: Manito/Comstock neighborhoods. Annual summer solstice event. Family, fitness, fun. Spokane’s biggest block party. Streets closed to motorized vehicles, opened to bikes, pedestrians, skaters. Activities/booths in parks & 4-mile car-free route. Info: summerparkways@gmail.com, www.summerparkways.com

(June 22) Basic Skills Mountain Bike Clinic. When: 10am to 1pm. Where: Camp Sekani Park. Want to have more fun on your mountain bike? Join EMBA-East instructors for a skills clinic that will give you the tools that you need. Ages 14+. $50.  chelsey@evergreeneast.orgwww.evergreeneast.org/classes/

(June 27) Slackline Intro. When: 6-7:30pm. Where: Camp Sekani, 6707 E. Upriver Dr. Walk the “tight rope” to improve your core, strength, balance and movement for climbing, everyday life, or just to have some fun. $15. Info: 509.625.6200, spokaneparks.org

(June 27) Bike Maintenance Basics for Women. When: 7 p.m. Where: REI, 1125 N Monroe. Yes, you can care for your bike. This class will teach you how to change a flat, lube your chain, adjust your gears and keep your two-wheeled buddy running like a champ. Register: rei.com/Spokane. Info: 509-328-9900

(June 29) Evergreen East Women’s Mountain Biking Clinic.  When: 9am. Where: Camp Sekani Park. All day women’s only mountain biking clinic. Learn some new skills and meet some fun new people. chelsey@evergreeneast.org, http://www.evergreeneast.org/classes/

(July 6) Lilac City Twilight Crit. When: 5 p.m. Where: Downtown Spokane. Info: 509.270.8347, http://www.spokanerocketvelo.com/races/lilac-city-twilight-crit.

HIKING/WALKING

(On-Going) Wed & Sun Hobnailer Hikes. When: Varies. Where: Varies. Join Hobnailer hiking club for weekly 6-8 mile hikes in the Spokane area. Call 456-0250 for schedule or more information. Info: clcspo@msn.com

(June 1) WTA trail work party. When: 8:30 – 4. Where Liberty Lake County Park. Celebrate National Trails Day by giving back to one of your favorite trails. We will do tread improvements up to the waterfall. Then in July we can start on the challenging section above the waterfall. Info: 206-625-1367, wta.org

(June 1) Celebrate Stevens Creek- Big Rock Trailhead Opening. When: 2PM. Where: Steven Creek Rd Trailhead, South on Palouse Hwy about 6 miles, turn north on Stevens Ck. Rd. Celebrating how a successful partnership of local government, non-profit conservation group, and business pulled together to make a beautiful and unique rock formation, stunning viewpoint, and natural landscape available for public enjoyment and stewardship. Ribbon cutting ceremony followed by refreshments, and  ice cream (provided – for sale – by The Scoop).  Hike to the Rocks of Sharon! See rock-climbers scale Big Rock!

(June 5) WTA trail work party. When 8:30 – 4. Where: Big Rock. We will attempt to complete a section of new trail construction connecting the Stevens Creek entrance to the ridge. Check out wta.org for details and to sign up. Info: 206-625-1367, wta.org

(June 8) WTA trail work party. When: 8:30 – 4. Where: Little Pend d’Oreille National Widlife Refuge.Enjoy a campout in a really pretty place as we work June 8th and 9th to try to complete new trail construction to view the beaver ponds.Info: 206-625-1367, wta.org

(June 13) Camp Cooking Basics. When: 7 p.m. Where: REI, 1125 N Monroe. Join REI experts and learn how to make your meals outdoors delectable! We’ll teach you tips & tricks, recipes and tools to make sure you never go hungry on a camping trip again. Register: rei.com/Spokane. Info: 509-328-9900, rei.com/Spokane.

(June 15) Hiking Spokane River Loop. When: 9am-12pm. Where: Bowl and Pitcher, Riverside State Park. Ages 15+, explore towering rock formations, luscious vegetation, amazing wildlife and more! Easy hike of 3-4 hours, 4-6 miles round trip. Walking poles provided. $12. Info: 509.625.6200, spokaneparks.org

(June 19) Day Hiking: The Perfect Sport. When: 7 p.m. Where: REI, 1125 N Monroe. Hikers can learn how and where to go lighter, farther and more often in a free slideshow by regional trail guide author Rich Landers based on his new co-authored book, “Day Hiking Eastern Washington.” Register: rei.com/Spokane. Info: 509-328-9900

(June 20) WTA trail work party. When: 8:30 – 4. Where: Mt Spokane State Park. Come join us for any of four days of building foot bridges on trail 100, June 20, 22, 23, 0r 24. Check the wta.org web site for details.Info: 206-625-1367, wta.org

(June 29) Hiking Deep Creek Canyon. When: 9am-1pm. Where: Bowl and Pitcher, Riverside State Park. Ages 15+, explore towering rock formations, luscious vegetation, amazing wildlife and more! Moderate hike of 4-6 miles round trip. Walking poles provided. $12. Info: 509.625.6200, spokaneparks.org

Paddling

(Ongoing) Kayak Instruction. When: Reserve around your schedule. Where: TBD. Wanting to learn to kayak? FLOW Adventures offers private kayak instruction on your time schedule.

Call today to get started. Info: 509.242.8699, www.flow-adventures.com

(June 1) CDA Paddlefest & Demo Day. When: 9 am – 3pm. Where: Coeur d’Alene- Independence Pt. Come see and try the new Kayaks & SUP’s. Independence Point- City Beach.Info: 208-676-1533, www.kayakcda.com

Last

(June 3-7) Kayak Whitewater Intro.  When: 6-8pm. Where: Witter Aquatics Center, E. Mission at Upriver Dr. M, W and F- Learn the essential skills to become comfortable with wet exits, basic strokes, terminology and maneuvering. All essential equipment provided. $69. Info: 509.625.6200, spokaneparks.org

(June 8, 9) Whitewater Rafting Lower Spokane River. When: 10am-1pm. Where: Water Ave., Spokane River. Ages 5+, enjoy Bowl & Pitcher and Devil’s Toenail rapids, wildlife, scenery with professional guides. Equipment, PFDs, transportation to vehicle and drinks included. $35. Info: 509.625.6200, spokaneparks.org

(June 11-13, 25-27) Kayak Whitewater Intermediate. When: 6-8pm. Where: Sullivan Park Upper Parking Lot- Spokane River. Learn river terminology, hydrology and boat maneuvers; improve braces and t-rescues; learn important skills like upstream ferry, eddy peel-outs and entries. $69.Info: 509.625.6200, spokaneparks.org

(June 14, 21, 28) Friday Night Floats. When: 5:30 P.M. Where: Lower Spokane River. Friday Night Floats rafting on the Spokane River. We will raft through Bowl & Pitcher and Devil’s Toe Nail. Call to reserve your spot. 509.242.8699, www.flow-adventures.com

(June 16) Kayak CdA Lake. When: 1-5pm. Where: 202 E. Sherman, Coeur d’ Alene, ID.Ages 4+, kayak clear waters along tree-lined shores as we learn about the area’s Native peoples, pioneer history, steamboat era and Lake Cd’A today. $55. Info: 509.625.6200, spokaneparks.org

(June 17, 19) Kayak Flat Water Touring Intermediate.  When: 6-8pm. Where: Fish Lake. If you’ve been in a touring kayak or completed intro class, go to the next level: work on wet exit, solo/tandem re-entry, t-rescues, braces. $79.Info: 509.625.6200, spokaneparks.org

(June 22) Canoe Paddle Little Spokane. When: 1-5pm. Where: 9-Mile Falls take-out. Magnificence unfolds as you quietly float the beautiful Little Spokane River looking for wildlife. Discover Pass required. $29, REI members $27.Info: 509.625.6200, spokaneparks.org

(June 26) Kayak Whitewater Roll Intermediate.  When: 6-8pm. Where: E. Mission at Upriver Dr., Witter Aquatics Center. Ages 12+, whether your boat needs some roll repair or you’re just getting started, learn the basic concepts of rolling or repair the skills you’ve been taught. $39. Info: 509.625.6200, spokaneparks.org

(June 29). Kayak Horseshoe Lake: When: 9am-12pm or 1-4pm. Where: Horseshoe Lake. Slow down and enjoy the grace of your sleek kayak passing through the water and paddle to a 50′ waterfall. $27, REI members $25. Info: 509.625.6200, spokaneparks.org

RUNNING

(Ongoing) Fat Ass Trail Runs. When: Varies. Where: Washington/Idaho. We meet 1-2 times per month for a trail run. FAT ASS is the name given to a series of low key runs that are frequented by experienced runners & walkers and characterized by the phrase “No Fees, No Awards, No Aid, No Wimps”. Info: 208-457-2726, facebook.com/TrailManiacs

(June 1) Reardan “Mule Chase”.  5K and 10K. Run at 8:00am. Info: http://www.visitlincolncountywashington.com/

(June 1) Red Devil Challenge, Cashmere, Wash. Info: http://www.runwenatchee.com/

(June 1) Mountan Goats Challenge. When: 8am. Where: Chase Middle School. 10K of heart pounding agony! A ± 660 foot elevation gain. Info: 509-869-0189 www.mountaingoatchallenge.com

(June 2) Teen Closet 50 Mile Relay. When: 6:00 AM. Where: Starts at Mt Spokane High School. 50 Mile Relay Race that starts, finishes and transitions through every Spokane High School. Info: 509-993-5471, tommyt@comcast.net

(June 2) Beaches 2 Boulders Fun Trail Runs at Adventure Sports Week. When: 9am. Where: Farragut State Park Sunrise Area. Distances:  3 mile, 6.4 mile, 9 mile. Awesome course along the shore of beautiful Lake Pend Oreille, with great new swag, nice awards, bar b cue, beverages! Fun for the whole family! Many runners last year said it was the finest trail run they had done! Info: funnflip@msn.com,  http://adventuresportsweekidaho.com.

(June 8) Deepwater trail runs at Adventure Sports Week. When: 9am. Where: Farragut State Park Sunrise Area. Distances:  13 miles, 26.2 miles, 50k and 52 miles. Beautiful, challenging course along the shore of beautiful Lake Pend Oreille, with great new swag, nice awards, bar b cue, beverages! Dedicated aide stations for the Marathon and up! Many runners last year said it was the finest trail run they had done! Info: funnflip@msn.com,  http://adventuresportsweekidaho.com.

(June 8) June Bug Fun Run. When: 8am. Where: Spokane Community College – 1810 N Greene St Routes: 3 & 5-Mile Run/Walk $17.00. $25 w/T-shirt. Great prizes for pledge participants www.lcsnw.org/junebugrun Contact: Christie McKee (509) 343-5020. Email: cmckee@lcsnw.org

(June 9) Spokane Title 9K Run. When: 9:00am. Where:  Riverfront Park, starting at the Northbank Shelter. What: Woman and Girl’s only 9K run/walk – Spokane’s only female run! Website:  www.titlenine.com/t9k. Phone:  509-535-4939. Email:  t9k@titlenine.com.

(June15) Foothills Scenic Five & Pancake Breakfast. When: 8:00 am. Where: Foothills Community Center, 11003 N. Forker Rd. A scenic five mile run, or three mile run or walk, followed by a huckleberry pancake breakfast. Info: 509-921-8928, hmweiler@yahoo.com or http://www.ruralspokane.com/

(June 28-30) Chewelah Peak Running Mechanics Camp. When: 3 days 2 nights. Where: 3215 Flowery Trail Road Chewelah, WA 99109. Combining the team building of a traditional running camp with an emphasis on gait mechanics enhancement makes for a unique learning opportunity. Info:

1-978-RUN-LABS, http://nwrunninglab.com/chewelah-peak-running-camp.html

(July 6) Negative Split Spokane-Half Marathon and 5K Runs. When: 8:00am. Where: Spokane Riverfront Park. Enjoy this flat, fast half marathon and 5km run course. Info: info@nsplit.com, nsplit.com

(July 6) 4th of July 25K. When: 9:00 am. Where: 4th of July Pass Idaho. 25K and 5 mile trail run. This course is classified as moderate. If you’re new to trail running this is just for you! Info: 208-457-2726; www.trailmaniacs.com

TRIATHALON / MULTI-SPORT

(June 8) Palouse River Duathlon. When: 8am. Where: Palouse WA City Park. 2-mile run, 10-mile bike , 2-mile run. Course is primarily gravel roads along the scenic Palouse River. Gorgeous scenery, challenging course. Info: 509-939-2143, visitpalouse.com/duathlon

(June 9) C&C Sprint Adventure Race at Adventure Sports Week. When: 7am. Where: Farragut State Park Sunrise Area. One of the most fun, insane sports challenges you will find! The race will include everything from paddling to trail running to mountain biking to orienteering! Teams of 1,2,3 or 4 allowed. Great Bar b cue and swag! Info: funnflip@msn.com,  http://adventuresportsweekidaho.com.

(June 9) Crux and Crucible Adventure Race at Adventure Sports Week. When: Midnight June 8. Where: Farragut State Park Sunrise Area. This 12 & 24 hour Adventure will take racers through the night in a test of endurance and skill! The race will include everything from paddling to trail running to mountain biking to orienteering! Teams of 1,2,3 or 4 allowed. Info: funnflip@msn.com,  http://adventuresportsweekidaho.com.

EVENTS/MOVIES/MISC…

(Ongoing) Spokane Table Tennis Club.  When: Wednesday from 6:30PM – 9PM. Where: Southside Senior & Community Center, 3151 East 27th Avenue. Ping pong club plays every Wednseday.  $2/visit. 456-3581.

(June 8,15, 22, 29) Water Safety Instructor Class. When: 10am-5:30pm. Where: 502 S. Pittsburgh, Liberty Aquatics Center. Ages 16+, learn to teach all ages water safety, survival and American Red Cross swimming skills. Textbook required. Must pass pre-course tests. $200. Info: 509.625.6200, spokaneparks.org

(June 15) Brewing World-Class Micro-Brew at Home. When: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Where: Sun People Dry Goods Co, 32 W 2nd Ave, Ste. 200. Come join an internationally award-winning brewer with experience at four Northwest breweries for a hands-on, fun, and intensive workshop. Learn about the process, ingredients, equipment, recipe formulation, and more. Plus, hear stories from the professio. Info: 509-368-9378

(June 20) Dog First Aid. When: 7 p.m. Where: REI, 1125 N Monroe. Join Greg Benoit from SouthCare Animal Medical Center and find out how to take care of your four-legged friend on your outdoor adventures. From Fido’s paws to his ears, be prepared for his care. Register: rei.com/Spokane. Info: 509-328-9900, rei.com/Spokane

(June 20) 2nd Annual Fermentation Celebration. When: 5-10pm. Where: Old Mill District, Bend, Oregon. This beer walk in Bend, Oregon’s Old Mill District includes hop filled tastings of Bend’s numerous local breweries. Live music by Truck Stop Gravy followed by Cody Beebe and the Crooks. Limited edition Fermentation Silipints that will be available for the event. Entry to the event is $20 and includes your commemorative Silipint.

?Info: www.theoldmill.com

6-Month Training Calendar:

CYCLING

(July 20) Jedermann Gran Fondo. When: 7:00 am. Where: Cheney, WA. Choose one of our great routes 112, 66 and 30 miles to ride quiet roads through the towns of Cheney, Sprague, Tokio, Harrington and Edwall. Info: www.emdesports.com

(September 14) Ovando Gran Fondo. When: 8 am. Where: Ovando, Montana. An epic off-road ride for the Missoula Symphony. This fully supported 57-mile mountain bike ride goes through some of Western Montana’s most scenic landscapes including numerous miles through private land not otherwise open to the public. Info: 406-721-3194

(August 3) 8 Lakes Leg Aches Bike Ride. When: 7am. Where: Group Health Corp Office – 5615 W Sunset Hwy. Routes: 15, 30, 45 & 75-MILE. 6 Rest/Food Stops. Great SAG Support. Info: www.lcsnw.org/8lakesride, cmckee@lcsnw.org

(August 10-16) Sunny’s Pedal. When: All Day.Where: Spokane, WA – Sun Valley, ID. Cyclists will spend 7 days riding about 580 miles from Spokane, WA to Sun Valley, ID to raise funds and awareness for organ donation. Info: 503-380-9800, www.facebook.com/sunnyspedal

(October-November) Inland NW Cyclocross Series. When: 9:00 am. Where: Varies across the Inland Northwest. Annual Series in the INW, spectator friendly events located in area parks on short closed courses and is the steeplechase of bike racing featuring several categories. Info: www.emdesprots.com

RUNNING

(July 13) Boys & Girls Clubs of Kootenai County Jordan Johnson Memorial Fun Run IN COLOR. When: 10:30 AM. Where: Post Falls: Seltice Way and Frederick Street.5K Run/Walk, 1 mile course for kids. As you run or walk this course, you’ll be showered with the coolest color blast ever! You pick your color zone. A lot or a little – it’s your choice. Info: www.northidahobgc.org, 208-457-9089.

(July, 16, 23, 30) U*District Foundation Summer Series Fun Run. When: 5:30pm. Where: 730 N Hamilton. Our annual fun run 5K series will take place the last three Tuesdays in July. Info: 509-458-7686, http://www.udistrictpt.com/foundation/programs/

(July 13) 16th Annual Liberty Lake Loop. When: 8:00AM. Where:  Pavillion Park Liberty Lake WA. Challenging 4 mile run on paved roads in Liberty Lake. Kids race in the park.  Great shirts, snacks, and awards for adults and kids. Info: www.pavillionpark.org

(July 20) Davenport “Pioneer Plod” 5K and 10 K. Run at 8:00am. Info: http://www.visitlincolncountywashington.com/

(July 20) Schweitzer Mountain Trail Run, Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Info: www.smtrailrun.com

(Aug 4) Chewelah Peak Trail Run. When: 10am Where: 49 degrees North.10M and 3.5M trail races.  All race distances will start at the Calispell Creek Lodge and will course through the Colville National Forest. Info: cptrailrun.com

(August 16-17) Spokane to Sandpoint Relay. When: All Day. Where: Spokane, WA to Sandpoint, ID. 200 mile overnight running relay from atop Mt. Spokane, down 50 miles of Centennial Trail and finishing on the beach in beautiful Sandpoint, Idaho. Info: info@cascaderelays.comwww.spokanetosandpoint.com

(August 16-17) Spokane to Sandpoint Run/Walk Relay Race. When: start 7:00 a.m. Aug. 16. Where: start Top of Mt Spokane Fun overnight run/walk relay with teams. Info: 541-350-4635, www.spokanetosandpoint.com

(August 31) Seven Bays “The Seven K at Seven Bays” 7K. Run at 8:00am. Info: http://www.visitlincolncountywashington.com/

(September 14) Spokane Heart Walk. When:  9:00am festivities begin, 10:00am Run Kickoff.

Where: Riverfront Park. Form a team and register to walk or run in the 2013 Heart & Stroke Walk and 5K Run. Info:SpokaneHeartWalk.org. Info: 509-536-1500, www.SpokaneHeartWalk.org

(Sept 21) 2013-Odessa “Deutschesfest Fun Run”  5K and 10K. Run at 8:30. Info: http://www.visitlincolncountywashington.com/

(September 21)River Run Half-Marathon, 10K, 5K, Wenatchee, Wash. Info: http://www.runwenatchee.com/

(September 28) Stomp Out Abuse 5k Run/Walk. When: 9:00am. Where: Riverfront Park. Come support a great cause! The $35 registration fee will provide 15 weeks of free services for a victim of domestic abuse. Info: https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/93098

(Sept 28) Almira Country Fair “ACFun Run” 5K. Run at 8:30. Info: http://www.visitlincolncountywashington.com/

(October 12) THE 9’ER (CMRS 2013). When: 9am. Where: Coeur d’Alene, ID. 2nd annual CMRS. The 9’er is a challenging and beautiful nine mile trail run on Canfield Mountain. All dirt course. Info: www.ironcoreracing.com

(November 9) CMRS 25K/50K/50Miler. When: TBD. Where:  Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. CMRS adds the 25K/50K/50Miler to the trail running series. All dirt course on beautiful Canfield Mountain. Info: www.ironcoreracing.com

(November 28) Turkey on the Run, Wenatchee, Wash. Info: http://www.runwenatchee.com/

MARATHONS

(September 7) Lake Chelan Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K. Info: http://lakechelanmarathon.com/

TRIATHALON / MULTI-SPORT

(August 8) West Plains WunderWoman Triathlon. When: 7:30. Where Waterfront Park, Medical Lake. Women’s Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons starting and finishing in beautiful Medical Lake, with country roads for the bike.Info: marla@emdesports.com

(September 1) Annual Steve Braun Memorial Triathlon. At the Cascade Lake Picnic Area Moran State Park on Orcas Island.? mile swim in beautiful Cascade Lake 15 mile bike ride along a scenic rural road 3.5 mile trail run around Cascade Lake.