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20 Local Events Next Up: Hans Florine Presents "On The Nose" - Dec 6

Hans Florine Presents "On The Nose"
Dec 6 - Mountain View REI

Join Hans Florine, speed record holder on the Nose route of El Capitan. He'll describe some of the 100+ ascents he's made of this iconic route. He might inspire you to find your own outdoor obsession. More Details


Avalanche Awareness
Dec 6 - Saratoga REI

Learn to access local avalanche bulletins and weather reports, recognize basic signs of avalanche danger, and learn simple ways to help avoid avalanche danger. More Details


Backpacking Basics
Dec 7 - Saratoga REI

REI will take the mystery out of Backpacking with an overview of planning, preparation and gear. Learn how to choose a pack, select proper clothing and footwear. More Details


Preparing for Half Dome
Dec 8 - Mountain View REI

Yosemite's Half Dome inspires hikers from around the world. Preparing for Half Dome will help you learn to navigate ascension cables and make it to the top overlooking the majestic Yosemite Valley from the iconic Half Dome. More Details


Introduction to Bouldering - Rock Climbing Class - Level 1
Dec 10 - Sanborn County Park, Saratoga: Skyline Blvd. Indian Rock Trailhead Parking

Set the ropes aside and launch into the exciting world of bouldering! Join our professional climbing instructors for a day introducing you to outdoor bouldering, spotting falls, and advanced body movement to get you to the top of your climbs. More Details


Introduction to Road Cycling Class - Level 1
Dec 10 - Women's Only Class: Google Parking Lot, 211 Crittenden Ln

This outing is perfect for beginning cyclists who know the basics of riding but are looking to explore the rapidly growing sport of Road Cycling. We'll cover the bike, basic riding techniques, risk management, law, riding etiquette, and basic bike maintenance skills. More Details


Map & Compass Navigation - Level 2: Next Steps
Dec 10 - Monte Bello Open Space, Palo Alto: Main Parking Lot

Looking to get further off the beaten path? We'll build on the skills you learned in Introduction to Map and Compass so you can take on more challenging navigation problems. You'll learn methods for navigating around obstacles, plan more effective routes and give you strategies in case you get lost. Previous navigation experience is required. More Details


Wilderness Survival: 3-Season Skills
Dec 10 - Sanborn County Park, Saratoga: Main Parking Lot

Join REI Outdoor School for a wilderness survival class. We will provide practical tips and strategies that every outdoor traveler should know: emergency priorities; shelters; locating and accessing drinking water; and how to make your own emergency kit. You will also participate in interactive scenarios to practice and hone your skills. More Details


Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing Class - Level 1
Dec 11 - Women's Only Class: Castle Rock State Park, Saratoga - Main Parking Lot

Learn basic Climbing skills and technique including specialized equipment use, proper fit of specialized equipment, site safety, knot tying, belay technique, basic climbing technique. This course is designed for new climbers or gym trained climbers looking to transition to the outdoor experience. More Details


How To Ride A Bike Class
Dec 11 - Google Parking Lot, Mountain View: 211 Crittenden Ln

If you never learned to ride a bike or need to relearn the basics, this is the class for you! Our patient instructors use a series of skill-developing exercises to get you up on two wheels. You'll learn to start and stop smoothly while balancing comfortably on a bike. How to Ride a Bike class is for adults and kids 12 and older. More Details


How to Ride a Bike for Kids
Dec 11 - Google Parking Lot, Mountain View: 211 Crittenden Ln

Is your child struggling to learn how to ride their bike? Our kid-friendly instructors will help them with their first lesson (possibly the only lesson they will need)! Our fun, unique and proven instruction methods have helped hundreds of kids experience the joy of riding a bike. How to Ride a Bike for Kids is for children 4 - 11 years old. More Details


Introduction to Mountain Biking Class - Level 1
Dec 11 - Women's Only Class: Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve, Palo Alto: Equestrian Lot

On easy terrain, our instructors teach basic mountain biking techniques including shifting, braking, ascending, descending and maneuvering around obstacles. Mountain bikes are available for use in the class. Recommended for ages 14 and older. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. More Details


Backcountry Navigation With A Map & Compass - Level 1
Dec 11 - Monte Bello Open Space, Palo Alto: Main Parking Lot

Are you heading into the woods and want to learn how to use your map & compass properly? This class will teach you how to translate what is on your map to the surrounding area. How to use your compass easily and effectively to find your location, putting the Map & Compass together to plan your route and adjust as needed. More Details


How to Ride a Bike for Kids
Dec 11 - Google Parking Lot, Mountain View: 211 Crittenden Ln

Is your child struggling to learn how to ride their bike? Our kid-friendly instructors will help them with their first lesson (possibly the only lesson they will need)! Our fun, unique and proven instruction methods have helped hundreds of kids experience the joy of riding a bike. How to Ride a Bike for Kids is for children 4 - 11 years old. More Details


How to Ride a Bike - One on One Instruction
Dec 11 - Google Parking Lot, Mountain View: 211 Crittenden Ln

Join us for a private one-on-one instruction session with an Outdoor School cycling instructor. We will provide customized instruction on beginning bike skills and how to ride a bike. Open to adults or kids aged 5 and up. More Details


Hans Florine Presents "On The Nose"
Dec 13 - Saratoga REI

Join Hans Florine, speed record holder on the Nose route of El Capitan. He'll describe some of the 100+ ascents he's made of this iconic route. He might inspire you to find your own outdoor obsession. More Details


The Future of Silicon Valley Mountain Biking
Dec 13 - Mountain View REI

Silicon Valley Mountain Bikers will host a discussion of current and future Public Access Projects and Future Regional Trail Connections in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. More Details


Ski / Snowboard Waxing Basics
Dec 14 - Saratoga REI

Taking care of your skis/board will help you have a great time on the slopes. Our technician will examine how and why waxes work and base preparation. More Details


Overnight Backpacking Class
Dec 17 - Saratoga REI

Take your first backpack trip with the experts! Learn about what to bring, how to carry it, what and how to cook, how to manage water, navigation and camp skills, and much more in an intensive 2 day course. The load will be light and the trail easy, designed with beginners in mind. More Details


Overnight Backpacking Class
Dec 17 - Saratoga REI

Take your first backpack trip with the experts! Learn about what to bring, how to carry it, what and how to cook, how to manage water, navigation and camp skills, and much more in an intensive 2 day course. The load will be light and the trail easy, designed with beginners in mind. More Details


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