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17 Local Events Next Up: Bike Maintenance Basics - Level 1 - Dec 5

Bike Maintenance Basics - Level 1
Dec 5 - Northbrook REI

Routine bike maintenance keeps you riding smoothly and prolongs the life of your bike. Join us for this introductory class to help you take care of your bike! More Details


Snowshoeing Basics
Dec 7 - Schaumburg REI

Join our experienced REI staff for a class on the basics of snowshoeing. We will focus on the appropriate selection of gear as well as the basics on what you need and where to go to get started. More Details


Backpacking Basics
Dec 8 - Northbrook 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


Hiking Chicagoland's Best Places
Dec 10 - Deer Grove Forest Preserve West - Grove 5

Join a REI Outdoor School Instructor for a guided hike to one of Chicagoland's natural gems. We'll teach you about the ten essentials of backcountry travel and introduce you to the seven Leave no Trace principles. See location details for more info on the specific destination for this outing. More Details


Rock Climbing Basics
Dec 12 - Northbrook REI

Join REI for an introductory class in rock climbing. Participants will leave with an understanding of the different types of climbing, what gear is necessary and the basics on how to get started. Note: this is an informational class - not an "on-the-wall" climbing session. More Details


Iceland Winter Adventure
Dec 13 - Chicago O'Hare International Airport

The people of Iceland make the most of all seasons, and winter is no exception. Come and explore stunning countryside with REI Adventures while it's embraced by winter's icy--and beautiful--grip. More Details


Bike Maintenance Basics - Level 1
Dec 14 - Schaumburg REI

Routine bike maintenance keeps you riding smoothly and prolongs the life of your bike. Join us for this introductory class to help you take care of your bike! More Details


Iceland Winter Adventure
Dec 16 - Chicago O'Hare International Airport

The people of Iceland make the most of all seasons, and winter is no exception. Come and explore stunning countryside with REI Adventures while it's embraced by winter's icy--and beautiful--grip. More Details


Learn to Cross Country Ski: Classic Technique - Level 1
Dec 18 - Deer Grove Forest Preserve- East

Join your experienced REI Outdoor School instructor for a lesson in Cross-Country Skiing: Classic Technique. Get in on the sport that continues to attract aspiring athletes, adventurers and winter recreationists. We will provide a comprehensive course that covers proper technique, stopping, turning and gliding across the snow. More Details


Backcountry Navigation With A Map & Compass - Level 1
Dec 18 - Deer Grove Forest Preserve West - Grove 5

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


Iceland Winter Adventure
Dec 21 - Chicago O'Hare International Airport

The people of Iceland make the most of all seasons, and winter is no exception. Come and explore stunning countryside with REI Adventures while it's embraced by winter's icy--and beautiful--grip. More Details


Iceland Winter Adventure
Dec 23 - Chicago O'Hare International Airport

The people of Iceland make the most of all seasons, and winter is no exception. Come and explore stunning countryside with REI Adventures while it's embraced by winter's icy--and beautiful--grip. More Details


Iceland Winter Adventure
Dec 31 - Chicago O'Hare International Airport

The people of Iceland make the most of all seasons, and winter is no exception. Come and explore stunning countryside with REI Adventures while it's embraced by winter's icy--and beautiful--grip. More Details


REI Chicago Area Garage Sale!
Dec 31 - Northbrook REI

Used or returned gear & clothing offered for way less than new. Quantities limited, items sold as is, & all sales final. More Details


REI Chicago Area Garage Sale!
Dec 31 - Schaumburg REI

Used or returned gear & clothing offered for way less than new. Quantities limited, items sold as is, & all sales final. More Details


Wilderness First Aid with the Wilderness Medicine Institute and REI
Jan 21 - Chicago Botanic Garden - Plant Conservation Science Center

Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession, you should never have to ask, "What do I do now?" In just two days, you will learn the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. This course is ideal for trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals in remote locations. More Details


Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course with WMI and REI
Mar 3 - Edgebrook Woods - Mathew Bieszczat Volunteer Resource Center

Time to recertify your Wilderness First Responder Certification? This 3-day WFR Recert is a scenario-based course designed to review and practice of evacuation and decision making guidelines. It also provides current updates in the wilderness medicine field. Prerequisites: current WFR certification of at least 70 hours. More Details


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