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Using POLES for Hiking & Outdoor Exercise!

 

Power & Performance with Trekking POLES! Whether you're a beginner hiker or a cross-training athlete, learn how optimal use of poles engages your whole body while hiking or walking.

 

 

 

Corte Madera Town Center Community Room

 

 

02/25/15, 07:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

FREE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital Camera Field Class

 

Take what you've learned in the classroom out into the field! This trip will explore the potential of your Digital Cameras (SLR & Compact)and let you take better photos in the outdoors. Learn about aperture, shutter speed, ISO, exposure compensation, and more!

 

 

 

 

Lake Lagunitas: Photo

 

 

02/28/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $65

Non Member: $85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golden Gate Bridge Half-day Cycling Tour

 

Join REI on a bike tour exploring San Francisco's historic Presidio and the Golden Gate Bridge. Featuring stunning views of the gorgeous Marin Headlands to the north, and San Francisco's classic skyline to the south, as well as locavore treats unique to San Francisco to satiate your inner foodie, this will be a day to remember!

 

 

 

 

Crissy Field, San Francisco

 

 

02/28/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Crissy Field, San Francisco

 

 

03/29/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $50

Non Member: $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing for Women

 

Experience the thrill of Rock Climbing in a friendly women's only environment with our enthusiastic, knowledgeable instructors! Learn basic Climbing skills and technique including specialized equipment use, proper fit of specialized equipment, site safety, knot tying, belay technique, basic climbing technique.

 

 

 

 

Castle Rock State Park

 

 

03/01/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $90

Non Member: $110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

San Rafael Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

 

Tickets go on sale 2/1 at sanrafaelbanff.bpt.me for the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. The San Rafael shows will screen on March 2 & 3 at the Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael.

 

 

 

 

Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

 

 

03/02/15, 07:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

See event for
price details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

San Rafael Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

 

Tickets go on sale 2/1 at sanrafaelbanff.bpt.me for the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. The San Rafael shows will screen on March 2 & 3 at the Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael.

 

 

 

 

Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

 

 

03/03/15, 07:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

See event for
price details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital Camera Basics Class

 

Find out everything you need to know about the basic functions of your digital camera from a professional photographer. We will cover exposure settings (automatic to manual mode), metering, auto focus, use of flash, file size and type, and playing back images.

 

 

 

 

Corte Madera Town Center Community Room

 

 

03/04/15, 07:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $30

Non Member: $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REI Run Club Bay Area

 

Join the REI Run Club! We provide a fun, motivational, and social running experience. Get instruction that will help you to improve your running, twice a week, for free!

 

 

 

 

Crissy Field, San Francisco

 

 

03/04/15, 07:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

FREE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Moon Hike

 

There's nothing like hiking under a full moon! Join a trained REI Outdoor School Instructor for a special moonlit adventure at a nearby park. We'll also teach you a few tips for hiking at any time of day. See location details for more information on the venue.

 

 

 

 

Tilden Regional Park: Inspiration Point

 

 

03/05/15, 06:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $25

Non Member: $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Moon Kayak Tour - San Francisco Bay Area

 

Break out of your usual evening routine and join our instructors for a night-time tour on the Bay! We will provide all the gear and basic paddle instruction, using easy-to-paddle tandem (two-person) kayaks, then head out for a short paddle by starlight. This is a great way to get some extra paddling practice and meet new friends.

 

 

 

 

Richmond Marina

 

 

03/05/15, 06:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $50

Non Member: $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Moon SUP Tour - San Francisco Bay Area

 

Break out of your usual evening routine and join our instructors for a night-time tour on the Bay! We will provide all the gear and basic paddle instruction, using stand-up paddle boards, then head out for a short paddle by moon light. This is a great way to get some extra paddling practice and meet new friends.

 

 

 

 

Richmond Marina

 

 

03/05/15, 06:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $50

Non Member: $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Mountaineering - Basic Skills & Techniques

 

In this introductory class you will learn the skills of proper use of crampons and mountain axe, self-arrest and self-belay techniques, various snow and glacier travel techniques as well as proper nutrition, gear, clothing and well being for mountaineering.

 

 

 

 

Roseville REI

 

 

03/07/15, 08:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $125

Non Member: $145

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing Class

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Castle Rock State Park

 

 

03/07/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $90

Non Member: $110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Road Cycling Class

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Berkeley Shoreline Trail: Gilman Fields

 

 

03/07/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $65

Non Member: $85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hiking the Bay Area's Best Places

 

Come join an REI Outdoor School Instructor on a hike in one of the Bay Area's best hiking places. We'll introduce you to local natural gems, teach you a few tips to making hiking more comfortable and help you hike at your own pace. See class / session details for which Best Hike we'll be doing.

 

 

 

 

Mt. Tamalpais: Rock Springs

 

 

03/07/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Mt. Tamalpais: Rock Springs

 

 

04/04/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $25

Non Member: $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scenic Sierra: Snowshoe Picnic

 

Join us for a wintry Snowshoe adventure in the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains. We will snowshoe a short ways to our cozy camp. There, you will enjoy a delicious meal, hot drinks, roast marshmallows for s'mores, and enjoy the winter wonderland that is the Sierra!

 

 

 

 

Roseville REI

 

 

03/08/15, 08:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $75

Non Member: $95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock Climbing Anchors Class - Natural & Fixed Protection

 

We will cover climbing gear, knots, evaluation and use of natural and fixed protection, and equalizing the forces on the anchor. This is a hands on program where you will build climbing anchors. This outing will focus on construction and assessment of anchors.

 

 

 

 

Castle Rock State Park

 

 

03/08/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $90

Non Member: $110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Backcountry Skills Class

 

Getting ready to head into the wilderness for the first time and not sure what you need to know or do to have a successful trip? Hone your skills during this outing while we will discuss the importance of proper planning, equipment selection, and other fundamental backcountry skills. This outing will include a hike of approximately 3 miles.

 

 

 

 

Lake Lagunitas: Backcountry Skills

 

 

03/08/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $60

Non Member: $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kayak Day Tour - Elkhorn Slough

 

Join REI for a kayaking tour of Elkhorn Slough, a popular area for beginning and intermediate paddlers. Located at the center of the Monterey Bay coastline, this ecological treasure is home to hundreds of species of plants and abundant wildlife.

 

 

 

 

Kirby Park, Elkhorn Slough

 

 

03/08/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $125

Non Member: $145

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bike Maintenance Basics

 

Routine maintenance on your bike can keep you riding smooth and prolong the life of your bike. Join an introductory class designed to help you take care of your bike.

 

 

 

 

Corte Madera Town Center Community Room

 

 

03/11/15, 07:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

FREE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evening Kayak Tour - San Francisco Bay

 

Break out of your usual evening routine and join our instructors for a night-time tour on the Bay! We will provide all the gear and basic paddle instruction, using easy-to-paddle tandem (two-person) kayaks, then head out for a short paddle by starlight. No experience is required, but taking a Learn to Kayak Class is recommended.

 

 

 

 

Richmond Marina

 

 

03/13/15, 07:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $50

Non Member: $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evening SUP Tour of San Francisco Bay

 

Break out of your evening routine and join REI for a night-time SUP tour on the Bay! We will provide all the gear and basic instruction, then head out for a short paddle by sunset/starlight.

 

 

 

 

Richmond Marina

 

 

03/13/15, 07:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $50

Non Member: $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn to Kayak Class

 

This class will introduce students to the basics of paddling a kayak in a mild setting and at a relaxed pace. Students will learn about kayaks, paddles, gear and clothing before learning to launch and being introduced to the basic paddle strokes. This class is a great way for those considering kayaking to try it out.

 

 

 

 

Richmond Marina

 

 

03/14/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $70

Non Member: $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn to SUP with Tour

 

Learn everything you need to know to get started in Stand Up Paddle boarding. SUP offers a great total body workout. You will learn the proper stance, essential paddle strokes and turning techniques, as well as how to choose the right board and paddle. In addition we will put your skills to practice by guiding you on a fun tour of the area.

 

 

 

 

Richmond Marina

 

 

03/14/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $95

Non Member: $115

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backcountry Navigation with a Map & Compass

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Mt. Tamalpais: Rock Springs

 

 

03/14/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $60

Non Member: $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garage Sale

 

Score epic deals at our Garage Sale. This members-only event is happening at most REI stores. You'll find slightly used or returned gear and clothing for way less than what you'd pay for it new. Quantities are limited, items are sold as is, and all sales are final.

 

 

 

 

Corte Madera REI

 

 

03/14/15, 10:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

FREE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Mountain Biking Class

 

On easy terrain, our instructors teach basic techniques such as shifting, braking, ascending, descending and maneuvering around obstacles. Novara mountain bikes are provided free for those without a bike. Recommended for ages 14 and older; under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

 

 

 

 

Lake Lagunitas: Mountain Biking

 

 

03/15/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Lagunitas: Mountain Biking

 

 

04/04/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $65

Non Member: $85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backpacking Basics

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Corte Madera Town Center Community Room

 

 

03/18/15, 07:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

FREE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock Climbing Rescue Class

 

Join REI Outdoor School rock climbing instructors to learn assisted-rescue skills no climber should be without: getting yourself out of tricky situations and assisting others when professional help is unavailable. You'll learn how to escape a belay setup, ascend to aid an injured climber and assist your partner from above.

 

 

 

 

Pinnacles National Monument, East Side Visitor's Center

 

 

03/21/15, 08:30 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $100

Non Member: $120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bay Area's Best Bike Rides

 

Come cycle with us and experience the best of the Bay Area. We'll introduce you to beautiful highlights of the region and stop at some great locations along the way.

 

 

 

 

Napa Valley Cycle Tour: Clif Family Winery Velo Vino Tasting Room

 

 

03/21/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $90

Non Member: $110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overnight Backpacking Class

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Laguna Trailhead: Point Reyes National Seashore

 

 

03/21/15, 10:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Saratoga REI

 

 

04/04/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $275

Non Member: $295

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artificial Rock Climbing Anchors Class

 

Learn the basics of building climbing anchor systems with traditional gear. This is a hands on program where you will build climbing anchors. This outing will focus on construction and assessment of anchors and not on climbing movement.

 

 

 

 

Pinnacles National Monument, East Side Visitor's Center

 

 

03/22/15, 08:30 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $90

Non Member: $110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't Get Lost: An Evening With Marin Search and Rescue

 

The Marin County Sheriff, Search and Rescue Team is offering a free and fun presentation about outdoor preparedness.

 

 

 

 

Corte Madera Town Center Community Room

 

 

03/25/15, 07:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

FREE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kayak Day Tour - Cosumnes River Preserve

 

Discover the abundant wildlife living in and around the Cosumnes River Preserve by paddling with the REI Outdoor School. Chance are great that you will see otter, beaver, egrets, hawks, herons and more. We will guide you along the beautiful river ways while pointing out all the incredible wildlife.

 

 

 

 

Cosumnes River Preserve

 

 

03/28/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $90

Non Member: $110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilderness Survival: 3-Season Skills

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Lake Lagunitas: Backcountry Skills

 

 

03/28/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $65

Non Member: $85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilderness First Aid with WMI and REI

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Berkeley REI

 

 

03/28/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $225

Non Member: $255

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REI Run Series Bay Area 10K Skyline Ridge

 

Whether you're looking to run your first 10k or hit a new personal best, the REI Run Series will help you set your pace!

 

 

 

 

Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve

 

 

03/28/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $15

Non Member: $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REI Run Series Bay Area 5K Skyline Ridge

 

Whether you're looking to run your first 5k or hit a new personal best, the REI Run Series will help you set your pace!

 

 

 

 

Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve

 

 

03/28/15, 09:15 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $15

Non Member: $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kayak Day Tour - Tomales Bay

 

Join REI for a kayaking tour of Tomales Bay. Situated along Point Reyes National Seashore, Tomales Bay is one of the largest protected bays on the west coast, and is home to harbor seals, bat rays, leopard sharks, osprey, egrets, pelicans, and thule elk. Previous kayaking experience necessary (Intro to Coastal Kayaking Class or equivalent skills)

 

 

 

 

Tomales Bay State Park - Heart's Desire Beach

 

 

03/28/15, 09:30 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $125

Non Member: $145

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Map and Compass Navigation Basics

 

Come learn basic navigation skills using map and compass to find your way. In this in-store class you'll learn the parts of a compass, how to read a topographic map and how to use them in tandem. You'll learn how to pinpoint your location through triangulation and then navigate to new locations by following a bearing.

 

 

 

 

Corte Madera REI

 

 

04/01/15, 06:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $30

Non Member: $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Kayak Touring

 

This course is designed for those who want to learn more about kayak touring. Students will learn about proper kayak and gear selection, paddle strokes needed to control your kayak, bracing to help prevent capsizes and build your confidence. Lastly, you'll learn how to safely exit a capsized kayak and re-enter it on the water.

 

 

 

 

Richmond Marina

 

 

04/04/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $120

Non Member: $140

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expeditions and Journeys: The Latest and Greatest

 

Join us for an evening of tales and images from the most exciting journeys in progress at this moment around the planet.

 

 

 

 

Corte Madera Town Center Community Room

 

 

04/08/15, 07:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

FREE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REI Run Series Bay Area 10K Marin Headlands

 

Whether you're looking to run your first 10k or hit a new personal best, the REI Run Series will help you set your pace!

 

 

 

 

Marin Headlands: Rodeo Beach

 

 

04/11/15, 08:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $15

Non Member: $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REI Run Series Bay Area 5K Marin Headlands

 

Whether you're looking to run your first 5k or hit a new personal best, the REI Run Series will help you set your pace!

 

 

 

 

Marin Headlands: Rodeo Beach

 

 

04/11/15, 08:15 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $15

Non Member: $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classic Rock Climbing Tour

 

Join us in exploring a classic climbing destination. Our guides will take all the guess work out of where to go and how to setup. Completion of our Introduction to Outdoor Climbing class or having equivalent skills is required before taking this tour.

 

 

 

 

Pinnacles National Monument, East Side Visitor's Center

 

 

04/11/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $120

Non Member: $140

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discover California's Trans-Sierra Route

 

Come learn about the inspiring trans-Sierra adventure, a week-long 75-mile journey across remote sections of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks to the summit of Mt. Whitney (14,505 feet).

 

 

 

 

Corte Madera Town Center Community Room

 

 

04/15/15, 07:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

FREE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOP REI

 

REI OUTLET

 

 

LEARN

 

 

 

TRAVEL

 

 

 

Discover even more events in your area. EXPLORE ALL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using POLES for Hiking & Outdoor Exercise!

 

Power & Performance with Trekking POLES! Whether you're a beginner hiker or a cross-training athlete, learn how optimal use of poles engages your whole body while hiking or walking.

 

 

 

Corte Madera Town Center Community Room

 

 

02/25/15, 07:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

FREE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital Camera Field Class

 

Take what you've learned in the classroom out into the field! This trip will explore the potential of your Digital Cameras (SLR & Compact)and let you take better photos in the outdoors. Learn about aperture, shutter speed, ISO, exposure compensation, and more!

 

 

 

 

Lake Lagunitas: Photo

 

 

02/28/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $65

Non Member: $85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golden Gate Bridge Half-day Cycling Tour

 

Join REI on a bike tour exploring San Francisco's historic Presidio and the Golden Gate Bridge. Featuring stunning views of the gorgeous Marin Headlands to the north, and San Francisco's classic skyline to the south, as well as locavore treats unique to San Francisco to satiate your inner foodie, this will be a day to remember!

 

 

 

 

Crissy Field, San Francisco

 

 

02/28/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Crissy Field, San Francisco

 

 

03/29/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $50

Non Member: $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing for Women

 

Experience the thrill of Rock Climbing in a friendly women's only environment with our enthusiastic, knowledgeable instructors! Learn basic Climbing skills and technique including specialized equipment use, proper fit of specialized equipment, site safety, knot tying, belay technique, basic climbing technique.

 

 

 

 

Castle Rock State Park

 

 

03/01/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $90

Non Member: $110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

San Rafael Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

 

Tickets go on sale 2/1 at sanrafaelbanff.bpt.me for the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. The San Rafael shows will screen on March 2 & 3 at the Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael.

 

 

 

 

Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

 

 

03/02/15, 07:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

See event for
price details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

San Rafael Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

 

Tickets go on sale 2/1 at sanrafaelbanff.bpt.me for the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. The San Rafael shows will screen on March 2 & 3 at the Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael.

 

 

 

 

Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

 

 

03/03/15, 07:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

See event for
price details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital Camera Basics Class

 

Find out everything you need to know about the basic functions of your digital camera from a professional photographer. We will cover exposure settings (automatic to manual mode), metering, auto focus, use of flash, file size and type, and playing back images.

 

 

 

 

Corte Madera Town Center Community Room

 

 

03/04/15, 07:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $30

Non Member: $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REI Run Club Bay Area

 

Join the REI Run Club! We provide a fun, motivational, and social running experience. Get instruction that will help you to improve your running, twice a week, for free!

 

 

 

 

Crissy Field, San Francisco

 

 

03/04/15, 07:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

FREE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Moon Hike

 

There's nothing like hiking under a full moon! Join a trained REI Outdoor School Instructor for a special moonlit adventure at a nearby park. We'll also teach you a few tips for hiking at any time of day. See location details for more information on the venue.

 

 

 

 

Tilden Regional Park: Inspiration Point

 

 

03/05/15, 06:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $25

Non Member: $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Moon Kayak Tour - San Francisco Bay Area

 

Break out of your usual evening routine and join our instructors for a night-time tour on the Bay! We will provide all the gear and basic paddle instruction, using easy-to-paddle tandem (two-person) kayaks, then head out for a short paddle by starlight. This is a great way to get some extra paddling practice and meet new friends.

 

 

 

 

Richmond Marina

 

 

03/05/15, 06:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $50

Non Member: $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Moon SUP Tour - San Francisco Bay Area

 

Break out of your usual evening routine and join our instructors for a night-time tour on the Bay! We will provide all the gear and basic paddle instruction, using stand-up paddle boards, then head out for a short paddle by moon light. This is a great way to get some extra paddling practice and meet new friends.

 

 

 

 

Richmond Marina

 

 

03/05/15, 06:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $50

Non Member: $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Mountaineering - Basic Skills & Techniques

 

In this introductory class you will learn the skills of proper use of crampons and mountain axe, self-arrest and self-belay techniques, various snow and glacier travel techniques as well as proper nutrition, gear, clothing and well being for mountaineering.

 

 

 

 

Roseville REI

 

 

03/07/15, 08:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $125

Non Member: $145

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing Class

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Castle Rock State Park

 

 

03/07/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $90

Non Member: $110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Road Cycling Class

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Berkeley Shoreline Trail: Gilman Fields

 

 

03/07/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $65

Non Member: $85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hiking the Bay Area's Best Places

 

Come join an REI Outdoor School Instructor on a hike in one of the Bay Area's best hiking places. We'll introduce you to local natural gems, teach you a few tips to making hiking more comfortable and help you hike at your own pace. See class / session details for which Best Hike we'll be doing.

 

 

 

 

Mt. Tamalpais: Rock Springs

 

 

03/07/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Mt. Tamalpais: Rock Springs

 

 

04/04/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $25

Non Member: $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scenic Sierra: Snowshoe Picnic

 

Join us for a wintry Snowshoe adventure in the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains. We will snowshoe a short ways to our cozy camp. There, you will enjoy a delicious meal, hot drinks, roast marshmallows for s'mores, and enjoy the winter wonderland that is the Sierra!

 

 

 

 

Roseville REI

 

 

03/08/15, 08:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $75

Non Member: $95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock Climbing Anchors Class - Natural & Fixed Protection

 

We will cover climbing gear, knots, evaluation and use of natural and fixed protection, and equalizing the forces on the anchor. This is a hands on program where you will build climbing anchors. This outing will focus on construction and assessment of anchors.

 

 

 

 

Castle Rock State Park

 

 

03/08/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $90

Non Member: $110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Backcountry Skills Class

 

Getting ready to head into the wilderness for the first time and not sure what you need to know or do to have a successful trip? Hone your skills during this outing while we will discuss the importance of proper planning, equipment selection, and other fundamental backcountry skills. This outing will include a hike of approximately 3 miles.

 

 

 

 

Lake Lagunitas: Backcountry Skills

 

 

03/08/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $60

Non Member: $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kayak Day Tour - Elkhorn Slough

 

Join REI for a kayaking tour of Elkhorn Slough, a popular area for beginning and intermediate paddlers. Located at the center of the Monterey Bay coastline, this ecological treasure is home to hundreds of species of plants and abundant wildlife.

 

 

 

 

Kirby Park, Elkhorn Slough

 

 

03/08/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $125

Non Member: $145

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bike Maintenance Basics

 

Routine maintenance on your bike can keep you riding smooth and prolong the life of your bike. Join an introductory class designed to help you take care of your bike.

 

 

 

 

Corte Madera Town Center Community Room

 

 

03/11/15, 07:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

FREE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evening Kayak Tour - San Francisco Bay

 

Break out of your usual evening routine and join our instructors for a night-time tour on the Bay! We will provide all the gear and basic paddle instruction, using easy-to-paddle tandem (two-person) kayaks, then head out for a short paddle by starlight. No experience is required, but taking a Learn to Kayak Class is recommended.

 

 

 

 

Richmond Marina

 

 

03/13/15, 07:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $50

Non Member: $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evening SUP Tour of San Francisco Bay

 

Break out of your evening routine and join REI for a night-time SUP tour on the Bay! We will provide all the gear and basic instruction, then head out for a short paddle by sunset/starlight.

 

 

 

 

Richmond Marina

 

 

03/13/15, 07:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $50

Non Member: $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn to Kayak Class

 

This class will introduce students to the basics of paddling a kayak in a mild setting and at a relaxed pace. Students will learn about kayaks, paddles, gear and clothing before learning to launch and being introduced to the basic paddle strokes. This class is a great way for those considering kayaking to try it out.

 

 

 

 

Richmond Marina

 

 

03/14/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $70

Non Member: $90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn to SUP with Tour

 

Learn everything you need to know to get started in Stand Up Paddle boarding. SUP offers a great total body workout. You will learn the proper stance, essential paddle strokes and turning techniques, as well as how to choose the right board and paddle. In addition we will put your skills to practice by guiding you on a fun tour of the area.

 

 

 

 

Richmond Marina

 

 

03/14/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $95

Non Member: $115

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backcountry Navigation with a Map & Compass

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Mt. Tamalpais: Rock Springs

 

 

03/14/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $60

Non Member: $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garage Sale

 

Score epic deals at our Garage Sale. This members-only event is happening at most REI stores. You'll find slightly used or returned gear and clothing for way less than what you'd pay for it new. Quantities are limited, items are sold as is, and all sales are final.

 

 

 

 

Corte Madera REI

 

 

03/14/15, 10:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

FREE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Mountain Biking Class

 

On easy terrain, our instructors teach basic techniques such as shifting, braking, ascending, descending and maneuvering around obstacles. Novara mountain bikes are provided free for those without a bike. Recommended for ages 14 and older; under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

 

 

 

 

Lake Lagunitas: Mountain Biking

 

 

03/15/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Lagunitas: Mountain Biking

 

 

04/04/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $65

Non Member: $85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backpacking Basics

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Corte Madera Town Center Community Room

 

 

03/18/15, 07:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

FREE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock Climbing Rescue Class

 

Join REI Outdoor School rock climbing instructors to learn assisted-rescue skills no climber should be without: getting yourself out of tricky situations and assisting others when professional help is unavailable. You'll learn how to escape a belay setup, ascend to aid an injured climber and assist your partner from above.

 

 

 

 

Pinnacles National Monument, East Side Visitor's Center

 

 

03/21/15, 08:30 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $100

Non Member: $120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bay Area's Best Bike Rides

 

Come cycle with us and experience the best of the Bay Area. We'll introduce you to beautiful highlights of the region and stop at some great locations along the way.

 

 

 

 

Napa Valley Cycle Tour: Clif Family Winery Velo Vino Tasting Room

 

 

03/21/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $90

Non Member: $110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overnight Backpacking Class

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Laguna Trailhead: Point Reyes National Seashore

 

 

03/21/15, 10:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Saratoga REI

 

 

04/04/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $275

Non Member: $295

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artificial Rock Climbing Anchors Class

 

Learn the basics of building climbing anchor systems with traditional gear. This is a hands on program where you will build climbing anchors. This outing will focus on construction and assessment of anchors and not on climbing movement.

 

 

 

 

Pinnacles National Monument, East Side Visitor's Center

 

 

03/22/15, 08:30 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $90

Non Member: $110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't Get Lost: An Evening With Marin Search and Rescue

 

The Marin County Sheriff, Search and Rescue Team is offering a free and fun presentation about outdoor preparedness.

 

 

 

 

Corte Madera Town Center Community Room

 

 

03/25/15, 07:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

FREE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kayak Day Tour - Cosumnes River Preserve

 

Discover the abundant wildlife living in and around the Cosumnes River Preserve by paddling with the REI Outdoor School. Chance are great that you will see otter, beaver, egrets, hawks, herons and more. We will guide you along the beautiful river ways while pointing out all the incredible wildlife.

 

 

 

 

Cosumnes River Preserve

 

 

03/28/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $90

Non Member: $110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilderness Survival: 3-Season Skills

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Lake Lagunitas: Backcountry Skills

 

 

03/28/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $65

Non Member: $85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilderness First Aid with WMI and REI

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Berkeley REI

 

 

03/28/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $225

Non Member: $255

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REI Run Series Bay Area 10K Skyline Ridge

 

Whether you're looking to run your first 10k or hit a new personal best, the REI Run Series will help you set your pace!

 

 

 

 

Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve

 

 

03/28/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $15

Non Member: $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REI Run Series Bay Area 5K Skyline Ridge

 

Whether you're looking to run your first 5k or hit a new personal best, the REI Run Series will help you set your pace!

 

 

 

 

Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve

 

 

03/28/15, 09:15 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $15

Non Member: $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kayak Day Tour - Tomales Bay

 

Join REI for a kayaking tour of Tomales Bay. Situated along Point Reyes National Seashore, Tomales Bay is one of the largest protected bays on the west coast, and is home to harbor seals, bat rays, leopard sharks, osprey, egrets, pelicans, and thule elk. Previous kayaking experience necessary (Intro to Coastal Kayaking Class or equivalent skills)

 

 

 

 

Tomales Bay State Park - Heart's Desire Beach

 

 

03/28/15, 09:30 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $125

Non Member: $145

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Map and Compass Navigation Basics

 

Come learn basic navigation skills using map and compass to find your way. In this in-store class you'll learn the parts of a compass, how to read a topographic map and how to use them in tandem. You'll learn how to pinpoint your location through triangulation and then navigate to new locations by following a bearing.

 

 

 

 

Corte Madera REI

 

 

04/01/15, 06:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $30

Non Member: $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Kayak Touring

 

This course is designed for those who want to learn more about kayak touring. Students will learn about proper kayak and gear selection, paddle strokes needed to control your kayak, bracing to help prevent capsizes and build your confidence. Lastly, you'll learn how to safely exit a capsized kayak and re-enter it on the water.

 

 

 

 

Richmond Marina

 

 

04/04/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $120

Non Member: $140

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expeditions and Journeys: The Latest and Greatest

 

Join us for an evening of tales and images from the most exciting journeys in progress at this moment around the planet.

 

 

 

 

Corte Madera Town Center Community Room

 

 

04/08/15, 07:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

FREE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REI Run Series Bay Area 10K Marin Headlands

 

Whether you're looking to run your first 10k or hit a new personal best, the REI Run Series will help you set your pace!

 

 

 

 

Marin Headlands: Rodeo Beach

 

 

04/11/15, 08:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $15

Non Member: $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REI Run Series Bay Area 5K Marin Headlands

 

Whether you're looking to run your first 5k or hit a new personal best, the REI Run Series will help you set your pace!

 

 

 

 

Marin Headlands: Rodeo Beach

 

 

04/11/15, 08:15 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $15

Non Member: $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classic Rock Climbing Tour

 

Join us in exploring a classic climbing destination. Our guides will take all the guess work out of where to go and how to setup. Completion of our Introduction to Outdoor Climbing class or having equivalent skills is required before taking this tour.

 

 

 

 

Pinnacles National Monument, East Side Visitor's Center

 

 

04/11/15, 09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Member: $120

Non Member: $140

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discover California's Trans-Sierra Route

 

Come learn about the inspiring trans-Sierra adventure, a week-long 75-mile journey across remote sections of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks to the summit of Mt. Whitney (14,505 feet).

 

 

 

 

Corte Madera Town Center Community Room

 

 

04/15/15, 07:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

FREE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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