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Outdoor Clubs/Organizations

Outdoor Groups

-Spokane Bicycle Club

This is a recreational club offering multiple scheduled group rides each week, March – November. Their rides are designed to accommodate all skill levels. This is a membership organization that costs $15 individual $20 family.

-Evergreen East Mountain Bike Alliance

This is a non-profit for people who love to bike that costs $35/year for individual, $60/year for family. They cultivate mountain biking opportunities for Eastern Washington riders of all skill levels, and volunteer for trail maintenance, advocacy, etc. They also actively engage with the local biking community.

-Spokane Mountaineers

Spokane Mountaineer Events include hikes, mountaineering, mountain bike riding, paddling, backpacking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. It is a membership organization, but you can attend 3 events as a guest before they ask that you become a member. They have outdoor events every weekend and a lot of involvement in conservation.

REI

REI leads adventure trips, and hosts classes and events related to cycling, stewardship, paddling, fitness, hiking and camping, snowsports, climbing, and wilderness medicine. Sign up as a member to receive benefits and check out the events on their website.

-Panhandle Nordic Ski Club

The Panhandle Nordic Club is a fun way to meet people who like to cross-country ski and/or snowshoe.  You can also become involved in the promotion of Nordic skiing and showshoeing in the Coeur d’Alene area. Membership is $15 a year but guests are welcome at events. For more information email Bob Conquergood at bcnqrgd@roadrunner.com.

-Scotchman Peaks Wilderness

Friends of Scotchman Peak Wilderness is a grassroots non-profit, with a large group of volunteers and supporters that work to protect the Scotchmans. They conduct education, outreach, and stewardship activities, and supporters work to do the same.

-Inland Northwest Hikers – Meetup Group

This is a group of hiking enthusiasts who love exploring and sharing experiences. They day hike, and also kayak, snowshoe, cross country ski, and occasional backpack. They have hikes available for all skill levels and create a welcoming atmosphere for people who want to get out. Membership required.

-Ms. Adventures of the Inland Northwest – Meetup Group

Ms. Adventures of the Inland Northwest is a meetup group for women who love the outdoors. For walkers, hikers, bikers, and more. The meetups take place all year round and range from 2-6 miles or more at a leisurely pace. They are an inclusive group and create a welcoming atmosphere.

-Washington Trails Association Trail Work Parties

Volunteering with WTA is a great way to give back while hiking. There are always trails in need of maintenance and a lot of ways to volunteer. The sign-ups are posted on the site approximately one month before the date of the work party. The backcountry weekend trips and Volunteer Vacations are already on Turnbullthe web site for you to check out.

Conservation Northwest

Conservation Northwest works to protect forests and other wild areas from the Washington Coast to the BC Rockies for the benefit of people and wildlife. They represent over 4,000 members and an even bigger conservation community in terms of activists, supporters, and online followers.

-Friends of the Centennial Trail

Friends of the Centennial Trail assist in the maintenance and development of the Spokane River Centennial Trail and its adjacent parklands through advocacy and funding for its completion, management and restoration. Become a member to help the group work to improve the Centennial.

-Exploring the Inland Northwest with Sierra Club

This meetup is for outdoor explorers. Join for social and outdoor engagement. Requires a membership. The group is passionate about the Sierra Club, hiking, outdoor adventures, beign social, walking, outdoor activites for all ages, environmental awareness, and water and air quality.

-The Backpacking Club

A non-profit co-op run entirely by unpaid volunteers and dedicated to the enjoyment of nature and wilderness through hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, and educational programs. Their main interests are dayhiking and backpacking in all seasons. The co-op works so that you can attend guided hikes, and then guide hikes yourselves.

-Friends of Mt. Spokane – Trail Maps here

Dedicated to maintenance of Mt. Spokane, this non-profit organization works to educate people, further public interest, and promote general awareness about the culture, history, and resources of the park. You can support by either making a donation or becoming a volunteer.

Additional Groups and Resources

– Horseback Riding in North Idaho

-Horse Previews Magazine

-Spokane Outdoors

-Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club

-Northwest Whitewater Association

-Washington Bikes

-Baddlands Bicycle Club

-Rocket Velo Club

-Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Trails

-Spokane Parks and Recreation

-Spokane Centennial Trail

-Idaho Centennial Trail

-Camp Sekani and Beacon Hill Bike Trails

-Mountain Biking around Sandpoint Idaho

-Spokane Nordic Ski Education

-Nordic Ski Trek – Adult Group Meet-up