New MTB trails in the works at the Black Diamond Open Space


On October 14, an REI work party began the process of creating new mountain bike trails in the Black Diamond Open Space with our partner Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance. These trails will be a new hub in South King County for fat tire enthusiasts and home to the Washington Student Cycling League, a non-profit organization…

Nature’s gym is where you’ll find her


She doesn’t need a stationary machine to feed the energy that is spent up daily as a busy and focused mom; all she needs is a path of natural terrain that only can be found in nature’s gym. Lucky enough for Mom Trail Runner, she can find what her energy bank needs right here in…

Kid Pump Track in the pursuit of happiness and a little dirt


She prides herself on how long she can run the course of the pump track at King County’s Duthie Hill Park as she progressively gets better and better with practice. These days, the young ones – both girls and boys – are turning up for spins through the dirt like never before. Kids want to…

The secret ingredient in our volunteer work-parties is _____________.


We need a recipe for a successful volunteer-work party just like you need a recipe for your grandmother’s famous rhubarb pie. While we provide the tools and fresh air for what makes a really rewarding experience, we cannot taste the fruits of our efforts without one core ingredient – that’s YOU! Please join us on…

Geared up, triple packed and ready to ride!


Meet Dad Mountain Biker! Favorite Trail at Duthie Hill Park: Bootcamp Favorite Pre-ride Music: Macklemore Frequently Overused Phrase: “That’s hip!” Favorite Critical, but Non-essential Gear: Lip balm The multiple bikes and gear are packed inside, outside and on top of the car, double checked and the thrill is written all over Dad Mountain Biker’s face…

Kid Hiker is exploring rain or shine!


Meet Kid Hiker! Favorite Place to Hike: Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park Favorite Snack: Carrots dipped in peanut butter Favorite Band: Caspar Babypants Frequently Quoted Saying: “Look what I found!” The fall season is the perfect time to explore ‘your big backyard’ as a family and keep your kid hiker’s motivation ever-growing for a life-long…