A Beautiful Day for a Bike Ride & Helping Others

Gravel Grind

"We had a beautiful day for a Gravel Grind through Blanchard Mountain.  I had a blast getting to know these women and sharing the joys of riding gravel. It was an incredible day of supporting women and raising funds for our local YMCA."

Jamie Van Beek, Trip Leader


What began as one time all-women's events to benefit the Y's Annual Support Campaign, has now turned into the 2021 Here for Good Adventure Series.  The Gravel Grind was the first of three events planned for spring & summer of this year.


A dozen women winding their way up, around and down Blanchard Mountain chatting, laughing and busting out miles all the way.  The general consensus was double-thumbs up, but we don't want the fun to stop there.  


Next up?  The Rebel Run on June 12th.  A superfantastic trip leader will take our group on a unique run, followed by delicious refreshments and a one-of-a-kind souvenir.  

July 8th brings the Happy Hour Hike where a team of local hot shot hikers will take us onto the trails and to the perfect spot for refreshments and a view, plus another souvenir.  Events max out at 15 participants and you (and your fun friends) can register here:


If the fee is a barrier, please contact tbennett@whatcomymca.org
All proceeds go to YMCA scholarships.

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