REI National Free Weekend ~ Free Classes and Events July 30-31

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 at 12:00 PM
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FreeWeekend_20160714080000893REI just launched National Free Weekend with a number of events in North Texas coming July 30-31st. Registration for these free classes like hiking, trail running and back-country navigation at Cedar Ridge Preserve is limited.

Here is more information:



In the spirit of bringing people together outside, REI is offering free REI Outdoor School classes and outings the weekend of July 30-31st. There are opportunities for beginners and seasoned adventurers to rekindle a connection to the outdoors. Residents are encouraged to bring old friends, make new ones and be reminded of the power of getting outdoors together.

REI is hosting its most popular classes for the free weekend of adventures taking place at Cedar Ridge

Preserve, including:

 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 your map to the surrounding area, use your compass easily and effectively to find your location, and put the Map &

Compass together to plan your route.

 Hiking the DFW Areas Best Places– Join an REI Outdoor School Instructor for a guided hike to one of the DFWs natural gems. We’ll teach you about the 10 essentials of backcountry travel and introduce you to the principles of Leave No Trace. See location details for more info on the specific destination for this outing.

 Introduction to Trail Running– If you've been pounding pavement and need a new challenge or if you want to learn more about improving your off-road skills while exploring some excellent trails, this outing is for you.

 REI Free Weekend Celebration– Join us at Cedar Hill Preserve on July 30th & 31st to learn new skills, make new friends, and be reminded that we can all find common ground in the outdoors.

WHERE: July 30-31, 2016 at Cedar Ridge Preserve and the Dallas REI Store—interview opportunities with local employees and trainers available in days leading up to event


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