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APRIL

AUSTIN
Keep Austin Beautiful Clean Sweep
Each year, more than 2,000 volunteers donate strong backs and good cheer to over 70 park-improvement projects all over the city. Volunteers are needed to lead projects, help organize tools/supplies, and, most importantly, to work in Austin’s many parks. Dates: Saturday 4/13, 9am - 1:30pm Price: n/a Register/info: keepaustinbeautiful.org

Used Gear Sale
REI members are invited to visit and grab great deals on used outdoor wear, footwear, cycling and camping gear! All merchandise is purchased "as-is" and is non-refundable. Dates: Fri/Sat 4/12-13 - Gateway, 10am Price: Members only Register/info: facebook.com/REIAustin

China: The Hidden Destinations
China - Beijing and Shanghai are fantastic, but come and learn about other less known gems in China. We will also talk about Chinese culture, current challenges, its people, how to approach the country, and best ways to do budget travel. Dates: Tuesday 4/16 - Downtown, 6:30pm Price: Free Register/info: rei.com/austin_downtown

Hiking With Your Dog
This presentation is designed for those who like to get out and hike around the beautiful Austin hill country and would like their canine companion to accompany them, without the constant struggles of distractions and pulling. We will cover walking on a loose leash, ignoring distractions and the do's & don'ts while on the Austin trails. We will also go over necessary and optional equipment for safe & happy hiking. Note - REI allows service animals only. Dates: 4/4 - Gateway, 4/10 - Round Rock, & 4/22 Downtown, 6:30pm Price: Free Register/info: rei.com/austin, rei.com/roundrock, & rei.com/austin_downtown

Wilderness First Aid with WMI & REI
REI is partnering with the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS to offer a comprehensive 16 hour, two day course that will teach you the wilderness medicine skills you need to recreate with confidence in the backcountry. You will have both in store classroom time and hands on practice scenarios. This course can be used to recertify a Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness Advanced First Aid or the Wilderness portion of a wilderness EMT. No prerequisites required. Dates: Sat & Sun 4/6-7 - Gateway, 9am Price: Members $220 / Non-members $250 Register/info: rei.com/austin

Discover Peru
Come join HI-Austin to discuss travel to Peru for all budgets and traveling styles. Willa Rosen, an HI-Austin volunteer will discuss her recent trip to Peru and logistics for safe, affordable travel to this breathtaking (literally and figuratively) destination. Dates: Tuesday 4/2 - Downtown, 6:30pm Price: Free Register/info: rei.com/austin_downtown

Natures Gym: Cross Training
Climbing, hiking, biking, paddling and all outdoor activities take a certain level of effort. If you are interested in becoming more active in the outdoors, join our instructors for a session that will give you some ideas to incorporate cross training exercises into your activities and make a unique and specialized workout just for you. Dates: Thurs 4/11 - Downtown & Sun 4/28 - Round Rock, 6:30pm & 3:00pm Price: Free Register/info: rei.com/austin_downtown & rei.com/roundrock

Beyond Bike Maintenance Basics: Brakes & Drive Train
If you've already taken a Bike Maintenance Basics class, this is your next step! Get prepared for the road or trail ahead by digging a little deeper into the components of your ride and learn what minor adjustments you can make. This is a demonstration only class, attendees are asked not to bring their own bikes. Dates: Monday 4/29 - Gateway, 6:30pm Price: Free Register/info: rei.com/austin

Hands-on Climbing Knot Basics
You will learn when, how and why to use a figure-8, prusik, Kleimheist, overhand, water knot, clove hitch, girth hitch, bowline, double-bowline and several more, as well as variations on these. No previous experience required! Limit 10 per class. Dates: Wed 4/3 - Gateway & Thurs 4/18 - Downtown, 6:30pm Price: Members $30/Non-members $50 Register/info: rei.com/austin & rei.com/austin_downtown

APRIL 2013 CALENDAR

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Discover Peru Downtown 6:30pm

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$ - Hands-on Climbing Knot Basics Gateway 6:30pm

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Hiking with Dogs Gateway 6:30pm

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Wilderness First Aid Gateway 9am TOF - Bastrop 9:45am San Gabriel Adventure Race 9am Limestoner Challenge

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Wilderness First Aid Gateway 9am Last day of REI Member Rewards

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Backpacking Basics Round Rock 6:30pm

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Hiking with Dogs Round Rock 6:30pm

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Nature's Gym: Cross Training Downtown 6:30pm

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Used Gear Sale Gateway 10am

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Used Gear Sale Gateway 10am Keep Austin Beautiful Clean Sweep 9am

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Bike Maintenance Basics Downtown 3pm Family Camping Basics Round Rock 3pm

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$ - Hands-on Bike Maintenance: Drive Train Gateway 6:30pm

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China: The Hidden Destinations Downtown 6:30pm Camp Cooking Basics Round Rock 6:30pm

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Camping Basics Downtown 6:30pm

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$ - Hands-on Climbing Knot Basics Downtown 6:30pm

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Kayaking Basics Gateway 3pm

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Austin Autism Ride 8am Sisters Tri-ing "Run the Rock 5K" 8am

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Hiking with Dogs Downtown 6:30pm

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$ - Hands-on Bike Maintenance: Wheel Truing Downtown 6:30pm $ - Hands-on Map & Compass Navigation Basics Gateway 6:30pm

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SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Basics Round Rock 6:30pm $ - Hands-on Bike Maintenance: Drive Train Downtown 6:30pm

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Lightweight Backpacking Basics Gateway 6:30pm

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REI Brand 3-Day Sale Begins!

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TOF - Buescher 9:45am

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Nature's Gym: Cross Training Round Rock 3pm REI Brand 3-Day Sale Ends

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Beyond Bike Maintenance Basics: Brakes & Drive Train Gateway 6:30pm

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$ - Hands-on Bike Maintenance: Fix-a-Flat Round Rock 6:30pm

events & volunteer opportunities
CAMPING
Backpacking Basics
We will cover backpacking essentials: choosing a pack; selecting proper clothing; and the right footwear; and understanding the basic gear you need to reach your destination. Date: Monday 4/8, 6:30pm - Round Rock Price: Members: Free / Nonmembers: Free Register/Info: rei.com/roundrock

CYCLING
Bike Maintenance Basics
An REI Bike Tech will demonstrate how to clean and lube a chain and fix a flat tire. Date: Sunday 4/14, 3:00pm - Downtown Price: Members: Free / Nonmembers: Free Register/Info: rei.com/austin_downtown

travel with rei
Did you know that REI leads active vacations all over the world? See more of our 140+ exciting trips at REI.com/adventures.

Hands-on: Fix-a-Flat
REI bike techs will share tips and tricks for fixing a flat, changing your bike tube and getting back on the go. Limit 8 Date: Tuesday 4/30, 6:30pm - Round Rock Price: Members: $20 / Nonmembers: $40 Register/Info: rei.com/roundrock

Festivals of the Thunder Dragon
Bhutan, land of the Thunder Dragon, is a medieval kingdom hidden in the eastern Himalaya. Its breathtaking natural beauty of sacred mountains, holy lakes, isolated valleys and lush forests is reason enough to visit. Throughout our journey we immerse ourselves in both the beauty and the culture of Bhutan. On our west to east crossing of Bhutan's central valleys we enjoy day hikes offering superb views of the distant Himalaya range, visits to remote villages known for their artistry, bustling bazaars and ornate temples clinging to cliff sides (such as the famed Tiger's Nest). Each evening we will relax in comfortable lodging and soak up the purity of this place. Trip length: 14 Days Dates: Jun 12–25 - Nimalung Festival Price: $4,899 members / $5,299 nonmembers

Camping Basics
We will cover the basics: how to be comfortable camping, gear and equipment, fun activities; and great local areas to give it a try. Date: Wednesday 4/17, 6:30pm - Downtown Price: Members: Free / Nonmembers: Free Register/Info: rei.com/austin_downtown

Hands-on: Drive Train
Learn about what makes up your drive train as well as how to inspect, maintain and adjust front & rear derailleurs . Limit 6 Date: Mon 4/15, 6:30 - Gateway & Thurs 4/24, 6:30 Downtown Price: Members: $45 / Nonmembers: $65 Register/Info: rei.com/austin & rei.com/austin_downtown

Camp Cooking Basics
We'd like to help you learn how to create easy and fun meals your way to tasty eating outside. Date: Tuesday 4/16, 6:30pm - Round Rock Price: Members: Free / Nonmembers: Free Register/Info: rei.com/roundrock

Lightweight Backpacking Basics
Join an REI backpacking expert will provide excellent tips on lightweight backpacking techniques. Date: Thursday 4/25, 6:30pm - Gateway Price: Members: Free / Nonmembers: Free Register/Info: rei.com/austin

Hands-on: Wheel Truing
Join our certified bike technicians to learn proper maintenance and adjustment you can make to keep your wheels and the component parts in good condition. Limit 6. Date: Tuesday 4/23, 6:30pm - Downtown Price: Members: $45 / Nonmembers: $65 Register/Info: rei.com/austin_downtown

Northern Virginia Rock Climbing
If you're looking for a weekend away among the beauty of nature but still interested in the challenge of learning a new skill, join us as we explore the crags of Great Falls and Elizabeth Furnace! The area provides an ideal environment for beginners to learn the fundamentals of rock climbing. In addition, this introductory climbing weekend focuses on providing new climbers with essential technical basics such as: equipment use, terminology, rope handling, knots, belaying, movement on the rock, proper footwork and hand placements. To top off the experience, we'll be spending the weekend amidst the most picturesque and serene regions the area has to offer, only a short drive away from the Nation's Capital! Trip length: 3 Days Dates: Jun 28–30 Price: $460 members / $500 nonmembers

Family Camping
Have you wanted to try camping with your family but don't know how to get started? We will cover the basics including: how to be comfortable camping, gear and equipment, and family fun activities. Date: Sunday 4/14, 3:00pm - Round Rock Price: Members: Free / Nonmembers: Free Register/Info: rei.com/roundrock

PADDLING
Kayaking Basics
An experienced Instructor will share information about kayaking and recreational kayaks. Date: Saturday 4/20, 3:00pm - Gateway Price: Members: Free / Nonmembers: Free Register/Info: rei.com/austin

NAVIGATION
Hands-on Map & Compass
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 a bit about traingulation and how to set a bearing. Limit 10. Date: Tuesday 4/23, 6:30pm - Gateway Price: Members: $30 / Nonmembers: $50 Register/Info: rei.com/austin

SUP Basics
What's SUP? You will leave knowing types of boards, paddles, lifejackets, and the skinny on local paddling destinations. Date: Wednesday 4/24, 6:30pm - Round Rock Price: Members: Free / Nonmembers: Free Register/Info: rei.com/roundrock

REI is a registered seller of travel in the following states: Washington (WST 578027004); Iowa (891); California (CST 2076080-50). Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the state of California.

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