The Nature Connection will be hosting our 4th annual Gear Swap and Trail Race on Saturday, May 13th. Come buy, sell and trade your used outdoor gear. We will also be selling gear from our own fleet (bikes, skis, SUPs) and will have special deals on new gear from local businesses. Gear donations will be accepted starting April 17th. Donations will continue until April 30th. Contact Tori if you have a particularly special item (boat or fancy bike etc.) you’d like us to consign or have any questions about the gear sale that benefits The Nature Connection kids programs.

No Gear Swap would be complete without the mountain bike and a trail running race and this year we are adding our shenanigan filled Quadrathlon Race. The Trail Races will be 100% on the Crossroads Trail System and features a 5k and a 10k course with very moderate hills. The Mountain Bike Race will be on the same 10K course. And for those looking to get in on the action with friends or family members you can put together a team of 4 to compete in the Quadrathlon Relay Challenge: come with a team or form one on race day; four legs include: climbing wall; pitch and breakdown a tent; run (with tent in backpack); and bike loop. Fun for all ages!

Click Here to Register for the Trail Race

8AM – Trail Race Registration
8:30AM – 5K and 10K Trail Run
10AM – Gear Swap Sale Begins, Climbing Wall!
10:30AM – 10K Bike Race
11:30AM – Team Quadrathlon Registration
12:00PM – Quadrathlon Begins
12:45PM – Awards and Lunch
2PM – Gear Swap and Event Ends

Along with all of the races, gear swap and other fun activities we will also have our 24′ mobile climbing wall set up. This will be open to all from 10-noon and again from 12:30-2. Booths from our Community Partners, Food, fun and prizes will be available all day. Join us for the day and support our mission of getting youth and families outside!