Outdoor pros pack agenda for second Everett Gear Up Expo

Tacoma News TribuneApril 3, 2014 

Cycling guide Brad Barnard will speak at the April 26-27 Gear Up Expo at Everett's Comcast Arena.

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Cycling guide Brad Barnard and adventurer Helen Thayer will be among the presenters at the Gear Up Expo April 26-27 at Everett’s Comcast Arena.

Thayer is the first woman to complete a solo trip to one of the world’s Poles and the first woman to trek across the Sahara. She speaks at 1:30 p.m. on April 26.

Barnard, owner of Issaquah-based Bicycle Adventures, will give a presentation on “Spandex optional” bicycle vacations at 12:30 p.m. April 27.

Numerous other presentations include programs on triathlons, Mount Baker, British Columbia shipwrecks, backcountry safety, geocaching and hiking with dogs.

 

The expo, in its second year, will have about 200 booths hosted by outdoor-oriented companies and a 30-foot climbing wall. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 ages 11 – 17, $5 with military ID and free for ages 10 and younger.

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