This weekly ride is a relaxed fitness ride with some pace lines; the pace averages 16-18 mph and the ride covers up to 60 miles; be ready to ride at 11 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 15); leave from Stevenson Custom Cycles, 3800 Lorne St. SE, Tumwater; free; ride leader is Bill Stevenson, 360-402-2234; capitalbicycleclub.org.
This session will offer the basics of snowshoeing, including how to choose the appropriate gear and where to go snowshoeing in the South Sound; 7p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday; REI, 625 Black Lake Blvd. SW, Suite 410, Olympia; free; sign up at rei.com/olympia; 360-786-1938.
A presentation on an off-trail trek through the Olympic Mountains will be the next installment of the Tacoma Mountaineers Adventure Speaker Series; an open house on programs and activities offered will precede the program; open house at 7 p.m. and program at 7:45 p.m. Friday; Tacoma Mountaineers Program Center, 2302 N. 30th St., Tacoma; mountaineers.org.
John Pettit will give a program on the moon at the Tacoma Astronomical Society’s public night; night sky viewing will follow, weather permitting; 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday; Rainier Building, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Campus, Lakewood; free; tas-online.org.