June 9 Buzz: Outdoors News Shorts

Grand Opening of Northwest Tri & Bike this weekend

Don’t miss the grand opening of Kent’s newest sports shop, Northwest Tri & Bike this Saturday and Sunday. There will be discounts on bikes, sunglasses, clothing and Power Bars as well as lots of great prizes given away both days. NWTB offers certified bike fits, wetsuit and race wheel rentals, a test saddle program, and a full service department. Festivities will go from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Located at 15423 SE 272nd St., Kent. (253) 638-BIKE.  www.northwesttriandbike.com


Take part in the Great American Backyard Campout

“Trade screen time for green time” is the driving idea behind the National Wildlife Federation’s 7th annual Great American Backyard Campout June 25. With American children spending just one minute playing outside for every hour spent in front of electronic media per day, the Campout is designed to help kids appreciate the outdoors for a night. Families are encouraged to camp in their own backyards, with neighbors, at a local camp ground, or join an organized community Campout. Learn more about how to participate at www.backyardcampout.org.


New exhibit showcases 100 years of bicycles

The Lynden Pioneer Museum in Lynden, Wash. (near Bellingham) opened a new exhibit this month called “Flying Spokes: 100 Years of the Bicycle.” Featuring more than 60 bicycles from all over the world, dating from 1911 to present, the exhibit celebrates the bicycles as art, leisure, and transport, while highlighting its historical role across cultures. The exhibit will run through Nov. 30. Special events during the exhibit’s run include a performance of Mark Twain’s “Taming the Bicycle” at 1:30 p.m. on June 23, and a talk by museum director Troy Luginbill at 1:30 p.m. on July 21. For more information, call (360) 354-3675 or visit http://lyndenpioneermuseum.com.