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This is a great group to round out your weekly fitness and health, to get outdoors (sometimes indoors), and to meet new people. We mostly do walks and hikes but sometimes do farmers markets, bike rides and occasional other fitness and health related activities. Most activities will be located in NW/SW Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, and Hillsboro areas. Schedules change from season to season, however we usually have a weekend event. Calendar information available to members. Please continue reading below before joining.
About the organizer:
Debbie Dehler started this group to help women find a safe way of rounding out their fitness and health, have fun and meet new people.
NO SOLICITATION ALLOWED: Do not join this group to solicit your products, services or business. Do not contact the group organizers to solicit your product or services!
We encourage women of all fitness levels to join and participate from the beginner to those more fit. Most of our activities will accommodate the beginner and out of shape individual. We will split up as necessary, please feel free to pair up with someone that's appropriate for you. Some events will be for the more experienced individuals, please make sure you read the description of the walk or hike to see if it is appropriate for you. Our calendar is available for members only.
Dogs & Children:
Well behaved dogs on leashes are welcome except at parks or other locations that don't allow them or if an event host doesn't feel dogs would be a good fit for the event. Children in strollers are welcome, however, some parks are not paved or are not very conducive to strollers. We will try and give this information on the calendar but please ask if you don't see any information. We are a women's group and wish to walk, hike, bike and converse with adults. However, we do sometimes schedule family events for the whole family and we will make these events known.
Starting in January 2017 there will be a $5 year membership fee. There will be a 30 day trial period where you can join for free but then after 30 days will need to pay if you plan on staying in the group.
Please RSVP to events that you want to attend so we can get an accurate head count. If there are no other "Yes" RSVP's to an event other than the organizer, they reserve the right not to show up. Please be courteous to the organizers, who spend considerable time planning and posting events, and let them know if you're unable to attend. NO SHOWS ARE RUDE!! WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REMOVE MEMBERS WHO ARE RUDE AND CANNOT SHOW COURTESY TO OTHERS. Please change your RSVP online or call the event organizer and let them know if you can't make it after all. Event hosts are not professional guides. They are volunteers.
We want to start on time, plan on being at the event 5- 10 minutes early. Each event organizer posts their phone number for you to call them if you are lost or running late.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK:
Fitness activities and other events have risk and you participate in this group at your own risk. The waiver and release form is required to participate in our group's activities.
Places we walk/run/hike or bike, but not limited to:
Tualatin Hills Nature Park – No dogs allowed and not stroller friendly.
Forest Park - Not stroller friendly and often dogs are not allowed on these hikes.
Commonwealth Lake Park - Wheel chair accessible but no designated handicap parking, dogs allowed.
Cook Park - Wheel chair accessible, strollers and dogs allowed.
Gabriel Park area
Water Front - stroller friendly, no dogs.
Hillsboro Library - Wheel chair accessible, stroller and dogs allowed.
Hoyt Arboretum – Not stroller friendly, no dogs.
Murryhill Poweline Park- not stroller friendly, dogs allowed..
Tryon State Park - Not stroller friendly, no dogs.
Noble Woods Park - Dog and stroller friendly.
Fanno Creek - Wheel chair accessible, stroller and dogs allowed.
Cooper Mountain - Not stroller friendly and no dogs allowed.
Summer Lake Park - Wheel chair accessible, stroller and dogs allowed.
Fern Hill Wetlands
Rock Creek at Bethany Park.
Audubon Society - Not stroller friendly and no Dogs allowed.