What we're about
We are a relaxed "No Attitude" group of LGBTQ Hikers, Bikers & Friends who enjoy being outdoors year-round, whether hiking, snow-shoeing, or at blended events: Hike & Bike, Jazz & Walk (Montreal Jazz Festival), Art Walk & others.
Group is made up of all the letters of LGBTQ, all levels of hikers and bikers - from beginner to very advance, and of all ages from 20s to 80s.
There is "no fee to join group", but for some of the national parks and trails we visit, there may be entrance fees and those will be posted on the event listing.
We try to keep events to a manageable size for hiking or snowshoeing, but also a size that tries to encourage community en route. For that reason, some of the events may get filled up and have a waitlist - but as spots open up, waitlisted members will be automatically added.
Profile Photo: Please include a photo of yourself to facilitate group events. As a courtesy to other group members; including LGBTQ Families who are part of this group, all membership requests with nude or inappropriate photos as profile photo will be declined automatically by the filters.
We are a hiking and biking group and appreciate your respect for other group members. Thank you for your interest in the group and look forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming events.
Attempt at French Translation:
Nous aimons la randonnée et sommes membres de randonnée d'autres groupes gays, mais n'avons pas pu trouver un à Montréal ou des Laurentides, alors j'ai commencé à celui-ci. Ceci est un groupe de randonnée discret, et les randonneurs de tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus.
Group's Twitter Account with the Gay Hikers Daily News Paper:
Group's Free "Gay Hikers" Mobile App:
"Now with Over 7,000 Downloads on Google Play Apps alone, but available on itunes, amazon and other major app stores."
A free "Gay Hikers" Mobile App to help you and your LGBTQ family find hiking trails , and other hiking resources/information near you that was developed jointly by volunteers from our group and NYC's Gay Men's Hiking Group is now available on most of the major app stores; including:
Apple iTunes Apps (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gay-hikers/id995643591?mt=8)
Google Play Apps (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appmakr.gayhikers)
Amazon Apps (http://www.amazon.com/Live-and-Let-Gay-Hikers/dp/B00XNZY7NU)
The Montreal – Laurentides Gay Hikers & Friends (“Gikers”) Group Organizers are volunteers, not professional guides and we do not have any type of certified training. Organizers are going on hike and/or other outdoor/recreational activities and inviting others to join.
Participation in any event with the group is at your own and your guests' risk. Hiking safety is your responsibility. Make sure that you and any guest you may bring are in good physical condition to participate and you have all the required equipment.
By requesting to become a member, accessing the group's site or mobile app, and/or attending any of the events myself, and any guests that I may bring,
I, and any guests that i may bring to the events, fully understand that outdoors and other events/activities of the group may be dangerous and, by becoming member, I acknowledge and accept all the possible risks of injury, loss, or damage to me and any of my guests arising directly or as a consequence of any Montreal – Laurentides Gay Hikers & Friends (“Gikers”) Group activity.
I, and any guest that I may bring to the events, hereby release the Montreal-Laurentides Gay Hikers & Friends Group (“Gikers”) and all the activity/event organizers from all responsibility for any injury, loss, or damage to myself or any of my guests and release the said Group and organizers from any and all claims including any claims which may be made in my name, or in the name of any of my guests, by my or their heirs, successors, administrators, and executors of my will.