REI Boston Is Hosting a Ton of Free Outdoor Events This Weekend

Including free bike-shares with Bluebikes, ferry rides to the Boston Harbor Islands, CorePower yoga classes, and more.

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Photo by Tessa Yannone

If you aren’t one to high-tail it out of the city and head straight for the Cape or the Islands on a summer Friday, no worries, because you’ve got other options. Right here in the city, there are pockets of outdoor adventure just waiting to be explored, and the outdoor co-op REI is here to help.

This Saturday, REI is hosting Find Out Boston, a city-wide event to encourage Bostonians to get outside and find out about some of the best places to adventure right in your backyard. This is how it works: REI has compiled a list of 15 sites for outdoor adventure to visit including the Quincy Quarries, the Greenway, Jamaica Pond, and so many more. At four of those places, REI will be on site offering everything from yoga to free popsicles.

Here’s what to expect:

  • Bike tune-ups and popsicle stand at the Thomas Johnson Gymnasium, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Hammock garden at Carson Beach, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Lawn Party at 401 Park; including bike maintenance workshops, s’mores, giveaways, games, live music, and more; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • 5k fun run leaving from 401 Park, 10 a.m.
  • CorePower Yoga at 401 Park, free vinyasa, 11:30 a.m.

To make exploration easier between all the sites listed on the page, and through REI’s app, which you’re encouraged to download, REI is partnering with Bluebikes to offer free ride shares all day.

Initiatives, like REI’s, to get more Bostonians outside are plentiful throughout the city. If you’re looking for other outdoor adventures the online platform Ridj-it connects adventurers to each other to make car-pooling and logistics easier. And L.L. Bean hosts their own set of outdoor classes and activities. Plus, our healthy events roundup is always teeming with outdoor events and classes.

Get outside and enjoy the Vitamin D while you can. Can’t you already feel the ambiance beginning to change? Fall is coming.

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