A weekly list of upcoming outdoors events in the Chattanooga area; to submit an event, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
» Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: Saturday, Laurel & Greeter Falls, BCR & Stone Door loop in South Cumberland State Recreation Area, easy 9.4 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. by ballfields on Durham Street in Soddy-Daisy; call Tom McElhone at 805-208-4654); Tuesday, Savage Gulf day loop, 3.5 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Durham Street lot; call Trish Appleton at 240-3443); June 29, Buggy Top Cave trail, moderate 4 miles (meet at 8:30 a.m. at Food City in Red Bank; call McElhone).
» Dam sunset kayak tours: Friday & June 28, 6:30-9 p.m.; beginner-friendly guided trip including a lockdown at Chickamauga Dam, ages 14-up, youth accompanied by adult; $35, registration & payment required in advance. Call 643-6888.
» Family Funday at Greenway Farm: Sunday, 4-7 p.m., canoeing ($25), hiking (free) & archery (free) at the Hixson park; ages 5-up. Email email@example.com or call 643-6888.
» Adaptive cycling program: Monday, 6-8 p.m., from Hubert Fry Center at Tennessee Riverpark; sponsored by SPARC & city of Chattanooga therapeutic recreation division; recumbent 3-wheelers, hand cycles & tandem bikes available; free but pre-registration required through Jerry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 596-5268 or Elaine at email@example.com or 697-1345. Also, volunteers email firstname.lastname@example.org.
» Cumberland Trail hiking series: Tuesday, makeup of June 8 rainout; 1 way, shuttle provided, mostly downhill 4-7 miles; free but advance registration required through email@example.com or 643-6888.
» Adult Archery & Aces: Tuesday & July 9 & 23, noon-1:30 p.m., indoors at Outdoor Chattanooga center, Coolidge Park; ages 30-older, free, no reservations or experience necessary, sessions include games & socializing; equipment & instruction provided.
» Rapid Learning intro to kayak & skills practice: Wednesdays, 6-7 & 7-8 p.m., Chester Frost Park, end of swimming beach by first boat ramp; family-friendly for ages 8-up; $75 for individual year's membership, $125 for family; first-timers free; equipment provided, reservations not required. See www.outdoorchattanooga.com.
» Hiwassee Refuge kayak tour: June 29, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with Outdoor Chattanooga guides; meet at Greenway Farm or in Dayton; ages 16-up, youth accompanied by adult; $45 covers equipment & transportation; payment in advance at http://bit.ly/outdoorchat. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 643-6888.
» Wild Trails 200 Mile Club: Encourages improved fitness; cover 200 miles in three months under one's own power, whether by running, biking, swimming, paddling, walking or other aerobic activities. Anyone interested can start at any time by registering at wildtrails.org/200-mile-club and recording his or her progress there. Getting to 200 makes one a member, and the membership card secures discounts at a variety of places.