» Introduction to mountain biking: Today, 6-8 p.m., Greenway Farm; instruction presented by Outdoor Chattanooga; appropriate for ages 10-up, $10 per class, advance registration & payment required; mountain bikes available at no extra charge. Email info@outdoor chattanooga or call 643-6888.

» New Cumberland Trail hiking series: Friday, 9 a.m.-noon, moderately strenuous 4-miler; free but advance registration required through or 643-6888.

» River City Sessions at Lula Lake: Friday, 4:30-9:30 p.m., hiking before local musicians event on the Lula Lake Land Trust's core property at twilight; $10 today, $12 Friday, under 12 free; food & beverages for sale on site. See

» Free fishing day: Saturday in Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia; children under 15 may fish without a license Saturday through June 15. See

» River + Road + Rock Adventure Triathlon: Saturday, 8:30 a.m.; register by today at; hosted by Wild Trails as part of Southern Stroke Paddle Series; 10k standup paddle beginning at kayak launch under Walnut Street Bridge, 10k run (half trail), 4 climbing routes on Walnut Street Bridge Wall or 5k SUP, 5k Riverwalk run, 2 climbing routes; individuals or teams.

» Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: Saturday, Heiss Mountain trailhead to Imodium Falls & back, strenuous 11 miles (meet at 8 a.m. at Durham Street parking lot in Soddy-Daisy; call John Politte at 304-8327); Tuesday work day at Lula Lake for members (call Donna Myers at 344-9271); June 16, Glen Falls, moderate to slightly strenuous 5 miles (meet at 8 a.m. at Food City in Red Bank; call Tom McElone at 805-208-4654); June 19, Black Mountain loop, moderate 5 miles (meet at 8 a.m. at Durham Street lot; call Boodie Fox at 842-1178).


» Adaptive cycling program: Monday & June 25, 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 or 596-5268 or Elaine at or 697-1345. Also, volunteers email

» Rapid Learning intro to kayak & skills practice: Wednesdays May-October, 6-8 p.m., Chester Frost Park, far end of beach by first boat ramp; family-friendly for ages 8-up; first-timers free; equipment provided, reservations not required. Email or call 643-6888.

» Local Tennessee Ornithological Society meeting: June 14, 7 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 720 S. Germantown Road. Contact David Stone at or 413-7033.

» Chickamauga Battlefield free bike tour: June 16, 9:30 a.m., leisurely 2 hours from visitors center with history talks; adults & kids ages 8-up (with adult) welcome; helmets required. Bicycles can be reserved by calling 706-866-9241.

» Family Funday MicroAdventure Series: June 17, 9-11:30 a.m., "Creek Snorkel/Water Hike" with North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy educator & Outdoor Chattanooga, ages 5-up, free but pre-registration required; June 24, 4-7 p.m., canoeing ($25) & archery (free) at Greenway Farm; July 15, Lula Lake guided hike. Email or call 643-6888.

» Mountain to Town bike adventure: June 18, 9 a.m.-noon, beginner-friendly Guild Trail to Tennessee Riverwalk in St. Elmo and on into downtown; ages 12-up; shuttle, instruction & guides (& mountain bike, too, if needed) provided by Outdoor Chattanooga; $25. Pre-registration required at or 643-6888.

» Chattanooga Bicycle Club meeting: June 18, 6-7 p.m. Outdoor Chattanooga, Coolidge Park; for recreational cyclists.

» Family Funday at Greenway Farm: June 24, 4-7 p.m.; canoeing ($25), archery (free). Email or call 643-6888.