Smart Trips Events

We'd love to have you join us at our upcoming Smart Trips events.

Squalicum Creek Trail Bus Trip

Why: Learn how to ride WTA buses with a fun group of people
When: Thursday, February 21st from 2:05pm to 4pm
Where: Meet at Whatcom Council of Governments office at 314 E Champion St., Bellingham
Cost: Free
Good to know: need to be able to walk 1 mile at a good pace; we will be taking WTA Route 4 which goes by the hospital, a great way to see how to get there by bus; wear walking shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather. Passes will be provided if needed. RSVP or ask for more info: 360-756-TRIP (8747) or info@WhatcomSmartTrips.org

Lynden Bus Trip

Why: Learn how to ride WTA buses with a fun group of people
When: Friday, March 8th from 9:55am to 2:20pm
Where: Meet at Bellingham Senior Center at 315 Halleck St., Bellingham
Cost: Free
Good to know: need to be able to walk several blocks at a good pace; we will be taking a WTA bus to Cordata Station and transfer to a second WTA bus to Lynden; we’ll have approximately 1.5 hours in Lynden, enough time for lunch (lunch is on you), a visit to Jansen Art Center, or shopping; wear walking shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather. Passes will be provided if needed, bring a gold card if you have one. RSVP or ask for more info: 360-756-TRIP (8747) or info@WhatcomSmartTrips.org

Train the Trainer Bike Class

Why: Pick up skills and tips for teaching others how to gain confidence in cycling on city streets
When: Wednesday, April 10th from 9am to 11am
Where:Whatcom Council of Governments office at 314 E Champion St., Bellingham
Cost:Free
Good to know: includes classroom instruction and short bike ride; bring your bike; must register in advance. RSVP or ask for more info: 360-756-TRIP (8747) or info@WhatcomSmartTrips.org

Stimpson Nature Reserve Bus Trip

Why: Learn how to ride WTA buses with a fun group of people
When: Sunday, April 28th from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Where: Meet at the Downtown Bellingham Bus Station, Gate 2
Cost: Free
Good to know :need to be able to walk 1 mile at a good pace; we will have 2 hours on the trail; wear walking shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather; bring water and a snack if needed; we will share a list of additional bus routes that can be used to get to a wide range of parks and trails throughout Whatcom County. Passes will be provided if needed. RSVP or ask for more info: 360-756-TRIP (8747) or info@WhatcomSmartTrips.org

Confident City Cycling Class #1

Why: Boost your confidence cycling on city streets
When: Sunday, May 5th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where:PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center in the hospital cafeteria conference room
Cost:$25 ($10 off bike shop coupons are available)
Good to know: must register in advance; includes classroom instruction and bike ride; bring your bike
RSVP or ask for more info: 360-756-TRIP (8747) or info@WhatcomSmartTrips.org

Bike Party on Bay St.

Why: Celebrate Bike to Work & School Day
When: Friday, May 17th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Downtown Bellingham, Bay St. between W Holly St. and W Champion St.
Cost: FREE – Everyone welcome!
Good to know: After Bike to Work & School Day roll downtown for the party. We’ll have a food truck, beer garden, bike polo, tricycle races, and more.
More info: biketoworkandscholday.org

Confident City Cycling Class #2

Why: Boost your confidence cycling on city streets
When: Sunday, June 2nd from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center in the hospital cafeteria conference room
Cost: $25 ($10 off bike shop coupons are available)
Good to know: must register in advance; includes classroom instruction and bike ride; bring your bike
RSVP or ask for more info: 360-756-TRIP (8747) or info@WhatcomSmartTrips.org

Bus Adventure Day #1

Why: 11 to 15 year-olds learn to use the Whatcom Transportation Authority bus system
When: Friday, June 21 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Where: meet at Whatcom Council of Governments Office, 314 E Champion St., Bellingham
Cost: $10 paid to Bellingham Parks & Rec
Good to know: must register in advance with Bellingham Parks & Rec 360-778-7000; registration opening date TBD
More info: 360-756-TRIP (8747) or info@WhatcomSmartTrips.org

Bus Adventure Day #2

Why: 11 to 15 year-olds learn to use the Whatcom Transportation Authority bus system
When: Wednesday, June 26 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Where: meet at Whatcom Council of Governments Office, 314 E Champion St., Bellingham
Cost: $10 paid to Bellingham Parks & Rec
Good to know: must register in advance with Bellingham Parks & Rec 360-778-7000 (registration opening date TBD)
More info: 360-756-TRIP (8747) or info@WhatcomSmartTrips.org

Smart Trips Adventure Camp #1

Why: 12 to 14 year-olds learn to travel safely and independently in Bellingham, walking, bicycling and riding the bus
When: Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Where: meet at the picnic pavilion in Cornwall Park on the first day (other instructions provided)
Cost: $60 paid to Bellingham Parks & Rec
Good to know: must register in advance with Bellingham Parks & Rec 360-778-7000 (registration opening date TBD); bring your bike
RSVP or ask for more info: 360-756-TRIP (8747) or info@WhatcomSmartTrips.org

Confident City Cycling Class #3

Why: Boost your confidence cycling on city streets
When: Sunday, July 14 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center in the hospital cafeteria conference room
Cost: $25 ($10 off bike shop coupons are available)
Good to know: must register in advance; includes classroom instruction and bike ride; bring your bike
RSVP or ask for more info: 360-756-TRIP (8747) or info@WhatcomSmartTrips.org

Smart Trips Adventure Camp #2

Why: 12 to 14 year-olds learn to travel safely and independently in Bellingham, walking, bicycling and riding the bus
When: Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Where: meet at the picnic pavilion in Cornwall Park on the first day (other instructions provided)
Cost: $60 paid to Bellingham Parks & Rec
Good to know: must register in advance with Bellingham Parks & Rec 360-778-7000 (registration opening date TBD); bring your bike
RSVP or ask for more info: 360-756-TRIP (8747) or info@WhatcomSmartTrips.org

Smart Trips Adventure Camp #3

Why: 12 to 14 year-olds learn to travel safely and independently in Bellingham, walking, bicycling and riding the bus
When: Monday, Aug 5 to Friday, Aug 9 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Where: meet at the picnic pavilion in Cornwall Park on the first day (other instructions provided)
Cost: $60 paid to Bellingham Parks & Rec
Good to know: must register in advance with Bellingham Parks & Rec 360-778-7000; bring your bike
RSVP or ask for more info: 360-756-TRIP (8747) or info@WhatcomSmartTrips.org

Lummi Island Bus Trip and Picnic Lunch

Why: Learn how to ride WTA buses with a fun group of people
When: Friday, Aug 16th from 10:50am to 2pm
Where: Meet at the Downtown Bellingham Bus Station, Gate 10
Cost: free (but picnic lunch is on you)
Good to know: need to be able to walk a few blocks at a quick pace; we will be outside the whole time, please dress accordingly; bring a picnic lunch and water bottle; we’ll have approx. 1 hour on the island. Passes will be provided if needed as well as fare for ferry ride.
RSVP or ask for more info: 360-756-TRIP (8747) or info@WhatcomSmartTrips.org; space is limited

Confident City Cycling Class #4

Why: Boost your confidence cycling on city streets
When: Sunday, Sept 15 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center in the hospital cafeteria conference room
Cost: $25 ($10 off bike shop coupons are available)
Good to know: must register in advance; includes classroom instruction and bike ride; bring your bike
RSVP or ask for more info: 360-756-TRIP (8747) or info@WhatcomSmartTrips.org