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Trail running 101
REI in Mountain View is set to host a free presentation on trail running, led by reps from Salomon shoes, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday. It will cover the basics of trail running. REI is located at 2450 Charleston Road. To reserve a seat and for more information, call 969-1938 or visit www.rei.com/stores/mountain-view.html.
Benefit bike ride
The second Canary Challenge – a bike ride offering 100-mile, 50-, 75- and 100-kilometer courses – is scheduled Sept. 29 in Palo Alto. Several food and water stops and mechanical and medical assistance will be provided along the course, which begins at VMware, 3401 Hillview Ave. The Canary Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding, discovering and developing tests for early cancer detection, hosts the ride. Registration is $100, plus a fundraising goal of at least $400. Proceeds will be donated to the Stanford Cancer Institute, according to organizers. For more information, call 646-3200 or visit canarychallenge.com.
REI in Mountain View is scheduled to host a free presentation, “Fall Day Hiking Basics,” 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 27. REI’s Robert Steiner will share tips and tricks on all aspects of getting out on the trail. Learn about trip planning, essential items, equipment, safety precautions and local resources. To reserve a seat or for more information, call 969-1938 or visit www.rei.com/stores/mountain-view.html.
Sports film screenings
The only Bay Area stop of the 2012 Radical Reels Tour – featuring screenings of action sports films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival – is scheduled 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave. Cost is $17-$20; proceeds benefit the Snowlands Network. For advance tickets and more information, call REI in Mountain View at 969-1938.
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