Event Beneficiaries

The NW Tune-Up Festival is proud to support four local Whatcom County non-profit organizations as beneficiaries for this event. In supporting the festival you will be supporting organizations that are committed to enhancing outdoor recreation in the Pacific Northwest.

Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition

Every year the WMBC coordinates hundreds of volunteers amounting to thousands of volunteer hours for the trails and youth outreach in Whatcom County. They have a strong youth involvement and work with the Bellingham, Meridian, Ferndale and Skagit School Districts, Vamos Outdoors Project, Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Projects, among others. They also coordinate the construction and maintenance of the Civic Field Dirt Jump Park, Whatcom Falls, and Waterfront Bike parks.

WMBC Website

Recreation Northwest

Recreation Northwest teaches the health benefits of nature, promotes outdoor recreation, and stewards the places where we play. They began with the existing Bellingham Traverse in 2002, a community based multi-sport relay. This was their foundation to launch into doing more than just races. Their multi-sport events were developed with a focus on stewardship for the parks, trails and open space we utilize while getting people out to be active and have fun.

Recreation Northwest Website

Shifting Gears

Mission: To create welcoming recreation experiences that encourage confidence, wellness, growth, and joy. Participants walk away with the skills and tools needed to attain their recreational desires and goals. Whether it be learning how to change a flat tire, go above and beyond physically by cycling 30 or 100 miles, locating accessible trails or finding a hiking partner, back or bike packing for the first time, inspiring goals, or just remembering how to play... their aim is to create a welcoming environment for all to join in, learn, and enjoy.

Shifting Gears Website

Whatcom Rowing Association

The Whatcom Rowing Association is a nonprofit, community-based rowing club that has served Whatcom County since 2011. They are dedicated to offering individuals of all ages the opportunity to learn the sport of rowing in a safe, fun and beautiful environment. They offer a variety of programs for all age groups and experience levels.

Whatcom Rowing Association Website