Event Beneficiaries

Northwest Tune-Up is proud to give back to numerous local Whatcom County non-profit organizations that are committed to enhancing outdoor recreation opportunities in the Pacific Northwest. Proceeds from festival activities such as the bike valet, beer garden and dunk tank directly benefit these organizations, helping us raise over $200k since our inaugural year in 2022. Join us in making a positive impact on our community.

July 12–14, 2024

Bellingham, Washington

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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

Galbraith Gravity Racing

The Galbraith Gravity Race Team is a youth non-profit mountain bike development team based in Bellingham and focused on downhill and enduro racing. Riders aged 5-18 are connected with world class coaches, sponsors and riding opportunities to increase the fun, access to the sport, and get kids that want to progress ready for race season in local and regional series.

Galbraith Gravity Racing 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

Paper Whale

Paper Whale is an interactive experience to inspire creatives in the Pacific Northwest. They exist to provide the creative community with a voice to contribute meaningful ideas that help create a sense of place and protect a unique artistic flavor on Bellingham's Waterfront District.

Paper Whale Website

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