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Outessa is a women’s only weekend getaway made of stunning views, opens spaces and adventure. Imagine a custom schedule built from hundreds of options, wholesome food, good wine, challenges and the professional instruction to meet them. You can find time to yourself or the synergy of dauntless women. This is an event where you indulge in any outdoor activity you desire without a shred of guilt. You’ll come back enlivened with new skills and lifelong friends. Outessa is every women’s weekend. Join us. Open the outdoors. 


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Saturday, August 20 • 9:00am - 11:00am
Mountain Bike Skills Session - Level 2: Tight Turns: 9:00-11:00am Registration Full

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Slow speed bike control can be critical when the trail gets techy. Rocks, roots, and switchbacks create an obstacle course that requires tight maneuvers. Join REI & Cannondale instructors to develop these handling skills and clear that stubborn section of trail on your next ride! You will receive a "surprise & delight" at the conclusion of the class.

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"Speed is Our Friend" has become the motto of Cannondale. On one level, these four words reflect our support of the world's top professional cycling teams. On a more fundamental level, they convey our commitment to a lightning-fast product development process that, with unmatched speed, turns the combined insights of our sponsored riders... Read More →

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At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

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Cindy Abbott Wood

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Cindy is the Senior Instructor for the REI Outdoor School in Austin, TX and has over 10 years' experience in the Outdoor Experiential Education field. Aside from being a pro-level mountain bike racer and USA Cycling XC series Category 1 national champion, she is a professionally... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
REI Village - Cannondale Tent to Dangberg Trail Loop