Recovery  Activities

Hiking, Biking, Camping, Skiing
(These activities are open to public. )

Every Sunday  1 p.m.  Prospector's Hike,  beginners to intermediate.  For more info, call Margaret V. 562-5987

Sierra Club Alaska Chapter     Outings Hotline  276-8768 --  call for recent schedule updates

Arctic Bicycle Club   road and mountain biking,  day and overnight camping,  beginners to advanced,  call
for the schedule and more information  566-0177.    Meetings start February.

Winter Running and Walking,  weekly one-hour trail excursions beginning Oct. 17 and continuing each Saturday through April   meet at 9 am. at various locations, Call 337-4007 for meeting places

Every Wednesday 5 pm,  Running Group  along side of the Chester Creek, meet in from of the Providence Hospital

Walk/Run/Jog    Every Wednesday at 5:30 pm. regardless of weather; locations vary around the east side of town    337-4007

5/31/00, Wednesday    Free Tennis Clinics at Delaney Park Strip  sponsored by the Alaska Club

Power Walking Power -walking classes meet in Midtown during lunch and at Westchester Lagoon in the early morning. (Lisa, 243-0073)

Walk and Learn   Get to know the city better this summer with a guided walking tour of historic downtown Anchorage.  Walkers meet at 1 pm weekdays at the lobby of Historic City Hall, 524 West Fourth Ave. 274-3600

Run, Run, Run

The Anchorage Running Club's Run or Walk With Friends one-hour outings are at 6 pm. Wednesdays through Oct. 25 at Westchester Lagoon. 868-2942, 243-5916

Healthy Valley 5-Kilometer Race/Walk starts at 11 am Saturday, July 29, at Landscape Supply in Wasilla and the Matanuska Fitness Center in Palmer. 373-9053, 352-2849

A bunch of cheerful people invite you to join them at 5:50 pm each Wednesday for a one-hour trail excursion.  The group meets regardless of weather; location vary around the east side of town.  Free. 337-4007

Summer Fun Walk/Run  New and beginning walkers and joggers are invited to join a small group for one hour trail excursions each Wednesday.  The group, spanning ages 18 and older, meets at 5:50 pm at various location, but usually on the east side of Anchorage.  It's free.  Call 337-4007 for recorded information, including meeting place.


Check those brakes; it's downhill time.   Cyclists meet at 7 pm Tuesday, Aug. 1 at Service High School to shuttle cars up to the Glen Alps parking lot, then they ride back to the school.  345-7482

The Touring Division of the Arctic Bicycle Club sponsors rides around the Anchorage Area.  Helmets are required, and eye protection and insect repellent are highly recommended. (, 566-0177)

Work your leg muscles on a Portage-to-Turnagain Pass ride.  Cyclists meet at 9 am Saturday, July 29, at the Carrs Huffman bakery to car pool or at 10 am at the Portage Glacier parking lot near the visitor center for 24 miles of strenuous hills.  Wear bright clothes, bring lots of food and water and be prepared for head winds and possible rain.  349-8164

Tour de Anchorage riders meet at 10 am Sunday, July 30, at the Service High School pool to shuttle cars to the end of the tour.  This is a 50-kilometer ride east to west on dirt and paved trails 349-8164

The Mountain Bike Division of the Arctic Bicycle Club host the Kincaid Relay at 10 am Saturday, July 29, at Kincaid Par.  Registration is from 8 to 9:30 am Cost is $10 with pre-registration, $15 day of race.  245-5088


Strap on your rollerblades and join the In-Line State Connection for a fun skate on a different bike trail each Monday throughout summer.   Call the hot line for this week's location; the event starts at 7 pm  250 6493


Nordic Ski Club, for information call 561-0949.    Ski Hotline 248-6667,   Two Ski Train Trips to Grandview -- 1st and 2nd Saturday of March     for tickets, call 561-0949   $40.00 per person each time round trip for the train fare.

Prospector's Cross-country Ski Club, every Sunday  and overnight ski trips to various Alaskan places,   for more  information, call 272-8216

Ski Bus to Alyeska on Weekends, $12.00 round trip from Anchorage, for more information, call 754-2274, 754-2213

Singles Network Cross Country Ski Trek.    For more information, call 566-6641


Keep in shape at local highschool pools. Cost is $2.75 for kids, and $4.25 for adults, with punch cards available.  

Swim in a heated pool at the Alaska Club East, 5201 E. Tudor Road.  Classes are various times Mondays and Wednesdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays or Saturdays.  Cost is $40 to $55.   (337-9550)

Let the kids swim and skate themselves silly for half-price every Friday at the UAA Sports Center.  Pool time is 7:30 to 9:30 pm, rink time is 8:15 to 10 pm.  Parents must accompany children, skates are not available for rental.  Cost is $1.50 per child.  (786-1231)


Home Depot, 515 E. Tudor, offers a free Preparing Plants for Spring planting workshop at 1 pm every Saturday in April. (563-9800)


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