Three cheers for the recent snow and for events that don’t cost a dime! That snow will come in handy for this weekend’s snowshoe race at Bradbury Mountain, a fat bike demo at Harris Farm, and WinterKids’ family-friendly Welcome to Winter event at Payson Park. Indoors, there are free Intro to Pilates classes and a yoga class at Dirigo Brewing in Biddeford.
For the weekend of Jan. 19-21, 201:
Welcome to Winter
12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. Payson Park, Portland. Free. www.winterkids.org
A free family-friendly event celebrating winter and snow. There will be sledding, snowshoeing, ice skating, snow Zumba, horse carriage rides, snowboarding demos and MORE. All are welcome.
ALSO: If you want to come have fun and sled, but you don’t have kids and feel weird showing up to a family event, you can VOLUNTEER! You’ll do good and get to sled: www.facebook.com/events/1465958700187300/
Free Fat Bike Riding and Demo Day
8-10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. Harris Farm, Dayton. Free. www.facebook.com
Join Maine Bike Works for a free fat bike demo morning. If you’ve never ridden a fat bike before, but you’re curious to give it a try, this is the perfect opportunity. Kennebunkport Bicycle Co. will bring a bunch of bikes and will offer tips, too.
Bradbury Mountain Snowshoe Series
11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 21. Bradbury Mountain, Pownal. $25. trailmonsterrunning.com/bradburysnow
Test your snow-running skills with this 3-mile course on Bradbury Mountain. Trail Monster Running hosts this series, which includes a 4-mile race in Feb. and a 5-mile race in March. If you don’t own running snowshoes, there are some available to borrow.
Introduction to Pilates Workshops
8-9 a.m. and 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. Springboard Pilates, Portland. Free. www.facebook.com
Give Pilates a try during one of these free workshops. No experience is necessary, and you’ll learn the basics about Pilates and how it can you stay strong and flexible. A couple more workshops later in the month, too.
Downdogs at Dirigo
10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22. Dirigo Brewing Co., Biddeford. $15. www.facebook.com
An hour-long all level vinyasa flow yoga class led by Lindsey in our beautiful tasting room with a waterfall view. Class is followed by a Dirigo beer of your choice. Bring your own mat. Happens every Sunday.