BCE is about more than just providing quality gear. We offer frequent classes, workshops, seminars, and slideshows on a variety of outdoor-related topics, right here in our store. Topics include: avalanche awareness, ski tuning, bike maintenance, adventure travel, etc. Pleace check our events calendar below.

As a locally owned and focused business, we are also proud to support and sponsor a number of educational, environmental, and social services within our community. In the past we've donated to:

Alpine Safety Awareness Program (ASAP)
Backcountry Horseman
Bellingham Traverse
Boys and Girls Club
Community to Community - Camp for the children of Migrant workers
Conservation Northwest
Friends of the Forest
Komo Kulshan Ski Club
Mt Baker Hill climb
ReSources and the ReStre
St. Paul's School backpacking program
Whatcom Association of Kayak Enthusiasts
Whatcom Land Trust
Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
WWU Bouldering Competition
WWU Submarine Team
Various movies, such as Powderwhore Movies, that come through town.

If you have an idea or suggestion for an event you'd like to see us host or sponsor, please email us - we'd love to hear from you!