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Friday Round-Up: Get a Friend Outside!

Unless you’ve been living in a deep, dark cave… You may have noticed that there is a lot of cool stuff going on out there. So, we thought it was high-time we started rounding up some of our faves each Friday. Every month, we’ll be choosing a theme that fits with the Osprey lifestyle. This month we’re devoting it to all things spring: celebrating sunshine, getting out on late afternoon trail runs and reminding ourselves that summer is just around the corner. Welcome to the Osprey Friday Round-Up!

Spring is the perfect time to not only get yourself outdoors, but encourage others to do the same. We like to call it the buddy system.

So today we’re featuring a couple of ways that you can help your friends (and even strangers) get outside!

Get Someone Climbing

Ready to do a good deed in support of adventure? Take part in the Chicks Ambassador Poster Plaster and encourage women to start rock climbing! They’re looking for help promoting their upcoming 2011 Women’s Rock Climbing Clinics. All it takes is slapping up some posters all over town at your favorite coffee shops, yoga studios, climbing gyms and beyond — pretty much anywhere you think people might be interested in learning about the clinics. For every poster that you put up, photograph and share, you’ll get one entry into the giveaway for an Osprey Hornet 24 daypack, a pair of Julbo Guide Glasses, and a Princeton Tec Fuel headlamp.

Once it is up, take a picture of your poster plaster, then post that photo on your Facebook wall, tell us where you plastered it, and tag us at Chicks Climbing. That photo – with the Chicks Climbing Facebook tag – will be your entry into the drawing for the pack, glasses, and headlamp!

Each poster you plaster, photograph, and share will get you one entry into the giveaway – so you can earn up to four total entries!

The contest will run through May 31, so there is plenty of time to get your posters strategically placed. Please allow for up to three weeks for your posters to arrive (i.e. sign up to get yours now) as we work in batches for shipping!

Get on the ambassador train now!

Get Someone Into a National Park

They’re free through Sunday thanks to National Parks Week. Seriously, that means you have over 390 spots you can visit around the country, completely free of charge. So round up a crew, and head out into your favorite protected places. Need a little visual inspiration? Check out some of the National Park photos we rounded up earlier this week.

Get Someone on a Bike

Nothing’s better than a sunny spring day spent on two wheels. So share the biking love. There are some great organizations working hard to ensure that more and more people have access to and enjoy bikes. Some of our favorites: