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Finn Sisu: Nutrition Presentation, New Products, Advice for New Skiers
June 22, 2016
The latest Finn Sisu newsletter highlights Nutritionist Katelyn Engel's presentation Monday, Jun 27th, on workout nutrition basics: What to eat before, during, and after exercise. Plus checkout their new product roundup and advice for beginning skiers.

Out There: Special Offer on Skate Rollerskis
June 20, 2016
Out There is offering a special online deal on Oneway Skate 7 rollerskis, with just a limited quantity remaining.

Hoigaards: Anniversary Sale on thru Sunday
June 13, 2016
Hoigaards is running their annual anniversary sale, now thru this Sunday, June 19th. Everything on sale, plus find a $10 of $50 coupon on their website.

Borah Teamwear Rolls Out Michael Valenti Art Jerseys
June 10, 2016
Renowned artist, Michael Valenti and Borah Teamwear have taken a modern twist on old school cycling art and created a unique and exclusive collection of custom cycling jerseys composed of three original Valenti cycling art prints, featuring the Hoogerheide Cyclocross World Championships, Mount Ventoux from the Tour de France and the spring classic Paris Roubaix.

Bike Dr: Happy Hour with Jens Voigt
June 10, 2016
In the latest Bicycle Doctor newsletter they highlight an evening with euro cycling legend Jens Voight next Tuesday, Summer Solstice event at Lapham Peak, first-time mountain bike clinic, and the upcoming Craft Cow ride.

Out There: Rollerski Sessions
May 22, 2016
Out There shop is hosting some evening and overdistance rollerski sessions, with the first one on tap for Wednesday, May 25th.

Ski Hut: Spring Newsletter
May 19, 2016
Ski Hut's spring newsletter highlights Summer Fever sale, group rides, Le Grand Du Nord (epic gravel rides), and the Duluth Enduro series.

Hoigaards: Rollerski 101 Clinic this Saturday
May 18, 2016
Hoigaards is offering another introduction to rollerskiing session this Saturday, May 21st. Lead by Andy Turnbull, the clinic introduces the equipment and teaches basic rollerskiing skills and training techniques. Bring your ski boots, a helmet, and ski poles (or borrow some) -- RSVP is required.

Gear West: Learn to Rollerski Event
May 16, 2016
Gear West will be hosting a free rollerski clinic Sunday, May 29th. Bring your helmet, ski boots and poles and they'll set you up with a pair of demo rollerskis.

Finn Sisu: Last Call for Ski Swap Gear
May 16, 2016
Finn Sisu has a last call for used ski gear skis, boots, poles, clothes in advance of their 4th Annual Ski Swap May 19-21. Plus checkout deals on saunas and accessories.

Finn Sisu: Spring Fest May 19-21
May 9, 2016
Finn Sisu will be holding their Spring Fest event, May 19-21, featuring their best sauna deals of the season and annual ski swap. Gear for the ski swap can be dropped off now until May 18th. Plus check out their summer training programs, for adults as well as juniors.

Continental: Bike Swap this Weekend
April 21, 2016
The 10th Annual Continental Ski and Bike "Bike Swap" is this weekend, April 23-24. The Bike Swap is a chance for the community to sell, buy, and get ready for the biking season.

Hoigaards: Annual Bike and Boat Swap and Sale
April 13, 2016
Looks like it will be wonderful weather for Hoigaard's Annual Bike & Boat Swap and Sale! Sell your bike, kayak or canoe at the swap this weekend, April 15-17. Bring your bike or boat to the store on Thursday for the swap beginning on Friday. Sale prices on all new bikes, boats and bike/boat accessories at Hoigaard's from April 15-24.

Midwest Mountaineering: Expo Newspaper is Out
April 11, 2016
Midwest Mountaineering's big Spring Outdoor Adventure is coming up fast, April 22-24, and the expo newspaper is now published and available online. Plus check out their spring deals and full line-up of events and clinics.

Borah Teamwear Offers Juniors MTB Incentive Program
April 8, 2016
Borah Teamwear, a long-time advocate of youth cycling development and high school athletics, is offering an additional 10% discount off its already competitive NICA apparel program through June 15th.

Finn Sisu: Training, Ski Deals
April 6, 2016
Finn Sisu has training programs starting as soon as next week, along with details on the summer programs. Plus score deals on remaining 2015-16 season racing skis!

Bike Dr: Bike Sale, Paul Sandgren, Final Grinds
April 2, 2016
Bicycle Doctor's latest newsletter highlights their upcoming Whale of a Sale, April 9-10, the passing of Paul Sandgren, and a call for final ski grinds.

Midwest Mountaineering: Dog Days, Expo, Coupons
March 31, 2016
Stop in for Dog Day at Midwest Mountaineering Saturday April 2nd with your pet and get PowerBark samples, and check out the details on the upcoming Spring Outdoor Adventure Expo, coming April 22-24th.

Out There: 2016 Cycling Kits Available
March 31, 2016
Out There shop has announced the availability of their new 2016 cycling kits. Male and female designs, including bib shorts and tank tops, are part of the new offerings.

Gear West: Race Ski Selection Service
March 28, 2016
Gear West is offering their race ski selection service again this spring -- they'll help you determine the best fit and then select directly from manufacturer race stock to find your new set of rocket skis for next winter. There is a limited number of openings for this unique service, sign up today.

Midwest Mountaineering: Dog Days, Expo, Coupons
March 24, 2016
Midwest Mountaineering's latest newsletter highlights the upcoming Dog Day (Apr 2nd), and Spring Outdoor Adventure Expo (Apr 22-24), along with a whole host of other events, and the usual special coupon offers.

Gear West: Skin Skis at the Birkie
March 13, 2016
The warm conditions at Birkie 2016 made finding the right kick and glide challenging. Gear West has put together notes and reports from using skin skis at the big event.

Bike Dr: Final Grind, Electric Bikes, Trek Special
March 5, 2016
Bicycle Doctor is taking their final call for ski grinding, has a new electric bike, and special deal on Project One Trek bikes.

Hoigaards: Final Winter Clearance
March 4, 2016
Hoigaards is wrapping up their winter season clearance with 40-50% off on many items.

Gear West: Season Ending Stonegrinding Specials
February 29, 2016
Before packing your skis away, prep them for next season: Gear West is offering Grind Specials including a Professional Montana Stone Grind with a perfect universal grind for high school racers or your B skis.

Rex Wax Clinic with Jeremy Hecker
February 27, 2016
Boulder Nordic Sport Midwest will be hosting a wax clinic with Jeremy Hecker of Rex Wax this Tuesday evening, March 1st. Jeremy has been the tech rep for Rex Wax and part of the Rex Racing Service team at several World Cup competitions.

Out There: Late Season Sale
February 25, 2016
Out There shop has a number of late season specials including 30% off Swix, Craft, and Bjorn Daehlie. Also deals on top racing skis and Alpina ESK demo boots.

Pioneer Midwest: Winter Clearance Sale
February 25, 2016
With warmer temperatures in the forecast Pioneer Midwest is melting prices in store on all of your skiing essentials. Get the proper product at the lowest price now, shop early for the best selection.

Gear West: Birkie Skin Ski Challenge
February 24, 2016
Gear West is awarding gift cards to the fastest man and woman at the Birkie and Korte on skin skis. Whether you raced on Atomic Skintecs, Fischer Twin Skins, Salomon Skins, it doesn't matter - just send in your bib number and finishing time to enter.

Bike Doctor: Post Birkie Sale, Wrap, Trek Deals
February 24, 2016
The Bicycle Doctor wraps up the big Birkie event with thanks and a post-Birkie sale, plus deals on new Trek Madone bike orders.

Gear West: Kikkan Randall In Store Monday
February 20, 2016
Meet and visit with Kikkan Randall at Gear West at noon on Monday, Feb 22nd for an in-store visit and an informal question and answer session. Don't miss your chance to visit with the 3X World Cup Sprint Overall Champion.

Yoko: Kikkan Randall at Birkie Expo Friday
February 17, 2016
World Champion Kikkan Randall will be at the Yoko booth at the Birkie Expo on Friday afternoon, 2-3:30 pm, signing posters. Plus enter their raffle on poles and gloves!

Finn Sisu: Birkie Wax, East Metro Snowmaking, Structure
February 16, 2016
Finn Sisu's latest update has Birkie wax recommendations, a Q&A with head grinder Tom Novak on structure, snowmaking support for East metro and 40% off Sherpa clothing.

Boulder Nordic: Birkie Test Results and Wax Discussion
February 16, 2016
Boulder Nordic did extensive testing on waxes Tuesday on the Birkie trail, and has published a detailed report on their findings.

Pioneer Midwest: Winter Sale
February 16, 2016
Pioneer Midwest is celebrating winter with a little Birkie fever: Race wax service available and deals on clothing, ski boots, and much more.

Borah Teamwear: Birkie Champ to Race in 1972 Throwback Suit
February 16, 2016
Tad Elliott will be honoring his father by skiing in a reimaged design of the ski suit his father raced in back in the early 70s, developed by Borah Teamwear.

Birkie Waxing Guide
February 14, 2016
It's Birkie week! We kick it off by feeding the biggest anxiety: how are you going to get your skis fast with the upcoming forecast? We've compiled a list of weather forecasts, wax recommendations, waxing clinics and race wax service, to help ease some of the pre-race tension.
Pioneer Midwest Birkie Wax Service
Hoigaards Birkie Wax
Waxing Recommendations

Riverbrook: Chill Out
February 13, 2016
Riverbook has your Birkie waxing solution, and is offering hot food and drink for spectators and skiers on race day.

Ski Hut: Post Snow Sale and More
February 12, 2016
Ski Hut's latest newsletter highlights their Post Snow Sale, Birkie Wax Clinic, Boulder Lake races, and the DXC Snowball Gala.

Gear West: Birkie Week Wax Clinics
February 12, 2016
Gear West has a number of waxing clinics set up this week to help prepare your boards for a speedy Birkie.

Midwest Mountaineering: Chocolate and Socks for Valentines Day
February 10, 2016
Midwest Mountaineering has a couple of coupons for a 2-for-1 on K'ul Chocolate bars and free Smartwool socks with qualifying purchase. Also check out their clearance sale items, and upcoming clinics.

Finn Sisu: Mora Advice, Racing Waxing
February 10, 2016
Finn Sisu is offering advice from last year's 42k men's classic champ Devin Arenz on racing at Mora, plus a Q&A with Greg Weier on the relative importance of wax when racing. Plus deals on insulated jackets.

Free Birkie Entry with SLG 10 Poles
February 10, 2016
A limited number of free Birkie entries are available for the first customers that stop in to purchase the new One Way Premio SLG 10 poles.

Fischer: Kikkan Poster Signing at Birkie Expo
February 9, 2016
Olympian and World Cup champ Kikkan Randall will be at the American Birkebeiner festivities next week, including a poster signing session at the Birkie Expo on Friday afternoon.

Hoigaards Winter Clearance
February 4, 2016
Hoigaards is ramping up their own winter clearance, with savings getting larger every few weeks, as inventory drops. Feb 5-19, save 25-35% off all winter goods.

New Moon: Pre-Birkie Madness
February 4, 2016
New Moon has a number of activities surrounding the Pre-Birkie, this weekend, and the build up to the main event in two weeks. Check out wax clinics, wax service and grinding, and the Birkie museum, in their latest newsletter.

Gear West: Loppet Waxing Notes
February 4, 2016
Want to race on the same wax as the five time City of Lakes Loppet champion Matt Liebsch? Keep up to date on what is gliding fast and kicking well on the Gear West Blog. The Gear West team will be testing kick and glide constantly this whole Loppet weekend to give you the best combination for the fastest skis on the course. They also offer race wax service for all the major marathons.
Gear West Premier Wax Service

BNS Midwest and the City of Lakes Loppet
February 3, 2016
Boulder Nordic Sport in Bloomington is amped up for the City of Lakes Ski Festival and is posting regular waxing reports, prepping race skis, and will be at the Vendor Village this weekend.

Fitzharris: Skinny Ski Sale
February 3, 2016
Fitzharris Ski and Sport in St. Cloud is offering a special Skinny Ski sale with big discounts on Nordic products including Salomon Equipe 10 skis, Madshus Nanosonics, rec ski packages, Nordic clothing and more. Sale ends Feb 20th!

Finn Sisu: Enjoy the Snow Deals!
February 2, 2016
Finn Sisu is celebrating the new snowfall with deals on Yoko YXRs and Fischer Carbonlites, with free prep wax included. Plus 40% off Stoneham ski clothing. And check out their race wax service for the big February events.

Out There: Birkie Wax Service Filling Fast
February 2, 2016
Out There's Birkie wax service only has roughly a dozen spots left open for their premiere wax service.

BNS Waxing Reports: Noque, US Nationals
February 1, 2016
Boulder Nordic Sport shares their experiences from race prep at US Nationals and the Noquemanon events. Read about the grinds and wax solutions they put to the test.

Midwest Mountaineering: Ski Clearance, Coupons
January 31, 2016
Midwest Mountaineering has much of their cross-country ski fleet on clearance, plus deals on GoPro cameras and accessories, and a coupon on a compact daypack.

Bike Dr: Three Weeks til the Birkie
January 29, 2016
The Bicycle Doctor Nordic Ski Shop is already ramping up their Birkie push with a selection of new skis, waxing plans, grinding schedules, even a local race this weekend!

Gear West: Women's Wild Adventures
January 29, 2016
Gear West is kicking off their Women's Wild Adventures, a series of inspiring talks by women about their adventures. The first installment is next Tuesday, Feb 2nd, and will feature Kathy Mommsen and the North Shore Trek, Kari Gibbons and the Arrowhead 135, and Kate Ellis + Jan Guenther talk about how to create an adventure - big or small.

Continental: Clothing Sale
January 25, 2016
Continental is offering up to 60% of Nordic clothing, along with a special extra with any Nordic jacket or pants purchase.

Bike Doctor: Cabin Fever Cure
January 22, 2016
The Bicycle Doctor Nordic Ski Shop is offering a number of programs and products to help with cabin fever this winter, including Tuesday night Fat Bike rides, Wednesday night ski races, a womens weekend event, spin session and the Bkool trainer.

Announcing Ski Services Unlimited
January 21, 2016
Ben Dubay, an experienced Nordic athlete and representative, has announced Ski Services Unlimited. The new company represents a number of top performance brands, as well as offering race wax services throughout the upper Midwest.

Nordic Ultratune Stonegrinding Schedule
January 20, 2016
Nordic Ultratune has their stonegrinding schedule for January and February posted. If you're looking to get those boards tuned for the big races coming up, get them shipped out soon!

Madshus: Meet Noah Hoffman
January 19, 2016
Madshus posted a featurette video on US ski team member Noah Hoffman.

Riverbrook: Birkie Fever Sale
January 18, 2016
Riverbrook has started their Birkie Fever sale with savings of 20% new skis, poles, boots, and more and up to 60% of closeout equipment.

Gear West: Wax-A-Palooza Event Feb 4th
January 17, 2016
Gear West presents their 3rd annual Wax-A-Palooza Feb 4th with reps from the top wax companies demonstrating what's new in ski waxing as well as Gear West's own Brian Knutson sharing a short history of cross country skis and their technological breakthroughs. Snacks will be served - it's free but RSVP is requested.

Hoigaards: Annual 16 Hour Sale
January 16, 2016
Hoigaard's is featuring their Annual 16 Hour Sale this Saturday and Sunday, Jan 16-17 only. 20% off all Winter merchandise, including clearance priced merchandise - for example, older Salomon S Lab skate boots for under $225!

Podiumwear Announces NICA State Leagues Partnership
January 13, 2016
Podiumwear announced they will be the official jersey supplier for NICA's growing Federation of High School Mountain Bike Teams. Podiumwear will provide leader jerseys for NICA member leagues in New York, Wisconsin, Virginia, Minnesota, Georgia, Tennessee, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Arkansas.

Salomon Introduces New Prolink Binding
January 13, 2016
Salomon has announced their new Prolink binding system which provides skiers with option to use either major binding system now with Salomon equipment. Skiers can test out the new Prolink system at the Birkie Demo in February.

OutThere Updates
January 12, 2016
OutThere shop has a number of updates including waxing service for the Birkie (limited!), rides to the Birkie, Johaug product lineup (and local dealers), Frost Tape for cold weather, and deals on top clothing.

Bike Dr: Free Ski Lessons, Lapham Loppet, Fat Bike Group Ride
January 12, 2016
The Bicycle Doctor's latest newsletter highlights free ski lessons Tuesday evenings at Lapham Peak, the Lapham Loppet, and Fat Bike evening group rides.

Gear West: Birkie Entries for Buyers
January 11, 2016
Starting at noon on Wednesday, Jan 13th, the first four customers to purchase $150 in clothing will receive an entry into the American Birkebeiner. Shopping online is encouraged, and the entry is transferrable.

BNS Demos at Hyland this Saturday
January 7, 2016
Boulder Nordic Sport Midwest is hosting a free equipment demo at Hyland on Saturday, Jan 9th from 7am to 1pm. They will have skate and classic skis, boots, and poles from Madshus, Rossignol, Fischer, and Alpina. Try the new performance skin skis from Madshus.

Ski Hut: Waxing Clinics
January 6, 2016
Ski Hut in Duluth has a number of waxing clinics lined up with topics ranging from the basics to advance, base prep to cold weather glide.

Midwest Mountaineering: Clearance Sale
January 3, 2016
Midwest Mountaineering is featuring their clearance sale, with 20-40% many clothing and winter items, plus coupons on wallet and mug.

Madshus Integrates IntelliGrip Skin Technology New Models
January 3, 2016
Madshus has expanded their IntelliGrip skin program to include an integrated base solution in a variety of new ski models for 2016 season.

Ski Hut: Ski Rentals
December 31, 2015
Ski Hut offers ski rentals and you can use your rental receipt to apply against the purchase of new xc gear within the same season.
Cross-Country Ski Rentals

New Moon: Fat Bikes for All
December 30, 2015
New Moon highlights their newest brand, Framed Fat Bikes, and are featuring a special holiday sale on these Minnesota Fat Bikes. Test rides and fat bike rentals are available at the shop.

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