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Peter Ashley speaks to a packed room, Finn Sisu Customer Appreciation Gala, October 25, 2013

Stonegrinding expert Lars Svensson at Gear West, showcasing their new Tarzzari RP23 stone grinder, July 12, 2014

Caitlin Gregg helping out with the weekend sales, September 20, 2013

Upcoming Events
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New Toko Rollerski Gloves
July 31, 2014
Toko has released a new rollerski glove this season, the Toko Rollerski 2.0 glove. Plus a new product to help kill the odors in ski boots!

Midwest Mountaineering July Newsletter
July 30, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering's latest newsletter features a number of coupons, including 50% off deals and even a way to earn a free pair of SmartWool socks. Plus a big slate of upcoming events.

Borah Teamwear Generates Over $13K for CAMBA
July 24, 2014
With more than 500 racers, the 2014 Mt. Borah Epic brought in over $13,000 in race profits to benefit CAMBA (Chequemagon Area Mountain Bike Association).

Bike Dr: Flamingo Fest Summer Fest
July 16, 2014
The Bicycle Doctor is hosting their first annual Flamingo Fest Summer Fest this Saturday, July 19th. Doc's band will be playing, plus there will be a number of fun cycling-related events and raffle. And they are running at big sale, July 17-28th.

Midwest Mountaineering MidSummer Sale
July 13, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering is running a mid-summer sale with plenty of savings, including coupons for 25% sleeping bags and pfds, 50% off cargo shorts, and some free deals with kayak purchases. Plus check out their July events.

Hoigaard's Heat of Summer Sale
July 11, 2014
Still another month before school fires up again... Hoigaards is running their summer sale with deals on bikes, swimming gear, camping equipment, trail running shoes and now. Now through July 20th.

Out There: Free Rollerski Bag Offer
July 11, 2014
Out There Shop is offering a free rollerski bag with any purchase of One Way rollerskis, now thru July 19th.

Joes Seeking Sales Associates
July 10, 2014
Joe's Sporting Goods in St. Paul has part-time openings in their Nordic/Alpine/Snowboard sales department. Apply online, or mail in your application.

Gear West: Womens Night Out
July 6, 2014
Gear West is hosting a special Women's Night Out this Thursday, July 10th. They'll have guest speakers discussion the topics of building strength and preventing injuries along with treats and special deals.

Midwest Mountaineering July Specials
July 2, 2014
Celebrating the 4th of July, Midwest Mountaineering has coupons for a free mug/cup/bottle/pint with any $10 purchase. Plus details on dozens of events, including their Pint Night and SUP One Design Challenge race series.

Gear West Saturday Morning Waffles
June 24, 2014
Gear West has added rollerskiing to their Saturday morning pre-waffle workouts. Come out at 8 am for a rollerski or 8:30 for a trail run, or bike out there, timing your arrival for the 9:45 am waffle-bonanza.

Ski Hut Newsletter
June 21, 2014
Ski Hut's latest newsletter highlights SUP racing, rollerski season, custom jerseys and rack rebates.

Midwest Mountaineering June Newsletter
June 19, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering is offering a coupon for a free waterproof pouch for smartphones with any $10 purchase, a $5000 grant opportunity for environmental and wilderness causes, deals on clothing, and a big set of upcoming clinics and events.

Hoigaards Anniversary Sale
June 19, 2014
Hoigaards is running their 119th anniversary celebration sale this weekend, with everything in the store on sale.

Out There: Just for the Ladies Dryland Clinic
June 11, 2014
Out There shop in Rice Lake will be hosting their second annual 'Just for the Ladies' dryland clinic, Friday, June 27th. There are only a few openings left, so reserve your spot today!
Related:
Informal Training Sessions Monday Evenings at Cleary Park

Podiumwear Supplies NSGP Leader Jerseys
June 11, 2014
Podiumwear is the official supplier of leader jerseys for the North Star Grand Prix.

Gear West Sock Challenge
June 5, 2014
Gear West is offering an opportunity for a free pair of Smart Wool socks this Saturday morning, June 7th, as part of their weekly waffle run event. Test drive a sock, eat some waffles and walk away with a new pair of socks.

Hoigaard's Paddle Deals
June 4, 2014
Hoigaard's is offering paddling demos, rentals, and their weekly race series, plus a special 20% coupon on paddling accessories with a new boat purchase.

Finn Sisu Newsletter
May 28, 2014
Finn Sisu's latest newsletter from the shop highlights Fathers Day specials (going on now), a sample sale and Kevin Johnson talking about the benefits of running for skiers.

Mt. Borah Expands and Re-brands
May 23, 2014
Mt. Borah has begun construction on a new factory and office expansion at their Coon Valley headquarters, and is re-branding as Borah Teamwear.

Midwest Mountaineering: Memorial Day Sale and Coupons
May 20, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering is running a Memorial Day weekend sale and has a number of coupons, offering everything from a 20% off deal to 50% on a couple of buggy items, and even a freebie. Plus check out their upcoming events, and even some job openings.

Gear West: Run Store Manager Opening
May 20, 2014
Gear West is looking to hire a run store manager. If you're into creating run clubs, run events, run seminars and enjoy retail then jump on the opportunity.

Gear West: Rollerski 101
May 18, 2014
Matt Liebsch from Gear West covers some basics of rollerskiing with video, as well as tips on selection and minimizing accidents.

Ski Hut Newsletter
May 16, 2014
Ski Hut in Duluth is sending out their own newsletter now. This month, highlights on upcoming demos and their weekly group rides.

Bike Doc May Newsletter
May 15, 2014
Bicycle Doctor latest newsletter highlights their new bike kits, Salsa bike demo on May 21st, the Cannondale Synapse and bike rack sale for traveling this season.

Finn Sisu Spring Fest May 17-18
May 13, 2014
Finn Sisu is hosting their annual Spring Fest is this weekend, May 17-18, with great deals on sauna gear and a ski swap. Plus the second session of strength training class starts next week.

Midwest Mountaineering Anniversary Sale
May 13, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering is celebrating their anniversary with special savings this weekend. Checkout their latest newsletter for coupons and highlights from their May calendar of events.

New Moon Summer Clinic and Events Calendar
May 11, 2014
New Moon's Summer Clinic And Events Calendar is now online with a busy schedule of free bike skills and maintenance clinics, race wrench support, and instructional group rides. Plus they've got a number of special events, including a special Fast Wax Chain Wax Demo this Friday, May 16th, just ahead of the Cable Off-Road Classic!

Mt Borah Rides Tour of California
May 9, 2014
Optum Pro Cycling (Minneapolis based)will race in a new prototype speed suit Mt Borah developed at the Amgen Tour of California, which runs May 11-18th.

Gear West Arbor Support
May 9, 2014
In celebration of Minnesota Arbor Month, Gear West is giving away one sapling with every shoe purchase. If customers choose not to take a tree home, Gear West (and boy scouts) will plant one for them in an Orono parkland.

Midwest Mountaineering Mother's Day Newsletter
May 8, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering is having their own Mother's Day specials, including a coupon for 20% off a womens clothing item, or 15% in their Thrify Outfitters.

Finn Sisu May Specials
May 6, 2014
Finn Sisu latest newsletter features 20% off all women's clothes and shoes now through Sunday, May 11th, plus training programs (strength training and skiing), new Marwe's in stock, and Spring Fest (sauna deals and ski swap) coming up May 17-18.

Gear West: Mothers Dale Sale
May 5, 2014
Gear West announces a big Mother's Day Sale. At Gear West Ski and Run discounts on select run shoes and active wear and at Gear West Casual deals on casual clothing from Patagonia, Arc'teryx, Lole, Prana, Moving Comfort.

BNS: Twin Cities Store Coming this Summer!
May 5, 2014
Boulder Nordic Sport is expanding their reach, opening a new shop in the Twin Cities this summer! To celebrate, BNS is offering some special sale pricing on top-of-the-line skis, and more.

Bike Dr Weekly Newsletter
May 1, 2014
The Bicycle Doctor's latest newsletter highlights new old school cycling shoes from Giro, bike of the year (from Cannondale), spring riding, the band, and some sad news on Phil Van Valkenberg.

Continental Bike Swap This Weekend
April 22, 2014
Continental's annual Bike Swap is this weekend, April 26-27th, in Duluth. New this year, they will be closing First Street down for vendors, food/drink, cycletrack, and more!

Midwest Mountaineering Spring Outdoor Adventure Expo This Weekend
April 21, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering's annual Spring Outdoor Adventure Expo is this weekend, April 25th-27th. Special event coupons are featured in their latest newsletter, along with links for more expo details and special sale pricing.

Team Gregg at Hoigaards Sale and Swap Friday
April 21, 2014
Olympic XC skiers Brian and Caitlin Gregg will be at Hoigaard's on Friday April 25th for a meet and greet as part of Hoigaard's Annual Bike & Boat Sale & Swap! Come out and chat with the Greggs and check out the big sale and swap.

Finn Sisu: Summer Training Expo and Salomon Demo Days
April 17, 2014
Finn Sisu will be hosting a Summer Training Expo next Saturday, April 26th, with local training groups presenting their programs at the shop. Confirmed participants include WAMXC, Loppet Nordic Racing, Endurance United, and the Rice Street Boat Club. And a Salomon demo day is set for Wednesday evening, April 23rd.

Out There: Camps, Clinics and Events
April 6, 2014
Out There's latest newsletter highlights rollerski season starting in May, dryland workouts and clinics, CXC Master Program, and loads of summer events.

Midwest Mountaineering April Newsletter
April 3, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering's latest newsletter offers a coupon for a free beanie hat, Radical Reels Tour tickets on sale, Thrifty Outfitters expansion, Spring Outdoor Adventure Expo and upcoming events.

Whale of a Sale on the Bicycle Trail
April 3, 2014
Bicycle Doctor is running their Whale of a Sale event the next two weekends, with a pre-sale this weekend and the big event next weekend.

Gear West: Fitness and Waffling
March 31, 2014
Starting April 26th and running every Saturday morning this summer, Gear West will host trail runs and hikes in Wolfeld Woods and Wood-Ril forests followed by waffles and coffee back at the store!

Finn Sisu Spring Update
March 27, 2014
Finn Sisu has special offers on stonegrinding and storage wax service, plus info on their training programs (including a new spring strength training program with Jill Winegar) and deals on new shoes.

Midwest Mountaineering Newsletter
March 26, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering's latest newsletter highlights their special 15% Friends and Family coupon, good this weekend, along with a full line-up of upcoming events.

Gear West: Swix Wax Blowout
March 16, 2014
Gear West is helping to fill any voids in your wax box with deals on fluoros as well as hydrocarbon glide waxes. Sale runs through March 30th.

Bike Dr Weekly Newsletter
March 14, 2014
Bicycle Doctor's latest newsletter highlights some groundshaking news in Dousman, annual spring bike swap, sales and service deals, ski grinding, and a McMiller shelter update.

Gear West: Fishscale Frenzy
March 13, 2014
Gear West is transitioning to spring and recommending the ease of no-wax fishscale skis for the warm weather skiing. They have a large shipment of Atomic XCruise 55 Grip touring skis on sale now.

Out There Bike Kits
March 11, 2014
Out There shop is selling their team bike kits for your cycling workouts this summer. Jerseys, bib shorts, and vests available for a limited time - orders close by March 23th.

Finn Sisu: St. Patrick's / St. Urho's Day sale, Summer Training, Sauna Specials
March 11, 2014
Finn Sisu is celebrating St. Patrick's Day and St. Urho's Day with 20% off anything green or purple through March 17th. Plus 10% off all sauna-related products. Registration is now open for Vakava summer training (juniors and masters).

Madshus Celebrates Caitlin Gregg's Birkie Victory
March 9, 2014
Madshus celebrates Caitlin Gregg's 2014 American Birkebeiner victory and looks at the gear that helped bring her down the trail this season.
Related:
Madshus Product Lineup

Fitzharris Year End Closeout Sale
March 6, 2014
Fitzharris in St. Cloud is offering some big discounts as they close out their winter include. Deals like Madshus skate skis, new, for $250, and more.

Hoigaards Winter Blowout Gets Bigger
March 6, 2014
Hoigaards Winter Clearance Sale reaches new highs starting Friday, March 7th, as discounts grow to 50%! As always, shop early for best selection.

Continental Demos for Tour Duluth
March 5, 2014
Continental is offering free demo skis in support of the Tour Duluth event this Saturday. Stop down and checkout a pair of new Rossis to test drive.

Gear West Grinding
March 5, 2014
Gear West is offering a stonegrind special of $44.95 through the end of March. A new grind will open up your bases which may have been sealed with all that green wax and any overheating. Get your ski bases ready for next season. Plus, a hot box wax application is included.

Joes Final Winter Blowout Sale
March 4, 2014
Joe's Final Winter Blowout Sale is this weekend on March 8-9th. Shop everything from skis, boots, bindings and accessories - early bird gets the worm!  Plus coupon sale deals.

Birkie Gift Bag Expiration Approaching
March 3, 2014
The virtual Birkie Gift Bag offer expires this weekend, on March 8th. Still some post-race deals to be had.

Ski Hut Demos Weekend
March 3, 2014
Ski Hut will be offering Nordic equipment demos this weekend at Snowflake (Tour Duluth) and Giants Ridge (Pepsi Challenge). Come out and drive test some of the latest skis!

Pioneer Midwest Progressive Sale Week 3
March 2, 2014
Pioneer Midwest's Annual Progressive Sale is now in its final two weeks with storewide savings up to 50%! They still have a good selection so be sure to stop in soon.

Gear West XC Ski Clothing Deals
February 28, 2014
Gear West is offering 40% off cross country clothing, including beautiful sweaters and outerwear at Gear West Adrenaline and Casual. Sale through the end of March. Brands like Swix, Craft, Brooks, Pearl Izumi, Arc'teryx, Lole, Smartwool, Patagonia, Bogner, Eider, Nau, Orage.

Midwest Mountaineering March Newsletter
February 27, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering's latest shop talk includes 50% coupon items, discount on spring break shorts!, other specials, the Gear Board (in shop), and a breakdown on their March events.

Out There Fling Into Spring Sale
February 27, 2014
Out There shop is making ready for warmer weather with the Fling into Spring sale, starting this Saturday, March 1st. Big discounts on skiing equipment, rollerskis and even a binding special.

Bike Dr Weekly Newsletter
February 27, 2014
The Bike Doctor's latest newsletter highlights a post-Birkie Blast, big discounts on skis, clothing and more, the upcoming Bike Swap, shelter fundraising for McMiller, and thanks out to the staff.

Pioneer Midwest Progressive Sale Week 2
February 23, 2014
Pioneer Midwest's Annual Progressive Sale is now in its second week with storewide savings up to 40%! They are still showing a great selection but stop in soon for best deals.

Hoigaards Winter Clearance Continues
February 20, 2014
Hoigaards Winter Clearance is on-going, and the next level discount starts Friday, Feb 21st - get 35% off winter gear! Grab it now or risk holding out for the next level...

Hoigaards Five Star Wax Service
February 17, 2014
Hoigaards continues there Five Star race wax service, covering the main event this weekend, the American Birkebeiner. Drop your skis off by Thursday evening and pickup on Friday.

Continental Clinic with Nikolai Anikin
February 17, 2014
Nikolai Anikin will provide a Birkie Wax Clinic on Wednesday evening at Continental Ski and Bike. Anikin will talk about speed and durability strategies as well as fresh snow vs old snow strategies. At the wax clinic, wax will be 10% off.

Riverbrook Birkie Wax Service and Race Day
February 17, 2014
Riverbrook is all-in on the Birkie, with race wax service, a partnership with Boulder Nordic Sport, a street side tent Birkie day, and sale pricing going on all week.

FInn Sisu Birkie Week
February 17, 2014
Finn Sisu is bustling for Birkie Week with wax clinics, wax recs and service, some great "Mid-season" discounts on gear, and new Salomon shoes for spring.

Pioneer Midwest Progressive Sale Week 1
February 16, 2014
Pioneer Midwest's Annual Progressive Sale starts Monday Feb 17th with storewide savings up to 30%! Shop early for the best selection.

Fast Wax Birkie Wax Clinic at Finn Sisu
February 15, 2014
Fast Wax will be hosting a Birkie waxing Q&Q at Finn Sisu on Sunday afternoon. Bring your skis and tough questions.

Joe's: Swix Clinic with Chris Hall
February 15, 2014
On Tuesday evening, Feb 18th, Swix's Chris Hall will be at Joes Ski Shop to cover the Swix wax selection for the Birkie and answer any questions consumers might have!

Out There Birkie Week
February 15, 2014
Out There shop in Rice Lake will be running clinics and specials all Birkie week, including deals on cloth, boots, skis and more.

Ski Hut Birkie Race Wax Clinics
February 15, 2014
Ski Hut will be offering special Birkie waxing clinics, Feb 18th for skate and Feb 19th for classic. Attendees also get a 10% discount on wax and accessories. Birkie race wax service is also available.

Midwest Mountaineering Presidents Day Coupons
February 14, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering is offering a number of coupons in their latest e-newsletter, including savings on a Princeton headlamp, a free insulated mug, and Oasis tops.

Bike Dr Weekly Newsletter
February 14, 2014
Bicycle Doctor's latest newsletter highlights their upcoming Birkie wax clinic on Tuesday, Feb 18th, race wax service, biathlon at McMiller, and Kikkan Randall.

Hoigaards Birkie Fast Wax Clinic
February 14, 2014
Dan Meyer, developer of Fast Wax, will be at Hoigaards on Monday evening, Feb 17th, to talk nordic waxing concepts and to reveal his wax recommendations for the Birkebeiner.

BNS at the American Birkebeiner
February 14, 2014
Boulder Nordic Sport has announced details on their Birkie Race Wax service. Drop-off locations are available in the Twin Cities and Hayward with skis race ready for pick up Friday evening at Riverbrook.

Gear West Birkie Clinics
February 13, 2014
Gear West is hosting a pair of Birkie waxing clinics...
Mon Feb 17 Brian Knutson - Ski guru and one of the Gear West owners, Brian will give you the run down on kick waxing for the Birkie.
Tue Feb 18 Matt Liebsch - Come out Tuesday evening, test drive 4WD Volvo, and get waxing tips from Birkie Champ Matt Liebsch.

Start Birkie Wax Service
February 11, 2014
Start will be offering their racing wax service for the Birkie. Reserve your wax job online then drop the skis off at the Birkie expo. Start provided the winning glide wax rec for the 2013 Italian team.

Birkie's Big On-Snow Demo Sunday
February 11, 2014
The Birkie will again be hosting a huge on-snow demo/exp on the Sunday following the big race. Be sure to come out to the Hwy OO trailhead and drive test the latest equipment and more.

Fastwax Clinic with Dan Meyer - Birkie Edition
February 9, 2014
Joes Ski Shop in St. Paul invites you to join them this Tuesday night as Dan Meyer from Fastwax will be in store to talk about prepping your skis for state, the Birkie, and other Loppets that are coming up with pure flouros and the new Race Pro paste.

Hoigaards Winter Clearance Blowout
February 6, 2014
Hoigaards is starting their clearance specials, with discount rates rising as inventory/selection drops. Feb 6-20th brings discounts of 25%.

Bike Dr Weekly Newsletter
February 6, 2014
The Bicycle Doctor's newsletter highlights their Birkie preparation sale, with discounts on skis, benches and more, Birkie waxing clinics, and the latest trail info.

BNS Full Race Service for Pre-Birkie and Vasaloppet
February 6, 2014
Boulder Nordic Sport is offering Race Wax Service for both the Pre-Birkie and Vasaloppet this weekend. Drop-off times still available Friday and Saturday.

Riverbrook Pre-Birkie Weekend
February 5, 2014
Riverbrook is celebrating the Pre-Birkie weekend with special wax clinics with David Chamberlain and Dan Meyer, as well as ski equipment discounts from 20% up to 70%.
Related:
Fast Wax Pre-Birkie Waxing Clinic at Riverbrook

Finn Sisu February Update
February 5, 2014
Finn Sisu's latest newsletter features wax recommendations for Mora and the Pre-Birkie, a Rex Fluoro wax primer, 20% off all jackets, and their January raffle winners.

Hoigaards Vasaloppet Wax Service
February 4, 2014
Hoigaards Five Star wax service is now prep'ing skis for the big Vasaloppet race on Sunday. Drop off your skis by Thursday to have them all tuned up for the weekend.

New Moon's Annual Pre-Birkie Wax Clinic and Sale
February 4, 2014
New Moon is hosting a Pre-Birkie Toko Wax Clinic with Olympian John Bauer on Friday evening. Plus check out their Pre-Birkie sale event to boot!

Ski Hut On-Snow Demos
February 4, 2014
Ski Hut will be hosting on-snow demos the next two weekend. Feb 8th they'll be at Snowflake, Feb 15th at Giants Ridge. Come test drive some of the latest equipment.

Vasaloppet Wax Service
February 3, 2014
Continental Ski Shop will have Nikolai Anikin and staff on-site at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center Saturday for a waxing clinic, as well as same day race wax service!

Hoigaards Clinics this Week
February 2, 2014
Hoigaards is offering two special clinics this week...
Feb 4 Injury Prevention for Nordic Skiers - Craig Ringsven will discuss ways to prevent injuries as well as to improve efficiency while xc skiing.
Feb 5 Toko Race Wax Clinic - Luke Skinner will answer your questions and prepare you with updated info on waxing for superior performance.

New Moon: Birkie Wax Service and Pre-Birkie Sale
February 2, 2014
New Moon is firing up their Birkie engine with stonegrinding, Race Wax Service, and special store hours. Make your plans to stop in this weekend!

Ski Hut Vasaloppet Wax Clinic
February 2, 2014
Ski Hut will be offering a special waxing clinic for the Vasaloppet race on Wednesday evening, Feb 5th. Dusty Olson will be providing all his waxing secrets!


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