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Personalized computer-aided ski selection on Madshus skis, Boulder Nordic Sport, October 14, 2014

Blue Awning Sale at Finn Sisu, September 19, 2014

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Gear West: Birkie Trail Run Entry Drawing
July 30, 2015
Gear West is drawing names to give away an entry to the Birkie Trail Run and Trek, Sep 26th. Just sign up for one of their email lists and you'll be automatically entered! Contest ends August 23rd

Finn Sisu: Summer Doldrums Sale
July 19, 2015
Finn Sisu is offering 20% off nearly everything in the store. Plus stop in on Monday, July 27 for a presentation by Jill Winegar on dry-land training.

Out There to the Top
July 16, 2015
Out There Shop is on a mission to grow the Nordic sport. This year, they've added Minnesotan Ben Saxton to their list of team athletes. Check out their programs and services to learn how you can be part of the team!

Gear West: 2015 Ski Selection Trip
July 16, 2015
Gear West's Matt Liebsch will be heading east to the U.S. distribution center for Fischer Skis in search of the very best race skis. Liebsch will be taking their Flex Tester to facilitate the ski-picking. Reserve your new race skis now!

Gear West: Threshold Thursday
July 6, 2015
Gear West invites runners and skiers to ramp up their training with Threshold Thursday Series at Baker Park. This will be an out and back timed run for a total of four miles. Meet at Snap Fitness in Maple Plain. First race is July 9th!

Out There: Summer is Flying By
June 26, 2015
Out There shop is celebrating summer with deals on CRAFT Bike & Run, Karhu Shoes, Bjorn Daehlie and FITS with 20% off all instock items.

Hoigaards: Monday Evening Rides
June 19, 2015
Hoigaard's has started up their Monday evening rides. Everyone is welcome, the group ride is moderate pace and usually runs 1.5 to 2 hours.

Finn Sisu: Father's Day Deals
June 17, 2015
Finn Sisu's latest newsletter highlights deals on running gear for Father's Day, plus advice on early summer training.

Gear West: Father's Day Sale
June 16, 2015
Gear West Father's Day Sale runs thru Sunday - Buy one clothing item, get a second at 1/2 price. Plus big savings on run shoes, Nordics skis and boots. And while you're out there, check out the new Gear West Adrenaline building.

Midwest Mountaineering: Father's Day Coupons
June 15, 2015
Midwest Mountaineering celebrates upcoming Father's Day with some freebie and 50% off coupons, plus check out their sales and upcoming events. And the $5,000 wilderness/environmental grant application deadline has been extended to June 30th.

Hoigaards: 120th Anniversary Sale
June 10, 2015
Hoigaards is celebrating their 120th anniversary with a sales event that starts this Friday, June 12th and runs through the 22nd. Nearly everything on sale, plus a $10 of $50 coupon is available.

Continental: Tuesday Night Rides
June 8, 2015
Nikolai Anikin and Continental Ski and Bike will lead a Free Tuesday night no-drop group ride. The location of the ride will rotate each week and will start at 6pm and last around 2 hours. When the mountain bike trails are too wet we will road ride.

Finn Sisu: Vakava Juniors Start Monday
June 4, 2015
Vakava Juniors summer ski training starts next Monday, June 8th, plus Finn Sisu is running a number of special deals on running clothes and gear for Father's Day.

Midwest Mountaineering: June Newsletter
May 26, 2015
Midwest Mountaineering's latest newsletter has their June event/clinics schedule, as well as a free stainless steel mug offer, and details on their $5000 environmental/wilderness grant.

Hoigaards Memorial Day Sale
May 21, 2015
Hoigaards is kicking off Memorial Day weekend with their lowest prices of the season on camping equipment. And they've added 20% off coupons for a number of hot product lines.

Joes Sporting Goods: Fischer Rollerskis on Sale
May 21, 2015
Joe's Sporting Goods is now stocking the new Fischer rollerskis, in both classic and skate versions -- and they are on sale now. Plus they have the V2 skis and 50% off Nordic poles as well.

Midwest Mountaineering Memorial Day Sale
May 18, 2015
Midwest Mountaineering's latest newsletter highlights their Memorial Day Weekend sales including some coupon deals (20% off one item!), and a big list of upcoming events and clinics.

Pioneer Midwest Spring Sale
May 17, 2015
Pioneer Midwest is running their Spring Sale, and introducing paddle sports, camping gear, and outdoor footwear into their line up. Discounts up to 20% off, the sale runs May 18th to the 25th.

Gear West: Learn to Rollerski Session
May 17, 2015
Gear West is offering a free learn-to-rollerski clinic on Sunday, May 31st. The clinic is designed for beginners who want to learn the basics of rollerskiing and Gear West will provide rollerskis (skate or classic). Registration is required.

Ski Hut: Celebrate Summer
May 15, 2015
Ski Hut is ready for summer! Check out the Bell Built contest that could award $100K for Spirit Mountain MTB trails, womens ride day, BBQs, paddling film fest, and group rides.

Boulder Nordic Rollerski Demo
May 12, 2015
Boulder Nordic Sport Midwest is hosting a rollerski demo session this Sunday morning, May 17th, at Hyland Park in Bloomington. Come out and try the latest equipment, including a number of rollerski brands.

New Moon: Summer Outreach Events
May 10, 2015
New Moon Ski Shop in Hayward has a busy summer planned! Check out the event schedule, including tech support at Cable Offroad, weekly singletrack group rides, a womens MTB clinic, and more.

Out There Spring Events
May 7, 2015
The Out There shop in Rice Lake has a number of great events on tap this spring, including a trail run for Mother Days, masters training starting next week with a potluck, Nordic walks, youth MTB camps, and more.

Finn Sisu: Spring Fest, Saunas, Ski Swap and Diggins!
May 7, 2015
Finn Sisu is celebrating Spring Fest the weekend of May 15-18, with special deals on saunas, their annual ski swap, barbecue, and Olympian and World Champion Jessie Diggins will be in shop from noon to 2pm on Saturday, May 16th.

Gear West: Mother's Day Sale
May 5, 2015
Moms get this one day each year and Gear West is helping make it count: Get your 15% off coupon for either Gear West Ski and Run or Gear West Adrenaline and checkout additional discounts on casual clothing, active clothing, run shoes and more.

Finn Sisu: Masters Training, Mothers Day, Deals
April 29, 2015
Finn Sisu is reminding skiers that training groups fire up next week already, as well as featuring some 20% off specials this week and then next week in honor of Mother's Day.

Hoigaards: North Face Mountain Athletics Event
April 27, 2015
Hoigaards is hosting a North Face for Mountain Athletics event this Saturday, May 2nd. Training specifically geared towards preparing for and achieving any outdoor goal. Held outdoors, right at Hoigaards, with prizes/swag to follow.

Gear West Trail Running Film Fest
April 26, 2015
Trails in Motion Film Tour is making a stop in Minnesota, showing the the best trail running films around. The nine short films will be shown Sunday afternoon, May 3rd. Tickets are limited!

Continental Bike Swap This Weekend
April 22, 2015
Continental in Duluth is hosting their annual spring Bike Swap offering a chance to sell and/or buy used bikes with great deals. Part of the proceeds help benefit the United Way of Duluth.

Midwest Mountaining's Outdoor Adventure Expo this Weekend
April 20, 2015
Midwest Mountaineering's huge spring Outdoor Adventure Expo kicks off this Friday afternoon and runs through the weekend! Loads of exhibitors and presentations, and their latest newsletter has special event coupons, including a freebie and a number of 60% off deals.

Gear West: Race Ski Selection Service
April 18, 2015
Gear West is taking reservations for their Race Ski Selection Service. Matt Liebsch will hand select your new skis directly from Fischer's, Salomon's, Atomic's and Rossignol's race ski centers. Sign up now to get the best skis right off the production line.

Finn Sisu: Spring/Summer Training Programs
April 15, 2015
Finn Sisu has posted updated information on their spring and summer training programs for adults and juniors. Registration is now open.

Midwest Mountaineering April Newsletter
April 15, 2015
Midwest Mountaineering is winding up for their big spring Outdoor Adventure Expo coming next weekend, April 24-26. Check out current savings, including a coupon for a free titanium spork with qualifying purchase.

Hoigaard's Bike and Boat Sale and Swap this Weekend
April 14, 2015
Hoigaard's Bike & Boat Sale & Swap starts Friday under the big tent! They'll have a big selection of new and used (swap) bikes, canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards along with some deals from paddle manufacturers. Registration for the swap is open through Thursday!

Gear West Tri Expo
April 12, 2015
Gear West is holding a triathlon expo this Saturday and Sunday, Apr 18-19th. Visit with reps from triathlon specific companies, meet local race directors and check out the new 2015 products. Group workouts, demos, deals, and free food for all!

Bike Dr: Whale of a Sale Weekend
April 10, 2015
The Bicycle Doctor is running their annual spring Whale of a Sale this weekend, April 9-12th. The event features 100s of bikes, along with an expo to get you set for the cycling season.

Hoigaards: Team Gregg Meet and Greet Saturday
April 7, 2015
Hoigaards is honored to have Team Gregg, Brian and Caitlin, at their shop this Saturday. Stop out and chat with them about their incredible 2014-2015 season.

Midwest Mountaineering: Spring Outdoor Adventure Expo
April 7, 2015
Midwest Mountaineering's huge Spring Outdoor Adventure Expo is coming up April 24-26. As part of the big show, the Banff Mountain Radical Reels tour will be showing. Check out hundreds of exhibitors, presentations, and of course, Midwest Mountaineering's own big sale!

Bike Dr: Whale Sale Coming, Project One, Happy Easter
April 3, 2015
Bicycle Doc's annual Whale of a Sale is coming up next weekend, check out their new Project One fit studio, and holiday hours this weekend.

Gear West: Jason Cork Clinic Saturday
April 2, 2015
US Ski Team's Jason Cork will be holding his final Twin Cities wax clinic at Gear West on Saturday afternoon. If you can't make it out there, they will be attempting a livestream on Youtube!
Related:
Video: Jason Cork at Gear West Livestream (starts at noon on Sat)

Gear West: Rollerski Rental Program
April 1, 2015
Gear West is firing up their summer rollerski rental program, providing a great way for juniors to check out cross-country ski training without having to make the full commitment (and having the option to purchase later on).

BNS April Updates
April 1, 2015
Boulder Nordic Sport Midwest isn't putting the skis away just yet -- in fact, they just boosted their inventory! Plus you can order a hand-selected ski straight from the factories in Europe.

Jason Cork at BNS Tonight
March 30, 2015
Join US Ski Team coach Jason Cork for a World Cup wax clinic at Boulder Nordic Sport Midwest tonight, Monday, March 30 at 6:00pm. Get all the latest waxing info, techniques, and stories direct from the World Cup. Drinks and snacks will be provided!

Out There: Fool Not to Be Out There Contest
March 28, 2015
Out There shop is running an April Fools promo -- use the hashtag #foolnottobeoutthere in your social media pictures and you could be their winner.

Diggins. Gregg Debut Podiumwear One-Piece Race Suits
March 27, 2015
Fresh off their World Championship medal earning performances, Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg raced in the SuperTour Spring Series Thursday in Sun Valley sporting brand-new Podiumwear one-piece ski suits. The new one-piece design will be available for order beginning March 30th.

Jason Cork Wax Clinics
March 25, 2015
US Ski Team mens Nordic coach Jason Cork will be in the Twin Cities next week for a series of wax clinics and discussion sessions: Monday, Mar 30 at BNS, Thursday Apr 2nd at Finn Sisu and Saturday April 4th at Gear West.

Borah Teamwear Custom Pro Kit Giveaway
March 23, 2015
Borah Teamwear is offering five custom pro cycling kits, to be awarded by random drawing from all the entries they receive by next Monday, March 30th.

Gear West: Alpine for XC
March 20, 2015
For those into both cross-country and downhill, Gear West is offering a free performance tune for those purchasing Alpine skis -- with up to 50% off Alpine skis, boots and casual winter clothing.

Bike Dr: New Website, Rides begin, Road Bike Closeout Sale
March 20, 2015
Bicycle Doctor rolls out a new website, fires up their spring rides, offering closeouts on some road bikes, and final call for stonegrinding.

Finn Sisu: Race Skis, Wax and Trail Running
March 19, 2015
Finn Sisu is offering sales on race skis (up to 40% off), deals on wax and waxing accessories, and discounts on trail running shoes for the spring.

Midwest Mountaineering March Newsletter
March 19, 2015
Midwest Mountaineering's latest newsletter has some coupons on keeping your equipment secure, plus highlights of upcoming clinics and seminars.

Gear West: Ski Base Analysis
March 9, 2015
Matt Liebsch covers ski bases and shows how many skis can get "burned out" by season end, and the benefits of a fresh stonegrinding. Bring your skis in, they will analyze the bases for free.

BNS: Spring Sale, Warm Waxing
March 9, 2015
Boulder Nordic Sport is running their Spring Sale with discounts on a wide array of Nordic products including top-of-the-line skis and boots, and also has some suggestions for warm weather waxing as the season winds down.

Hoigaards: Final Markdowns in Winter Clearance
March 6, 2015
Hoigaard's is on their final markdowns as they clear out remaining winter equipment with savings of up to 50% on skiing equipment and apparel.

Gear West: Skin Sale
March 5, 2015
Just in time for the spring skiing, Gear West is cutting prices on skintec skis including the Atomic Sport Skintec, Salomon Equipe RC Skin, and Atomic Redster Skintec models.

Ski Hut: Best Weekend of the Season
March 5, 2015
Ski Hut is celebrating one of the best weekends of the season -- fresh snowfall, great weather, and equipment on sale 20-60% off store wide. Plus info on the Balsam Basher Fat Bike race next week.

Joes Ski Shop: Final Winter Clearance
March 5, 2015
Joe's Ski Shop is St. Paul is running their final winter clearance sale this weekend, March 6-8th. Savings of 50-70% off Nordic and accessories!

Midwest Mountaineering March Newsletter
March 4, 2015
Midwest Mountaineering rolls out their March newsletter with some big coupons on kayaks and SUPs, clearance pricing on cross-country equipment, and a list of March events.

Podiumwear Offers New Jessie Diggins Products Celebrating Historic World Championships
March 4, 2015
Podiumwear is celebrating Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg's historic World Championship medals with a new line up of hats, headbands and buffs. Designs include a World Championship theme, as well as items matching the Jessie Diggins ski suit designs.

Fitzharris: End of Year Blowout
March 3, 2015
Fitzharris Ski Shop in St. Cloud has cut their remaining inventory even lower, with Salomon Equipe 10 and Madshus Nanosonic Skate skis more than 50% off, plus deals on poles and bindings.

BeFAST Licensed for Univ of Minnesota, Michigan
March 1, 2015
BeFAST Sportgear is announcing that they are now licensed to teams and clubs at both the University of Minnesota and the University of Michigan! You can use official school logos in your new BeFAST designs.

Pioneer Midwest: Winter Clearance
February 26, 2015
The snow may not have been deep this year, but Pioneer Midwest discounts on all winter products are stacking up -- stop in now through Mar 15th for savings on all winter products. And check back throughout the spring as they bring in new summer products.

Fitzharris: End of Season Blowout
February 26, 2015
Fitzharris Ski and Sport in St. Cloud is clearing out their remaining winter gear, including huge savings on Madshus and Salomon skis, Swix poles, and winter clothing.

Out There: World Championships Celebration Deals
February 25, 2015
Out There shop in Rice Lake has special offers on Johaug gloves and Madshus skis, in celebration of the awesome results by the US skiers at the World Championships. For each pair sold, Out There will contribute a portion of the proceeds to support the athlete.

Birkie: iSUP Fundraising Partnership Announced
February 25, 2015
The Birkie has partnered with Mike Cichanowski, 38-year Birkie vet and owner of Wenonah Canoe and C4Waterman paddle boards to help ensure the Birkie future. Buy any new iSUP (inflatable stand-up paddleboard) and C4Waterman will donate 20% of the sale to the Birkie Capital Campaign.

CyclovaXC: Padding Adventures, Fat Bike Tech
February 25, 2015
CyclovaXC in St. Croix Falls is continuing their Adventure and Tech Social Series this Thursday evening, Feb 26th, with presentations on paddling adventures and the trends in Fat Bike technology.

ONEWAY: Mathias Wibault Skis to 4th at Birkie
February 25, 2015
Athletes using ONE WAY poles and skis did very well at the American Birkebeiner, including Mathias Wibault fourth place finish on the new ONE WAYT Premio HD skis in the mens 51K skate race.

2014-2015 Contest Winners
February 25, 2015
With the wrap up of our trail drawings, we post a summary of all the prize drawings and winners. Thanks to everyone that contributed trail reports, and especially the fine sponsors.

Finn Sisu: End-of-Season Sale
February 24, 2015
Finn Sisu is having an end-of-the-season blowout, with 40% off all winter clothes, 30% off all skis, 20% off all saunas, plus special deals on select boots and poles.

Hoigaard's Winter Clearance Sale
February 23, 2015
Hoigaard's is running their Winter Clearance sale, with savings up to 25% Off XC apparel for men, women and kids along with deals on all XC skis, boots, bindings and poles!

Finn Sisu: Birkie Week
February 16, 2015
Birkie week at Finn Sisu with wax clinics, wax service and recommendations plus thoughts on what to wear and deals on skis, poles, and boots.

Salomon: Tad Elliott's Birkie Smash Mode
February 16, 2015
Tad Elliott blogs on his Birkie, sharing his secrets to preparing for a major event like the Birkie and handling a case of the Birkie Fever.

Salomon Introduces New Carbon Skate Lab Ski
February 15, 2015
Salomon is rolling out a new Carbon Skate Lab ski, and you can test drive the models yourself at the Birkie Demos on Sunday, Feb 23rd. Check out the product promotional video of their latest black beauty!
Related:
Birkie Sunday Ski Demos

Hoigaards: Birkie Clinic with Brian Gregg
February 13, 2015
Olympian Brian Gregg will be at Hoigaards Wednesday evening, giving a presentation and answering questions on preparing for the Birkie.
Related:
Hoigaards Five Star Waxing Service for the Birkie
Feb 17 Fast Wax Founder Dan Meyer on Birkie Wax Prep

Ski Hut: Fastest Birkie Ever
February 13, 2015
Ski Hut in Duluth is offering to make it your fastest Birkie ever with their Birkie Race Wax Service. Skis must be in by Wednesday for wax service. Also stop in to check out their sale on demo equipment.

Gear West: Birkie Week Wax Clinics
February 12, 2015
Gear West is got their Birkie Week events rolling, including a number of waxing clinics. Sunday it's Evan Pengelly from Start Wax, Monday night Brian Knutson, Gear West owner and kick wax guru will demo. Tuesday Chris Hall from Swix will introduce the Cera Nova X line of waxes.

Birkie Fever Sale and Service
February 12, 2015
Get your prescription for Birkie Fever starting today at Pioneer Midwest! Stop in for savings on race supplies for the big day including apparel, accessories, wax and nutrition. Service requests for race waxing are already lining up, bring your skis in today.

Bike Dr: Ski Sale, Birkie Waxing and Wax Clinic
February 11, 2015
The Bike Doctor has dropped the pricing on their remaining skis to the lowest prices this season, and they've got your Birkie Fever covered with waxing service and clinics next week!

Madshus Birkie Skis Drawing
February 10, 2015
Madshus is showing their Birkie Fever and will be giving away a pair Madshus REDLINE Commemorative American Birkie Skate skis! Enter into their drawing for your chance to win.

Joes Ski Shop: President's Day Sale
February 10, 2015
Joe's is running their President's Day Sale starting Wedneday running through Monday the 16th. Lots of great gear on sale before the Birkie!

Hoigaards: Winter Clearance Blowout
February 9, 2015
Hoigaards is into their Winter Clearance Sale, with savings like 25% off XC ski apparel, and running their Five Star Wax service.

Gear West: Inga Lami / Snowflake Races this Weekend
February 9, 2015
Celebrate Valentines Day skiing the Inga-Lami for women or the Snowflake for men. New this year is the Skins + Scales category for no-wax skis (also 11k). There is also a 20k distance ski for high school racers.

BNS: State Meet Waxing, Sales, Birkie Wax Service
February 9, 2015
Boulder Nordic Sport has published their own insight on the waxing conditions for the State Meet, is starting a big sale beginning Feb 11th, and will be offering Birkie Race Wax Service again this year.

Ski Hut Post Snow Show Sale
February 6, 2015
Ski Hut is back from the Snow Industries Association Snow Show in Denver, and ready to clear out equipment as they make plans for next season. Get great deals on the demo skis, race boots, and much more.

Borah Teamwear Hires Customer Experience Manager
February 6, 2015
Borah Teamwear is excited to announce its newest team member, Tad Hylkema, as the company's innovative Customer Experience Manager. Tad will lead a team of customer service representatives and focus on refining Borah's custom experience through the eyes of its clients.

Continental: Vasaloppet Wax Service
February 3, 2015
Nikolai Anikin and Continental Ski Shop staff will be at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center on Friday, hosting a wax clinic as well as performing on-site race wax service for the big races on this weekend. And they'll have wax and accessories for sale to meet your last minute needs.

New Moon Birkie Fever
February 1, 2015
New Moon ski shop in Hayward is all set for February, offering their expertise for the Birkie, including trail updates and custom wax service. Stop in this weekend while up for the Pre-Birkie and North End Classic, and take in a Pre-Birkie waxing clinic on Friday, Feb 6th with Fast Wax.


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