Lauterman National Recreation Trail, January 31, 2020 (Credit: Dan Hinch)
Trail Loppet, September 26, 2015
58K field rolls out on Union Street, Vasaloppet USA, February 13, 2016

NewNew Moon: New Products for the Season

September 17, 2020
Chris Hecker of New Moon highlights a number of new and interesting developments in Nordic products for the 2020-21 season.

CXC Online Auction Underway

September 16, 2020
The 5th Annual CXC Online Auction is officially open. Over 100 unique items and one of a kind gear. Bid early and check back often as the auction is only active until Thursday evening, Sept 24th. Funds raised support CXC programs and events.

Weekend Events

September 15, 2020
Sep 19 Trail Loppet - Hit the trails at Theodore Wirth with 5K and 10K races, with starts spread out across the day to ensure a safe event.
Sep 19 Mora Bike Tour - Celebrate the 40th anniversary, 25 and 50 mile cycling routes while adhering to current pandemic guidelines.

Gear West Pig Out Sale This Week

September 14, 2020
Join Gear West for their 29th Annual Pig Out Sale and Fall/Winter kick off, Wednesday Sep 16th running thru Sunday Sep 20th. Enjoy great deals on Nordic, alpine, and cycling products along with deep discounts on previous year gear, clothing, and more. Shop online or safely outside under their new Pig Out Tent!

Boulder Nordic Midwest Closes Shop

September 13, 2020
Boulder Nordic has announced the closing of their Midwest shop that was located at the Trailhead building in Minneapolis. They will continue major operations at their Boulder, CO, and Portland, ME, locations.

US Nationals, Junior Nationals Replaced with Regional Competitions

September 12, 2020
US Ski and Snowboard announced earlier this month that the major national competitions, including SuperTour, US Nationals, and Junior Nationals, will be replaced with regional level competitions this season due to the ongoing pandemic. This has a large impact on the Midwest as Houghton, MI, was due to host US Nationals and Minneapolis, MN, Junior National competitions.

Borah Teamwear Welcomes Scott Patterson

September 10, 2020
Scott Patterson joins Borah Teamwear as their new Director of Sales and Business Development. Patterson brings a wealth of experience, most recently leading global sales for 45NRTH and Teravail.

Pioneer Midwest Fall Sale

September 9, 2020
Pioneer Midwest is hosting their annual fall sale this weekend, Sept 11-13th. Find savings including up to 50% of last year's apparel, up to 60% off ski poles, 10-20% off new gear, and more. Plus get a code for online discount if you'd prefer to shop from home!

Web Roundup

September 7, 2020
Big Stupid - Jessie Diggins tackles her "big stupid" event for the summer - a challenging 30 mile run around the Pemigewasset Wilderness area.
Long-term Goals - Vakva's Elspeth Ronnander makes a list of long-term athletic goals, and announces her new blog.
Canadian Split - Canada has announced their top level racing circuit will split into east and west divisions this winter, due to covid-19.
Colder and Warmer - Updraft blog forecasts a colder weather this season, but warmer ones in the future with continued climate changes.
Birkie Update - The Birkie is continuing to roll with the pandemic changes, announcing a virtual option for the Birkie this winter.
Sisu Ski Fest Update - The Sisu Ski Fest is going all-in on a virtual event for the January races.