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Blue Awning Sale at Finn Sisu, September 19, 2014

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

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

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Events coming up over the next 14 days...

Kikkan Randall, Super Fit Weekend at Finn Sisu
October 25, 2014
World Champion Kikkan Randall drew huge crowds Saturday to Finn Sisu in St. Paul as she signed autographs and took photos, all part of her renewed partnership with Yoko poles and gloves. CXC SuperFit team was on hand as well, helping select and fit equipment (through the weekend).
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Bike Dr: Ski Shop Open, Birthday Bash Nov 1st
October 23, 2014
Bicycle Doctor's latest newsletter highlights their ski shop all geared up, Fischer U, the Doc's big Birthday Bash, Fat Bikes, Mountain King run, and upcoming Fright Hike!

Finn Sisu: Kikkan in Town, SuperFit, and Fall Fest is On!
October 22, 2014
Finn Sisu is going all out this weekend, with World champion Kikkan Randall in shop Saturday and their big Fall Fest sale going on, plus CXC SuperFit with their athletes and coaches on-hand for expert advice.
CXC Super Fit Coming to Finn Sisu this Weekend

Podiumwear: Thick Bikes Case Report
October 22, 2014
Podiumwear details one of their recent production runs - cyclocross uniforms for Thick Bikes.

CXC: Bike Drawing, Coaches Clinic and SuperFit Weekend
October 21, 2014
CXC is busy this month with custom Eriksen road bike drawing (enter by Nov 1st), Coaches Level 100 clinic in Mora this weekend, and SuperFit tour stop at Finn Sisu.

Finn Sisu: Kikkan is Coming!
October 20, 2014
Multi-time World Cup champion, World Champion, and Olympic hero Kikkan Randall is coming to Finn Sisu this weekend! Randall will be in shop Saturday, Oct 25th, celebrating her new partnership with Yoko poles and gloves.

Outdoor Diva Night Thursday Oct 23rd
October 20, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering will have Ann Bancroft in-house Thursday evening as part of their Outdoor Diva night. In addition to Bancroft's talk on Adventures Near and Far, there are numerous coupons and special offers for Thursday.

Gear West: A Different Kind of Ladies Night
October 19, 2014
Gear West is offering a women's empowerment training session on Sunday, Oct 26th. Lead by a former Navy seal, the session focuses on simple, effective ways to stay safe and prevent assaults from happening. RSVP by Oct 22nd.

Borah Teamwear Offering Birchleggings Nordic Apparel
October 16, 2014
Borah Teamwear has released an exclusive lineup of American Birkebeiner Birchleggings Club ski wear, including race suits and warmups. Online ordering is open now!

CXC Super Fit Weekends
October 15, 2014
CXC is firing up their SuperFit Weekends Tour, bringing technical expertise and experience from top athletes and coaches to a number of regional shops this fall. First on the tour stop will be Finn Sisu, Oct 24-26th!

Podiumwear Announces New and Improved Products
October 15, 2014
Podiumwear is showcasing some of their new and improved products for this season, including a women's Silver Suit, Silver Nordic Vest and upgraded men's and women's Gold Suits.

Hoigaards Kid's Sale
October 15, 2014
Hoigaards is running their Kids Sale event, Oct 15-26, with up to 15% off kids ski equipment, and up to 20% off kids outerwear.

Boulder Nordic Sport Midwest Grand Opening Celebration This Saturday
October 14, 2014
The long-awaited Grand Opening of the brand new Boulder Nordic Sport Midwest store is this Saturday, October 18th. To celebrate, BNS is throwing an all-day party with shop tours, giveaways, stone grinding demonstrations, wax clinics, expert ski analysis, double poling contests and more. Plus a special two-for-one deal on stonegrinding (Saturday only!)
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Fischer University Kicks Off Two Days of Racing Dealer Outreach
October 14, 2014
Nordic racing dealers from across the United States are in the Twin Cities for a two-day Fischer University event. Participants will get the latest info on the Fischer Nordic products, including the new boots, as well as historical perspectives and industry outlooks.

Midwest Mountaineering October Newsletter
October 13, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering is featuring a wine and cheese event this Wednesday, Oct 16th, to check out the latest Icebreaker gear. And the following Thursday, Oct 23rd, Ann Bancroft will be the guest speaker with her presentation, Adventures: Near and Far.

Hoigaards: Swix Clinic with Chris Hall
October 12, 2014
Hoigaard's will have the Chris Hall from Swix in shop Thursday evening, Oct 16th for a waxing clinic. Hall will cover the latest in the Swix lineup, including the Cera and 5 series. Prizes and swag!

Ski Hut: Snow Fever Oct 16-19
October 10, 2014
Ski Hut is running their Snow Fever sale Oct 16-19, featuring savings on alpine packages and cross-country equipment, plus apparel and accessories.

Inaugural Gandy Dancer Trail Marathon
October 7, 2014
The inaugural Gandy Dancer trail marathon is this Saturday, Oct11th, starting in Luck, WI. Run the the full marathon or take the half. Online registration closes Thursday at midnight! (Race day registration available)

Gear Western Country Half Marathon and 5K
October 7, 2014
Enjoy the peak of fall colors this weekend, Oct 11th with the Gear Western Country half marathon (and 5K!). If you register in store now thru Friday, you'll snag some free socks (or volunteer and receive a GearWestern t-shirt and all the country music you would ever want to hear!)

New Moon Fall Newsletter
October 7, 2014
With the leaves falling and snow season just around the corner, New Moon is preparing their big cata XC Ski Catalog release, firing up the fall stonegrinding, and has joined the Birkie in a Gold Level Partnership. Plus still some time for Fat Bike rentals and Demo Bike Sale.

Hoigaards Rollerski 101 Clinic this Saturday
October 7, 2014
Hoigaards own Andy Turnbull will be teaching a Rollerskiing 101 clinic on Saturday morning, October 11th. This is an introductory class with a limit of 8 students (RSVP required). Previous nordic skiing experience on snow recommended!

Continental's Tent Sale this Weekend
October 6, 2014
Continental is running their big fall Tent Sale this weekend, Oct 11-12th. Great deals on used equipment, plus bargins on the new stuff! And even some blowout deals on bikes.

Fischer's Redesigned Boot Prompts New Athlete Partnerships
October 1, 2014
Fischer's redesigned RCS Carbon Skate is receiving some strong endorsements from the elite skiers for the improvements in stability and lightweight design. Sporting the boots this winter are the likes of Simi Hamilton, Andy Newell, Kikkan Randall, Sophie Caldwell, Sadie Bjornsen, and Kris Freeman.

Finn Sisu: Fall Training, Skintecs
September 30, 2014
Finn Sisu's latest newsletter highlights the fall training programs that will be starting up soon, plus a new batch of Atomic Skintecs in store!

Pioneer Midwest Under New Ownership
September 25, 2014
Pioneer Midwest, a long time Osseo and Maple Grove ski shop, has been sold. John Boehme, Pioneer Midwest's owner, has announced that he and Adam Johnson have a purchase agreement in place. Johnson, a 2011 St. Johns University graduate, has been Pioneer Midwest's retail manager since his graduation and will assume ownership on October 1st.

Midwest Mountaineering September Newsletter
September 24, 2014
Reel Rock 9 film tour coming in October, Patagonia samples on sale, special offers on SmartWool socks and plenty more upcoming events, all in the September newsletter.

Out There: Frost from Europe
September 24, 2014
Out There ski shop is prepping for a crisp winter with a new import: Frost Tape from Europe. Pre-cut and comes in multiple color options.
Out There Nordic Team Storefront is Now Open!

Fall Ski Swaps and Sales
September 18, 2014
We've updated our fall ski swap and sale schedule. Dig out your old gear, unload at your favorite swap and restock with new equipment!

Ski Hut Avoid the Circus Sale
September 18, 2014
Not wanting to be left out on the big sales weekend, Ski Hut is running their own sales fest this weekend. With over 300 pairs of Nordic race skis in stock, select should be great.

Ski Hut: Salsa Demo at Lester
September 17, 2014
Ski Hut will be demo'ing Salsa bikes, including the new Bucksaw, this Saturday, Sep 19th at Lester/Amity near Hawk Ridge.

Finn Sisu Blue Awning Sale
September 17, 2014
Finn Sisu's annual Blue Awning sale this weekend, Sep 19-21, is a pre-season ski extravaganza featuring fitting and advice from manufacturers' reps (Rick Halling, Fischer and Isaac Wilson, Salomon & Atomic), free SNS bindings on Salomon and Atomic skis, and special deals on summer and winter clothes.

Gear West Pig Out Sale
September 16, 2014
Starting Thursday and running through Sunday, Sep 18-21, is the Gear West sale you've been waiting for - the Pig Out Sale. Best prices of the year on skis, boots, poles, accessories and clothing. Bacon samples on the barbie Saturday morning (until it's gone)!

Hoigaards Tent Sale
September 16, 2014
Hoigaard's is proud to announce that their Tent Sale will return for it's 47th year this weekend, Sep 19-21. For 47 years, the Hoigaard's Tent Sale has served as a kick-off for the winter season as thousands of skiers, snowboarders and outdoor lovers converge upon the "big tent" that fills much of the western side of the Miracle Mile Mall parking lot.

Borah Teamwear: Donít Wait for Snowflakes!
September 15, 2014
Borah Teamwear is sounding the horn -- get those orders rolling, snow season is just around the corner!

Gear West's New Grind
September 11, 2014
Gear West is the proud new owner of a Tazzari RP23, the only grinder designed specifically for nordic skis and the same grinder used by nearly every World Cup racer on the planet. Now serious master, collegiate and high school racers can get the Tazzari edge at Gear West.

Gandy Dancer Trail Marathon Fee Increase Approaching
September 9, 2014
CyclovaXC, major supporter of the new Gandy Dancer Trail Marathon is encouraging athletes to get their registrations in by Sept 15th to avoid the final price hike. The inaugural event is Oct 11th in Luck, WI, with 500 participants expected.

Midwest Mountaineering: End of Season Clearance Sale and Coupons
September 3, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering is ramping up for fall with deal coupons on mugs, beanies, and hats, and clearance deals on summer camping, clothing and paddlesports. Plus check out their upcoming clinics and events.

Madshus Partners with the Vasaloppet
September 3, 2014
Madshus has announced a ski and boot partnership with the Swedish Vasaloppet.

Madshus Announces Peter Hale Sponsorship Program
August 29, 2014
Madshus has launched the first annual Peter Hale Memorial Sponsorship Program. Madshus will be selecting one promising young male and female athlete this fall to receive a full Madshus set up of skis, bindings, boots and poles. Nominations are due by Sept 30th.

Borah Teamwear Launches Individual-Custom Ski Suit Platform
August 28, 2014
Borah Teamwear has announced a new design and build process that allows them to produce individual, custom designed ski suits. Check out the online system and try your hand at your own design.

Hoigaards Labor Day Weekend Sale
August 28, 2014
Hoigaards has a number of deals this Labor Day weekend, including the summer clearance offerings. This weekend summer clearance discounts climb to 50% of select apparel and footwear.

Gear West: Custom Race Ski Selection
August 23, 2014
Let Birkie champ Matt Liebsch select your new race skis! Next week Matt heads to the U.S. distribution centers for Rossignol, Atomic and Salomon to hand pick the best skis.

Hoigaards Summer Clearance
August 22, 2014
With fall just around the corner, Hoigaard's is running their Summer Clearance sale. Save up to 40% on apparel and footwear (with even deeper discounts after Labor Day). Plus discounts on some summer equipment like bikes, bike accessories, inline skates, etc.

Bike Dr: Once In A Lifetime Sale
August 21, 2014
The Bicycle Doctor is clearing out 100 road bikes to get ready for this Nordic season, and throwing in 12 month financing on top end bikes. Plus check out the Ride to the Barns and future CXC clinics.

Finn Sisu State Fair Newsletter
August 19, 2014
Finn Sisu's latest update features State Fair sauna deals, 50% off running gear, a lecture on Monday, Aug 25th on nutrition basics for athletes, and info on fall training programs.

BNS August Newsletter
August 19, 2014
Boulder Nordic Sports August newsletter highlights the development of their new Twin Cities shop, updated stonegrinding service, Woodski rollerskis, and trail running shoes sale.

Midwest Mountaineering Customer Appreciation Party Aug 21st
August 18, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering is hosting their annual Customer Appreciation Party on Thursday, August 21st. Check out coupons for party specials, including free food and drink!

Out There Newsletter
August 14, 2014
Out There shop has deals is offering additional discounts on existing markdowns, youth equipment exchange program, tips and options on growing the Nordic sport.

Midwest Mountaineering August Newsletter
August 14, 2014
Midwest Mountaineering's latest newsletter highlights a kayak fishing contest this weekend, a coupon of free or 50% off coupon items, along with featured upcoming events.

Finn Sisu: Running Deals, New Fischer Boot, Lectures and Training
August 5, 2014
Finn Sisu's latest newsletter highlights a 20% savings on running gear, the new Fischer racing boot, their summer lecture series, and signups for the fall Vakava training program.

Ski Hut: Demos and Raffles
August 5, 2014
Ski Hut's latest newsletter features upcoming Trek and Specialized demo events, a Trek bike raffle, and baseball bike evening.

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!
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.

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