May, 2014

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Mt. Borah Epic

From the Race Staff:

“Thanks to the awesome volunteers on a tough, hot, mosquito heavy year. It was not an easy day in the woods.”


The 2014 Mt. Borah Epic Race date is set!  Mark your calendars for May 31, 2014, and join us as we pay tribute to the trails for the second annual Mt. Borah Epic!

The race will be capped at 500 riders, and a Half race option will be available this year for the race.

Sign-up for race updates at

Summer is here, but it goes FAST!

Two weeks ago we still had fire in the stove, today it is nearly 85 f.  With less than 1 month to the longest day of the year here in the Northern Hemisphere. After that within 60 more days the leaves begin to turn. So the weather is nice~ Get Out There.

CXC Master’s Potluck, Signup & Intro

We had a GREAT Turnout last evening. With those who have signed up and those yet to we should have a Solid Group for CXC Masters this Season!

This will be our First CXC Master’s Night, sign up & potluck dinner! We will have the grill fired up & Burgers, etc. Bring salad, chips, desert or drink! See you Out There! RSVP if you could Please.

6pm at the shop

ALS MN Bike Trek

The ALS Bike Trek MN is a charity bike ride created by ALS TDI to raise awareness of ALS and funding toward an effective treatment. The fifth annual ALS Bike Trek Minnesota is directed and chaired by Justin Rumley in memory of his father Steve (aka Buckwheat) Rumley who lost his courageous battle to ALS in November 2009. Justin is also the creator of The Buckwheat, a gastric feeding tube designed to allow single hand operation to enable ALS patients, like Justin’s father, to continue employing their limited independence as long as possible. Justin is a passionate and driven supporter who is committed to finding a way to end this disease. To date, this event has raised over $383,000 for ALS research!

For Details & Registration:



Training Partnership with ABSF

Presented by the Birkie
Hosted by Out There


A big idea here at the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is to be part of and support your year-round healthy, outdoor lifestyle. Although we put on some great events, we know there’s more going on for you the rest of the year–like getting ready for those events or just getting out and enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

That’s why we incorporated a
“Programming” page on our new Birkie website and a link to that on all of our “Ski,” “Run,” Bike,” “Live” web pages. To get moving and make that dream a reality, starting this summer, we decided to connect with a group that is already “Out There” doing all this already.

Out There Nordic Sports is headquartered in Rice Lake, WI, about an hour south of Hayward. It is owned and run by Bjorn and Kristin Hanson, who have been leading training and recreational groups through Out There for five years. In addition to leading groups on the Birkie Trail, they also hit up a lot of other area trails so they can welcome more people–beginners and seasoned athletes alike–to all the great active lifestyle resources that are all around us.

The Birkie is not just a destination. As a true lifestyle, it happens wherever you are. So, come and enjoy the Birkie Trails, but we’re also happy to bring the Birkie Lifestyle to you, wherever you live and train!

This is just the beginning. We hope you will be part of it!

Adventure Triathlon

It’s more than a race … it’s an ADVENTURE!

We are really excited for the 2nd Annual Adventure Triathlon which will take place on May 10, 2014. We are working on adding more terrain variety to our bike and run events!

NEW THIS YEAR! We will have a Youth Triathlon and a Kid Dash. More details, times, age groups and distances to come. Stay tuned!

Honey Stinger Month!

During the month of May, Buy any 3 Honey Stinger products and get the 4th at NO Charge!

CXC Master’s Programming

Well info is finally out there…. We will be a hosting site again this season for the Rice Lake Chapter of the CXC Master’s Program. CXC Master’s programming funds go directly to CXC to assist with the long term Community Olympic Development Program. This will help with long term goals for local youth programs, support & development of a CXC Training Center etc. Program will involve:

  • Monthly Training Sessions with a CXC Master’s Coach
  • Weekly Training with local chapter members
  • Much, Much More.

For information regarding the different cost levels and benefits to each please email us and we can get you the info.

Potluck Evening: May 19th

Also check out the CXC Masters Page:

CXC NEW VIP Member option: