Out There

Out There Nordic Sports
502 North Main Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868

800-252-9583 | Hours

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15-16 Nordic Kit orders

We are once again utilizing Podiumwear (www.podiumwear.com) for our Nordic Ski kits! Our Team Storefront is now open!

Login at ~ https://www.podiumwear.com/team-storefront/out-there-nordic-reorder/

password: nordic16

Storefront will Close on Oct. 31st

CXC ~ Wayne Fish Conference

The 2014 Wayne Fish Conference was a HUGE Success. With 40+ Coaches gaining their Level 100 & 30+ getting the Level 200 coaching certification. Last Year my amazing Wife/Partner/FoxyLady Out There ~ Kris recieved her L100 certification and this year progressed to the Level 200. She will be coaching again this season the NorthEnd Masters Group (with Michael Mandli) and also working with the CVN (Chippewa Valley Nordic) Look for more great opportunities coming your way!

Can You See the Forest for the Trees?

As we approach the Fall season and the start for many folks in the Nordic Community their journey to a Winter Event like the American Birkie, Swedish Vassaloppet, World Masters or a local 5km. For some this journey begins in Late April or Early May, but many it begins in October or when the snow starts to fall softly from the heavens. Also during this time many local ski clubs start to put ideas together for the upcoming season, reflect on the past season, look at budgets equipment etc. With those thing happening I have been hearing some crazy thoughts being said to folks you are TRULY Out There to Support Nordic. (Don’t support that group, they have different goals than ours, or I don’t like so and so) As a community we all need to sit back and look at a number of things to ensure that our sport in the USA gains traction, grows programming and develops long-term sustainability.

1. Support ALL Clubs (USSA, CXC, LNR, NESNA, NANA, FAST & Female, etc) and the things they are doing, like them or not are things that are trying to grow the sport in YOUR community.

2. Support trail Systems. Be it your local 3km loop, 20km trail with a lite section, or the Birkie Trail. All places that are being maintained for skiing require funding! So if you are skiing at a number of trail systems, sign up for even the individual membership. Put your name in the ring and go to an event the trail is having or spread the word to others. Unlike many of the European countries Nordic is not a Federally supported activity in our country (we can dream).

3. Introduce someone to the sport. There are 2 ways to do this. 1.Take someone who has never skied and get them Out There on the snow this season. Ski 1km with them on a flat section of trail and see the joy it brings. Do not take them to some World Cup course and say come on. GO somewhere that seems so easy it hurts and see what introducing someone to our sport in a positive way can do to bring a NEW dimension to the sport for you. 2. If that is to much donate to an organization such as NNF, CXC, etc. These organizations are ones that give funding to athletes as well as run “Learn to ski” programs “Skis to Schools” and such where your monies can get NEW skiers started.


I will leave you with these 3 simple things. We are not asking you to get on a trail board or give 20 hours to trail work or coaching. Start small! If the Sport of Nordic is something that you find important to you, we must learn to work together, agree to disagree and say “What we are doing, is that growing the sport in some fashion?” If we as a collective group of Trail Board Members, Parents, Kids, Shop Owners, Teachers, Manuf. Rep., etc. do this we will see OUR sport grow to NEW Heights!


 We challenge you to look Out There and SEE The Forest for the Trees!





The People who think they are Crazy enough to change the World~ Are the ONES who Do!

Birkie Trail Run & Trek Team fills!

With over 1 month to go our Birkie Trail Run & Trek Team fills!  This being our 4th Year of Sponsorship we are excited to have such a Group of wonderful folks going to be Out There! 75 people will be at the events wearing their Out There Colors this year. Form 2 years ago with 30, last year with 50 and now 75. Nearly 8% of all the participants will be Out There. We have people in the Team Marathons (both 6 & 3 person teams), Individual Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, Nordic Walk (Trek), 6km and Youth events. There are many perks to being Out There for different events, in the future look to join us.


Want to join us for other events?

Get Out There Group on Facebook


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!

Fling into Spring SALE!

It’s time for the “Fling into Spring SALE!”

Starting March 1st there are some great deals & savings Out There

– 20%-50% off In stock Skis, Boot, Poles & More

-Select Waxes from SWIX & TOKO 20%-50% Off

– Roller Skis 20% off

– Switch from SNS to NNN~ Buy two or more bindings and get 20% off!

( NNN took 91% of all the Medals in Nordic, Biathlon & Nordic Combined in Sochi 14′)

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NorthEnd Classic

The North End Classic ski race is scheduled for Sunday, February 9, 2014.

Start Time: 10:00 AM • Start and Finish: North End Trail Head, Cable, WI

Registration: Sat., Feb. 8, 4:00-7:30 PM & Sun., Feb. 9, 7:30-9:00 AM at the Ideal Market/Rivers Eatery

Food, Age Class Awards & Random Drawing Pick-up following the race at the Ideal Market/Rivers Eatery


COOKIE Classic is free!!!

YOUTH RATES (UP TO AGE 18): $20 per person in advance – $25 per person on race day

Race Application – pdf

On-line registration

For further information contact: Ron Bergin 715/798-3599, rbergin@cheqnet.net


Once again this year we will be offering the Shuttle service to the Pre-Birkie. We will take racers from the shop to the start of the event. At race time take your stuff ( so you can stay warm as long as possible) then be Out There at the Finish for you! This is by reservation only. We take 8 people. First come first serve. So Let us know ASAP! Post race we will head to the River’s for Pizza

FULL! – 12.31.13

Wow! In less than 24 hours we are almost FULL!

To reserve your spot email us at info@outthereshop.com

You can also sign up for event wax service for this event.

Yoga for Cross Country Skiers

Like many sports, XC skiing is full of repetitive motions that can lead to imbalances and muscular stress. This class will use a blend of active Yoga postures, transitions, and Yin-style deep stretches to let you find release and opening just where you need it most so you can perform at your best the next time you hit the trails.
This class is open to skiers of all levels, even those who just like to think about it!

Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/395976993880699/


SOCHI Update…..

This week all of the announcements have come in and we have some good news and some less than happy news for our athletes.

1. Victoria Padial  ~ Biathlete from ESP has made it and will be in Sochi for competition.1393630_557256037687362_821802729_n







2. Sarah Murphy ~ Biathlete from New Zealand sadly will not be in Sochi. We wish her the best at IBU & The Future!