February, 2013

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Birkie 13′ In Review

Greetings to all of you Out There! Well the 2013 American Birkie has now past and Kris & I would LOVE to send out Huge “THANKS” to our customers from around the globe. Last week business in the shop far exceeded our goals to the point that we were so tired on Friday night we opt’d to pass on this years 54k Classic event. (Yes we passed on a ski race) As difficult as that was when we woke up after 12+ hrs of sleeping and started getting phone calls and text from many of you checking on us we had a great feeling inside of how GREAT the Folks OUT THERE really are! Within hrs of that the messages started to arrive letting us know the skis services by us and our recommendations produced “BOMBER KICK” and “CRAZY GLIDE” These reports came from local skiers to athletes from Norway, Russia, Latvia & More! Thanks again for what you do for us and we THANK YOU GREATLY for Getting OUT THERE!

Days to go until the 40th American Birkie

With Days to go until the 40th American Birkie make sure you get Out There and Get ready for your event! We will be open all week except on Saturday the 22nd. Look for us at many events from the Barnebirkie, Nikkerbeiner, Luminary ski, Giant ski & and the 54km Birkie Classic event!

We hope to see you OUT THERE SOON!

~Birkie Waxing Service~

2013 Waxing service for the American Birkie

We pride ourselves in providing YOU the Best Service & Best Products for your event!



(Preferred) Full Race Service$79.99

(Improved) LF Service $49.99

Top Coat (Fluoro) Only $29.99

Kick Waxing $29.99

To Prepay for Waxing Service: http://outthereshop.com/shop/services-waxing/

What you recieve for you money?

* Both services include full base prep of SWIX’S BP service system which is a total of 5 layers of each 99 & 77

*LF Service will then include layers for durability and finish of a LF Wax Of The Day

*Full Race service will include this along with the HF & Fluro’s spec’d for your wave & weather/snow conditions

* Top coat only will be the Pure Fluro of the day!

*Skis must arrive at the shop no later than NOON on Wednesday the 20th of February unless prior arrangements have been made

*Additional Drop off locations

Madison Area contact Collin Hagen for drop off 608-957-6428

– Twin Cites Area Drop off is the FruitShare/North Bound Organics Farm

Everett Meyers 651-644-2800

Address: 9798 75th St. North, Stillwater MN.

Cutoff times for each are 5pm on Tuesday the 19th

Print out the Following form to have attached to your skis: Birkie Wax Card 13′ LG

* Ski pick up can be done at the shop starting on Friday and or in Hayward Friday PM

We Thank You for the opurtunity to provide Race Service for you and hope that our service and depth of waxing make this the BEST Race Service option for you and your equipment.

To sign up ahead of time or for more information please contact us at 800.252.9583 or info@outthereshop.com


Want to do your own waxing but need a spot to do it?

Look for details on our Events page for The Out There Wax Facility open to the public during the week of the Pre-Birkie & Birkie


Staying in Rice Lake for the Birkie?

The Rice Lake Tourism Board is offering rides to and from the 2013 American Birkebeiner FREE of charge if you are staying in a Rice Lake Hotel!

To sign up for this please contact: Nicky Repka Visitor Coordinator, Rice Lake Tourism Office Email: nicky@ricelaketourism.com

Phone: 715-234-8888 Toll Free:  800-523-6318 Fax: 715-434-8888

Please email or fax the following information:

_ Your Name, Phone Number, Email Address, Event Name, Start Time, Hotel Where You Are Staying
Departure Times: Vans will be leaving Early on Saturday morning. If you wish to ride the return van, times and pick-up locations in Hayward will be posted closer to the event.





Photo Set from 2013: https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.10151320437191173.464385.70518401172&type=1

In 1973, the first year of the Birkie, cross country skiers were  sporting the best athletic gear of the day–knickers, wooden skis, and  bamboo poles.

Now is your chance to re-live that era by participating in  the Birkie “Nikkerbeiner.” This retro 5K ski tour on wooden skis has  been named after the Norwegian word for knickers. This event will take  place on Main Street, Hayward, at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, February 21, prior to the Torch Lighting and Welcome Ceremony.

Tell us about the “old school” equipment and clothing you  will be using for the event. This will  give our announcer great commentary while you ski and help spectators  judge the best retro outfits at the finish line.



Don’t Have Wooden skis, Knickers or the like?

Stop in we have a Fantastic selection of Wooden Skis, NEW Wool Knickers, NEW 3 Pin boots & More! Look your best!

Also checkout www.woodenskis.com for resources regarding wooden skis!

Get ready for the Nikkerbeiner at the 42nd Annual Marine O’Brien~


Boulder LakeSki Race & Snowshoe Stomp

Schedule of Events Sunday, February 17th, 2013

  • 8:00-10:00 a.m: Packet pickup/day of registration.
  • 10:30 a.m: Pre-race meeting at registration area.
  • 11:00 a.m: Top 20% wave for both 10.3 and 31K skate races.
  • 11:02 a.m: 20-50 percentile wave.
  • 11:04 a.m: 50+ percentile wave.
  • 11:06 a.m: Snowshoe Stomp 4K/8K one mass start
  • 1:20 p.m: Skier cut-off time to begin 3rd lap.
  • 2:00 p.m: Estimated time of awards ceremony and door prizes at the venue.


More info at www.boulderlakeskirace.com

Ski Out Cancer

What: Ski Out Cancer (formerly known as the Shell Lake Sprint) is a race for elite, youth and citizen racers.  With 100% of the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society, we look forward to a great day of skiing.

Where: Held at the Red Barn Ski Trails – Red Barn Campground. 2 miles east of Shell Lake on Hwy B

For More Details: http://www.skioutcancer.com/

Ski Prep Clinic ~ Hands On

Look for more clinics like this coming in the Future!

This Friday come and do your Birkie Prep with some Help! We have spots for 8 people to come in for a Hands on Birkie Wax Prep clinic. $15 is the fee for this and that includes your wax. $10 for Team 10k Members. Must RSVP and it runs from 5:30pm to 8pm

Learn how to better prep your skis!






3rd Annual Sweethear Tour

Great Snow, Amazing Food and Wonderful Friends ~ Be sure and join us in 2014!

Once again it is the Day of LOVE! Get your Sweetheart whom ever he or she may be and join us for a Night Ski & Dinner.

Location :Spooner City Trails

We will meet at the City park about 6pm ski for 1h40m and then have dinner. Confirmining reservations.

Dinner is at Spooner Market & Grill – http://spoonermarketandgrill.com/


RSVP to: info@outthereshop.com

NorthEnd Classic

This is a little race that NO classic skier should miss 2013 was another great event!

The North End Classic ski race is scheduled for Sunday, February 10th, 2013.

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

Registration: Sat., Feb. 9, 4:00-7:30 PM & Sun., Feb. 10, 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

Join us for the 2013 Pre-Birkie!

A Great time with some great people!

Photos: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.565905466762170.129156.132951713390883&type=1

Another Fantastic Birkie Event! For 2013 event we will be getting a van load of you OUT THERE. We have 10 spots available to join Us at the Tour. We will meet at the shop the morning of the event, ride to the start. Then Bjorn will be waiting for you at the finish with a warm Van! Post ski we will head to the River’s in Cable for some Pizza. For more info~ info@outthereshop.com

Spots open: FULL as of 2.5.13