Tag: American Birkie


Get FITS and Get a Chance to Get in the BIRKIE!

Now thru Dec.31st with every pair of FITS Socks purchased in-store or online get registered to WIN an Entry to the Now Closed for Registration American Birkiebeiner!

to purchase on-line: https://outtherenordic.wpengine.com/shop/socks/

Comp Entry Provided by FITS Socks

Birkie Trail Run & Trek!


Yesterday was the Birkie Trail Run & Trek (www.birkie.org ) Another Fantastic event was put on. We had set a goal of 50 folks representing us Out There yesterday and the number was achieved. That gave us about 5% of the total participants were OUT THERE! A Huge Thanks is given to all of you for those that were there and all of you for supporting us in Getting People Out There! For 2014 we have put the challenge out ~ get 75 folks Out There. We are using our facebook page for much of the correspondence, although we want to let everyone know as many of the folks yesterday do not use FB. In the last hour we have already gotten the first 10 folks to commit. How fast can we get the next 65?

Make sure that you get Out There!

Click on an event below for details and to register:


Also each year at the BTR&T We try to have a large showing of folks OUT THERE. Last year we sponsored a Relay team and others Out There Participating. 26 in total. Our goal for the 2013 Event is 50! The Relay Team is full. We will though support other Teams and participants in the events thru Out There Custom Tech Shirts for the events. So far this year we are already at 27 people (as of 4.1.13) Shirts and a good bag are limited to the first 50. So get your registration into the Birkie and let us know ( info@outthereshop.com ) which event you are participating in and that you want to GET OUT THERE. Remember once we hit 50 the chance is gone so contact us as soon as possible. We also have a Facebook group for this event: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/389738154413684/


We hope to see you OUT THERE Soon!

Nordic Walk~ Birkie Trail “OO” North


Let’s Get Out There and get the Summer Nordic Walking Series going. This is the opening walk. We will start at “OO” Trailhead on the Birkie Trail and head North. Long Walk will be to High Point Food station and back. Others can take cut-offs at any point. We will plan to meet at the trail at 1pm. Long Walk normally goes about 3-3:30hrs For more details on the Nordic Walking Series:


If you are looking to ride up from the Rice Lake Area please email us at info@outthereshop.com


5.3.13 Update location: We will meet at OO at 1pm. We will then head east approx 1.5 miles to the corner of OO and Telemark Rd. Park There and head North on Telemark Rd (Gravel) for the walk. If you want to ride up with us let us know by Saturday at 5pm via info@outthereshop.com


Nordic Walking Series~

  • Want a way to get or stay fit over the summer?
  • Want an active way to meet new people?
  • Want an excuse to train for the Birkie Trail run & Trek?
  • Join us for a Nordic walking series this year. Starting in May we will host one short walk and onetrail walk per month
  • We will give away entries to the Birkie Trail Run & Trek ~ 5km, Trek, Half & Full Marathons
  • Attend 4 of 8 Sessions and recieve a FREE Tech Shirt
  • Dates TBA
  • Cost: $20 for the entire series ~ Funds go to Entires to be give away to participants
  • Short Walks will be held during the week. 1-3 miles in Rice Lake
  • Long Walks will be held on weekends. 6-12 miles on the Birkie Trail


**Also if you are participating in one of the other BTR&T Events you are welcome to join in and get your training at the same time!

Great Skiing in Late April!

Well the Folks at the ABSF (www.birkie.com) have out done themselves once again. Groomers have worked hard to prep the “OO” lighted loops and to Boedecker & Back. With more snow in the forecast YOU need to Get Out There!

Grooming at “OO” Tonight!

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: https://outtherenordic.wpengine.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~