Tag: Local Trails


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!

Chippewa 50k & 10k Trail Run

7th Annual

The location – Chippewa Moraine Center, 13394 County Highway M, New Auburn WI, 54757, 715-967-2800

The David R. Obey Ice Age Interpretive Center is 7 miles east of New Auburn and 1.9 miles east of State Highway 40 on County Highway M.

Geographic coordinates are 45° 13′ 13.32″ N, 91° 24′ 39.7″ W.

Do not use mapquest to locate the race site

The Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Recreation Area – Situated along the Ice Age Trail, visitors enjoy unspoiled beauty with kettle lakes and many glacial features. The interpretive center sits atop a hill that was once a glacial lake bottom.


Details at: http://www.frontrunnerusa.com/event/chippewa-50k-and-10k-trail-run

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

NorthEnd Masters Clinics

Keep an eye out for more opportunities like this coming soon out there!

Masters Cross Country Ski Clinics

Take your cross country skiing to the next level.  Seven sessions of technique, training, and coaching in both classic and skate skiing with USSA Certified Level 100 Coach Mike Mandli.  All fees will go directly to the grooming and operations of the North End Ski trails.

On-snow sessions will be held at the OO lighted ski trails at 6:00 PM on Thursday nights.

 2013-2014 Schedule

November 16, 2013 – 1:00 PM  North End Trailhead, Cable Dry Land Training, Goal Setting, and Making a Plan for the season. Bring your ski poles, running shoes, and workout clothes. Roller skis, if you have them, and boots.

December 19, 2013 – 6:00 PM  OO Lighted Ski Trails – Think snow! Everything you want to know about the double pole and V2.  Skaters bring your skate equipment and classical skiers bring your kickers.  Video feedback.

January 9, 2014 – 6:00 PM OO Lighted Ski Trails – Skate Technique How to fly and climb like a goat.  V2 alternate and V1. Video feedback.

January 16, 2014 – 6:00 PM OO Lighted Ski Trails  – Classical Technique Efficient diagonal stride and climbing hills.  Video feedback.

January 23, 2014 – 6:00 PM OO Lighted Ski Trails – Skate and Classical Technique Downhill speed, turns, and transitions.  Using the tracks and knowing when to jump out. Video feedback.

January 30, 2014 – 6:00 PM OO Lighted Ski Trails – Skate and Classical Technique Knowing when to switch gears and how to feel the snow.  Video feedback.

February 6, 2014 – 6:00 PM OO Lighted Ski Trails Race strategy, imagery, and enjoying the process.  Skills review and video feedback.

The sessions will be movement oriented with very little standing.  Fundamental skill development will be based on individual needs and goals established during the first meeting in November.  All levels of skiers are welcome.

Fees will be $75.00 for non club members and $50.00 for club members. Please forward the completed information form, signed waiver, and full payment to: North End Ski Club, P.O. Box 192, Cable, WI 54821 or bring to the first session. Questions: Call 715/798-3599, rbergin@cheqnet.net.



Björn Again!

This Year at the Marine O’Brien Race it was a NEW Björn winning the Annual Wood Ski Race~

Björn Hagstrom!

Congrats on a Great Race!



Group Ski Nights

GROUP Night ski dates FINALLY! Dec. 12th, 17th (Off X-mas Week) Jan. 2nd, 7th, 14th, 21st & 28. Well will set more as they get closer. Look for the events at www.outthereshop.com/category/events/ or Out There: Nordic Sports & Camping

See you Out There!

Deer Fly Chase

2nd place this year by Team Member Nathan Lillie on his Single Speed!


Awesome Event. For more details


Mt Borah Epic

It was a Great First year for the Mt. Borah Epic! Racing and getting Out There toward the front was Nathan Lillie from Altoona on his single speed finishing 7th overall!




Chippewa 50K & 10K Trail Runs

The Chippewa 50Km Ultra Marathon and 10k is a beautiful trail run along the Ice Age Trail in New Auburn, Wisconsin.

For more details:


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!