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Weekend Wax Recommendation

Posted by Michael Stearns on Jan 5th 2017

Gear West Weekend Wax Recs: SISU Ski Festival - Ironwood, Michigan Friday Night low: -5 F Saturday High:  0 F......brrrrrrrrrr  Make sure your bases are hardened off for th … read more

Nordic Night Fever - Food Strategies

Posted by Tony Mommsen on Jan 3rd 2017

  A panel of Birkie veterans share their strategies  Nordic Night Fever Event 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. - Feb. 9th at Gear West&nbsp … read more

USA XC Ski Marathons

Posted by Tony Mommsen on Dec 19th 2016

Long Distance Skiing This is our attempt to locate the major ski marathons in the USA. Use this map to plan your race season, we think you should be able to get eight or nine … read more

2016 Gear Western Country Half Marathon

Posted by Adam Mahar on Oct 16th 2016

2016 was another great year for the Gear Western Country Half Marathon. Nearly 300 athletes took to the roads and trails of Long Lake for the fifth running of the event. The half marathon saw Jake … read more

Wisconsin Ironman - Recap

Posted by Jan Guenther on Oct 11th 2016

Sunday Sept 25th Two weeks after the Wisconsin Ironman. Poof! After it was over I dove back into work with such a focus that I did not include time to finish my IM blog. In one sweeping stateme … read more