Keeping the silent sports community informed and self propelled.
The ultimate "ski shack" stands just a mile from the Birkie Trail, down which owner Bill Gorham will race the American Birkebeiner for his 16th time next weekend. His wife, Marilyn, a recreational skier, will cheer him on.
Dale Ernst, 48, of Sandusky, Mich., helped a 75-year-old blind woman ski to an age-group win in a 12K race at the North American Masters Cross Country Ski Championships in Traverse City, Mich., according to the Times Herald.
Cedar Falls, Iowa, bike shop owners say their spike in sales in recent years give credence to a recent University of Northern Iowa study showing bicycling has a $364.8 million economic impact on the state annually.
As expected, Lakeville North High School's Ben Saxton defended his title at the Minnesota Nordic skiing championship on Thursday. The real surprise was Jake Richards, a Detroit Lakes senior, finishing second. Richards came in 37th a year ago.
Next weekend, Hudson, Wis. attorney Mark Gherty will ski his 24th American Birkebeiner and his fourth for Team Fox, a charitable organization that raises money for research into Parkinson's disease, which afflicts Gherty's sister.