What is MIPS?

The bike helmet is the piece of gear that has the biggest job – keeping you safe. With the introduction of MIPS technology, helmet designers are improving that standard. What is MIPS? MIPS stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System, which is the leading slip-plane technology inside the helmet design to reduce rotational forces that can […]

Dirty Bike? Give the drivetrain a “bath!”

Drivetrain enemies: dirt, water, and anything that keeps those things on your chain or working parts. Defeat these with: degreaser, and the appropriate type and amount of lubrication. Again, the appropriate amount of lubrication. Always clean off excess lubrication. What is excess? To figure that out, ask yourself: Can I wipe more lube off my chain? If the […]

Today: Bike, Ski, & Run

This is one of the best times of the year. Really. At what other time can you get in a jog, a bike ride, a snowbike ride, and a ski in one day? Some folks call this the “shoulder season”, and lament waiting until “bike season” starts. With a pair of skis, a snowbike and […]

End of Season Sale

New things in for spring means we have to make room at the shop with our End of Season Sale! Upgrade your skis or find that perfect layer for a great deal. Stop in the shop today to find great deals on skis, poles, accessories, and all winter clothing. Skis up to 60% off Poles […]

Great Bear Chase this Weekend!

This Saturday is the 2017 Great Bear Chase Ski Race on the Swedetown Trails here in Calumet. The Great Bear Chase was started in 1981 by Rick Oikarinen and Bob Gregg as a late-winter cross-country ski that would showcase Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, and the plethora of snow it gets. “We know how much snow we […]

“Elements of the U.P.” landscape photography by Bryan Byrnes

Join Cross Country Sports this First Friday for a new art installation, “Elements of the U.P.,” by Bryan Byrnes Photography, celebrating the timeless beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and the Lake Superior region. Bryan’s work captures the elements of nature that make this area special. By taking an unconventional approach with angles, perspectives, and lighting, […]

Fall in Love…with the Outdoors

Make a date, or two, or twenty seven, to get out and exercise! Why? Exercise improves mood. Exercise improves your health. Exercise improves your relationships with others. Exercise WITH a buddy can help you get a better work out. In the name of Valentine’s Day, we have to give some attention to points 3 and […]

Go Anywhere – Confidence with Electric-Assist

E-bikes, or electric-assist bikes, can help breath new life into your cycling adventures. There are a wide variety of e-bikes on the market today, everything from full-suspension mountain bikes to swift commuter bikes. While they are still new in the market, and there is some controversy, e-bikes can be a great solution for certain cycling […]

Gear we always have with us – a Buff

Here in the Copper Country, every day is an adventure. We have access to a surplus of beautiful outdoor spaces and activities. If you’re like us, you have certain gear you always bring along with you, whether you are hiking a new trail or spinning through your regular commute. One piece of gear that’s always along for the ride […]

Winter Trails Day

We had a great time at Winter Trails Day this past Sunday. The turnout was just what we had hoped for, many smiling faces from first-timers to seasoned skiers. At Winter Trails Day participants were able to enjoy a free pass to the Swedetown trails and free equipment rentals of cross-country skis and snowshoes. We […]