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  • Trail To The Birkie Video Series, Part 3: Lauren

    Trail To The Birkie Video Series, Part 3: Lauren

    For week three in our Trail To The Birkie Series, we chat with Lauren as she preps for her first full-length Birkie. Let’s cheer her on come race day – we know she’ll do great! If you missed Part 1 last week, take a minute to view that segment featuring Ashley Shuman. Catch up with our week 2 feature with fast skier, Dakota Dale. Enjoy, and let’s get Birkie Fever goin’!Read More »
  • Birkie Week Special Guests

    Birkie Week Special Guests

    Birkie Week at the Moon is always full of surprises, and 2019 is no exception. Outrageous sales…check; great camaraderie…check. We’ve even got some special guests you’re gonna definitely hang out with.   First up, is Leena Peltonen, CEO and Co-Owner of Rex Ski Wax. Rex is one of the most successful wax companies in Nordic, and with her at the helm, Rex has been on the cutting edge of wax technology. Leena will be in and out Weds. through Fri. talking …Read More »
  • Birkie ’19: “Year of the Volunteer”

    Birkie ’19: “Year of the Volunteer”

    Each Birkie seems to take on a life of its own – the Blizzard Birkie, and Half Birkie, The Non-Birkie, etc. Getting ahead of the game this year, organizers have set out to preordain the 2019 event and “the Year of the Volunteer.”.And rightly so; there are 2500 of them, in fact! These are the tireless foot soldiers which make the Birkie possible. Envelope stuffers, parking marshalls, medics, food station workers, and on and on. In the spirit of the …Read More »
  • Trail To The Birkie Video Series, Part 2: Dakota

    Trail To The Birkie Video Series, Part 2: Dakota

    Next in our Trail To The Birkie Series we meet Dakota, up and coming masters elite. Dakota shares some training tips, why he loves classic technique, and a look at the twin Dale brothers rivalry. If you missed Part 1 last week, take a minute to view that segment featuring Ashley Shuman HERE. Enjoy, and let’s get Birkie Fever goin’!Read More »
  • Wax Report for Pre-Birkie

    Wax Report for Pre-Birkie

    Weather Forecast: Overnight low 19 below zero; late afternoon high 11 above. Race start is delayed until 11am so air temps will be warming into single digits above zero – expect some cold air in the frost pockets! Approximate start temp. 5 below zero. Situation: Cold, fresh snow; course has been moved to north of OO from Lake Hayward. Kick Wax: A winter of multiple rain evens means we’ve used a lot of klister; however, there is a lot of new …Read More »
  • Trail to the Birkie Video Series, Part 1: Ashley

    Trail to the Birkie Video Series, Part 1: Ashley

    “Trail To The Birkie” is a 4-part series by the New Moon team that features some our favorite everyday athletes from the local community talking about their journey to compete in what some call the Greatest Show on Snow! At New Moon, we are a family of dedicated and passionate cross country skiers located in Hayward, Wisconsin, home of the Slumberland American Birkebeiner—the “Birkie.”  We began serving the Nordic skiing community back in 1976 alongside the fledgling but growing Birkie …Read More »
  • Pre-Birkie Week at New Moon

    Pre-Birkie Week at New Moon

    Get ready for the Birkie THIS weekend at the Hayward Lions Pre-Birkie. This Lions Club Fundraiser and FUN race has no equal when it comes to preparing one mentally and physically for the American Birkebeiner. In other words, once you have completed the Pre-Birkie you will have the confidence to take on the mother of all XC marathon races, the American Birkebeiner. To celebrate not only the Pre-Birkie, but the North End Classic on Sunday, New Moon has got some …Read More »
  • The Future of Glide Wax is Liquid!

    The Future of Glide Wax is Liquid!

    Glide waxing is in the midst of a revolution. Recent efforts by regulators and wax companies to be more environmentally responsible with wax formulation have led to a rapid evolution of alternative and new options to hot waxing. The thrust of these efforts  has led in the direction of liquid or semi-liquid recipes which drastically reduce the amount of base waxes and additives required to adequately treat a ski’s surface. Using alcohol-based suspensions rather than petroleum solvents and propellants, production …Read More »
  • We Have A Winner: Meghan Kimber!

    We Have A Winner: Meghan Kimber!

    Congratulations are in order for Meghan Kimber of Duluth, MN! Meghan entered New Moon’s Pure Fuel Giveaway and won a free race entry to the American Birkebeiner courtesy of Birkie sponsor, Anderson’s Maple Syrup Pure Fuel. Anderson’s Pure Fuel is 100% organic Wisconsin Maple Syrup specially packaged for xc skiing, cycling, and other aerobic sports. Based in nearby Cumberland, WI, the Anderson family has been producing maple syrup since 1928 and is Wisconsin’s leading syrup producer. New Moon is delighted …Read More »
  • Cold-Weather Strategies Revisited

    Cold-Weather Strategies Revisited

    Much of the Midwest is experiencing excessively frigid temperatures this week. Up here in Hayward, it looks like we will be enjoying a balmy high of -10 with temps dipping down to a frosty low of -29 degrees overnight. With less than ideal weather conditions looming all over the country, we thought we’d look at a couple articles we posted last year about how to protect yourself when it’s not only cold but possibly dangerous out on the trail. First …Read More »
  • Product Spotlight – Floyd’s of Leadville

    Product Spotlight – Floyd’s of Leadville

    My goal in training for either skiing or biking is to reduce suffering when I participate in events. To reduce suffering after training, it’s important to have a plan for managing pain and inflammation. Eating ibuprofen like candy, as it turns out, isn’t the best game plan for your overall health. We’re happy to welcome Floyd’s of Leadville CBD line of products into the shop to help with pain, inflammation, and stress management. The Leadville, CO based company, which is …Read More »
  • Silent Sport Trail Report – Dress for XC Success with Layering

    Silent Sport Trail Report – Dress for XC Success with Layering

      Learn how to tackle every kind of winter weather with layering.Read More »
  • Buy A Fat Bike, Ride The Fat Bike Birkie FREE!

    Buy A Fat Bike, Ride The Fat Bike Birkie FREE!

    FAT BIKES are fun. FAT BIKE BIRKIE is Fun. FREE is Fun… How’s a FREE FAT BIKE BIRKIE ENTRY sound? Yeah, we thought so! New Moon has partnered with the Birkie to provide a free Fat Bike Birkie to customers who purchase a FAT Bike at the shop. Bike buyers will be provided with a special code to sign up with. Just be sure to act before we run low on stock and before the race fills to its registration …Read More »
  • Birkie Wax Service:  Plan Ahead, Have More Fun!

    Birkie Wax Service: Plan Ahead, Have More Fun!

    As we close in on one month ’til Birkie 2019, it’s time to get plans organized for a fast race and stress-free weekend. Part of New Moon’s annual Birkie tradition is aiding skiers with those goals. Birkie Wax Stress Syndrome, or “BWSS” is a crippling affliction that can render a skier unable to partake in and enjoy the pre-race Birkie festivities on Thursday and Friday. The Birkie Expo, Barnie, Barke-Birkie, and Giant Ski event are just some of the reasons …Read More »
  • PRODUCT SPOTIGHT – BLIZ NORDIC OPTICS

    PRODUCT SPOTIGHT – BLIZ NORDIC OPTICS

    Few things can make you look instantly cooler than a sweet pair of sunglasses. If you’re aim is top shelf spiff, just take a look at the start line of a World Cup Nordic Ski race. There is a kaleidoscope of shiny, bright colors covering those high intensity peepers, and they’re not just for show. If you’re zipping down hills at high speed, you want to keep your eyes from freezing up so you don’t wind up in the woods …Read More »
  • Help Moonie Represent in Russia

    Help Moonie Represent in Russia

    You might remember Alexia Abric. She worked at our shop all through high school, totally kept the guys in line, and we’ve missed her since she headed off to college 2 years ago.Read More »
  • Dress for XC Success – Layering

    Dress for XC Success – Layering

    Once you’ve gotten your xc equipment fitted perfectly, the next thing to dial in is your clothing. Customers ask me all the time, “What temperature range is this piece of clothing for?” There is so much more than temperature range to dressing for success when it comes to cross country skiing. The key to comfort is layering.Read More »
  • Try Pure Fuel & Win a FREE Birkie Race Entry

    Try Pure Fuel & Win a FREE Birkie Race Entry

    New Moon is happy to announce a fun (and sweet) partnership with Anderson’s Pure Fuel energy gel: Purchase any quantity of Pure Fuel gel packets, and you are eligible to enter for our drawing for a free Birkie entry. What is Pure Fuel? – Simply, Pure Fuel is 100%, USDA Organic Maple Syrup from Wisconsin’s very own Anderson’s Maple Syrup,  packaged in skier-friendly gel-packs for use out on the trail. In addition to quick energy, Pure Fuel has nutritious minerals …Read More »
  • Staff Faves – Last Minute Gifts

    Staff Faves – Last Minute Gifts

    If you aren’t finished your holiday shopping yet, what is going on with you (ok, I’m the last one to judge because I just got my tree up (w/lights, not ornaments yet) and haven’t even started my Christmas letter!!). Winter sings, company parties, visiting relatives, and pet vs. tree disasters aside, it’s time to buckle down and get everyone on your list the perfect present.Read More »
  • Silent Sport Trail Report – The Birkie Trail

    Silent Sport Trail Report – The Birkie Trail

      Chris and John talk about the new Birkie trail center, bridge, and how you can do your part to support the Birkie lifestyle.Read More »
  • Product Spotlight – ANGi Equipped Bike Helmets

    Product Spotlight – ANGi Equipped Bike Helmets

    We like to venture out into remote parts of the woods on many of our bike rides. While the woods and seclusion are a big draw for so many of us who bike and recreate in our community, it can also create situations in which an accident can become dangerous and potentially life threatening. While some of us may be a bit stubborn about technology creeping ever more into our recreational activities, a new bit of innovation from Specialized has …Read More »
  • Casual Christmas Countdown

    Casual Christmas Countdown

    If you’ve been to New Moon’s website or to the shop, you know we carry cross country ski apparel. We carefully curate the best and most appropriate pieces from the Nordic world’s foremost xc outfitters-Bjorn Daehlie, Swix, Salomon, Rossignol, Toko, and more. But what you may not have realized is that New Moon has some fun casual pieces too for both skiers and nonskiers alike. Whether you are going out on the town or staying in by the fire, these …Read More »
  • Silent Sport Trail Report – Getting on Snow

    Silent Sport Trail Report – Getting on Snow

      Find out how easy it is to start enjoying our winter wonderland on skis or two wheels!Read More »
  • Product Spotlight – Twin Six

    Product Spotlight – Twin Six

    If you find yourself coming up dry for gift ideas for the cyclist in your life, Twin Six has got you covered this season. We just received a shipment of fresh new designs in the form of shirts, jerseys, socks and water bottles. A broad range of styles are covered including the colorful, tranquil pattern of the Deep Woods (we love our evergreens up here), a nod to the hunting cyclist with the Saddle Up T-shirt, a seasonally appropriate long …Read More »
  • Kids on Skis – Encouraging a Lifetime Sport

    Kids on Skis – Encouraging a Lifetime Sport

      If you love to XC ski, but haven’t attempted to get your kids out on the trails, or if your family ski outing ended in disaster, we’ve got a few tips and tricks that can help you have an amazing time with the kiddos and instill them with a lifetime love of the sport. First of all, take advantage of talent available to help with the learning and outfitting process. Consider one of the many groups or clubs that …Read More »


 

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