Well, we think we will have decent trails and a good race tomorrow. Anyone coming up from the South on #371 should be aware the Brainerd Ice Fishing Extravaganza is on tomorrow and traffic will be down to one lane near Gull Lake and heavy!! Alternate routes from the west are to wind through the County roads and get onto #77 in Lakeshore and come around the north side of Gull. From the east, you can turn north on CR #3 by Caribou coffee as you enter BRD and take that to #4, and #4 to #13 which will bring you to Lake Hubert. Take Clark Lake Dam road up to Clark Lake Rd and then to my house.
Everyone—be super careful on the back roads and in our driveway; and also in parking area on Charmin Ave near the range. Lot of ice everywhere. Please park on the east side of Charmin near the range. Also please recall there are no bathrooms at the range, only his and her trees Smile
Hope to see you tomorrow! Keep an eye on your email late tonight/ early tomorrow for any updates.
Bill Meyer, Coach
Just a quick update. Both races are on—Saturday Biathlon and Sunday a Nordic 6 or 18km [3 x 6km] Skate or classical. I skied the LJJ course this morning with good skis and it was really good, plus the high school will have 30 kids shoveling this pm as they are using part of it tomorrow for a Conference race.
Enclosed are a couple of pictures from the Arb this morning.
I will continue to work on the biathlon courses. Not bad, but we can make it better by Saturday.
Good Afternoon Everyone,
Please consider this to be notice that the Biathlon race in Nisswa this coming Saturday will be held, unless something catastrophic occurs.
The outer Blue course is a bit icy at present, and we are working to break that up. We will eliminate the most sketchy downhill in any case and I think we can get the rest skiable when we get the ginzo in on Friday. Meanwhile we will keep shoveling and working it with our two drags.
At worst we will do double laps on the Yellow to replace the Blue.
You can use any skis, but I would recommend you use your second tier rather than your top end race skis. The course will be fast and there is a little dirt showing here and there.
Please let me know that you are coming, [so I can work up a start list] and if so, whether you and any family will join us for a lunch after the races. [we need an approximate count for lunch]
Paul was going to discuss the event with some of his Guard members who are just starting out, so we may have a JrB [SM] class, also.
Any questions, please contact me.
Bill Meyer, Coach
Specific times (zero, start, and so on) will be announced by the organizers of the events as the details emerge.
11 December – MN Cup #1 – Mt. Itasca
15 – 19 December – IBU Trials – Mt. Itasca
17 December – MN Cup #2
18 December – MN Cup #3
26-30 December – Y Jr Trials – Vermont
15 January – Snowflake, Duluth
28 January – 10km Pursuit – Nisswa
18-19 February – McMiller/Blackhawk, Madison
5 March – Woodland Trails, Elk River
11 March – MN Cup – Mt. Itasca
20th Annual Fall Festival
3rd Nisswa Roller Ski Biathlon Race
Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and
Nisswa NW Biathlon
Saturday, October 29th, 2016
- Cam’s Biathlon Range
- Directions – see attached map. Nisswa is about 15 miles north of Brainerd, MN
- 6km Sprint Interval Start (30 seconds apart)
- Registration 1:30 PM
- Zero – 2:00 PM
- Race Start – 2:45 PM
- Cost – Free- small donations accepted.
- Make checks payable to Minnesota Biathlon
- Volunteers needed!! Please call Bill Meyer to volunteer or with any questions – 218 839 4727
- Light lunch served after race
- Please contact Bill Meyer at the above phone number if you plan to attend!!
When/where: Oct 29th 2:00 pm zero Cam’s range in Nisswa
Format- 6km Sprint race on roller skis
When/where: Oct 30th, 10:00 zero Elk River range in Elk River
Format: 11.4/9.3/7.3 km Pursuit Format
NOTE: A FORMAL INVITATION WILL BE PROVIDED SHORTLY. BUT PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND.
VLAD, BILL, BRIAN AND LOU