Nordic Ski Club
of Milwaukee
 

Events

The Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee welcomes newcomers and prospective members to any of our events.
To add an event, email details to nordicskiclub.mke@gmail.com.

The Nordic Ski Club will occasionally list events sponsored by other organizations. The Club and these other organizations are separate and distinct. The Club provides information without compensation about other events solely as a service to members or guests who may be interested in such outings. The Club has no control or voice in managing these events.  Members and guests should exercise their own judgment and participate in these events cautiously and at their own risk.

Upcoming events

    • Friday, August 01, 2014
    • 5:30 PM
    • Steaming Cup, 340 W Main, Waukesha
    Meet your NSCM friends at the Steaming Cup, 340 W Main, Waukesha. Then venture out to explore the streets of Historic Downtown Waukesha, including 6 stages of live music, a variety of restaurants and unique shops. Waukesha is proud to be the hometown of guitar legend Les Paul --and was honored as a new Gibson Company "Guitar Town" in 2012. Take in the guitars on the Guitar Walking Tour, or online at waukeshaguitartown.com

    For more info, call or e-mail event leader Kayleen Kauffman @ 262-549-2389 or kgkauffman@yahoo.com

    • Friday, August 08, 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • IATA's Ridge Road parking lot, Kewaskum, WI

    Come out to enjoy the spectacular views of the setting sun and rising moon from the hills above Sunburst ski area. We will begin at the Ridge Road parking lot.  We will hike out on the IAT and the white loop (newly rerouted in 2012) to reach Sunburst Ski Area taking an optional side trip to the Eisenbahn Trail to add another mile of hiking.  We will return along the Ice Age Trail catching the setting sun and rising moon.  Bring along boots, water, bug spray and a flashlight as the woods get dark when the sun goes down and the moon comes up.

    Meet at the IATA's Ridge Road parking lot.  From Hwy 45, travel north through West Bend almost to Kewaskum. At the stoplight for Hwy H and McDonalds, turn left (west) onto Badger Road. At the next stop sign, turn left (south) onto Prospect Ave. Go past Sunburst Ski area. The road will curve west, change names to Ridge Road and climb a big hill. The IATA parking lot is at the crest of the hill on your right. Watch for yellow and black Ice Age Trail Event signs. Be ready to hike by 6:30 pm.

    Contact Craig with questions at (262)370-3322 or
    craigsan@wi.rr.com.

    • Saturday, August 09, 2014
    • 9:30 AM
    • Princess Point south of Hebron
    Join Glacier State Paddlers for a fun day canoeing on the Bark River from Princess Point south of Hebron to Fort Atkinson.  This will be a 13-mile trip with an option for a shorter 6-mile paddle on a slow moving, wide river.  There are no homes and very few roads paddling down the Bark River before joining the Rock River in Fort Atkinson near the end of the trip.  The trip will begin at 9:30 am on Saturday, August 9.  Please bring a bag lunch, beverage, and gloves to protect your hands.

    Call Mike Craig, AYH trip leader and Nordic member, at 414-552-5011 to reserve a spot on the trip and to get trip details (where to meet, etc.).  Identify yourself as a Nordic Ski Club member.  Canoe rental cost is a maximum of $6.00 per person.  Money should be paid directly to Mike.  There is no fee if you have your own canoe or kayak.

    • Sunday, August 10, 2014
    • 1:00 PM
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    Mark your calendars for a Nordic Disc/Frisbee Golf outing.  The Disc/Frisbee Golf course at Dretzka Park (12020 W. Bradley Rd) has 18 holes consisting of tees, fairways, rough (trees and bushes), and holes consisting of a metal basket.  The goal is to throw your Frisbee (or one of the special discs used by diehard fans) from the tee to the hole in the least number of throws, just like regular golf.  When the Frisbee hits the chains above the metal basket, it falls into the metal basket (the “hole”).  There’s even a par score for each hole.

    Meet Paul Keber at the north end of the ski chalet parking lot in Dretzka Park at 1:00 pm on Sunday, August 10. A round of golf takes less than 2 hours. You don’t have to be a Frisbee whiz to have fun playing Disc/Frisbee golf!  Call Paul at 262-462-9447 if you have any questions.
    • Wednesday, August 13, 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • Call GSP trip leader Bill Ross for trip details
    What better way to enjoy an early summer evening than a twilight paddle on the Milwaukee River?  Join other Nordics and Glacier State Paddlers members Wednesday evening on June 19 starting at 6:00 pm and ending at dusk. 

    We’ll paddle the Milwaukee River through downtown Milwaukee and will end before it gets dark. 

    Call GSP trip leader Bill Ross at  wmbross@hotmail.com or 414-332-1889 to reserve a spot on the trip and to get trip details (where to meet, etc.).  Identify yourself as a Nordic Ski Club member.  Canoe rental cost is a maximum of $2.00 per person for this trip.  Money should be paid directly to Bill.  There is no fee if you have your own canoe or kayak. 

    • Saturday, August 16, 2014
    • 8:45 AM
    • 1425 Country Club Lane, Watertown, WI
    Joint event with the Bayview Bicycle Club. 27, 42 or 52 mile rides over rolling terrain with level sections.  Ride through scenic farm country west and southwest from Watertown.  Short route has a rest stop at 14 miles at the River Bend Resort on the Crawfish River. Longer routes go west toward Waterloo and then southeasterly toward Lake Mills.  Longer routes have a rest stop at 27 miles at Crawfish Junction Tavern & Restaurant in Milford.

    Start at Lalor house at 1425 Country Club Lane, Watertown.  Take I94 West to STH 26 North, right turn from off-ramp toward Watertown. Near Watertown, stay on the new STH 26 bypass, do not take Business 26 into Watertown.  Exit STH 16 East. Turn left (north) on Water Street (at sign for Watertown Country Club), right (east) on Silver Creek Road, left (north) on Country Club Ln. to light tan ranch on right (east)  side of street. Park on the east side of the road only (park on pavement).  Approximate drive time: one hour from Zoo Interchange.

    Picnic after the ride at the Lalor’s.  Meat, soda, and water provided.  Bring dish to pass and a lawn chair.  RSVP by 8 pm Thursday August 14th to Tierney Lalor at (920) 261-6608, or tlalor1425@charter.net.

    • Sunday, August 24, 2014
    • 7:00 AM
    • Waterford Union High School 100 Field Dr, Waterford, WI 53185
    Look For Nordics on the 31st annual CCCC Century!

    This is the 31st Anniversary CCCC Century Ride, with terrific routes. There are four distance options - 30, 55, 68, and 100 mile routes. Many quiet country roads, with some rolling hills, shady lanes and don't forget the Dairy air! Full-service rest stop @ every 16-25 miles on all routes. 4 rest stops on the 100 mile route. Great food, home-baked goods. Full sag support. Post-ride showers, pasta dinner, ice cream, and beverages at Waterford Union HS.

    Sign up before August 15 to save $5.00. Go to the CCCC website at http://www.creamcitycycleclub.com for more information or sign-up on http://active.com. Look for the Nordics on the route!
    Contact Katie at katiebivens@ymail.com for information.

    • Saturday, August 30, 2014
    • Monday, September 01, 2014
    • Wyalusing State Park 13081 State Park Ln, Bagley, WI
    Don’t lose out on your chance to have a fun-filled Labor Day weekend with the Nordic Ski Club and Cream City Cycle Club!

    Join us for a fun packed weekend of multi-sports activities at one of Wisconsin’s most beautiful parks: Wyalusing. Located about 5 miles south of Prairie du Chien, this park has numerous recreational options: biking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, touring, and the list goes on. 

    We have a group campsite which is adjacent to flush toilets and showers.  Tent camping is the only option at our group site.  For those of you not familiar with Wyalusing, it overlooks the convergence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers, with panoramic views of the area.

    We plan to have a potluck meal on Saturday night.  So bring your meat or non-meat entrée and a dish to pass for our dinner.  Bring along your favorite muffin/coffee cake to share on Saturday morning as well.  We’ll provide the coffee and juice. 

    The cost is $12 per member and $13 per non-member for the three day weekend.  Transportation is on your own, but carpooling is possible since parking is limited and a state park sticker is required for admission to the park.  Canoe and kayak rentals are also available. 

    Our nights will be spent around a blazing campfire. So if this sounds like a great way to spend your Labor Day weekend, let us know of your interest.  Mark Steckhahn and Harriet Pfersch will be your host and hostess for the weekend, so plan on having a memorable weekend with us.  Call 414-453-6872 to reserve your spot.  Limit of 20.  Bike rides are planned for both Saturday and Sunday.

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