Partners

Partner support is very important to us in our effort to provide you a great event. After all, winning something for your efforts and getting a chance at free schwag is what it’s all about, right?  Well, maybe not, but it is a nice perk.  We commit to only work with Partners that are trusted and relevant to the Tuscobia Winter Ultra.   We feel the Tuscobia Winter Ultra attracts a special breed of athlete, and as such, our Partners should be special too.  As participants in something as off the wall as winter endurance racing, you are an important audience to our Partners, and we hope exposure to their products and services will directly and positively impact you.

Please think about supporting our Partners, either by visiting their establishments, purchasing their products, or just letting them know how much you appreciate their support.  We are lucky to have such gracious Partners, especially the Run/Bike/Ski Division Partners, who are each donating 12 gift certificates.  

Tuscobia Winter Ultra – Partners:

2017 – Part Deux (Dec 29-31):

 

SKI Partner:

OUT THERE NORDIC SPORTS
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Out There Nordic Sports and Camping Gear is back for their third  forth year as our Ski Partner and local outdoor experts.  Out There will be providing gift certificates to all the SKI division podium finishers, as well as providing support both pre-race and during the weekend.  Out There is located in Rice Lake, just a few minutes from the the Race HQ and the Tuscobia trail head.  Nordic recreation is a way of life for Out There’s Bjorn and Kristin and they instill this in their unique retail shop, based on traditional European Nordic shops.  Out There  promotes outdoor recreation year round, and believes in the idea that “The most important thing is not if you won or not, but if you got Out There!”  We agree!!  Look for information regarding pre-pre-race festivities at Out There.  Please plan to stop in and see them, as they will have last minute prep items available for racers of all disciplines.

 

BIKE Partner:

OTSO CYCLES 

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We are excited to announce a new Partnership with Otso Cycles. Otso is now the official “BIKE” Partner. Otso is based in Minnesota and are dedicated to  “bringing new and innovative ideas to the bike industry.  Indeed they have with their Voytek Fatbike. Full carbon frame with one of the narrowest Q factors available (if not the narrowest) and an adjustable dropout  (Tuning Chip™) system that really works.  Both these innovative features make the Voytek  quite possibly the most versatile year round bike you can find.  We are very excited to have them on board, as we are excited to promote their bikes to you.  Otso has offered Tuscobia the chance to offer an Voytek Frankset in our raffle, a $2,300 retail value!  Otso also be offering registered racers the opportunity to enjoy a discount on a bike purchase.  More news to come on how to take advantage of this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RUN Partner:

TC RUNNING COMPANY

Twin Cities Running CompanyTC Running Company has graciously supported Tuscobia since we took over in 2010, providing discounts to racers and gift certificates to our podium finishers in the RUN division.  TC Running is a prominent and trusted institution in the Minneapolis/St. Paul running scene, both on roads and trail,  and they can be seen volunteering at dozens of running events around the area.   Expertly staffed by some super fast guys and gals with real world running experienc,  TC Running will help you with all your year-round running footwear and clothing needs.  Special thanks to Kurt Decker and Adam Lindahl.

 

Supporting Partners:

 

WOLF TOOTH COMPONENTS

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Wolf Tooth Components will be a Supporting Partner this year.  Another Minnesota company, their description says it all – “We are a group of hardcore cyclists that found ourselves spending a lot of time talking about bike components.  Like most racers we were always looking for new products that could make our bikes lighter, faster, or more reliable.  Since we all come from engineering and manufacturing backgrounds our conversations often focused on how we could make the products on the market today even better.  The company was founded to design and manufacture precision cycling products that emphasize function, performance, and reliability to meet the needs of fellow racers and riders.

Otso Cycles and Wolf Tooth Components will both be offering Discounts for registered racers, and will be supplying our bike podium finishers with gift certs.

 

ONYX RACING PRODUCTS

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Onyx Hubs is another Minnesota company that will be joining Tuscobia as a Supporting Partner this year.  If instant engagement sounds awesome, wait until you ride.  And if silence sounds awesome, wait until you hear it. Don’t let snow and cold temps lock you up, Onyx hubs will just work. And the choice of colors is pretty impressive too.  Onyx is supplying a hub set for the raffle – Sweet!

 

 

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Curriers Lakeview Lodge – 10% discount on lodging.  Call them and mention you are in town for the Tuscobia Winter Ultra to receive your discount.  http://www.currierslakeview.com/ 
2010 21¼ Street · Rice Lake, Wisconsin 54868
(715) 234-7474 · (800) 433-5253 ·
currierslakeview@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Past Event Partners
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2017 (Jan 6-8):

RUN Partner:

Twin Cities Running CompanyTC Running Company has graciously supported Tuscobia since we took over in 2010, providing discounts to racers and gift certificates to our podium finishers in the RUN division.  TC Running is a prominent and trusted institution in the Minneapolis/St. Paul running scene, both on roads and trail,  and they can be seen volunteering at dozens of running events around the area.   Expertly staffed by some super fast guys and gals with real world running experienc,  TC Running will help you with all your year-round running footwear and clothing needs.  Special thanks to Kurt Decker and Adam Lindahl.

BIKE Partner:

9:Zero:7 is back as our official BIKE division sponsor, stepping up big again this year by donating a frame set (frame and fork) as well as providing gift certificates for the BIKE podium finishers.  Hailing from Alaska, 9:Zero:7 and its owner Jamey Stull know a thing or two about riding bikes in the snow.  They are on the forefront of fat bike advancement and their goal is produce the best fat-tire bike frames, components and gear available.  You will see a number of the top racers at Tuscobia riding 9:Zero:7.

SKI Partner:
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Out There Nordic Sports and Camping Gear is back for their third year as our Ski Partner and local expert resource.  Out There will be providing gift certificates to all the SKI division podium finishers, as well as providing support both pre-race and during the weekend.  Out There is located in Rice Lake, just a few minutes from the Tuscobia trail head.  Nordic recreation is a way of life for Out There’s Bjorn and Kristin and they instill this in their unique retail shop, based on traditional European Nordic shops.  Out There  promotes outdoor recreation year round, and believes in the idea that “The most important thing is not if you won or not, but if you got Out There!”  We agree!!

 

Supporting Partners:

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The Rice Lake Tourism Board has generously partnered with us to bring you “Chamber Bucks”! In lieu of a pre-race meal, we wanted to offer racers the chance to ‘do their own thing’ and support a range of local businesses. All racers will receive $10 in Chamber Bucks that can be spent at almost all establishments in Rice Lake (hotels, restaurants, stores, gas stations, etc.).

 

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RM Gear

After introducing their handmade gaiters at last year’s event, RM-Gear brings you each an exclusive Tuscobia-branded winter headband to keep those ears warm and head ventilated! Check out the website for the complete range of gear born from experience and knowledge, and developed with durability and quality in mind. RM – Roberto Marron – is a veteran Tuscobia finisher and along with Chris, the guinea pig for the inaugural 150-mile Tuscobia race in 2010.

 

BlackRockGear

Black Rock Gear is our “official” “keep your digits and ears warm” sponsor.  Black Rock Gear is craft manufacturer making high quality, ultra-light weight 950 fp down gear like mitts, hats and balaclavas. All facets of design and production happen in the USA. Their products are extremely light weight and high performing. Black Rock has agreed to donate product the Tuscobia Winter Ultra, but I encourage to check them out for yourself before race weekend because not everyone will be lucky enough to get Black Rock gear at the race.

 

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Bar Mitts are a well known staple amount the winter fat bike crowd for keeping hands and fingers from freezing solid.  But runners and skiers can also take advantage of of the Poagie/Moose Mitt design.  We will have a variety of the Bar Mitts products available.  Thanks to Patti and Ward for their continued support of winter racing.

 

300-mile man

Local author and Senior Editor of Snowshoe Magazine, Phillip Gary Smith, has been associated with the Tuscobia race for several years. He is one of a handful of people to have completed the 35-mile course on snowshoes. Phillip generously donated copies of the latest edition of his book, 300-Mile Man (Triple Crown Edition). This book is a great read for anyone interested in the Tuscobia race and other winter events. Beware: you may be inspired to attempt even greater feats of endurance.

Get your copy here!

 

 

Past Partners

 

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