While it might not seem like it- believe it or not most of our bikes are now in stock and the kayaks and stand up boards are due in next week! In preparation we are marking our winter inventory down to 40% off! Stop in and pick out a new jacket, skis or snowshoes at 40% off. Prices are good until it is gone! (we even snuck in a 50% off rack as well!)
This weekend the Fat Bikes will be invading Marquette for the 906 Polar Roll Fat Bike Race, part of the Great Lakes Fat Bike Series! A point-to-point 35 mile race across Marquette County, the 906 Polar Roll Fat Bike Race will end at Ellwood Mattson Lower Harbor Park. Racers don’t forget to stop by the shop for a last minute tune or for any of your race needs. Not signed up yet? Check out more information at www.906adventureteam.com/2015-polar-roll.
February 20th, 2014
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Packet pick up, Last chance Registration @ Blackrocks Brewhouse.
424 N. 3rd Street Marquette, Mi 49855
February 21st, 2014
7:30 am: 15-Mile Race Packet Pick up opens at the starting line behind Border Grill Washington Street
8:30 am: 35 Mile Race Packet Pick up opens
8:30 am: 15-Mile Race Pre-Race Rider Brief at the Start Line
9:00 am: 15-Mile Race Rolls out
9:30 am: 35-Mile Race Pre-Race Rider Brief at the Start Line
10:00 am: 35-Mile Race Rolls out
2:00 pm: Race Cut-Off @ SBR entry on Wellfield Road
4:00 pm: Race ends, Ellwood Mattson Lower Harbor Park
6:00 pm: After Party/Awards @ Blackrocks Brewery Cannery
950 West Washington Street Marquette, Michigan 49855
It’s the UP 200 weekend- a great family friendly event where thousands of folks gather downtown Marquette to enjoy this spectacular race! The UP200 is one of the top 12-dog mid-distance races in the Midwest, as well as being an Iditarod qualifier. The UP200 trail covers 240 miles of challenging terrain from Marquette to Grand Marais, Michigan and back again through forested land and near-wilderness. Mushers face hills, creek crossings, deep snow, and isolated trail. This is a true test of skill and stamina! The first leg of the trail is from Marquette to Wetmore, a distance of approximately 64 miles. If you have never been you really need to get downtown tonight and experience the start of the race. Now it is sure to be cold out so dress warmly and don’t forget your hand warmers. Our annual winter closeout sale is in progress and all of our winter gear is 30-50% off…..maybe a new warm parka is just the ticket for tonight’s race! Good luck mushers and we will see everyone at the start!
Just in time for some key events in the Upper Peninsula such as the Michigan Ice Fest, Winter Carnival in Houghton and the U.P. 200 Sled Dog Race, both stores have marked down their winter clothing departments! Stop by and score a deal and keep warm during these awesome UP events!
Saturday February 7th 7:00pm Thomas Theaters
The original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, The F3T is a one of a kind experience. Each year fishy folk of all ages gather at premieres to soak up films from around the world, spin a few yarns amongst friends and dream about casts still unmade. If you’ve been, you know what we’re talking about. If you haven’t, we hope to see you soon!
Since its inception in 2007 The F3T has grown more than 30% each year; reaching nearly 50,000 anglers across North America last season. To keep up with demand we’ve added new towns to the 2015 schedule and increased our capacity in the communities that have been supporting us for years.
In addition to showcasing world-class fly fishing films, The F3T is dedicated to supporting the local fly shops and conservation groups that form the backbone of our sport’s educational and environmental efforts. Discount F3T tickets are available at more than 150 fly shops across the country. A portion of those ticket sales go directly to support fishing and habitat-related conservation groups. In 2014 we raised over $300,000 for our conservation partners and have used our voice to bring greater attention and support to groups like Trout Unlimited, Wild Steelhead Coalition, Bonefish Tarpon Trust, Utah Stream Access Coalition, Stop Pebble Mine and many more.
Hope to see everyone out at the show and lets get fired up for the 2015 season!
After years of research and development, A’ME is introducing the new Heated Ergo Tri. Made in USA, this grip features micro process technology and internal sensors that give the rider the freedom to easily adjust each grip to any of the six temperature settings with a simple push of a button, with an LED light indicating the setting. This allows for comfortable hand temperatures that reduce fatigue and maintain finger dexterity. All of which improves rider control. A’ME Heated Ergo Tri grips are made of a specially formulated Vulcathane,™ compound that produces a tacky, durable surface with an ergo design and our popular triangle pattern that is a comfort to hold onto. With a single clamp-on design, installation is simple. Just slide the grip on and tighten one screw! Stop by Down Wind and bike with warm hands this winter!
Monday night Skate Ski Lessons are back! Join Jeff and the gang out at the Forrestville Trail Head for our popular Skate Ski Lessons. Skate-skiing is the fastest, most efficient way of traveling on snow. If you like in-line or ice skating, cycling, or running, you will want to try skating on skis. The 75-minute lesson teaches you the basics of weight transfer, edging, and timing. All abilities are welcome and please dress for the conditions. A limited amount of free demo equipment is available by contacting the store. The Skate Ski Lesson is free but a $5.00 trail pass is required and can be paid for at the trail head. 7-9pm
WINTER ON SNOW DEMO
Saturday, January 10, 2015 Forrestville Trail Head 9am-3pm
It’s time to get out and play in the snow! These warm temperatures will make it the perfect opportunity to bring the whole family out to the Noque trails and demo some new toys. We will have manufacturer reps on hand to help get you outfitted into the perfect gear and to give you pointers on how to use it. Come on out for a whole bunch of fun….FREE OF CHARGE!
WINTER BIKES! 9zero7 and Borealis snow bikes are the latest craze and we’ll have a few to test ride on the packed trails. This is a great opportunity to bring the family out and demo the latest winter equipment.
SALES! Like what you tested? We’ll run specials on all of the gear for those who come out for a test the gear! 9am-3pm at the Forestville Noquemanon Trail Head Marquette For information, call 906-226-7112
Missed it in Marquette? Join us in Houghton on Sunday January 11th 9am-3pm MTU Tech Trails!
Did Santa bring you new skis this Christmas? Down Wind Sports is proud to offer skate ski lessons to our customers. Join Jeff and the gang out at the Forrestville Trail Head for our popular Skate Ski Lessons. Skate-skiing is the fastest, most efficient way of traveling on snow. If you like in-line or ice skating, cycling, or running, you will want to try skating on skis. The 75-minute lesson teaches you the basics of weight transfer, edging, and timing. All abilities are welcome and please dress for the conditions. A limited amount of free demo equipment is available by contacting the store. The Skate Ski Lesson is free but a $5.00 trail pass is required and can be paid for at the trail head. 7-9pm