Nordic Ski Club
of Milwaukee
 

Events

Our current 4 month calendar: July, 2015 thru October, 2015 Calendar of 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

    • Thursday, September 03, 2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • Wednesday, October 07, 2015
    • Peninsula State Park 9462 Shore Rd Fish Creek, WI 54212
    Bike. Hike. Paddle. Swim. Explore. Learn. Ranger Programs. Nature Centers. Bird watch. Music. Lighthouses. Theater. Ice Cream. Cherries. Shop. Apples. Relax. Laugh. Campfires and stories. There is something for everyone in Door County.

    A group site is reserved in Peninsula State Park (Fish Creek) for Thursday September 3 to Monday September 7. Check in/out time is 3 PM. This is a non-electric group site with water spigots and vault toilets. All cars must have a valid state park sticker. Check in at the park office on the day of arrival.

    The trip fee for NSCM members is $14 and non-members $15.50. What a deal! Saturday night we will have a potluck so bring a dish to share.

    Send a check payable to NSCM for the appropriate amount and an emergency contact number (someone not on the trip) to Barb Johnson, 3643 East Kimberly Avenue, Cudahy, WI 53110.

    Questions? barbmjohnson@yahoo.com 262.385.8102
    • Sunday, September 20, 2015
    • 7:00 AM
    • Waukesha Expo Center, 1000 Northview Rd, Waukesha, WI 53188
    Pedal The Kettle annual bicycle tour sponsored by the Spring City Spinners. There are three distance options - 35, 67, and 100 mile routes. All rides start at the Waukesha Expo Center Arena Building (the building with the dome roof), 1000 Northview Rd, Waukesha, WI. Exit on Hwy. J off I-94, then South on Hwy J (Pewaukee Rd), then West on Cty Rd FT (Northview Road) for ~0.8 miles, the Expo Center will be on the Right (North side) of Northview Rd. Parking is available in the Expo grounds. The registration and post ride meal will be in the Waukesha Expo Center Arena. Sorry, no shower facilities available this year.

    The Kettle is a fully supported bicycle tour exploring the back roads of scenic Waukesha and Jefferson Counties. Routes will be clearly marked and there will be cue sheets and maps provided. Sag wagons will be available to provide emergency and mechanical assistance. Rest stops will be well stocked with water, high energy beverages and snacks including; fresh fruit, bagels, and the Club's famous home baked cookies. After the ride a delicious meal will be served, back at the Expo Center where you picked up your packet/registered. BICYCLE HELMETS ARE MANDATORY.

    Adult Registration Fee is $30 before September 1, or $35 after September 1. More information can be found here. Look for Nordics on the route!

    Any questions? Contact Paul Keber at 262-547-4827 or email at pkeber@milwpc.com.
    • Friday, September 25, 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • McKinley Marina Overlook, 1600 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee
    Yes, boys and girls it is time to come out and play, renew friendships and plan those winter ski trips. The McKinley Marina is located on the water across from Colectivo Coffee, just north of Veteran’s Park. Drive all the way in and you will see the Overlook Building. This is a great location for Play Time. Hike up to the historic Water Tower, Roller Blade or Cat Ski through Veteran’s Park or Bike along the lovely Memorial Drive up to White Fish Bay.

    After playtime is over, please join us in the McKinley Marina Overlook building for the last meeting of 2014/15 and a look forward to 2015/16. We will preview the ski trips and other activities that have been planned by the Program Committee. Lots going on!

    After the meeting, we’ll break out the Ice Cream. Looking forward to seeing everyone on the Lakefront!

    Friday, September 25, 2015
    6:00 pm Get out and Play
    7:15 pm Come to Overlook Building for Ice Cream Social
    7:45 pm September Meeting then continue socializing
    • Saturday, September 26, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Scuppernong Trail Head, S58 W35820 County Rd ZZ Dousman, WI 53118

    WHAT better way to spend a sunny Saturday in September, than to go hiking with your fellow Nordics.

    WHERE:  Scuppernong Trail Head is located North of the town of Eagle on Hwy ZZ just east of Hwy 67, on the north side of the road. It is part of the Southern Kettle Morraine. See this link for more information and detailed map.

    This is a state park and state park sticker is required.

    HOW DO I GET THERE: you can call me for directions Julie Amundson: 262-567-4531, car pool with a friend, or look up directions in the Nordic directory.

    WHY: Scuppernong is a beautiful set of hiking trails located in the Southern Kettle Morraine, At this time of year, the trees will begin their fall colors. There are three primary loops of trails: 2.3, 4.2, and 5 mile distances. You can hike all or part of a trail, combine portions of loops to achieve the distance of your choice.  The primarily intermediate rolling terrain offers  a trail for everyone.

    After hike: Lunch at the BACKYARD BIKE SHOP in LaGrange, WI. This little out of the way café offers a unique and healthy menu for vegetarians and carnivores alike.

    • Sunday, September 27, 2015
    • 12:50 PM
    • Southeast corner of North Avenue and Lake Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53211
    Learn about the fascinating history of Milwaukee’s North Point Historic District on a North Point Mansions walking tour.  From Tudors to Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture, you’ll see and hear about the architecture of impressive mansions in this neighborhood with our tour guide from Historic Milwaukee.

    Meet at 12:50 pm on Sunday, September 27 (raindate Sunday, October 4) at the fountain on the southeast corner of North Avenue and Lake Drive, located on the upper east side of Milwaukee.  We’ll walk for 1.5 hours and approximately one mile.

    Cost is $10, or is free for Historic Milwaukee members.  To guarantee your spot, book online in advance here with a credit or debit card.  Or, pay with cash or check at the start of the tour.

    If you plan to attend, please call Ann at 262-786-8539 so she has an attendee count, and let her know if you’re interested in meeting earlier for lunch.
    • Thursday, October 08, 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • 2000 Cobblestone Ct, Waukesha, WI 53188 ‎

    If you are leading a winter ski trip, want to be an assistant trip leader, or want to find out what’s involved in leading or assisting on a ski trip, then mark your calendar for Thursday, October 8. That’s when our trip leader training session for next winter’s ski trips will be held. You’ll also discover the rewards of leading or assisting on a trip. The meeting starts at 7:00 pm at Paul Keber’s home at 2000 Cobblestone Ct. in Waukesha (1 mi. south of I-94 off the Cty T exit). Please call Paul at 262-547-4827 to RSVP and for directions, or if you have any questions.

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