Biathlon

The Bay Nordic Program

Bay Nordic building on the success of Project Illumination Phase I, Phase II is on target with another new addition to its programming – Biathlon. As part of Bay Nordic’s vision to make N.E.W. a desirable year-round community by promoting an active lifestyle through Nordic skiing for all age groups, the Biathlon fits in perfectly, winter and summer.

The Bay Nordic Biathlon program is still being formed and details will follow as this new area develops. However, Bay Nordic will be hosting an inaugural event on June 24th at the Reforestation Camp and Rifle Range. The event will consist of a Youth and Novice/Experienced run or mountain bike course. Each participant will complete the course 3 times and shoot 2 times in the prone position. This will be a novice event, which does not require participant certification, however all rifles will stay within the shooting range and will not be allowed on the course. There will be a qualified adult at each shooting station to ensure safety and to instruct shooting technique. Registration fee includes all trail and range use fees, ammo, and club rifles. You just need to bring your running shoes and/or bike.

Click here to register

Our downloadable flyer with all the details is here.

Learning the ropes

What is Biathlon

 

Biathlon is the combination of cross country skiing and target shooting. Pictographs of Scandinavian hunters on skis have been dated back to 2000 BC. The first biathlon competition was recorded at the Sweden – Norwegian border in 1776. The Biathlon became an Olympic event for the 1924 Olympics in Chamonix, France. In 1978 the .22 caliber rifle became the official Biathlon rifle and Wisconsin held its first Biathlon event in 2009.

 

Biathlon Committee

  • Brian Gustin (Chairman)
  • Paul Egelhoff
  • Gary Kozloski
  • Gregg Pattison
  • Jon Bartol
  • John Jones