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  • How to Store Your Outdoor Gear in the Off Season | Wild Rock Outfitters
    October 4, 2021

    How to Store Your Outdoor Gear in the Off Season

    As summer ends and the weather turns colder, it’s inevitably time to pack away some of our adventuring gear for the season. Whether you’re a back-country camper, a car camper or ultralight fast-packer, a proper end-of-season inventory and storage system...

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  • Beyond SPF: All About Sun Protective Clothing | Wild Rock Outfitters
    June 22, 2021

    Beyond SPF: All About Sun Protective Clothing

    Sunscreen, check. Wide-brimmed hat, check. Shady locations scouted, check. UV-protective clothing, check?! Yes, you read that right - there is such a thing as UV-protective clothing, and it’s something you should think about adding to your arsenal if you spend...

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  • Kieran's Must-Haves for Bikepacking | Wild Rock Outfitters
    June 8, 2021

    Kieran's Must-Haves for Bikepacking

    If you are anything like me then your appreciation for long, adventurous rides will eventually lead you to planning even further afield; planning routes that can’t be completed in one day. When I came to this conclusion myself, I turned...

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  • Kieran's Must-Haves for Gravel Rides | Wild Rock Outfitters
    June 8, 2021

    Kieran's Must-Haves for Gravel Rides

    Kieran is our in-house gravel guru. A lifetime rider and passionate explorer, Kieran has slowly but surely encouraged local riders to embrace the fantastic gravel riding we have in Peterborough County. Always happy to share routes and advice, Kieran is...

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  • Bike Swap is Back | Wild Rock Outfitters
    March 26, 2021

    Bike Swap is Back

    NOTE: With the current Stay at Home order in effect, we have cancelled the dates for our spring Bike Swap. Due to the uncertainty around reopening dates, we are postponing making any decisions on new dates right away. Rest assured...

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  • Learn To Love The Bike You Have | Wild Rock Outfitters
    March 19, 2021

    Learn To Love The Bike You Have

    by Justin Ross The year is now 2021 and the great pandemic bike shortage is in full swing. As folks rediscover and take to the great outdoors, the demand for solid gear continues to skyrocket. If you were fortunate enough...

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  • Cross Country Skiing 101 | Wild Rock Outfitters
    January 29, 2021

    Cross Country Skiing 101

    Ask a seasoned cross-country skier about the sport and you’ll see a glint in their eye. It doesn’t  take much to get a skier to rhapsodize about favourite trails, gear, and the many health benefits. Skiing provides an excellent whole-body...

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  • The Bike Story for 2021 | Wild Rock Outfitters
    January 21, 2021

    The Bike Story for 2021

    Like many other industries, the bike industry is struggling with increased demand and supply chain issues. Bikes, as the most efficient vehicle to move a human, seem to be simple but are made of hundreds of small parts. If any of...

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  • How To Wax Your Nordic Skis | Wild Rock Outfitters
    January 21, 2021

    How To Wax Your Nordic Skis

    by Scott Murison To wax or not to wax; this is the question. Read on to find out if, and how, to wax your nordic skis. Non-Wax Skis These are the skis described as non wax, no wax, skin or fish...

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