What makes you a biker? What makes you a Skier? What makes an adventure seeker in general? Of course you need to learn the sport itself but there is more to the big picture than just “doing it”. Some enthusiasts want to be seen as a adventure seeker even when not on their bike, skis, or throwing discs at a local disc golf course. It’s a lifestyle that we are proud of. Music plays a big role, whether your doing it for the workout or just the luxury of being outside. Take one of our Manager’s Brad for example. When he’s out on his Road Bike he’s looking to get a good workout in, while simply enjoying the beautiful summer weather Wisconsin has to offer.
He usually is always listening to music while on his rides. If it’s for training he’s riding to something that is a little more up-beat (around 130 beats per minute). This allows his pedal strokes to stay in tune more with the music he is listening to and helps him stay on beat! Did I mention he is also a DJ so any music question you have, he’s the guy to ask! If its more just for a “cruise” then the sky is the limit. Brad enjoys everything from Reggae to electronic music and everything in-between. So on your next visit to Shepherd & Schaller pick his brain. He could give you some new tunes to listen to.
For 70 years Shepherd & Schaller has been extremely lucky to enjoy the bounty with which Mother Nature has blessed the Wausau area. By offering gear and resources to best enjoy the rivers, lakes, hills, Mountain and trails in all their natural (and occasionally improved) glory, we help make it even more exhilarating to partake by kayak, bike, ski or on foot. Wausau’s Favorite Outdoor Store is where locals and visitors come for premium gear and expert, authentic advice and to find out what’s new.
Spring 2019 – We’re super psyched about an exciting new local organization. It’s set to host year-round competitions and events that take advantage of our local natural resources and celebrate the blood, sweat and tears of every athlete. It will put the heart of Wisconsin on the map as the Extreme Sports Capital of the USA. We welcome IRONBULL.ORG!
Visit their website to learn about the history of the name, their goals and scheduled events. Follow IronBull on social media, join the clubs it supports, volunteer, donate and cheer the athletes on.
Active, healthy living is an integral part of the lives of many who call Wausau and Marathon County home. To those who are just visiting, Shep’s is happy to support you while you’re here and we invite you to live the IronBull lifestyle with us.
You’re a brand shopper. You appreciate quality, care about brand integrity and recognize the added value to produce with premium, organic and recycled materials. Transparent supply chains and Free Trade are important to you. Last season’s colors are just fine, thank you very much.
And paying less is right up your alley. You’re in luck!
The Sale Loft at Shepherd & Schaller in downtown Wausau is always stocked with past-season clothing and shoes at deep discounts. How deep? Up to 70% off!
You’ll find a colored Discount Dot or a “Sale Price” tag on each item. We’ll deduct the discount dot percentage from the retail price. Easy peasy and you can treat yourself to more shopping or money in the bank with the savings!
Returns and exchanges are accepted within 30 days of purchase on all unused and unaltered full-price items in our store (tags still in place.) We’ll still help if you change your mind about a sale priced item. Read our full Exchange or Return policy here.
Pre-shop our bikes here, then visit Shepherd & Schaller in Downtown Wausau to chat with our friendly, expert cyclists and choose the Raleigh or Scott bike best suited to your goals and budget.
Making memories is one of the best reasons to own a bike so we’ll start you off with a great one: With every bike purchase you get our Free professional assembly, a Free 30-day check-up and Free 1-year tune-up plus 20% off bike accessories like helmets, locks, lights, bells and bike clothes. Go home with a Free set of Skullcandy earbuds too (while they last.) Because a great bike with great bike service is music to your ears.
We stock Scott and Raleigh bicycles in models ideal for your upgrade from big-box store bikes, without bank-breaking prices. They feature premium components, better value. Need a high-end ride? Shop early for special order Scott and Raleigh – they move fast.
In love with your old bike, or passing it down? Our full-service bike repair shop is in the gifted hands of the region’s most respected repair expert, Pete Kohlmoos. With more than 30 years full-time experience, your ride will be better after a visit to Pete’s repair shop. Check out our Service Menu below.
Can’t visit us in person? Shop our web store or call 715-845-5432. We’ll be happy to help by phone too.
Even with a national reputation as a premier ski shop and a regional following for our superior bike services, Shepherd & Schaller is all about the local community. We host annual used equipment swap fundraisers for local ski teams. We organize an annual New Gear Demo each March at Wisconsin’s premier ski destination, Granite Peak Ski Area. We serve on Wausau planning boards and committees and have been active in downtown redevelopment since long before Wausau Main Street River District was created, which we were instrumental in.
What makes us unique? Our history and our space. Shepherd and Schaller is a one-of-a-kind place to shop. Three floors, including our famous basement DUNGEON where used and new ski equipment is priced so low it’s frightening, along with our LOFT sale room where you’ll find off-season clearance-price clothing and shoes from famous outdoor brands.
We don’t just sell, we shop. Robb and his partner Theresa, with the support of an outstanding team, select the products we offer, usually with a specific customer in mind. The CEOs of the most respected manufacturers in sport are our personal friends, not just names on a contact list. These relationships help us to know the ins and outs of the outdoor industry like no one else you might shop with. Even if it is old fashioned, relationships matter to us.
So where are we going? The answer is, wherever Wausau needs us. An expanded web store, adjusted store hours, new brands, new categories, event sponsorships. We’ll do it with the same integrity and committment to the community for as many years as shoppers appreciate our unique position in the marketplace. Cheers to 70 years and many more to come!