Terms & Conditions

The safety of our team members, customers and community is our top priority. Shopping by appointment is available to help reduce wait time while we manage reduced occupancy requirements and work to mitigate the risk of spreading and contracting COVID-19. Appointment bookers acknowledge agreement to the following policies and procedures:

1) The use of face masks that cover the nose and mouth will be required for anyone entering and remaining inside the store. For the health and safety of other customers and staff, absolutely NO exceptions will be made to this rule other than for small children under the age of 2. Masks will be made available at the entrance for those who do not bring their own.

2) Any customer, employee, or guest who is ill for any reason, or who is exhibiting any symptoms such as fever, cough, runny nose or sore throat, or who may have been exposed to COVID-19 in the previous 14 days, is asked NOT to visit Shepherd & Schaller Sporting Goods, 324 Scott St, Wausau

3) Please only enter the store if you are shopping for equipment for yourself or a child who is with you. We ask that non shopping family or friends not enter with you.

4) Currently up to 50 people total may be in the store retail sales area(s) at any time, divided according to the size of each room/area. This capacity may change depending upon recommendations of Wisconsin Health Department, the CDC and/or WHO. We may restrict entrance at any time to allow adequate room for social distancing throughout Shepherd and Schaller.

5) We will take steps to allow maximum ventilation.

6) Hand sanitizer will be provided throughout the store and its use is required after handling any items.

7) We will maintain social distancing and sanitize boots and helmets that are tried on but not purchased. This cleaning will include a disinfecting spray and wipe down.

8) Ski forms (liability and other) must be signed by an adult (18 years old minimum.) Therefore, guests under 18 will not be able to pick-up ski equipment after ski binding work is completed.

*Shop Shepherd and Schaller in Downtown Wausau and Participate in our sales and events at your own risk. Thank you for your compliance with all sale rules and State/CDC recommendations! Let’s be safe and have fun outdoors!

Bicycle Commuting 101 – Rules of the Road

Since you now know what gear you need to hit the road for your work commute by bike (found in yesterday’s blog), today we’re going to cover everything you need to know about safely and legally sharing the road with other cyclist, motorists, and pedestrians.

As found on the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s webpage, the general rules of riding your bike on the road are as follows:

  • Ride at least three feet from the curb or parked vehicles or debris in curb area and in a straight line. Don’t swerve in and out around parked vehicles.
  • Always ride in the same direction as traffic.
  • Sidewalk riding for bicyclists past the learning stage and being closely supervised by adults can be more dangerous than on the road, obeying traffic laws. It is also illegal unless the community has passed an ordinance specifically permitting sidewalk riding. This can be age-restricted, location-restricted or based on the type of property abutting the sidewalk.
  • Obey all traffic laws.
  • Be predictable! Let other users know where you intend to go and maintain an understood course.
The key to riding safely on the roads is to be seen!  It’s a great idea to wear bright colors to make yourself more visible while on your bike, and clothing and accessories with reflective material are an added bonus!

Finally, a few reminder to motorists:

  • Bicycles are vehicles. They belong on the road.
  • Cyclists need room to get around potholes, sewer grates and other obstructions.
  • Leave at least three feet when passing bicycles, more room at higher speeds.
  • Change lanes to pass any bicycle traveling in a narrow lane.
  • Train yourself to scan for fast moving (it’s hard to tell speed) bicycles and motorcycles in the opposing lane to you when turning left, and scan sidewalks and crosswalks for pedestrians and bicyclists using the sidewalk and crosswalk as a pedestrian. Always scan to your right-side sidewalk before you leave a stop light or stop sign, and to the left- and right-side sidewalks when on a one-way street.