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Everything’s a go for the American Birkebeiner’s second annual FAT BIKE BIRKIE, presented by Freewheel Bike on March 8, 2014. Register by the next early fee deadline on March 1 to save $15 on your entry. The Birkie’s first-ever fat bike event last March was a huge success with 300 registered riders–a fantastic group that the Birkie is looking forward to hosting again! The event is held on the groomed Birkie Trail system. Last year, the event was was capped at 300 riders to make sure we and the riders got off to a good start. Now the Birkie is opening it up to more who are ready to take to the Birkie Trail on their Fat Bikes.
There are two distances to choose from–45K and 18K. This year will be for fat bikes only, not mountain bikes since only a few participated last year and fat bikes definitely perform better on the trail.Both distances start and finish on the grounds at Telemark, in Cable, WI, with the long race reaching the Birkie “OO” trailhead before looping back north to the finish.
The Fat Bike Birkie is a once-a-year chance to ride a fat bike on the world-famous, snow-covered, and beautifully groomed American Birkebeiner Trail system. Bikes are otherwise NOT allowed when there is groomed snow on the trails. Last year riders reported that the course was firm and fast, and the trails held up well to the fat bikes.
Says Ben Popp, Executive Director of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, “We are really excited about the growing interest in this event. The Fat Bike community is great, and we are looking forward to again giving them their own event on the Birkie Trail on some amazing terrain. See you at the starting line!”
For more information about the Fat Bike Birkie and other American Birkebeiner events, like the Birkie Trail Run & Trek on September 21, 2013, visit www.Birkie.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Birkie office at 715-634-5025.