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Freewheel Bike Takes on Third Year as Title Sponsor of the Fat Bike Birkie

HAYWARD, Wisconsin (March 2, 2015) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) is proud to announce its ongoing relationship with Freewheel Bike as Title Sponsor of the Fat Bike Birkie on March 7, 2015. Now, in its third year, the Fat Bike Birkie event was launched in 2013 with input from Freewheel Bike and a […]

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The End of the Alphabet

As I sit here in Austria writing the final installment of the countdown, I can barely believe that it is already March, the 2015 Birkie has come to a close, and that I only have three more race series this season.  For the “X,Y,Z” edition of the countdown, I decided to talk to fellow Birkie […]

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Brooks and Bonaldi Win the American Birkebeiner

HAYWARD, Wis. (Feb.  21, 2015) – Holly Brooks (APU/Salomon) and Sergio Bonaldi (Scame-Ski Trab Marathon Team) captured the women’s and men’s freestyle titles at the 42nd American Birkebeiner.  For both, this was their second Birkie win. Brooks attacked with two kilometers to go into a headwind on Hayward Lake in the 51-kilometer race, dropping Aurelie […]

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Warmer Weather to Arrive Saturday

HAYWARD, Wis. (Feb.  20, 2015) – After some brutally cold days, the weather will moderate for Saturday.  The National Weather Service is calling for a low of 9F on Saturday morning with a high of 18F for the Birkie, Korte and Prince Haakon events.  With an inch or so of new snow on Friday, the […]

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Stay Warm Skiers

HAYWARD, Wis. (Feb.  19, 2015) – The National Weather Service is predicting a low of minus 10F and a high of 16F with light snow on Friday for the Junior Birkie and the Barnebirkie.  Conditions look warmer for Saturday.  The NWS is forecasting a low of 7F and a high of 18F. Cross country skiers […]

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Junior Birkie Schedule Modified

HAYWARD, Wis. (Feb.  18, 2015) – Due to cold weather, the Junior Birkie races will start one hour later at 10:00 a.m. instead of 9:00 a.m. as originally scheduled on Friday, Feb. 20.  Start times have also been compressed. New Junior Birkie start times are listed below: 10:00 a.m.              U12 & U14 Boys 3 km […]

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Birkie Fever Legacy Bash!

Agenda for the Evening! 200 have signed up –  There is room for 150 more! See below for the evening’s agenda – You will not want to miss this legendary event!! Walk-ins will be welcome, however please consider pre-registering at http://www.birkie.com/ski/events/party/ or email amy.rowley@birkie.com if you plan to attend so we can get best possible […]

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Week 23: W is for Women of the Birkie

  Way back at week “L” in November I was ski racing in West Yellowstone, Montana. My mom was out on the trails and ran into 27 time Birkie finisher Lori Steinbach who hoped to see Jacque Lindskoog as the feature. I had already committed to the Loppet Nordic Foundation, but promised Lori I’d be […]

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Birkie Week Crowded With Activity

HAYWARD, Wis. (Feb.  12, 2015) – Besides the main races on Saturday, Birkie Week is jam-packed with over a dozen other ski events, starting on Thursday, Feb. 19 and continuing through Sunday, Feb. 22.  See Birkie Race Guide for complete details. The Elite Sprints, presented by FITS & Madshus, kick off the American Birkebeiner action at noon […]

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Birkie Highlights 2015 Changes

HAYWARD, Wis. (Feb.  9, 2015) – Course changes to the 2015 Birkebeiner will lengthen the classic race to 55 km and the skate race to 51 km.  Most of the additional length – 700 meters – comes from relocating the final aid station from Highway 77 down into Hatchery Park.  The finish line is also […]

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