Capital Campaign Update

Halfway to the Finish – The Toughest Part to Come! You know how you feel when you finally get to OO while skiing the Birkie?  It’s a bit of a relief knowing you are almost halfway to the finish.  Then you hit that long stretch to Gravel Pit and think, “I may be half done, […]

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Honoring the Legacy – Ensuring the Future… What’s in it for YOU?

What the Success of this Capital Campaign means for YOU! THE START AREA: A permanent start stadium for the Birkie, at Telemark – the birthplace of the American Birkebeiner.  No longer will the ABSF have to battle private land easements and FAA regulations every year to ensure the race will have a starting point.  This […]

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2015 Birkie Tour Weekend Recap

Birkie Tour Caps Successful Weekend HAYWARD, Wis. (Jan. 18, 2015) – Over 740 skiers enjoyed the March-like weather of the 6th annual Birkie Tour.  This year’s event started at the Birkie Ridge Trailhead and climbed up into the hills and ridges overlooking the Namekagon river valley. “Lots of fun, lots of kids, lots of smiles,” […]

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Week 19: Ski like a Cane

I had the awesome opportunity to talk to Superintendent of the Hayward school District Craig Olson about his initiative in the Hayward community to do all activities Like a Cane.  Specifically Olson has been working with the Birkebeiner Foundation on Skiing like a Cane.  This campaign has the goal of raising money to go towards […]

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10 Reasons to do the 2015 Birkie Tour

Top 10 Reasons to ski the Birkie Tour this Sunday Jan 1810. Great views of the Namakagon River Valley atop the Birkie Ridge overlook 9. Sunny and 28, perfect skiing weather8. Fantastic food stops with superb volunteers keeping you going 7. Super cool long sleeve Birkie Tour T-shirt 6. Fantastic ski conditions provided by Chris and his […]

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Week 18: R is for Rest day and Rivers Eatery

After a long day of sprinting yesterday, I’m excited to have this rest day between race days to recuperate, and also write about my favorite pizza place around, the Rivers Eatery.  Mick and Beth Endersbe graciously fed the SMS T2 team en route to nationals in Houghton, and I’m fairly confident their pizza had something […]

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Birkie Tour Update

Wowza! The Birkie Tour is more popular than ever! With a little under two weeks before the event (11 days to be exact, but who’s counting) we’re making a couple changes to accommodate the great turnout. The start/finish area will be moved to the Birkie Ridge Trailhead, which is the start/finish area you may remember […]

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12 Reasons Why YOU Should Catch Birkie Fever with the Bike Doc!!

                         Greetings Birkie Friends – We’re just 4 days out from a fun night of talking Birkie at the Bike Doc in Dousman.  Join us on Thursday evening, January 8, for fun, food, music, FREE BEER, wine, and lots of special goodies.  Plus, everyone who attends will receive a commemorative beer […]

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Week 17: Q is for Quotes

I’d like to pretend that my Thursday post on quotes was intentionally coincided with “throw back Thursday.”  Yet the reality of the situation is yesterday was a very busy day of skiing, driving, and settling into snowy Houghton, Michigan with the rest of my SMS T2 team, and I simply didn’t get the post up […]

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Marathon Racing with Holly Brooks

Dear Birkie Skiers & Enthusiasts, Happy New Years! Where did 2014 go? The Sochi Olympics came and went and 2015 is right around the corner.  I don’t know about you but I couldn’t be more excited about 2015.  In a 3.5 month period (January-mid April) I am scheduled to race a whopping 569 kilometers of […]

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