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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Happy New Year from the Birkie!

2014 comes to a close tomorrow – What an amazing year – this one will go in the record books for the ABSF! After one of the most challenging American Birkebeiner races in history, we’ve spent a considerable amount of time strategizing how to make sure we can provide you with amazing experiences at world-class events […]

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Week 16: P is for Ben Popp and the Permanent Start

Merry Christmas Eve Birkie skiers!  I’m writing this snuggled up next to our cat and Christmas tree, and even though there isn’t any real snow on the ground at my house, the lack of white fluffy stuff can’t stop my Christmas spirit.  Last night we had our annual fondue dinner (because cheese and bread definitely […]

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Meet your Warriors & Inga for Birkie 2015

Congratulations to Jeremiah Menk, Ben Menk, and Alison Menk Please join the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation in congratulating the winners of the 2015 American Birkebeiner Warriors & Inga Contest. The three cross country skiers will re-enact the 800-year-old legend that inspired the creation of the American Birkebeiner, now celebrating its 42nd year on February 21, […]

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Food Fun at Birkie Tour

Top 5 exciting reasons you should sign up for the Birkie Tour and Seeley Hills Classic Combo weekend! 1. The next price increase is coming so register by Dec 31st to pay only $50 for the Tour or $90 for the whole weekend. Registration is already ahead of last year so come join the fun! […]

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