Fat Bike Birkie Rolls Out with Record Number of Riders

World’s Largest Fat Bike Race Expands Participant Field Hayward, WI (March 6, 2017) – On Saturday, March 11, 2017, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) will greet 1200 fat bikers to the American Birkebeiner Trailhead, just east of Cable, Wisconsin. Riders will test their expertise and skill on the legendary hills of the Birkie Trail […]

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BirkieFest 2017 Draws over 10,000 Skiers & Spectators After Iconic Race is Canceled

Live Music, Birkie Brew-Ski, and Camaraderie Aplenty! Hayward, WI (February 25, 2017) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation’s BirkieFest 2017 brought over 10,000 skiers and spectators to the American Birkebeiner Trailhead and new start area near Cable, WI. Skiers from around the world and across the country took to the Birkie Trail for a quick […]

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ABSF Announces Cancellation of Races and Introduces Birkie Celebration 2017!

Live Music, Birkie Brew-Ski, and Camaraderie Awaits! Hayward, WI (February 24, 2017) – After days of unseasonable weather, rain, and a predicted snow storm front missing the Hayward and Cable areas, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation regretfully announces the cancellation of the 2017 American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, and Prince Haakon cross-country ski races. The American Birkebeiner […]

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American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Announces Friday Changes & Saturday Scenarios

A Birke Week Like None Other! Hayward, WI (February 21, 2017) – With unseasonable weather again today, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) has announced that Birkie Week events previously scheduled for Friday, February 24 have been moved to Saturday, February 25. These events include the Kortelopet and Prince Haakon races. In addition, ABSF officials […]

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American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Announces Changes to Birkie Week Schedule

Thursday Events Look Different but Are Infused with #BirkieFever Hayward, WI (February 21, 2017) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) today announced that after yesterday’s unseasonable rain, Duffy’s Field just outside of Hayward, WI, and the Birkie Trail south of Highway OO are no longer feasible for Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet and Prince Haakon […]

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American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Announces a Change of Course

44th Birkie Week Events Change Due to Weather Conditions Hayward, WI (February 20, 2017) – In light of the recent above average temperatures, along with continued warm weather conditions and rain forecast for today, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) has announced that an adjustment to the overall race course for Birkie Week events is […]

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Saving Snow – Film and Panel Discussion at Birkie #44

News Advisory on Behalf of Cool Planet Contact: Paul Thompson 612-810-4664 paul@coolplanetmn.org Diogo Castro Freire, filmmaker from Adaptation Now Films and downhill skier has selected the American Birkebeiner as the first site to begin filming his next project “Saving Snow.” This documentary will highlight the economic impact that our rapidly changing climate has on winter […]

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Raise Your Tankard! It’s Birkie Brew-Ski!

The Birkie, with Lucette Brewing Company, Introduces Official Amber Ale! Hayward, WI (February 16, 2017) – When Norwegian Birkebeiner warriors Torstein & Skjervald finished their historic journey rescuing Prince Haakon from danger, they undoubtedly slaked their thirst with a tankard of ale. With a nod to their undeniable spirit, the Birkie is pleased to announce […]

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February 19-26, 2017 Proclaimed American Birkebeiner Week in the State of Wisconsin

Governor Walker Issues Proclamation American Birkebeiner Week Proclamation February 19-26, 2017 Whereas, the American Birkebeiner, held in Hayward, WI each year, is North America’s largest cross-country ski race and contributes to the estimated $26 million in silent sports revenue generated in Sawyer and Bayfield counties of northwestern Wisconsin each year, Whereas, over 13,000 cross-country skiers […]

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Fast & Female Champ Chat Returns to Birkie Week

Empowering Young Female Athletes for a 4th Year Hayward, WI (February 14, 2017) – From fitness activities to inspirational stories, Fast and Female’s 4th annual Champ Chat at the Birkie will start a conversation for young female athletes during Birkie weekend. On Sunday, February 26, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in the Hayward High […]

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