Clubs Unite to Bring New TRAIL KIDS Program to Midwest Youth

June 21, 2016 – With the Midwest embracing healthy outdoor lifestyles, five founding clubs are announcing the introduction of a new program focused on bringing outdoor adventures to youth year-round. The Loppet Foundation (Minneapolis, MN), the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (Hayward, WI), Endurance United (St. Paul, MN), Out There (Rice Lake), and MadNorSki (Madison, WI), […]

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Assistant Birkie Trail Manager Position

Love working outside?  Want to live in Northern Wisconsin and work on the greatest trail system in the world?!?!?  If so, keep reading! Job Title: Assistant Trail Manager  (full time, year-round) Organization Summary:  The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to promote and conduct the finest international cross-country ski competition […]

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Birkie Announces Two New Summer Programs to Get on the Trail to Fitness

New Summer Programming for Youth and Adults Alike Hayward, Wis. (May 9, 2016) – It isn’t everyone who is fortunate enough to live in the north woods with nature as their playground.  Fortunately, residents of Sawyer and Bayfield counties can count themselves amongst the lucky ones.  The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF), the “Birkie,” is eager […]

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American Birkebeiner 2017 Event Registration Opens Monday, May 2, 2016

Birkie, Korte, Prince Haakon, BirkieTour & Fat Bike Birkie Hayward, Wis. (April 30, 2016) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) board of directors today announced that registration will open for the 2017 American Birkebeiner schedule of events on May 2, 2016. North America’s largest cross-country ski race, the American Birkebeiner, is scheduled for Saturday, […]

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American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Pays it Forward to Hayward Community Schools

ABSF Donates $50,000 in Appreciation for Volunteerism & Support Hayward, Wis. (April 19, 2016) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) presented a check for $50,000 to Hayward’s Superintendent of Schools, Craig Olson, at the April 18 Hayward Community School Board meeting. In front of a standing room only crowd comprised of school board members, […]

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Record Number of Riders Compete in 2016 Fat Bike Birkie

Ross & Rinehart Repeat & Three-Peat on the Podium! CABLE, Wis. (March 5, 2015) – It was a glorious, 28º degree day in Cable, Wisconsin for the 4th annual 45NRTH Fat Bike Birkie Presented by Freewheel Bike. The finish of the 2016 47K race was akin to an instant replay from 2015. Will Ross, 2016 […]

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Fat Bike Birkie Attracts Riders From all Points North, South, East & West

World’s Largest Fat Bike Race Rolls Out on Birkie Trail Hayward, WI (March 3, 2016) – The Birkie Trail is widely known as a destination for cross-country skiers, however, once a year, the iconic snow-covered trail plays host to fat bike riders from all points north, south, east, and west. On Saturday, March 5, 2016, […]

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Fat Bike Birkie Race Guide – Everything You Need to Know for the Weekend!

Fat Bike Birkie Race Guide Fat Bike Birkie Race Participant Guide – everything you need to know! Fat Bike Birkie Designated Parking Map Fat Bike Birkie Google Earth Map Fat Bike Birkie Schedule of Events There is still time to register for Friday’s Criterium Course! The Birkie Trail crew has created a crazy, snow-covered, obstacle […]

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Fat Bike Birkie Course Conditions and More!

Course Update! The Birkie crew has been out grooming the trails and reports that they are in excellent, firm condition. The race roll-out and finish, for both the 47K and 20K races, are on Cable area roadways – road conditions are slick with some ruts – please use caution as you start and finish your […]

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All American Sweep at the 43rd Slumberland American Birkebeiner

Gregg and Norris take top honors in the 52K race HAYWARD, WI (Feb. 20, 2016) – It was an All American sweep at the 43rd running of the 43rd Annual Slumberland American Birkebeiner as David Norris (Fairbanks, AK) and Caitlin Gregg (Minneapolis, MN) skied to close wins on a fast 52k track between Cable and […]

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