Tony Wise Museum of the American Birkebeiner Grand Opening on August 5

A 43-year Time Capsule of North America’s Largest Cross-Country Ski Race Hayward, WI (August 1, 2016) — Each February more than 10,000 cross-country skiers gather in Wisconsin to take part in North America’s largest and greatest ski race, the American Birkebeiner (Birkie). Considered an iconic world-class sporting event, for over 40-years the Birkie has helped […]

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Two Iconic North Woods Events Unite for Lumberjack Run

ABSF Supports the LWC with the Lumberjack Run Hayward, WI (July 21, 2016) — Over 100 years ago, lumberjacks felled timber throughout the north woods of Wisconsin. Today, and with a nod toward the region’s deep-seated timber roots, runners and walkers will be channeling their flannel for the Lumberjack Run/Walk on July 30, 2017. This […]

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A Cool Invitation from New Zealand

An invitation to North American Birkebeiner skiers to come down south for the Merino Muster X-Country Ski Race. Race dates: Saturday, September 3, 2016 Saturday, September 2, 2017 Race Entries at www.merinomuster.com Many N. Americans have New Zealand on their bucket list for all sorts of reasons.  Some had relatives stationed here during the 2nd […]

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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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