41st ANNUAL AMERICAN BIRKEBEINER
The American Birkebeiner ski race is held in the beautiful northwoods of Wisconsin and within driving distance from Chicago, Illinois, the Twin Cities (Minneapolis - St. Paul), Duluth, Minnesota as well as many other outlying areas. See map below.
The region offers 850,000 acres of Chequamegon National Forest, over 200 lakes and rivers, as well as hundreds of miles of groomed trails, and 15 golf courses.
Hayward and Cable are located in Northwestern Wisconsin, approximately three hours from the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota airport. International and national flights service both Minneapolis/St. Paul and Duluth, Minnesota. Flights arrive daily. Rent a car from the airport to reach the Hayward/Cable area or contact www.nwtexpressshuttle.com, 715-634-5307 for Van Shuttle service to Hayward.
Delta Airlines, the preferred/official airline for the American Birkebeiner, is pleased to offer discounted airfares. Discounts are available for U.S. and Canadian flights only.
The 2013 WorldFile Number is NMEGQ
For ticketing assistance call 1-800-328-1111
We recommend renting an automobile to get to the Birkie. Rental car discounts are available from Avis Rent A Car. To book cars with unlimited miles, call Avis Meeting Reservation and Info Desk at 800-331-1600 or outside US call 918-664-4600 and use discount code AWD #J093828 for special rates or use this link:
United Express now offers two daily nonstop flights between Duluth International Airport and O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. Flight times are as follows:
Flights can be booked online at www.united.com or through a travel agent.
In addition, Delta offers five daily nonstop flights between Duluth International Airport and Minneapolis St. Paul. Plus, two daily flights between Duluth International Airport and Detroit. Flights can be booked online at www.delta.com or through a travel agent.
For more information, visit www.duluthairport.com.
MINNEAPOLIS - HAYWARD, WI
NWT Express offers Airport Shuttle transportation to and from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) seven days a week. Special charters are available for groups. Reservations are required.
MINNEAPOLIS - RICE LAKE, WI
For transportation to and from Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) to Rice Lake, WI, please call the Chippewa Valley Airport Shuttle Service:
The Rice Lake Tourism Board is offering rides to and from the 2013 American Birkebeiner FREE of charge if you are staying in a Rice Lake Hotel!
To sign up for this please contact:
Visitor Coordinator, Rice Lake Tourism Office
Toll Free: 800-523-6318
Please email or fax the following information:
_ Your Name
_ Phone Number
_ Email Address
_ Event Name
_ Start Time
_ Hotel Where You Are Staying
Vans will be leaving Early on Saturday morning. If you wish to ride the return van, times and pick-up locations in Hayward will be posted closer to the event.