2020 Birkie Reusable Gear Bag to be Created by SWIX

To Date, over 8000 Plastic Bags Kept from Landfills Hayward, Wis. (May 16, 2019) — Everywhere you looked during Birkie week 2019 you were certain to witness skiers using their reusable Birkie gear bags. First introduced in 2017 and now in its third year, the reusable Birkie gear bag program is going even greener. The […]

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2020 Birkie Event Registration Opens Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Birkie, Korte, Prince Haakon, Birkie Tour & Fat Bike Birkie Hayward, Wis. (April 29, 2019) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) today announced that registration will open for the 2020 American Birkebeiner schedule of events on May 1, 2019. North America’s largest cross-country ski race, the Slumberland American Birkebeiner, is scheduled for Saturday, February […]

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Med Sleds Donated for Safety of Outdoor Enthusiasts

Hayward, WI, and the surrounding areas are a mecca for silent sports enthusiasts from all over the country, drawing thousands of adventurous spirits to enjoy the trails, lakes and rivers surrounding us. An estimated over 100,000 visitors to the area choose to spend time on the 100+ kilometer long American Birkebeiner (Birkie) Trail system. Both […]

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First-Time Ever! Birkie Skiers Get Names on Bibs as Part of Membership & Early Race Registration

One Week Only – April 1, 2019 through April 7, 2019 Hayward, WI (March 29, 2019) – For the first-time ever, as part of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation’s (ABSF) annual membership drive, skiers who join the ABSF can register one month early for the 2020 Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, and Prince Haakon races, and […]

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Pond and Stelljes Top the Podium at 2019 Fat Bike Birkie 47K

Morse and Brandvold Take Top Honors in Chico 21K Hayward, WI (March 9, 2019) – It was a golden day at the 2019 45NRTH Fat Bike Birkie, the world’s largest on-snow fat bike race, held at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead near Cable, Wisconsin. Nearly 1100 riders competed with riders hailing from 22 states and 3 […]

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45NRTH Fat Bike Birkie Welcomes Riders to World’s Largest Fat Bike Race

Former Tour De France & World Tour Pro to Race the Fat Bike Birkie Hayward, WI (March 5, 2019) – With only days to go, on Saturday, March 9, 2019, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) will greet over one thousand fat bikers to Cable, Wisconsin to test their expertise and skill at the 45NRTH […]

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Sonnesyn and Maifeld-Carucci Top the Podium in the 45th Slumberland American Birkebeiner

Skiers from 23 countries & 49 States Participated in the 45th Annual Festivities HAYWARD, WI (Feb. 23, 2019) – Amidst a flurry of morning snow, skiers lined up at the start line of the 45th Slumberland American Birkebeiner, North America’s largest cross-country ski marathon. Alayna Sonnesyn, S. Londonderry, VT, and Akeo Maifeld-Carucci, Craftsbury Common, VT […]

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2019 American Birkebeiner Elite Skiers to Watch

Birkie Skate Men Brian Gregg (USA) Team Gregg Olympian – 2014 3rd American Birkebeiner Freestyle (2012) Will be racing his 11th American Birkebeiner 20 U.S. Super Tour podiums, 5 wins NCAA All-American Bib # 22 Matt Liebsch (USA) 9 World Cup starts Champion – American Birkebeiner (2009) Will be racing his 15th American Birkebeiner Bib […]

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American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Announces Honorary Race Starter – Olympian Kikkan Randall

Festival of Birkie Nordic Ski Events Begins in 8 Days Hayward, WI (February 13, 2019) – The 45th Annual Slumberland American Birkebeiner, North America’s largest cross-country ski race, is pleased to announce the honorary race starter for Birkie 2019. On Saturday, February 23, Kikkan Randall, five-time Olympian and PyeongChang gold medalist, will welcome, motivate, and […]

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Bringing the Birkebeiner Legacy to Life at the Birkie

Descendants of Founding Birkie Skier Selected as 2019 Birkebeiner Warriors & Inga Hayward, WI (February 23, 2019) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of the trio of cross-country skiers who will depict two Birkebeiner Warriors and Inga, the mother of baby Prince Haakon. On February 23, 2019, William Andresen […]

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