Cederholm and Stevens Top the Podium at 2018 Fat Bike Birkie 47K

Nelson & Nelson Take Top Honors in Chico 21K Hayward, WI (March 10, 2018) – It was a perfect morning under blue skies at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead as riders from 16 states and 2 countries rolled their way through the north woods of Wisconsin in the 6th annual 45NRTH Fat Bike Birkie, the world’s […]

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Fat Bike Birkie Race Registration to Close!

Hayward, WI (March 2, 2018) – 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 across the nation. On Saturday, March 10, 2018, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) will once again greet fat bikers to the […]

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Gregg Takes her 5th Birkie Crown with Norway’s Gloersen Taking the Title in the 44th Slumberland American Birkebeiner

Skiers from 36 countries & 49 States Compete in the 44th Annual Race HAYWARD, WI (Feb. 24, 2018) – Cold overnight conditions and freshly groomed trails set the stage for a fast and firm course for the 44th Slumberland American Birkebeiner ski marathon. Anders Gloersen, Oslo, Norway took the men’s title and Caitlin Gregg, Minneapolis, […]

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Fast and Female Champ Chat Returns to Birkie Week

Empowering Young Female Athletes for a 6th Year Hayward, WI (February 14, 2018) – From fitness activities to inspirational stories, the annual Fast & Female Champ Chat event is a unique opportunity for girls to join elite female Birkie racers for a morning of on-snow games, ski technique, and inspirational stories. The event is promoted […]

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American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation to Close 2018 Birkie Race Registration

Registration to Close 11:59pm, Wednesday, December 27 Hayward, Wisconsin (December 26, 2017) — The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation announced today that registration for the 44th Slumberland American Birkebeiner, the “Birkie,” North America’s largest cross-country ski race, will close at 11:59pm, Wednesday, December 27, 2017 as the race will have reached capacity. The American Birkebeiner (55K […]

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Holiday Break Brings Back-to-Back Days of XC-Ski Racing to Wisconsin’s North Woods

Spooner Holiday Dash & Double Pole Derby Call Skiers North! Hayward, WI (December 21, 2017) — With trails expertly groomed and more snow on the way, middle school, high school, and citizen adult cross-country skiers have opportunities to race in the north woods on natural snow. The Spooner Holiday Dash and the Double Pole Derby […]

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American Birkebeiner International Bridge coming to Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon

198’ Foot Bridge on Nicollet Mall to feature winter entertainment during 10-day Super Bowl festival MINNEAPOLIS – Cross-country skiing, skijoring and tubing are just a few of the activities that visitors can witness when the American Birkebeiner International Bridge comes to Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon. Spanning almost 200 feet, the American Birkebeiner International […]

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American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation and Lumberjack World Championships Foundation to Join Forces

Both Iconic Events Originally Founded by Tony Wise, Hayward, WI Hayward, Wisconsin (December 20, 2017) – Over 50 years ago, Hayward entrepreneur, Tony Wise, picked up the phone and began assembling competitors for an event he called the Lumberjack World Championships. A tireless promoter of northern Wisconsin, in 1973 Wise also founded the American Birkebeiner […]

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History Comes to Life at the American Birkebeiner – ABSF Seeks Birkebeiner Warriors, Inga & Prince Haakon

Skiers Needed to Re-enact Historic Birkebeiner Journey at Birkie 2018 Hayward, Wisconsin (November 6, 2017) – In February 2018, an estimated 13,000 cross-country skiers will gather in Cable and Hayward, Wisconsin to take part in Birkie week ski events. The Slumberland American Birkebeiner is North America’s largest cross-country ski race and the signature event of […]

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American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet & Prince Haakon Final Price Increase Fast Approaching

Skiers Encouraged to Register Before November 2, 2017! Hayward, Wis. (October 30, 2017) – With flurries in the air and Birkie week festivities a mere 114 days away, skiers interested in participating in the American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, or Prince Haakon races are urged to register before the Thursday, November 2, 2017 price increase. Many race […]

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