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Top Birkie Things You Need to Know! 

  • Fat Bike Birkie Price Increase! Register by 11:59pm Tonight & Save!
  • American Birkebeiner Trailhead Early Season Snow Loop Opens 11/15!
  • 2020 Birkie Poster Unveiled Today! Get Yours Now in the Birkie Store!
Ben's Got the Scoop!
Ben Popp, ABSF Director, is on the road again.  He stopped for a minute to share the latest news on the snowmaking loop at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead, volunteer info, and more!  
Watch now!
Fat Bike Birkie Fee Increase - Register Now!
Register by 11:59pm
tonight & SAVE!

Fat Bike Birkie is the largest on-snow fat bike race in the world!  Ride the 47K Big Fat, 21K Half Fat, or 10K Fun Fat Tour!  Epic trail, FUN, hot food, cold beer & post-race party.  
Register now! 
Just Unveiled! Official 2020 Birkie Poster!
We are over the moon that renowned illustrator & graphic artist, Neal Aspinall, created the beautiful, commemorative, 2020 Birkie poster! Now available in the Birkie Store!  It'll look great in your home or cabin!  Buy Now!   
Experience the Slumberland American Birkebeiner
February 22, 2020
The Birkie is over 90% full!
100 days until the excitement, the ringing cowbells, the International Bridge, the shot-ski, the cheering crowds, the drums, the amazing trail, the tradition, the adventure filled start &  glorious finish on Main Street!  Register Now!
Time to Ski in Birkieland! 
The 1-kilometer snowmaking loop at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead opens tomorrow, Friday, 11/15! It's officially time to ski in Birkieland & we are excited! Purchase your All-Access Snow Pass & get ready to ski!

Bean an Outsider
L.L.Bean is proud to support the 2020 Birkie! L.L.Bean is also official supplier to the U.S. Ski Team--outerwear, rainwear, & headwear, keeping them at their warmest, fastest & lightest as they chase their dreams. 
Learn more!

Ski the Kortelopet 29K
& Prince Haakon 15K

Korte - 96% Full
Prince Haakon - 56% Full!

Be a part of the Birkie experience, ski the Birkie Trail, over the American Birkebeiner International Bridge, hear the cheering crowds & ringing cowbells, ski across the finish line on Hayward's snow-covered Main Street.  
Register Now!
Earth Rider Brewery: Official Beer of the Birkie
Earth Rider Brewery is thrilled to be the official beer of the Birkie! Earth Rider brews award-winning beer on the Duluth-Superior Harbor for Minnesota
and Wisconsin.

Learn More!
You Could Be the Next Inga, Torstein & Skjervald
Bring the Birkie Legacy to life! The Warriors & Inga contest is open until November 30. Apply as a trio, have the 2020 Birkie experience of a lifetime, get credit for your race, and ski free in 2021! 
Details here!  
Scandinavia's #1 Baselayer Brand for Women!
Kari Traa, the fastest growing sports brand for women in Europe, inspires women to lead a happier, healthier, and stronger lifestyle.
Learn More!

Surviving Winter with Raynauds
Do your extremities ever go white and numb? You may suffer from Raynaud's Syndrome. Here are some tips to help you stay warm!
Find Out Here!
Ski the Birkie Tour &
Taste the World!

January 19, 2020 
The Birkie Tour is fun pure & simple!  Ski the Birkie Trail, choose your distance and your pace.  You'll enjoy the Worldloppet themed aid stations serving Blueberry Soup (Sweden), Kringle (Norway), Biscotti (Italy) & more.  It's great training for February races too!

  Register Now!

The Future of
Glide Wax is Liquid

Glide waxing is going through a period of change due to the desire to be more environmentally friendly. Liquid waxes may be the answer.
Learn more!

This is Monumental!
Be a Part of It All!

Imagine seeing your name, 1 of only 20 (10 names per capstone), etched in stone as you climb the Birkie Trail to the new Becker Law Link Bridge across Highway 77 (July 2020).
Learn how to etch your name in stone forever!

Watch it Live Tonight!
The Future of
Glide Wax is Liquid

November 14th from 6pm-8pm learn from US ski team coach Jason Cork and Rex Wax’s Chris Hecker. They will be covering testing procedure and proper application.
Watch it live here!

Surprise Your Own Birkebeiner Warrior
This holiday season give your Birkebeiner Warrior a permanent place on the Birkebeiner Warrior Wall at the Samuel C. Johnson Family Outdoor Center!
Learn more!  
Be A Birkie Insider!
Be a Birkie Volunteer!

Our volunteers are simply the best & we couldn't do what we do without them.  If you'd like to be a part of the Birkie event excitement, click here to see available volunteer shifts!  
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Holiday Shopping in the Birkie Store!
The Birkie Store has something for everyone on your gift list. Clothing, gifts, games, ornaments, hats & everything in between! Plus Free Shipping on all U.S. orders thru 11/26!

2020 Birkie Reusable
SWIX Gear Bag 

There is a very limited quantity of 2020 Birkie reusable gear bags available when registering for the Birkie, Korte, Prince Haakon or Fat Bike Birkie.  If you're already registered and forgot to order, email us soon!
What Are the Best Lenses to Ski With?
With shorter days coming, join Suunto athlete Ryan Sandes as he explains his 7 tips for running (and skiing!) in the dark.  
Read them here!
Birkie Tour &
Seeley Hills Classic
Make it a Weekend!

January 18 & 19, 2020
Ski the Seeley Hills Classic on Saturday & the Birkie Tour on Sunday!  Escape to the north woods for a weekend of skiing with friends. Register for both events and get a combo discount!  Register Now!
Jingle Gels, Jingle Gels...
Jingle all the way! The holidays are here, meaning the Birkie is right around the corner!  Watch our recap to get in the Birkie spirit! ❄️  Watch Now!
Get Your Birkie Trail Pass & All-Access Snow Pass
A Birkie Trail ski pass is required December – March to ski on any part of the 100+ km Birkie Trail System.  An All-Access Snow Pass is required to ski on the snowmaking loop!
Learn More! 
Camp Birkie Childcare
Birkie Week

First Lutheran Church, just a few blocks from the finish line in downtown Hayward, is once again offering Camp Birkie Child Care on Friday & Saturday of Birkie week. You ski & the kids play! Includes parking option! 
Learn More!

Rest Day Routine Revamp
We asked our community about their favorite Rest Day activities and accessories and we’re sharing a selection with you.
Learn More!

Hayward Nordic Kids
If you're in the Hayward area - Hayward Nordic Kids Registration is now open! Teach your kids to love the outdoors while learning and improving skiing skills. Registration open through 11/30 or until 150 skiers are registered!
Register Now!

What Are the Best Lenses to Ski With? 
For low-light conditions, use a high-contrast Category 1 lens. For sunny days, a much darker Cat 3 lens. For night skiing, a clear Cat 0 lens. See both Bliz Proflip Max and Bliz Hybrid.

How to Apply JetStream for Nordic Racing
Make sure that you are applying JetStream optimally so you have great skis! There are many techniques, but this is the best overall application method.
Learn More!

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Wisconsin Cranberries
The holiday season is quickly approaching. Wisconsin cranberries have been a staple for holiday meals for decades.
Find Recipes Here

Don't Just Dream It, Do It!
We are dedicated professionals who are focused on satisfying our customer's needs now and in the future. Find all your financial solutions in our office!
Learn more!

Save on Your Taxes & Help the Birkie!
Utilize the IRA Charitable Rollover to help support the legacy of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation & save on your taxes! 
Find out how!
Tusen Takk Volunteers!
2019 is the year of the volunteer! Show your support by securing a colorful Tusen Takk Volunteer armband to be worn at Birkie events & races! Show Birkie volunteers how much you care! 
Learn More!
Be a Birkie or Korte
Race Forerunner!

Imagine skiing on race morning on a perfectly groomed trail before the races begin.  Each year a select group of Forerunners ski the course to make certain it's clear for the race. If you're interested in learning more,
email Race Chief Eric
Attention, Birchleggers!
Have you skied 20 or more Birkies (or will accomplish that feat in 2020), sign-up to be an official member of the
Birchleggings Club !
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