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Top Birkie Things You Need to Know! 

  • Fat Bike Birkie Registration Closes tonight at 11:59pm!
  • Become an ABSF Member & get your name on your 2020 Birkie Bib!
  • 2019 is Year of the Volunteer! Get a Tusen Takk Volunteer Armband! 
  • Save the Date!  Birkie Week 2020 - February 20-23, 2020
Fat Bike Birkie Update!
Ben Popp, ABSF Director, gives you a sneak peek at course conditions for Fat Bike Birkie 2019.  Watch now!
Fat Bike Birkie Registration Closes at 11:59pm Tonight!
Watch & Get Stoked!
45NRTH Fat Bike Birkie is the largest on-snow fat bike race in the world!  Ride the 47K Big Fat, 21K Chico, or the NEW 10K Tour!  Epic trail, hot food, & cold Birkie Brew-Ski post-race.  Register now! 
The Perfect Memento
of Birkie 2019

Capture your experience on the Birkie Trail with the Official 2019 Birkie poster, available in the Birkie Store
Birkie Week 2020
Mark your calendars for Birkie Week - February 20-23, 2020 for guaranteed Birkie fun!  Register May 1, 2019 OR become an ABSF member (details here) and register April 1st - no foolin'!  #BirkieFever
Tusen Takk Volunteers! 2019-Year of the Volunteer
Show your support of the amazing Birkie volunteers with a colorful Tusen Takk Volunteer armband to be worn at Birkie events year-round as a gesture of your gratitude for their support. 
Learn More!
Birkie Week Awards!
Are you the lucky recipient of an award?  Did you win an Age Class or 10/20/30/40-year recognition award? Not sure?  Click here!   Award mailing ends 3/29/19.  Don't delay! 
Birkie Week Lost & Found
Lose an item? Find an item?  We're trying to match items with their owners. To file a claim, please email us describing your item. If you found an item please return it to the Birkie! Item processing ends 3/29/19.
Thank You Volunteers!
Birkie Week 2019 is in the books & we couldn't have done it without our amazing volunteers (over 2800)!  From the ABSF Staff & Board (and skiers too) thank you from the bottom of our skis to the poms on the top of our hats!  We are grateful for each of you!
Get Your Name on Your 2020 Birkie Week Bib!
One week special offer! Become an ABSF member and register for the 2020 Birkie, Korte, or Prince Haakon & we'll put your name on your bib!  Thanks for your support of the ABSF .
 April 1-7, 2019 only!
Get Your '19 Birkie, Korte or Prince Haakon Photo
If you skied the Birkie, Korte or Prince Haakon, MarathonFoto likely captured your photo at the start, on course, or at the finish. Celebrate your race!  
Visit MarathonFoto!
Eat Well, Sleep Well!
Whether you're preparing for the Fat Bike Birkie or just in everyday active mode, check out these late-night snacks to stay fueled and sleeping well!  Read More!
3 Tips to Prepare
for Birkie 2020

2019 Birkie is in the books.  We are already already thinking about Birkie 2020.  Are you?  Here are three tips to take to heart as spring arrives.
What to Wear for
Winter Cycling

45NRTH provides a few tips for what to wear when winter cycling at every temperature.  Read On!
Salomon Nordic
Dominates the
American Birkebeiner!

Salomon Nordic takes home 50% of podium spots in the Birkie Skate race at the 2019 American Birkebeiner; 1st & 3rd place men & 2nd place woman.  Learn More!
The Appeal of Fat Bikes
Fat bikes are an evolutionary branch in the cycling world that has been gaining traction for some time now.
Read More!
Timber Ford Proudly Supports the American Birkebeiner Volunteers!
Each year Timber Ford of Hayward is honored to support our area's greatest resource...our Birkie volunteers!  Committment Driven and Community Focused!  Learn More!  #BirkieProud

Got RACK Questions? 
We Have the Answers!

Wondering which racks are the best as rated by the professionals? Yakima vs. Thule? Look no further Rack Attack has the answers!
Learn More!

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End of Winter Sale
in the Birkie Store!

Birkie clothing & gear, 2019 BIrkie mementos, gifts & more!  In the Birkie Store, Hayward, and online. 
Starts March 12th!

Start Training for the
New Ultra Relay!

New at Birkie Trail Run Festival 2019, runners can team up to run the 100K Ultra Relay!  From the Ultra to the Ultra Relay, Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, Nordic Trek, 5K or 1K for kids - there's an event for everyone!
Register at
How Was Your Birkie?  Share and Win!
The Birkie experience is created from a fabric of stories.  Send us yours and you will be entered to win a $50 Gear West gift card!
Learn more!
Did You Know?
Toko is a Swiss brand that was established in 1916.  Toko has been making gloves since 2003.
Learn More!

Off Season with 
Jessie Diggins

"I'm Jessie: A Nuun athlete, a clean sport advocate, and a professional cross country skier.  I sweat, wear spandex and ski uphill for a living!"
Read More from Jessie!
Stay Hydrated, Stay Happy, Ride More!

When it’s 0 degrees out & you’re layered up & working hard, did you know your risk of dehydration is just as high as it is when it’s hot out?
Learn more.

Refer a Friend
& Earn SWAG!

Register for the Birkie Trail Run Festival (BTRF) & invite your friends to register using a unique link from your confirmation email.  If they register for any BTRF event using your link, you'll get a custom Birkie neck gaiter from Pandana. 
Details Here!
Kikkan Randall Features Strongly at 2019 Birkie
Kikkan shared her gold medal while raising money for Fast & Female and Aktiv Against Cancer.  Learn more through her recent New York Times Profile.

The Skin Ski Revolution Starts Now
Catch up with Svein Ivar Moen, the head of the Madshus ski testing department, on the latest trends and what happens next.  Read More!

How UnTapped Came to the Birkie

You can learn more about the process of sugaring and how simple ingredients lead to better sports performance (wherever your maple tree may be planted).
"Trail to the Birkie" 

Find out how Birkie Week went for our 4 participants in the 'Trail to the Birkie' Video Series.
Watch Here!
Athlete Self-Analysis
Now that the Birkie is over it is a good time to analyze your strengths & weaknesses.  Complete the athlete Self Analysis. Click here!
Corner Deli Will Be Waiting For You!
After riders cross the Fat Bike Birkie finish line, the Corner Deli will be waiting to serve them a piping hot chicken sandwich with all the fixins! Stop by the Corner Deli, on Highway 63, anytime! 
Be a Birkebeiner Warrior!
Be a part of the new Samuel C. Johnson Family Outdoor Center by purchasing a tile on the Birkebeiner Warrior Wall - a wonderful tribute to those who embody the Birkebeiner spirit. Learn more!  
Reserve your tile!
Have you visited the Outdoor Center at OO?
The Samuel C. Johnson Family Outdoor Center is open at OO and offers changing rooms, restrooms, wax/tech room, and gathering space.  Check it out!
Attention, Birchleggers!
Have you skied 20 or more Birkies (or accomplished that feat this year), sign-up to be an official member of the Birchleggings Club !
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