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Top Birkie Things You Need to Know! 

  • Fat Bike Birkie Price Increase Tomorrow! Register Today and SAVE!
  • Kortelopet Start Area is Expanding! See the Video Below.
  • Birkie - 7 Waves are Closed, Others Filling Fast! Wave Update Below.
  • Birkie Trail Run Festival is in 8 Days - There is Still Time to Register!
The Latest from the Trail
Ben Popp, ABSF Executive Director, shares an update on the latest news from the Birkie Trail and Birkieland! 

Birkie Wave Updates!
February 22, 2020
Birkie Skate 1,2,3,4 - Closed!
Birkie Skate 5 - 88% Full
Birkie Skate 6 - 89% Full
Birkie Classic 1,2,3 - Closed!
Birkie Classic 4 - 87% Full
Birkie Classic 5 - 65% Full
Waves are Filling Fast!
Register Now! 

 Fall Leaves, Fab Trail, Food, Friends & Fun!
Join us for Birkie Trail Run Festival 2019!  9 Events to choose from - Ultra, Ultra Relay, Marathon, Relay, Half Marathon, Nordic Trek, 5K, Dive for the Dirt & 1K for kids!  Register at

Pro Poling Technique with Matt Liebsch
Salomon catches up with Matt Liebsch, 2019 3rd place Birkie, for a quick pro tip on proper poling technique.

Watch the Video Here!

How Fat Are You?
Fat Bike Birkie Price Increase tomorrow!
Same great events..
now with fatter names!
Big Fat - 47K Race
Half Fat - 21K Race
Fun Fat - 10K Tour

March 6 & 7, 2020 on the rolling hills of the Birkie Trail.
Register Today & SAVE!

Boost Your Pre- Ski Season Fitness with Biking
If you’re not already biking regularly, here’s why you should incorporate biking in your cross-training ... And now that the temperatures are cooling down ...
Find out More!

Kortelopet Expansion
The Korte Start Area is Growing!

More youth and adult skiers means we need more room at the Korte Start Area.  Bottom line... more people are enjoying the great outdoors.  #GreatProblemToHave 
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!

What is Pure Fuel?
Pure Fuel is a single-serve packet of pure maple syrup, meant to be ingested by athletes of all levels, to fuel their workouts.
Learn How!

Wanted! Volunteers!
Birkie Trail Run Festival

Be a part of the event action, support athletes on course, get a cool shirt, & spend a great day in the woods (leaves should be amazing)!  
Become a Birkie Volunteer! 

Birkie Trail Run Festival Relay Costume Contest!
Put More Fun in Your Run! The best costumed 3 & 6 person marathon relay teams will win a cool prize from Earth Rider Brewery! Details on Must register by 9/25/19.  Register Now!

Ultra Trail Run Race Prep
Success lies in the preparation and protection of your feet, whether it's during training or race day. Here are some tips for your next race! Learn More!

How Many Elephants can you Fit in your Car?
Probably none, but putting all of your stuff into a cargo box might free up some room to try. Check out our guide to learn more.

Great Skis are Made
in the Summer!

Catch up with the Madshus product development crew about their recent test trip to New Zealand. Learn More

Help us 'GU' zero waste with TerraCycle!
TerraCycle your sports nutrition with GU Energy Labs! TerraCycle converts difficult-to-recycle materials into tools, park benches, and more. Click here to sign up for free!  Learn More!
Hydration Nation
It seems collectively as a society we are finally recognizing the value of hydration. This is awesome. Even as an almost twenty year Olympic athlete, I still learned a lot about hydration…
Learn more!

Embracing Sustainability And Environmental Responsibility
Birkie Green is designed to inspire solutions to address changing climates; to implementing sustainability practices; and to creating solutions to support the environment and use of the land.  Learn More!

A Trail, a Bridge
& Two Boulders

Imagine seeing your name etched on an American Birkebeiner Capstone Monument as you ascend the climb toward the new Becker Law Link bridge over
Highway 77.  Curious?
Learn more here.

Where do Gear West's Skis Come From? 
On average, Gear West stocks over 3000 pairs of race skis..... We trust experts like Jean-Marc and Willi will professionally curate the inventory Gear West requests... 
Learn More!

Becker Law Link
Work has begun on the approach to the future Becker Law Link, the pedestrian bridge over Highway 77 for safety on race days & all days. Expected completion is summer 2020. #ItWillBeAwesome 

Pumpkin Spice Will Taste Even Better In This
There is something about autumn, colorful leaves, crisp temps & mugs filled with steamy beverages.  Meet your new favorite mug, now in the Birkie Store.  Get yours!

Start Fluorinated Wax Update - The Right Stuff
Start’s complete wax line will continue to be available in the U.S. Its ingredients are all on the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory and approved for U.S. commerce.  Learn More!

 Birkie Week Events Open Now!
Registration is open for:
Junior Birkie
Barkie Birkie Skijor
Birkie Giant Ski
Birkie Adaptive Ski

Register Here!

Tusen Takk Volunteers!
2019-Year of the Volunteer
We LOVE Birkie Volunteers! Show your support with a Tusen Takk Volunteer armband to be worn at Birkie events as a gesture of your gratitude! Learn More!

Warriors & Inga Contest Opens November 1st!
Are you the next Torstein ,Skjervald, or Inga? This could be your year to represent these iconic characters during Birkie Week 2020!  Gather your group of 3 skiers and apply!  Contest opens on November 1st.  Details Here!

We've Got Plaid
October 4th, 2019 is National Plaidurday. We've got you covered with Plaid shirts, plaid hats, and more.  Check 'em out in the

Toko, New Zealand
There is a town in New Zealand named Toko. It appears as though the name was not inspired by the iconic ski wax and tool brand, but you never know.
Ladies Only
Fat Bike Getaway! 
December 13 & 14, 2019!

This adventure is filled with fun, camaraderie, great riding on the Birkie Trail, coaching & upping your biking game. Great for any lady riders who'd like to gain skills & make new friends. 
Registration opening soon! 
Learn More! 

2020 Birkie Gear Bag
Buy at Registration Only!
This awesome bag is available for $45 and only during registration for Birkie, Korte, Prince Haakon & Fat Bike Birkie! For your year-round adventures! Learn More!

Reduce Your Taxes
& Help the Birkie

Did you know that if you're over age 70, and have an IRA, you can save money and help guarantee the future of the American Birkebeiner?
Learn How You Can Help!

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