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Top Birkie Things You Need to Know! 

  • Register Now & You Could Win Salomon Skis - Details Below!
  • Be a Leader! Apply to Run for the ABSF Board of Directors!
  • NEW! Ultra Relay Race at Birkie Trail Run Festival - Details Below!
  • Lumberjack 5K Run/Walk - Register Now & get a free ticket to LWC!
Become a Leader!
Ben's in Park City, Utah, at U.S. Ski & Snowboard's Spring Congress.  Find out how you can become a leader at the ABSF!  Watch Now!
 Details Here!

Birkie Fever is HOT!
Registration opened on May 1!
Birkie Sk Wv 1 - 68% full
Birkie Sk Wv 2 - 49% full
Birkie Sk Wv 3 - 44% full
Birkie Cl Wv 1 - 48% full
Birkie Cl Wv 2 - 45% full!
We're thankful to see how excited you are for 2020 races!
Train now and guarantee an amazing February Birkie adventure!  Register Now!

You Could Win Salomon Skis!  Here's How!
Our friends at Salomon will be sweetening someone's February Birkie experience! It could be you!  
Find out how - Details!
Win Salomon Skis Signed by Jessie Diggins!
Anyone who registers for the Birkie, Korte, or Prince Haakon between 5/1 and 6/27 will automatically be registered for a chance to win! Thanks to Salomon for their support!
Organization Inside = More Time Outside!
NOW is the time to get organized so you can enjoy the great outdoors when summer arrives.  Here are some tips to get you there!

Channel Your Flannel
Birkie Lumberjack Run

August 3, 2019
Be a part of Hayward’s summer fun, the Lumberjack World Championships (LWC), by racing 5K (3.2 miles) from the shores of Lake Hayward. You'll get a cool shirt, a ticket to the 8/1/19 LWC show & SWAG! Register Now!

Salomon Thanks
Alex Harvey

Salomon thanks Alex Harvey for many great moments, including the World Championship title. We wish him well in the next phase of his career! See more!
Birkie Youth Mt. Bike Camp - June 9, 2019
Your kids will learn new skills, brush up on old skills & have fun on a bike! Held in small groups at the OO Trailhead, this 1-day camp is for riders ages 6-13. Get your kids moving this summer!. 
Register Soon!
Why Nordic Skiers Make Good Mountain Bikers
If you are looking to create fun Birkie-like experiences in the summer, pick up a mountain bike.  You will not regret it! 
Learn more!
Summer Birkie Trail Kids!
June 12 - July 24, 2019

Birkie Trail Kids is designed to get kids, 6-12, on the trail to outdoor fun!  They'll experience different outdoor activities, increase their physical fitness & learn to love outdoor sport, all while having fun! 
Register now! 
2020 Birkie Gear Bag
This awesome bag, made by SWIX, is available for $45 and  only during registration for Birkie, Korte, Prince Haakon & Fat Bike Birkie! For your year-round adventures! You've kept over 8000 plastic bags from landfills! Thank you!
Learn More!

How to Choose the Best Bike Rack
Wanting to take your bike for a drive?  Check out our compre-
hensive guide on how to choose the best bike rack for your car. Read on!

Got Friends?
Now is the time to rally your friends to run in the Birkie Trail Run Festival's marathon relay on September 28!  Teams of 3 or 6 tag team their way through the race & celebrate together at the finish! Get on it!
Register Now!

Inside the Factory: More Speed with Less Effort
Check out the research and development that went into the skate skis that won gold in the 50 km race at the 2019 FIS Nordic World Championships.
  Learn more!

The Birkie Trail Run is Going Cupless!
 No disposable cups = less trash in landfills. Thanks for making a difference!
Learn More!

Time to Upgrade
Your Wheels

HED Wheels are the perfect bike enhancement.  Stable, versatile and fast, the new vanquish wheels will put you out front; in speed AND style.  Learn more!
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61 Tiles Placed - 29 Left!
Grand Dedication 8/10/20

Be a permanent part of the Samuel C. Johnson Family Outdoor Center by purchasing a tile on the Birkebeiner Warrior Wall - a  tribute to all who embody the Birkebeiner spirit.
Learn more!  
Reserve your tile!

Run for the ABSF Board!
Match your Birkie passion with your life skills and consider running for the ABSF Board of Directors.  Deadline to apply is June 21, 2020. Details Here! 

Relive the Excitement of Birkie Week 2019!
Watch Now!
Little Bellas is Back!
Bike Day Just for Girls

Give it a Whirl Day, Saturday, July 20 is for girls ages 7-13. In partnership with the Birkie, girls will learn skills, explore the trails, make friends & have fun! Space is limited!  Register Now!

New Summer Birkie
Gear is Here!

We have all the fun new training apparel you need for summer - get moving with gear from the Birkie Store, 
Hayward, and 
online. 

Watch: GU Catches the Birkie Fever
From learning about "jingle gels" to experiencing that unmatched Wisconsin hospitality, we had an unforgettable time at the 2019 Birkie!  Check out our
recap video!
Train this Summer Then Ride the Fat Bike Birkie!
45NRTH Fat Bike Birkie is the largest fat bike race in the world!  On March 7, 2020, ride the 47K, 21K, or 10K!  Train on the Birkie Trail now, then register for Fat Bike Birkie to lock-in your 2020 winter fun!
Introducing:  Nuun Sport!
The Nuun hydration you get on course at all Birkie events now comes in an improved Nuun Electrolytes formula meant for before/during/after exercise.
Learn more!
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 Birkie.com.
Toko has a Tasty History
The Tobler Company, eventually becoming "To Ko," is the same company that ended up producing both Toko waxes and Toblerone chocolate bars.
Learn more!
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!
Look at the Changes Over the Years!
From the late 1930s to 2019, the Northern Lakes Cooperative Hardware Store has provided a large variety of tools, paint, lawn & garden and appliances.
Learn more!
Refer a Friend
& Earn SWAG!

Register for the Birkie Trail Run Festival  & invite your friends to register using a unique link from your confir-mation email.  If they register for any Birkie Trail Run event using your link, you'll get a Birkie neck gaiter from
 Pandana. Offer expires 6/29.

Details Here!
SAVE THE DATE!
August 10, 2019

The ABSF's annual meeting, grand opening & dedication of the exciting additions at the OO Trailhead is August 10, 2019!
Timber Ford of
Hayward Rocks!

Timber Ford is your local family owned and operated, trusted dealership.  Timber Ford continues to be committment driven and community focused!
Check us out!
#greateveryday  #servingcustomers

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Guarantee Birkie Fever For Generations to Come
Have you ever considered supporting the Birkie lifestyle, that you enjoy now, for future generations? Learn how you can share your personal Birkie legacy in your estate planning. Join the Legacy Circle!

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