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Top Birkie Things You Need to Know! 

  • Ski the Birkie Tour this Sunday!  Snow, Food, Friends & Fun!
  • Prince Haakon 15k Closing Soon - Register Before it's too Late!
  • Race & Technique Change Deadline is January 25th!
  • 2019 is Year of the Volunteer! Get a Tusen Takk Volunteer Armband! 
Trail & Tour Update!
Ben Popp, ABSF Director, has the latest from the trail & Birkie Tour update!  Watch Now!
Birkie Tour Fee Increase Today!
Birkie Tour This Sunday! 
If you need some on-snow training time or are simply looking for a fun day of skiing, today's the day to register for the Birkie Tour! Great trail, aid stations, food, fun & friends! Register Now!
Birkie Tour Fee Increase Today!
Race Change Deadline!
Skiers may request to change from the Birkie to Korte or Prince Haakon, or between Skate & Classic techniques until 4pm CST on Friday, January 25, 2019. Details!
Ski the Prince Haakon! 
Ski the race named after the baby who started it all.  Ski  the Prince Haakon 15K, finish on Hayward's Main Street, and be a part of Birkie week fun!  Register Now!
Tusen Takk Volunteers!
2019 is the Year of the Volunteer!  Show your support of the amazing Birkie volunteers with a colorful Tusen Takk Volunteer armband - a constant reminder of your gratitude for their support.  Learn More!
Samuel C. Johnson Family Outdoor Center 
Now open at the OO Trailhead! Changing & restrooms, wax/tech room, gathering space & the Birkie Café is serving Hayward Coffee Company hot cocoa, coffee drinks, pastries, soup & sandwiches (weekends).
Get Fat in March!
45NRTH Fat Bike Birkie is the largest 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 after the race.  Register now! 

Register to Win the Ultimate Recovery Tool
In celebration of a day on the trail, we've partnered with
La-Z-Boy to give you a chance to win the recliner of YOUR CHOICE!
Click here!

- Kikkan Randall -
Support One of Our Own!

Support Kikkan on her journey to #FINISHCANCER and get AKTIV Against CancerWin a framed bib, autographed by Kikkan Randall, Gold Medal Olympian & all-around inspiring skier.  Bib winner drawn at random at the Birkie Bash! 
Click Here to Support Kikkan!
Birkie Week Events!
Feb 21 & 22

It's Main Street & Birkie week fun just waiting to happen! Grab your family & friends and register soon!
Junior Birkie
Barkie Birkie Skijor
Birkie Giant Ski
Adaptive Birkie 
Camp Birkie Child Care
Need child care during race week?  Camp Birkie is 
provided by First Lutheran Church in Hayward.  For kids ages 3-12, story time, crafts, & lots of playtime!  Limited space! Register by Jan. 31. Call 715-634-2141 or email!
Best Ever Season Start for Salomon Athletes!
Salomon athletes have started the season better than ever before. They have doubled the amount of World Cup podiums reached this year!
Read more!

Be a Birkie Volunteer!
Lend a hand and be a part of the greatest show on snow!  Whether inside or outside, leading up to or during Birkie week, we invite you to join us!  
Volunteer shifts available! 

Birkie Bash 2019! 
Join us on Thu., Feb. 21 at the Steakhouse & Lodge!  Pasta & Salad buffet, live music, & win skis!  Learn More!  Guaranteed to be oodles (or noodles) of fun!
Get Tickets Now!
Official Supplier to the U.S. Ski Team
L.L.Bean provides the U.S. Ski Team with outerwear, rainwear, and headwear, keeping them at their warmest, fastest and lightest as they chase their dreams.
Learn more!

Shop the Birkie Store!
Fuel your #BirkieFever with the latest Birkie gear and gifts! 
In-store and online!
Now Come the Winter Sports and Activities
There is a multitude of ways to embrace the cold. Mind you, not all are for the faint of heart.  Read more
Birkie Lodging Directory
Rest your Birkie bones.  The directory contains a wide variety of area accommodations & is available by request only.  
Request a copy now!
Live the Birkie Dream!
If you've always dreamed of living along the Birkie Trail, here's your chance!  The Foundation for the Endowment of the American Birkebeiner is auctioning off a lot in the new Hatchery Creek Village.
Learn More!

Ladies Fat Bike Getaway Presented by Salsa Cycles
The Getaway was a huge success where 35 riders, new and seasoned, honed their skills on snow and took away valuable tips and tricks for winter riding.

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Rack Attack Frequently Asked Rack Questions
In the market for a new rack system for your vehicle? Here are some answers to questions you may have.

Win Madshus Skis!
There's only one way to snag these Madshus 2019 limited edition Redline 2.0 skis!  One lucky skier will win the custom Birkie skis at the Birkie Bash!  $750 MSRP!
 Learn more!

Impressive Tour de Ski Final
Krista Pärmäkoski (FIN) defended the overall podium at the Tour de Ski, posting the second fastest time in the brutal final stage of Val di Fiemme (ITA).
Read more!

Be a Forerunner!
Did you miss out on Birkie & Korte races? Become a Forerunner!  Ski the Birkie or Korte classic course before the race to make sure it's clear & get credit for skiing! Email Race Chief Eric Maki for details.
The Perfect Memento
The Official 2019 Birkie poster is here.  Commemorate your Birkie experience!  Available in the Birkie Store online and in downtown Hayward.
Dress for XC Success - Layering
The Norwegians have a saying, “Never bad weather, only bad clothing.” Once you start layering, you’ll be out on the trail in sunshine and snow.
Learn more!
Congratulations to 2019 Inga, Torstein & Skjervald! 
Will Andresen, Carolyn Andresen-Warren & David Andresen will embrace their inner warrior as they reenact the epic journey that saved Prince Haakon!  Congrats!
Add a Graphite-free Based Ski to Your Quiver
Graphite-free skis are aimed at performing in warm or wet conditions but are proving successful in a wider variety of conditions.
Read more
Refer a Friend & You Could 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!
Join the Snow Party at CLIF Lodge
Together with Protect Our Winters, the Snow Party is uniting winter warriors in the fight against climate change. Join and help us start global cooling.
Learn more!
2019 Race Guide
Coming Soon!

The official 2019 Birkie week race guide is coming soon!  A digital copy will be available in February, with printed copies at bib pick-up!
Northern Lakes Cooperative
All about Skijoring! A great way to bond with your dog this winter!
Read more!

Get Your Passport Stamped!
Ski around the world with the Worldloppet Passport!  Get a stamp in your passport after skiing the Birkie Tour, the Kortelopet or the American Birkebeiner!
Learn More!
Life Link III - Supporting the Birkie & EMS
Life Link III, proud Birkie sponsor, has race entries available for purchase ($165).  Proceeds support EMS. Email to secure your entry!
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!
Thinking About a Home in the Northwoods?
Shopping for a home loan or mortgage? Get the best financing deal and make living closer to the Birkie Trail a reality.
Learn more!
You're Invited!
Join Worldloppet Masters & Skiers alike at the annual Worldloppet Breakfast, Friday, February 22 at  Flat Creek Inn & Suites.  Pre-register here!
Sadie Bjornsen is
Ready to Lead

Learn how the World Cup skier has grown as an athlete and a person.
Read more!
Attention, Birchleggers!
If you have skied 20 or more Birkies (or will accomplish that feat this year), sign up to be an official member of the Birchleggings Club and you could win great prizes!
World Cup Winning Wax Job in a Bottle

Start HFXT Gel. Rub it on, Cork it in, Go, Race, Win! Pure Fluor with no waste or base burning. Read more

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Great Tasting, and Good For You
Add a healthy bounce to your diet this year with cranberries. Packed with vitamins, fiber and other nutrients, cranberries are a tasty addition to any meal!
Learn more!

Kara Goucher: Clean Sport Matters
I have dedicated my life to this sport and I have absolutely no idea how good I was in my prime.
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Timber Ford, Commitment Driven and Community Focused!

Timber Ford of Hayward continues to put the Hayward area FIRST!  We’re your Home-Town Proud Dealership! Come visit us today!  Learn more!

We'll Be Waiting for You at the Finish Line...
...with your metals and pins, from Apple Awards. We're out there on the trail with you, too, marking the way on every K marker.
See more!
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