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Top Birkie Things You Need to Know! 

  • There is still time to enter the Warrior & Inga Contest!
  • Holiday Specials in the Birkie Store!  Watch for specials Thu-Mon!
  • Tour the new Gravel Pit aid station with Ben Popp, ABSF Exec. Dir.!  
Tour the new Gravel Pit aid station and enhancements to the Birkie Trail with Ben Popp, ABSF Executive Director!  (And, since this was recorded we have snow!)
 Watch now! 
Be a Part of Birkie History!
Enter the 2017 Warriors and Inga Contest.  Become part of the Legend.  Deadline for entries is
November 30th, 2016
 Enter Now!
Fat Bike Birkie!
Fat Bike Birkie is half-full!  Events for all abilities!  3-days of fun!  Races, expo, demos, food, great SWAG and more!  

Sign up before the December 16 price increase!  
Register Now!
Cyber Monday Surprise!
We can't tell you what it is!  
Here are a few clues:  Great for training, fun for all, perfect gift, and a screamin' deal!
Watch your email!  
Birkie Gifts for the Holidays!
The Birkie Store is bursting with  gift ideas for your favorite someone! Stocking stuffers, gift sets & more!  Watch for specials!
 Shop Now!
Be a Birkie Volunteer!
Volunteer opportunities are currently available for several Birkie events!  Be a part of a different kind of #BirkieFever!
 Opportunities Here! 
A Guide to New Ski Romance
To ensure a healthy case of #BirkieFever, buying a new pair of skis is near the top of the list, but how should you start off this new loving relationship? We’ve got tips to help you make the most of your new ski purchase.  Read on!

Retire Your Iron!
Imagine having lightning fast skis without ever plugging in your iron! Your time should be spent skiing, not hot waxing and scraping your skis.  The Vauhti line of liquid glide waxes is the stuff of dreams.
Read More!

You're Invited!
Join Timber Ford of Hayward for their 5th Annual Give Back Event!  Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 5pm at Timber Ford in Hayward!
Details Here!
Flame your #BirkieFever!  
Watch THE LAST KING (BIRKEBEINERNE), a Norwegian feature film depicting the very legacy upon which the American Birkebeiner is based!  Makes a great gift!  Rated R
Order Now!  
Snow, Sunshine,
and Apple Awards

Dennis Smith, owner of Apple Awards in Hayward, Wisconsin, has a lot to tell about the history of the Birkie, held in his hometown since 1973. This year his business, as a first-year sponsor, is helping to make some of that history.

Read more!
Love the Trail?
Be a Trail Friend!

Learn more about the exciting changes to the Trail Friends Program! 
Read more!

Join Us - BirkieFest St. Paul!
Hear the latest news and an update on the Capital Campaign.  
Learn more here!  
Junior Skiers in Birkieland!
From races to holiday break training opportunities!  There is lots happening in Birkieland for Junior skiers!  Check it out!  Holiday Break Details Here!
Ski the BirkieTour!
Fun, friends, food, aid stations, support on the trail, great SWAG, great training tool, and more!  
Check it out!

Team Gregg & Timber Ford!   
Timber Ford of Hayward is excited to announce their partnership with Team Gregg who will be competing in the PeyongChang Olympics. Follow their training adventures & fun events!   Read their blog!

Exciting ABSF News!
The American Birkebeiner was recently awarded the 2016 Small Market Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism!  
Read more!

Birkie Lodging!
Need lodging? Request a copy of the Lodging Directory. 
Plus, dorm housing is opening December 1, 2016!   
Get Outside & Enjoy Your Day!
Congratulations 2016 ABSF Grant Recipients!
This year, the ABSF is giving over $30,000 to organizations that promote cross country skiing and active, healthy lifestyles.  Read more about the 
2016 Recipients!
The Warriors & Prince Haakon
The Birkebeiner warrior poster is now available in the
Birkie Store!
Birkie Trail Passes!
Did you know that the ABSF spends over $350,000 annually just to maintain the amazing Birkie Trail? A pass is required for each person to ski on the Birkie Trail System from December through March. Ski Passes are now available!
Details here! 
Know What's In Your Cup!

Not only do you get hydration from Nuun at all Birkie events, but so do top athletes like Jessie Diggins. Here's a quick message about gearing up for ski season!  "Hi Nuuniverse, I'm Jessie..." 
Read On...

Be a Forerunner!
Did you miss Birkie & Korte registration but wish you could ski on race day? We can help! Become a forerunner - a very important role! You'll ski the course bright and early on race morning (first ones on the trail!) to make sure the course is clear for skiers. Learn more!

Ski the Prince Haakon!
Now, you can ski the race named after the baby who started it all!  
Register - Prince Haakon!  

Concept2’s Holiday Challenge!
If you are a skier who is training on a Concept2 SkiErg or
indoor rower, make the most of your meters and participate in Concept2’s annual Holiday Challenge.  Ski or row 100k or 200k and earn a donation for charity!  Learn More!

Reach Skiers, Runners, Bikers!
Advertise in the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation's official magazine, the Birch Scroll (print and online copies).  You'll reach those who ski, run, bike and live the Birkie lifestyle.  Up next - Birkie Results Issue!  
Email us for details!

What to Wear? Start at the Top!

The human body performs best when its core temp remains around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius). Too cold (or too hot) and performance quickly... Keep Reading!

Free Fun in Hayward!
Relive the history of the Birkie at the Tony Wise Museum of the American Birkebeiner.  From the historic Norwegian roots to Tony Wise and Telemark, there is something for everyone!
Museum Info Here!
Swag, Parking News & More!
Why become a member of the ABSF?  Birkie swag, early notification of parking at the start, 10% off in the Birkie Store, and you'll feel good about supporting the activities that you love!
Details HERE!
Like us on Facebook & be in the loop on the latest news and Birkie events!  #BirkieFever!
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