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BREAKING NEWS: 2017 American Birkebeiner CANCELLED

Fri, Feb  24, 2017 - By Birkie

2.24.17 (11:40am CT) – After days of unseasonable weather, rain, and a predicted snow storm front missing the Hayward and Cable areas, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation regretfully announces the cancellation of the 2017 American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, and Prince Haakon cross-country ski races. And, while 2017 may not look like other years, in true Birkie Fever style, we’re hosting BirkieStock 2017 – the inaugural celebration of the American Birkebeiner Trailhead & start area!

Skiers, spectators and friends are invited! Beginning at 9:30am on Saturday morning, buses will begin transporting riders from the Como Parking Lot to the American Birkebeiner Trailhead. For those anxious to get some time on their skis, the trail crew is creating an estimated 5K loop for you to ski once, twice or as many times as you’d like! Live music begins at 11:45am and plays to 5:00pm. Visit the soup tent, try a Birkie Brew-ski, watch the World Championships on the jumbo screen, grab a brat, visit the Birkie Store, and more! Plus, we’ve moved the demos from Sunday to Saturday so you can try out the latest ski gear and fat bikes! It’ll be one for the books! We hope to see you there! #BirkieFever! More details will be announced on at 1:00pm CT / 2:00pm ET today!