Although I’ve never skied in any of the Birkie events, I’ve been involved somehow for over 20 years: as a reporter, photographer, spectator, support crew, and child wrangler. I’ve interviewed participants, watched them on the trail during the race, and listened to their stories in the shop after the events. Over the years, it has become very evident that each of the Birkie waves has a distinct personality. Have you noticed it while you were watching or as you were skiing? Continue reading What’s in a Wave?
If you haven’t seen this yet, The Birkie Bridge has made the trip to downtown Minneapolis for the 2018 Superbowl Festivities. Add to that nearly a kilometer of manmade snow and a Pisten Bully Groomer and you have the makings for a midwest-style winter party! Here, Birkie Director, Ben Popp, and John Munger with the Loppet Foundation give you the lowdown on ski and fat bike activities taking place around the bridge. And, don’t worry, the Mpls Friday melt did not affect Hayward; we have all of our snow, still.
It’s fitting that a part of the “Super Bowl of skiing” will be part of the “other” Super Bowl. We just ask one thing – PLEASE, PLEASE bring it back to Hayward for the 2018 Birkie!
Birkie Fever, baby! -Chris
I haven’t made many New Year’s resolutions in the past-it seems a little pointless to organize my own impending failure, but this year, New Moon is all about the resolutions. Whether one of our promises will help make 2018 a better year for ourselves or a better year for the planet, maybe it is best to start out the year with some fresh goals. Check out what some Moonies want to bring to 2018 and then comment to tell us how you are planning to spend the year ahead. Continue reading 2018 Moonie Resolutions