Record Number of Riders to Pedal in Fat Bike Birkie

HAYWARD, Wis. – On Saturday, March 11, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) is expecting to greet 1,200 fat bikers to the American Birkebeiner Trailhead, just east of Cable.

The Fat Bike Birkie is the world’s largest fat bike race, one that tests riders expertise and skill on the hills of the Birkie Trail.

The Birkie Trail is over 100-kilometers long and extends through Bayfield and Sawyer counties in northwestern Wisconsin, and is normally groomed for cross-country skiers during the winter months, it opens for just three days for fat bike riders.

The Fat Bike Birkie offers two race options on Saturday, The Big Fat, a 29.2 mile race (47K), and The Chico, 14.2 miles (23K.) Friday evening will include festivities for riders of all expertise and a criterium course for youths and adults.

The festivities begin on Friday, March 10 at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead, and extend through Sunday, March 12. The three days will be filled with entertainment, food, demos, and of course, riding.

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