A big idea here at the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is to be part of and support your year-round healthy, outdoor lifestyle. Although we put on some great events, we know there’s more going on for you the rest of the year–like getting ready for those events or just getting out and enjoying the beautiful outdoors.
That’s what Birkie Programming is all about, to get moving and make that dream a reality. The Birkie is not just a destination. As a true lifestyle, it happens wherever you are. So, come and enjoy the Birkie Trails, but we’re also happy to bring the Birkie Lifestyle to you, wherever you live and train. This is just the beginning. We hope you will be part of it!
Youth ages 7-13 can experience the Birkie Trail as a fun adventure! Year round programming is designed to get kids out on the trail running, biking, orienteering, ski training, and more. Learn More »
Birkie Trail Juniors is a new program designed for kids, ages 11-15, that are interested in taking the first step to more consistent training while still maintaining a high level of fun. Learn More »
Skis are put away, but kids still need to be moving! Birkie Spring MTB Training League is a great way for kids to get on their bikes and get ready to ride for the summer. Learn More »
“Dive for the Dirt!” is part of a new youth program that is hosted by the Hayward Area Memorial Hospital on the Hospital Trails right in Hayward and powered by the Birkie. Click here for dates and details of the first three events!
Birkie Youth Mountain Bike Camp for youth ages 6-18 at the OO Trailhead. Join us on June 10, 2017. Click here for more information and to register!
Birkie Ski Training Plans
Training suggestions and guide from Jan Guenther, Owner of Gear West XC Ski & Run Shop.
Birkie Trail Run Training Plans
12 Birkie Trail Run training tips from Gear West’s Jan Guenther, 2x Birkie Trail Marathon first place finisher.