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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Jessie Diggins Autographed Bib To Be Auctioned During Birkie Week

At the American Birkebeiner in 2024, the Birchleggings Club (BLC) will offer at silent auction one of the commemorative 50th Anniversary Birkie bibs autographed by Jessie Diggins. A limited number of bibs were produced and autographed by Jessie for the milestone 50th Birkie.

Jessie Diggins has autographed specially-prepared Birkie Bibs to help raise funds in support of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF). The BLC is fortunate to have obtained one of the bibs. Our thanks go to Ben Popp, Executive Director of the ABSF for providing the BLC with a bib. Proceeds from our auction will go to BLC projects that will benefit the American Birkebeiner and the Birkie Trail.

 

 

 

 

 

Silent Auction Schedule

 

Birchleggings Club Booth at the Birkie Expo

Thursday, February 22 & Friday, February 23, 2024

Hayward High School, Hayward, WI

 

and at the

 

Birchleggings Club Annual Breakfast

Sunday, February 25, 2024, 8:30 am

Steakhouse & Lodge, Hayward, WI

 
Jessie Diggins, X-C Ski Legend

 

Jessie Diggins is the USA’s most-decorated world-class cross-country skier of all time. She is the first US Nordic racer ever to win an Olympic gold medal, obtained in the team sprint with Kikkan Randall, at PyeongChang in 2018. She won individual silver and bronze medals at Beijing in 2022. Her FIS Nordic World Ski Championship record includes four medals from 2013 to 2017. Jessie was the first American to take the top spot in the women’s overall standings of the FIS Cross-Country World Cup for the 2020-21 season. She has been making multiple podium appearances during this 2023-24 World Cup season. She took top honors in the 2008 and 2009 Kortelopet skate races. The Kortelopet wins and coming from her home in Afton, Minnesota make her accomplishments even more heartwarming for Birkie enthusiasts.

 

Jessie was instrumental in helping the BLC raise the funds to purchase for the Birkie trail an all-electric Taiga “Nomad” snowmobile in 2023. She autographed and donated four of her World Cup race bibs and several Birkie and Korte bibs to the BLC for the 2023 auction.

 

In Jessie’s own words:

“As an athlete, following a gas-powered vehicle filming the lead pack is harmful to both my lungs and to the planet. I highly encourage EV snow machines to be used at race venues whenever possible to reduce the breathing issues for the athletes and to cut down emissions.”

2024 Birchleggings Club Breakfast and Awards Meeting

 

The 2024 Birchleggings Club Breakfast and Awards Meeting will be starting at 8:30 am on Sunday, February 25, 2024. It will again be held at the Hayward Steakhouse and Lodge.

New 20, 30, 40, and 50 year Birkie and Korte skiers will be recognized and presented with their Birchleggers awards. New 20 year Birchlegger and Kortelopet skiers will receive a free breakfast, compliments of the Birchleggings Club!


We are asking skiers and guests to please register for the breakfast in advance! We will still accept walk-ins on the morning of the breakfast. Price of the breakfast is $16.

 

The address, telephone number, GPS Coordinates, and website of The Steakhouse & Lodge are:

Steakhouse and Lodge
15860 T Bone Lane
Hayward, WI 54843
715-934-4411
GPS:46.002568, -91.486723


 

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Birchleggings Board Members Get Enjoy My Deals and Membership Renewal Letters out!

 

The Birchleggings Club Board Members that live in the Twin Cities area came together on January 15, 2024, to send out Enjoy My Deals and Membership Renewal Letters through a mass mailing. Many other board members, including Dave Balsiger, Treasurer and Jim Tenorio, Secretary, assisted with this process. Special thanks to Mindy Ahler, the Regional Coordinator for the Citizens Climate Lobby, for organizing the activity and taking the photograph!

Birchleggings Club Members and Renewing Members, be on the lookout for the mailing! If you do not receive a letter, you can always join or renew your membership by going to the Birchleggings Membership Page. Additionally, learn more about the Birchleggings Enjoy My Deals discount card.

From left to right are Steve Carmazon, Membership Chair; Edward Eroe, Webmaster & Social Media Coordinator; Jim Haubrich, Board Member; Bob Britz, Vice President & Fund Raising Chair; Paul Thompson, President & Birkie Green Chair; and Gus Virkus, Board Member.

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Time to Renew Your 2024 Birchleggings Club Membership and Sign up for the 2024 Awards Breakfast!

 

It is time to renew your 2024 Birchleggings Club Membership and register for the Awards Breakfast on Sunday, February 25, 2024!

Membership information can be found on our Membership Page or at this link: https://www.birchleggings.com/p/membership.html

There is a new easy way to renew and pay now too!

 For information and registration information about the 2024 Birchleggings Club Awards Breakfast, go to Awards Breakfast webpage or to this link:

https://www.birchleggings.com/p/birchleggings-club-awards-breakfast.html

There is also now a new easy way to register and pay!

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