As the largest nordic ski race in North America and the 3rd largest nordic race in the world, the Birkie is a race of legendary proportions.
Author Archives: Pete Skellenger
The North American VASA, one of the few long races to make it onto the Michigan Cup race series and held in my backyard, and a another slow, frigid slog through the woods.
With heavy rain and record temps throughout the week, the White Pine Stampede was in jeopardy yet again this year but a foot of snow and cold temps brought Team Priority Health out in full force this past weekend with the whole team showing up to toe the line and step atop the podium for [...]
It’s been a tough winter for nordic skiing again this year, with races shortened and cancelled, but the weather cooperated last weekend in Marquette for the Noquemanon marathon and Team Priority Health came away with some bling!
Avoiding the TC traffic and getting outside before getting stuck inside for 12 hr shifts are 2 of the primary reasons I like to commute to work via bicycle year ’round but the same ol routes can get a little boring. Enter…The Fatbike!
The snow has fallen and the VASA Ski Club has spoken… “FLASH RACE!”
I’ve written about the fun of a snowbike on the dirt but I experienced my first long distance snowy snowbike ride this past weekend with the Einstein Cycles crew in Traverse City and holy smokes was it fun!
November is a tricky time of year to get outside into Mama Nature, with the unpredictable weather but today was an absolute exception in Traverse City.
Iceman has come and gone, the temperature’s dropping, the daylight hours narrowing, the Holiday’s have arrived, and old man winter is settling in.
The nordic ski season got underway in Traverse City October 21st, with the first of the Michigan Cup points races at the 3rd annual Fall Ski Fest conceived by local ski legend Eli Brown, hosted by Brick Wheels, and executed by Eli, a pile of local volunteers, and the Vasa Ski Club. After a run [...]