BUS TO THE BIRKIE
2020 BIRKIE/KORTE BUS DETAILS
Registration is open to all DXC members, at a cost of $45. Folks who are not yet DXC members can register for the bus for $70, and will receive an individual DXC membership as well as their spot on the bus. OR, you can just get your DXC membership first (you control the membership level/cost), and then complete your Bus to the Birkie registration. Your choice! : )
Not sure if you're a current DXC Member? Click here and then select "enroll" to enter your email address to find out!
Both skiers and those cheering are welcome to register – we just want to fill the buses. First come, first served!
The American Birkebeiner encourages carpooling and will kindly allow our buses to get as close to the start as is feasible for both races.
Here are links to the Korte Wave Start times and Birkie Wave Start times (once on the Birkie's website, click on "Start Wave Schedule" at left hand menu or scroll down to middle of page), in case you need to double check your start time.
KORTE BUS details (Friday, Feb. 21, 2020):
We have chartered an 23-passenger mini coach to depart from the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC) at roughly 7:00 AM (arriving at the start at OO at roughly 8:30AM) and return to the DECC in the afternoon (leaving Hayward at roughly 4:00 PM).
NOTE: the departure time in Hayward is somewhat flexible – if you have concerns or would like to see that time shifted, please let us know and we may be able to adjust things.
The Korte bus has permission to drop skiers off very close to the start, so skiers can wait in the heated tent at the start until their designated wave time. After the race, the bus will pick skiers up near the finish (exact location TBA by the Birkie folks).
We need to get enough riders registered by our cancellation date or 2/14/20 in order to keep the bus chartered! This has been a challenge for the Korte bus in years past – please register asap and help us spread the word so we can meet this mark!
CLICK HERE to register for the Korte Bus.
BIRKIE BUS details (Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020):
We have chartered a 38-passenger bus to depart from the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC) at roughly 4:45 AM (arriving at the start in Cable at roughly 6:30AM) and return to the DECC in the afternoon (leaving Hayward at roughly 4:30 PM – this time can be adjusted if all riders expect to be ready to head out sooner, so please make sure to answer the "expected finish time" question during the registration process).
The Birkie Bus has permission to park in a lot that's located 400m (according to the Birkie folks!) from the start, so skiers may wait on board the nice warm bus until their designated wave start time. There's a bathroom on board the bus (PRICELESS BIFFY LINE ALTERNATIVE). After the race, the bus will pick skiers up near the finish (exact location TBA by the Birkie folks).
Though meeting our quota has not been a problem for the Birkie Bus in years past, we do need to register enough riders by the cancellation deadline of 2/14/20 to keep the bus chartered – please register asap to guarantee your spot!
CLICK HERE to register for the Birkie Bus:
If you make arrangements to take someone else’s place on the bus who won’t be using it, no problem – just let us know so we can update our list to reflect who will be riding with us. If you don’t think you will finish the race in time to catch the bus home, you are free to register and take advantage of the bus ride to the start, but will need to make other arrangements for your trip home. Again, please keep us posted if this is your plan.
Money will be returned if the race or bus must be cancelled due to weather. Otherwise, we are unable to offer refunds if you choose not to ride.
Pickup up/Drop-off in Duluth: The Buses will pick skiers up at the DECC; $5 all-day DECC parking will be available. Specific info will be emailed to you before the race, after registration.
Questions? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org