11.13.2014 UPDATE No snow, but here’s a newly published OPB story with great footage from last year.
The Stumptown Birkebeiner is an impromptu urban ski race in Portland, Oregon (when it snows).
The rules are pretty simple. On any day when there is enough snow to ski in downtown Portland, meet at the NW corner of Powell’s City of Books (NW Couch and 11th in the Pearl) at 9 AM.
From there, we’ll race around NW and have some fun.
December 21, 2008 – Inaugural event featured about eight skiers.
February 7, 2014 – Ski from Powell’s to NW 23rd and back attracted dozens.
February 8, 2014 – Sprints at Wallace Park also had big turnout.
Is the race on?
If it’s looking like snow in Portland, stay tuned here or follow @StumptownBirkie. We will clearly declare a Birkie when the race is on.
Also, you can also join our email list to stay informed.
See photos from past races on Flickr.
stumptown.birkie at gmail dot com