New Birkie Trailhead Decision Postponed Until March

Alex KochonJanuary 12, 2012

American Birkebeiner press release

CABLE, Wis. — At the public hearing held last night, January 11, by the Bayfield County Forestry Committee (BCFC) at the Cable Community Center, the BCFC passed a motion to postpone a decision on the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation’s proposal for a new trailhead at the Highway 63 – Leonard School Road location (east of hwy 63).

A decision by the Bayfield County Forestry Committee is required because constructing the proposed Birkie trailhead would involve a connector trail to the main Birkebeiner Trail that would cross three-quarter miles of Bayfield County forest.

The five representatives of the BCFC concluded that enough new information was presented at last night’s meeting that it would like to postpone its decision in order to further review this information and provide an additional opportunity for public discussion. A decision will be made after further discussion at the BCFC’s monthly meeting in March, to be held in Washburn.

For additional information, see the Trailhead Proposal press release and the FasterSkier story: “Birkie One Step Closer to Securing Backup Start“.

Alex Kochon

Alex Kochon ( is a former FasterSkier editor and roving reporter who never really lost touch with the nordic scene. A freelance writer, editor, and outdoor-loving mom of two, she lives in northeastern New York and enjoys adventuring in the Adirondacks. She shares her passion for sports and recreation as the co-founder of "Ride On! Mountain Bike Trail Guide" and a sales and content contributor at When she's not skiing or chasing her kids around, Alex assists authors as a production and marketing coordinator for iPub Global Connection.

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