In Memoriam – Pete Birkeland

Pete Birkeland, long time BNC member and enthusiastic supporter, passed away.  Read more here.

Pete’s home was not far from North Boulder Park.  Decades ago, he would organize informal weeknight races at North Boulder Park.  Before the internet, he’d post paper announcements on trees, show up with stopwatches and wrist watches for timing, and off we all went as fast as we could around the park.

It was a time and place outside of liability concerns, whatever municipal ordinances may have governed “events,” and it was just plain fun for everyone; all of it due to Pete’s spirit.

The board of the Boulder Nordic Club extends their condolences to Pete’s family and thanks them for decades of support and fun at North Boulder Park