The Dedication Ceremony of the Birchleggings Club Bell is Scheduled for Friday, September 25, 2020 at 3:00pm at the Permanent Site near the American Birkebeiner Start Area! The Club supports the Northwest Regional Planning Commission’s and American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation’s application for a Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge Grant for the Rebirth of Telemark! The Birchleggings Club Member and In Memoriam Lists have been Updated!


Monday, August 10, 2020

Birchleggings Bell is Installed!

The Birchleggings Bell was installed on August 7, 2020 where the Classic Trail and Skate Trail split after the Start Area. See the Birchleggings Club Facebook Photo Album for pictures of the volunteers that put this incredible addition to the Birkie Trail in place! Special thanks to Jim Tenorio who took the idea suggested by Dick Enz who was inspired by the memorial bell at the Northwood Ski Trails near Rhinelander, Wisconsin and then carried it through to approval, funding, and implementation.

This bell is another way that the members of the Birchleggings Club are helping to make the American Birkebeiner a memorable experience for everyone!

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Birchleggings Bell Transported to Cable from Eau Claire!

On May 21, 2020 the Birchleggings Bell was transported to Cable from its fabrication site in Eau Claire.

A safely-masked crew consisting of Jim Anderson, Allison Slavick, Connie Meek, Tom Rowley, Harry Maranowicz, Jim Tenorio, and photographer Scott Smith unloaded the 300-pound post and bell.

The bell post and recognition plaque will be installed this summer along the Birkie trail.

Monday, February 24, 2020

2020 Tony Wise Spirit Award Winners and photographs from the Birchleggings Club 2020 Awards Breakfast and More...

Congratulations to Steve Poulin and Dave Balsiger, our 2020 Tony Wise Spirit Award Winners!

You can view other photographs on the Birchleggings Club Facebook Page at this link: Birchleggings Club Photographs 2020. You do not have to be a Facebook member to view the photographs.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

2020 Birchlegger Membership Drive Winners Announced!

2020 Birchlegger Membership Drive Winners - Congratulations!

2021 Birkie Registration - Dean Bachmeier

2020 Race Day Parking Permit - Dale Cardwell

2020 Race Day Parking Permit - Charles Wetzel




T-shirt, Ski Hat, Ballcap, Painters Cap, or Neck Wrap -

Jim Ridder
Mark Gherty
William Kupisch
Andy Kangas
Dellin Bakkum
Paul Wiedeman
Gary Slavik
David G. Anderson
Greg Franzen
Robert Jeanne
Eric Eben
Joseph Suchy
Jeff Cummisford

Howard Bichler
Barbara Menge

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Birchlegger Racing Skiwear from Borah Teamwear - Act before January 23, 2020!

Through Borah Teamwear, custom designed Birchlegger racing suits and jackets can be ordered now from Borah Team Store using the link below. These are ordered and shipped directly from Borah Teamwear.
 
The Store closes Thursday Jan 23 midnight  -  Act Now   The store will only be open until midnight (CST) on Thursday Jan 23, 2020. All orders received are then batched for printing and should arrive before the Birkebeiner.
 
 (A portion of the cost is returned to the Birchleggings Club.)
Questions:  dbalsiger@aol.com    608-835-8410

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Birchleggings Club Breakfast - Sunday, February 23, 2020


We cordially invite you to join us at the Birchleggers Club Breakfast on Sunday, Feb 23, 2020. The event will be held from 09:00 -11:00 AM at the Steakhouse and Lodge, off of Highway 27 in Hayward. New 20, 30, and 40 year Birkie skiers will be recognized and presented with their Birchleggers awards. New 20 year Birchleggers will receive a free breakfast, compliments of the Birchleggings Club!
This year's recipient of the Tony Wise Award will be honored. Guests are welcome. No reservations are required. Breakfast tickets are sold at the door and the cost is $12. Come hang out with fellow skiers. Skiers are encouraged to wear their Birchleggers bibs one more time before they are tossed in the closet with those from previous years.
The address, telephone number, GPS Coordinates, and website of The Steakhouse & Lodge are:
15860 T Bone Lane
Hayward, Wisconsin 54843
715-934-4411
GPS: 46.002553, -91.486228
Our purpose:  To support the American Birkebeiner Cross Country Ski Race and promote healthy life styles by encouraging participation in outdoor physical activities.
What we do: The Birchleggings Club Inc. supports the American Birkebeiner in various ways. We recognize and present awards to the 20, 30 and 40 year skiers at our annual Birchleggers Sunday breakfast. The Tony Wise Award, which is given in recognition of significant contribution to the growth and success of the Birkebeiner, is presented annually by the Birchleggings Club.
Birchleggings Hut: The Birchleggings Club is the sponsor of the Mosquito Brook hut.  Stop by the Mosquito Brook Hut to be warmed by the fire and view the vintage ski pictures, Birkie posters, and old skis.  
The Birchleggings Club ® Membership: Birchleggers Member Dues -  Now is the time to pay your annual Birchleggers dues. Dues are $25. Dues-paying members are eligible for gear discounts at several ski retailers and are also eligible to run as or vote for the Birchleggers Board of Directors.  For convenience (and some savings), dues can be paid for multiple years:   See more info at our birchleggings.com website: Dues schedule:
1 year - $25    2 years -$45     3 years - $65   4 years - $85    5 years - $100     10 years - $180

Good luck in this year's 2020 Birkie!
The Birchleggings Club  

Monday, October 21, 2019

Birchleggings Club Board of Directors Election Results and Minutes from Annual Meeting Posted



2019 election of Board of Directors for the Birchleggings Club Inc. resulted in the re-election of incumbents Steve Carmazon and Dave Balsiger as well as the election of new board member, Cheryl Hiltibran.

We welcome Cheryl, a veteran of 40 completed Birkies, to our board.

The minutes from the 2019 annual meeting have been posted on the Meeting Minutes page. See the Website Navigation Menu.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

2019 Tony Wise Spirit Award Winner and photographs from the Birchleggings Club 2019 Awards Breakfast and More...

Congratulations to Ned Zuelsdorff, our 2019 Tony Wise Spirit Award Winner! Board Member Steve Carmazon provided background on the award and introduced Ned. A copy of his speech can be found at this link: Steve Carmazon Speech 2019.

You can view other photographs on the Birchleggings Club Facebook Page at this link: Birchleggings Club Photographs 2019. You do not have to be a Facebook member to view the photographs.

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