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Join or Renew Your Membership in the Birchleggings Club

The Birchleggings Club and help support the American Birkebeiner – the greatest XC race in North America !!

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 Birchlegger 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. In our most major effort, the club funded the Birchleggings warming hut at Mosquito Brook on the Birkie trail. The Birchleggings Club played a significant role in the funding of the Tony Wise Museum of the American Birkebeiner. More recently, the club contributed to the funding of the Becker Law Link and installed the Birchleggings Bell on the Birkebeiner trail. The Birchleggings Club has contributed to the Capital Campaign for Mt. Telemark Conservancy and Telemark Village by purchasing one acre of conservancy land.  
What else we do: To promote participation by youth in skiing and healthy lifestyle activities, the Birchleggings Club helps to provide Korteloppet entry-fee scholarships for high school skier athletes through the Wisconsin Nordic Network. The club also contributes to the “Nordic Rocks for Schools” program of the Central Cross-Country Ski Association (CXC). This program assists schools in obtaining Nordic ski equipment for their physical education classes.

How do I find my current membership status?


Check if you have a paid-up Birchleggings Club membership for 2023 in the member list on our website Click on the “Birchlegger Lists” tab. Then select “Birchleggings Club Members…” For those who have paid dues for multiple years, this alphabetical list indicates through which year you are paid up.

Or e-mail 


Birkie Bucks Card; A new and valuable benefit of membership in The Birchleggings Club:


The Birkie Bucks Card offers discounts and deals at numerous merchants such as Gear West, Start Line Inn & Services, Coop’s Pizza, & more.   All current club members (including those whose membership is expiring in 2022) will receive a 2023 Birkie Bucks Card. Dues paying members will receive an annual Birkie Bucks Card as part of their membership.


(For members who are already paid-up for 2023 (or beyond), you can receive the 2024 and subsequent annual Birkie Bucks Cards for a fee of $10.)



Additional benefit of membership:

The following retailers have agreed to give discounts on certain gear types to holders of membership cards. Eligible merchandise and discount amount vary by store.

 -- Riverbrook, Hayward, WI

 -- Gear West, Long Lake, MN

 -- Pioneer Midwest Ski Shop, Osseo, MN

 -- Out There Nordic Sports, Rice Lake, WI

 -- Outdoor Ventures, Hayward, WI

 -- Spring Street Sports, Chippewa Falls, WI

 -- Finn Sisu, Lauderdale, MN

Note: New Moon in Hayward does not offer member discounts, but is a generous supporter of The Birchleggings Club.


Petroglyph Ornament

We have a limited number of ornaments based on a 5,000-year-old petroglyph of a skier.  These will be given out to new or renewing members while they are still available.


Two ways to join and pay:  (Note: Member card and Birkie Bucks Merchant card will be mailed to you)


For convenience (and some savings), dues can be paid for multiple years:

1 year - $35     2 years - $65   3 years - $90   4 years - $115    5 years - $135   10 years - $200


Credit Card: Birchleggings On-Line Payment


Check: Fill out the following form:

Mail with check payable to Birchleggings Club Inc.
Fill out the following and mail to:
Dave Balsiger
5703 Lincoln Road
Oregon, WI 53575.   

A member card will be mailed to you.

Name _____________________________________________
Address ___________________________________________
City, State, ZIP ______________________________________________
Email _____________________________________________________
Phone _______________________________________________________

If questions, contact Dave or 608-835-8410
The Birchleggings Club Inc. is incorporated as a 501(3)(c). Your dues are tax-deductible.

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