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!


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 is committed to fund the Birchleggings warming hut at Mosquito Brook on the Birkie trail. Past dues have allowed us to already pay off over 85% of that cost. Most recently, the Birchleggings Club played a significant role in the funding of the Tony Wise Museum of the American Birkebeiner.

What else we do: To promote participation by youth in skiing and healthy lifestyle activities, the Birchleggings Club now 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 membership for 2020 in the Birchleggings Club Inc. in the member list at 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

Another benefit of membership in The Birchleggings Club

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
-        Outdoor Ventures, Hayward WI
-        Spring Street Sports, Chippewa Falls WI
-        Out There Nordic Sports, Rice Lake  WI
-        Boulder Nordic Sport, Minneapolis, MN
-        Pioneer Midwest Ski Shop, Osseo, MN
-        Gear West, Long Lake, MN
Note: New Moon in Hayward does not offer member discounts but is a generous supporter of Birchleggings Club.

How do I join?
For convenience (and some savings), dues can be paid for multiple years:
1 year - $25     2 years - $45   3 years - $65   4 years - $85    5 years - $100   10 years - $180

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

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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