New Birkie Homecoming Bell Installed by the Birchleggings Club!


Membership in the Birchleggings Club


Join 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. In preparation for the 50th Anniversary of the Birkie in 2024, the BLC raised funds to purchase a Taiga “Nomad” Electric Snowmobile which will be donated to ABSF for trail use and for filming the lead group during the women’s Birkie without filling the trail with fuel emissions


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 2024 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.   Dues paying members will receive an annual Birkie Bucks Card as part of their membership.


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                               -- Outdoor Ventures, Hayward WI

 -- Gear West, Long Lake, MN                            --  Spring Street Sports, Chippewa Falls WI

 -- Pioneer Midwest Ski Shop, Osseo, MN           -- Finn Sisu, Lauderdale, MN

 -- Out There Nordic Sports, Rice Lake, WI  


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


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


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

1 year - $35      3 years - $90     5 years - $135   Lifetime - $500




-       Credit Card – follow this link: Birchleggings On-Line Payment





Check  -   Fill out following form. Or download the form here: Membership Form



Mail with check payable to Birchleggings Club Inc. to

Dave Balsiger   5703 Lincoln Road, Oregon, WI 53575.   


Name _____________________________________________

Address ___________________________________________

City, State, ZIP ______________________________________________

Email _____________________________________________________

Phone _______________________________________________________


If questions, contact Dave Balsiger or 608-835-8410  


The Birchleggings Club Inc. is incorporated as a 501(3)(c). Your dues are tax-deductible.

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