The Double Pole Derby is back! End 2017 in healthy, Birkie style!  Held at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead in Cable, the Double Pole Derby is a fundraiser for youth ski teams in the Hayward/Cable area.  Race on the Birkie Trail while supporting the future of skiing- a win-win for sure!  Middle School/High School races are classic; citizen/collegiate race is freestyle – that means – skate, classic or even double pole the entire course if you like.

Classic Races

  • 10:00 am 3.8K Mass Start Classic Middle School Girls
  • 10:45 am 3.8K Mass Start Classic Middle School Boys
  • 11:30 am 6.5K Mass Start Classic High School Girls
  • 12:15 pm 6.5K Mass Start Classic High School Boys

Freestyle Race

  • 1:30 pm 14K Mass Start Freestyle Race for College/Citizen Skiers

The High School and Middle School course will be a preview of the upcoming Wisconsin High School Nordic Championships!

And don’t miss the Spooner Holiday Dash on Friday, December 29th for High School/Middle School racers.  Start Friday off with a freestyle race in Spooner and finish with a classic race in Cable!


Registration Fees:

  • Citizen Racers: $40 through 12/28/17; $50 through 12/30/17.
  • Collegiate Racers: $20
  • High School/Middle School Racers: $10. Teams may register under one name and submit names, waivers, and race division to


We could not host events without the helping hands of volunteers.  If you are interested in being a volunteer for the Double Pole Derby, click HERE to view available shifts.