Whether you ski, bike, hike, or run on the Birkie Trail, your sponsorship as a Birkie Trail Friend is an integral part of our collective efforts to improve and maintain the world-famous Birkie Trail system! 100% of your tax-deductible sponsorship fee is used to support the trail.

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The Program

Our Trail Friends select a K marker to sponsor for 3 years. They are recognized with a custom engraved 6 ½” x 6 ½” plaque at the k marker of their choice. Here are a few examples:

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The Details

There are k markers available on the Birkie, Classic, and Birkie Ridge trails. Premium trail markers are $500 per year, most others are $300, and there are also a few $200 markers on the Birkie Ridge loop. There is a 3-year sponsorship commitment that can be paid annually by January 15 of each year, or all at once at a discounted rate ($50 off the 3-year total). All sponsorship contributions will be solely used to maintain the American Birkebeiner Trail System and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law since the ABSF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Birkie Trail Friends Stories


Tell us your Birkie Trail Friends K-marker story. Whether you are a Birkie skier, spectator, volunteer, or just enjoy supporting the Birkie Trail and all it stands for, email Chris McGrath at chris.mcgrath@birkie.com.

Trail Friends Appreciation Plaque

As a token of our appreciation, all new and existing Trail Friend sponsors who sign up for a 3-year commitment will receive a complimentary Trail Friends appreciation plaque that can be proudly displayed in your office, home, wax room, or anywhere else you’d like!

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Special Rate for Ski & Bike Clubs!

All ski and bike clubs can now be a Trail Friends Sponsor for 50% off the standard rate! It’s one way we can give back to the clubs that support our mission of promoting an active, healthy lifestyle.

Thank You Birkie Trail Friends!

  • Steve Engelhof & Mary Menk
  • Jane Bidwell and Marcia Engebretson
  • Family of Norm Wall
  • Anita Foss in memory of David Nelson
  • Connie Meek, Dave Belling (2 markers)
  • Ride and Glide Bike and Ski Club
  • The Freeman Raehl Family
  • Lori Steinbach (2 markers)
  • Lee Skinner
  • Seeley Highlands Association
  • Borah Teamwear
  • Len Gibbs Ski Crew
  • Jacque Lindskoog – In Memory of Yo, Sitka, Wayne and Eric Lindskoog (2 markers)
  • Charlie, Valerie and Emily Anderson, Brian and Donna Kearney
  • Ann Pollock and Jim Coors
  • Ski and Tea
  • Brad and Reina Brekke (2 markers)
  • Ron, Kathy, Luke and Ben Raymond
  • Fitzgerald; Carol, John, Punkie & Toko
  • In Memory of Liisa Arthur; Loved to Ski, Loved to Bike
  • David Belling in memory of Kathy Belling
  • Jim & Jean Gantz
  • Kevin McKown and Nancy Fuller
  • Wood Kidner & Sue Funk
  • Valhalla Townhouse Association
  • Chippewa Valley Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Dr Brent Carlson (2 markers)
  • Grace & David Gorringe and Family
  • Mike Choate & Elizabeth Holland
  • Birkie Girls
  • Torresani Family – In Memory of JoEllen Torresani
  • Reker Family – In Memory of Nicolle Reker
  • Kevin Brochman & Carolyn Fletcher
  • John Garrett & Colleen Graham