Mountain BikerThe Mt. Telemark Ascent is a mountain bike race on some of the best trails surrounding Mt. Telemark!

Ready to take on a new challenge?  Climbing is the name of the game at the Telemark Ascent!  Whether you take on the Single, 1-lap challenge, or the Mega, 4-lap challenge, you’re guaranteed to achieve some major elevation gain and be rewarded with great views from the top of Mt. Telemark.  Sign up now and challenge yourself to the climb!

Registration

Telemark Ascent Registration is Open!

 May 15 thru July 21 July 22 thru September 16September 17 thru October 9
All Races$70$80$90

Schedule & Course

Schedule

Event Time 10:00 AM

There will be an Elite Start Corral. Petition to be in the elite start corral by emailing your resume to elite@birkie.com.

Course Information

Venue: American Birkebeiner Trailhead

All events will start and finish at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead in Cable, WI. Access to the start area is available ONLY from Telemark Road. From Cable, WI, Take Highway M traveling East out of Cable for 2-miles. Turn right on Telemark Road.  Follow the road to the designated parking areas.

Mega Ascent

  • 4 Lap (approximately 52 mile) course – a combo of Birkie, Kortelopet, Old World Cup trails, and CAMBA single track, including multiple summits of Mt. Telemark!  Stay tuned for the 2021 map!
  • Finish the race under the time limit and earn a Mega patch for your hat!
  • No tandem bikes allowed due to technical sections on the course
  • Please note- the 2021 course will involve more single track sections and ascents/descents than 2020.  New course map coming soon. 2020 Course Map

Mega-E Ascent

  • 4 lap course on an E bike.
  • See Mega Ascent for more information.

Single Ascent

  • 1 Lap (approximately 13 mile) course – a combo of Birkie, Kortelopet, Old World Cup trails, and CAMBA single track, including multiple summits of Mt. Telemark!  Stay tuned for the 2021 map!
  • Finish the race under the time limit and earn a Single patch for your hat!
  • No tandem bikes allowed due to technical sections on the course
  • Please note- the 2021 course will involve more single track sections and ascents/descents than 2020.  New course map coming soon. 2020 Course Map
  • Ebikes are not allowed in the Single Ascent.

Post Race

Enjoy your accomplishment with a post race meal, beer, or root beer right at the venue.