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Details coming soon! Registration opens May 1, 2021!

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

Mountain bike race on the Birkie, Kortelopet, and Old World Cup trails surrounding Mt. Telemark, Cable, WI.

Schedule & Course


Course Information

    • Adults: Choose from a 1 Lap (13 mile) or 2 Lap (26 mile) course – a combo of Birkie, Kortelopet, and Old World Cup trails, including a summit of Mt. Telemark!
    • Tandem Bike Division: 2 Lap race, no gender or age classification
    • Youth:
      • Ages 11-14: 1/2 lap (6 mile)
      • Ages 15-18: 1 Lap (13 mile)
    • View Course Map
    • View 1/2 Lap Course Map
    • Please note:  there are steep climbs on the course (see elevation grid on the course map).  If you can’t ride up the hills, you are not alone!  Walk on the right, ride on the left.  If walking at any point, please wear your mask if you can’t stay physically distanced.



Telemark Ascent Registration Opens May 1, 2021!

Awards & Prizes

Grand Prizes

Overall Fastest Male & Female for Each Distance
1 Lap, 2 Lap

  • One free entry each to Fat Bike Birkie 2021
  • $50 Kwik Trip gift card
  • $150 off the purchase of a Sidas Thermic product from Sidas web store

Overall Fastest Male & Female Youth for Each Distance
1/2 Lap, 1 Lap

  • $50 New Moon Ski & Bike gift card for the top 4 youth riders for each youth distance

Youth Age Group Awards
Winner of each age group: Male & Female | 11-14, 15-18

  • $10 Kwik Trip gift card

Adult Age Group Awards
Winner of each age group: Male & Female | 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

  • $20 Kwik Trip gift card

Tandem Bike Division Award
The 2-lap (26 mile) race will have a tandem bike division, mixed age and gender, 1 winner

  • $20 Gear West gift card for each rider

Additional Prizes

(3) $20 Gear West gift card prizes for random winners!

(10) $20 Freewheel Bike Gift Certificates

(33) Anderson’s Maple Syrup Prize Packages (one for each of the 33 total winners)
– 8 oz. Bottle Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup
– 8 oz. bag of Anderson’s Maple Nut Popcorn
– Anderson’s Maple Syrup/PURE FUEL Neck Gaiter by Borah
– Pure Fuel Energy Pouches (3)
– PURE FUEL sticker
– different Recipe booklets (4)

Framed Minnesota Fat Bike
Framed Bikes
1Up USA - Single Equip-D rack
Gear West Gift Card
Gear West
Kwik Trip Lake Chair Gift Card Image
Kwik Trip
New Moon Ski and Bike Gift Card
New Moon Ski Shop
Anderson's Prize Pack
Freewheel Bike

Additional Details


  • Masks will be required at all times in start, finish, and all common areas
  • Time starts when rider crosses start line. Riders may start anytime within the 5 minute start corral
  • Riders are not required to wear a mask once on the course and while racing, however, rider must have a mask on their person in case of emergency
  • No aid stations
  • No spectators allowed in start and finish areas
  • Drive-up bib pickup
  • No frills, but it’s racing!
  • The Mt. Telemark Ascent event is limited to the first 200 riders – register soon!
  • SWAG – You’ll get a cool Birkie safety light to keep you safe while training!
  • Proceeds to benefit CAMBA and their efforts to build & maintain the amazing network of trails in Northern Wisconsin

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