Tour the Birkie Trail, Travel the Ski World!

The Birkie Tour is pure fun, plain and simple.  It’s a great way to experience the wonderful Birkie Trail system with family and friends.

Birkie Tour skiers choose their own distance and pace, and park, start, and finish at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead.  You can choose to ski 15, 26, or 46 kilometers, all with the support of Worldloppet country themed aid stations along the trail.  You’ll be welcomed to Sweden, Norway and Italy with Blueberry Soup, Kringle, Biscotti and hot beverages served at aid stations.  Plus, skiers will celebrate with an après ski celebration in the Great Hall with hot food, cold beverages, camaraderie, and guaranteed fun!  The Birkie Tour is a perfect training day for Birkie, Korte, and Prince Haakon skiers or if you are…

  • A skier thinking about a Birkie event, but unsure about being ready;
  • A skier who loves to ski, but isn’t interested in ski racing;
  • Or, a skier looking for more time on their skis.
  • Plus, you can earn credit on your Worldloppet Passport.

The 2021 Birkie Tour will start and finish at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead in Cable, WI!

Blueberry Soup

Kringle

Biscotti

  • Birkie Tour is an untimed, non-competitive, “open-track” style event on a looped course up to 46 km
  • The event has a morning start time window, short & long distance options, aid stations along the trail, and food & beverage at the start/finish
  • Ski either classic or skate on on the legendary Birkie Trail – voted the No. 1 cross-country destination in the United States by USAToday/10Best

Registration

2021 Birkie Tour Registration is Now Open!

 May 1 through October 1October 2 through November 19November 20 through January 27January 28 to January 31
Birkie Tour$55$65$75$85
Birkie Tour / Seeley Hills Classic COMBO$110$130$150$165
Through the 30th

Protect Your Registration!

Get reimbursed up to 100% on your registration if you can’t compete for a number of reasons.  Next Wave Insurance offers Regsaver so you can insure your non-refundable registration fee in the case injury, illness, or another covered peril occurs.* Please see policy for complete list of covered perils at www.registrationsaver.com/birkie. Limitations and exclusions apply. Next Wave Insurance, CA License #: OF00755.

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Come Make a Weekend of Skiing on the Birkie Trail

We have teamed up with another legendary American ski race, the Seeley Hills Classic to have a full weekend of skiing, demos, prizes, and fun! The Seeley Hills Classic offers 23 and 43 km race distances on the Birkie Trail starting and finishing at the Birkie Trailhead. Click the “Register Now” button above to sign up for both events at once!

Schedule

Friday
January 29

Birkie Tour, Seeley Hills Classic & Combo Registration & Bib pick-up 5 PM – 9 PM at the Sawmill Saloon in Seeley, WI.

Saturday
January 30

Onsite Seeley Hills Classic & Combo Registration & Seeley Hills Classic Bib pick-up 7 AM – 9 AM in the Great Hall at the Birkie Trailhead.

Birkie Tour Registration & Bib pick-up 3 PM – 7 PM in Mooselips at the Sawmill Saloon in Seeley, WI.

Sunday
January 31

Onsite Birkie Tour Registration & Bib pick up in the Great Hall at the Birkie Trailhead from 8 AM – 9 AM. Skiers may depart from the Birkie Trailhead between 9 AM -10 AM.

Event Information

Tour Course

The 2021 Birkie Tour will start at the Birkie Trailhead and make a 46 km counter-clockwise loop following the Birkie Skate Trail south to Highway OO then looping back north on the Birkie Classic Trail back to the finish. Skiers have the option to turn back north at Timber Trail Aid Station, making a 15 km Tour, or at Firetower to make 26 km Tour. Downloadable Map

Birkie Ambassadors

The course will be patrolled throughout the day by Birkie Trail Ambassadors.  Ambassadors have a lot of Birkie Trail experience and can assist with waxing and share their knowledge of the Birkie Trails and Birkie Races. Look for the yellow Ambassador bibs.

Aid Stations

Your Tour will be fully supported with 3 Aid Stations along the course.  Each station will be hosted by a team of Birkie volunteers who will help you fuel-up with food & drink, keeping you on track to meet your distance goals.

After-Ski Meal

After skiing, enjoy a meal from the Northern Lakes Cooperative CENEX Corner Deli and a beer from Earth Rider Brewery, the Official Beer of the Birkie!

Cut-Off Times

All good things must come to an end, so in order to get all the skiers and volunteers back to the finish at the Birkie Trailhead by 3:00 pm, the following cut-off times will be in place.

  • Skiers heading southbound who do not make the times will be turned back north.
  • Skiers heading northbound who do not make the times will be transported back to the Birkie Trailhead.
  • The maximum time to finish a Tour is 6 hours.
  • In order to meet the cut-off times a skier skiing the 46 km course needs to start at 9:00 am and ski 8 km per hour, including stops.
LocationKilometers from the StartTime
Start0 km
10:00 am
Boedecker Aid Station - Southbound16.5 km11:40 am
Boedecker Aid Station - Northbound26.5 km12:45 pm
Firetower Aid Station - Northbound32 km1:30 pm
Timber Trail Aid Station - Northbound38.5 km2:00 pm
Finish47 km3:00 pm

Sponsors

Carlson MD

Presenting Sponsor of the Birkie Tour

 


Volunteer

Volunteers make this event possible!  We need help at aid stations, parking cars, serving food and course support. If you are interested in helping out – contact Ronda Tworek at the Birkie office at 715.634.5025 x:2,1 or ronda.tworek@birkie.com.

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Additionally, if you are a non-profit youth group, there are opportunities to raise money for your organization by volunteering at our events – give the office a call!

Worldloppet Credit

Skiers participating in the Birkie Tour may use the event to obtain Worldloppet Gold credit (you must participate in the 47K Tour ) or Worldloppet Silver credit (if you complete the 27K Tour).

Bring your Worldloppet passport for your participation stamp and participation verification.