2021 Barkie Birkie

Wed February 24 - Thu February 25, 2021 Cable, WI 54821 US Directions
Skijor Races

3 Mile Barkie Birkie

$45 8:00AM CST - 11:00AM CST Price increases after January 28, 2021 at 11:59pm CST

2 Mile Barkie Birkie

$45 8:00AM CST - 11:00AM CST Price increases after January 28, 2021 at 11:59pm CST

1 Mile Barkie Birkie

$45 8:00AM CST - 11:00AM CST Price increases after January 28, 2021 at 11:59pm CST
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.birkie.com/ski/events/barkie-birkie-skijor/.

Place
Birkie Ridge Trailhead
14300-14498 US Hwy 63
Cable, WI US 54821
Description

Skijoring combines cross country skiing with dog power. The skier is attached to his/her dog with a belt and towline. The dog then runs ahead as the skier skis. Skijoring is a team sport which allows both human and canine counterparts to exercise and enjoy the great outdoors.

Skijoring is derived from the Norwegian word skikjøring meaning ski driving. The sport has been around for hundreds of years and originally started using reindeer and wooden skis. The sport also uses horses, but dogs and cats are now the most common animals used in skijoring.

Most medium size dogs (30 pounds and up) who are trained properly can be candidates for skijoring.

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