Our Sponsors

Book Across the Bay is entirely volunteer-driven. Race proceeds are distributed back to the Chequamegon Bay community through our Work Groups that help make Book happen each year.  Generous businesses in the community also sponsor the event by donating services, goods, and financial resources. We acknowledge all our business sponsors on this page, and with acknowledgement at the race itself.  The 2022 Race will directly benefit the following Groups, Clubs, and Organizations:

  • Chequamegon Humane Association 
  • Ashland FIT 
  • Marengo Valley School 
  • Ashland High Art Department 
  • Northland College Athletics (including Lacrosse, Baseball, Volleyball, and Soccer). 
  • Bayfield Nordic 
  • Northland College Vocal Choir 
  • ABC Thrift Shop 
  • Bayfield County Sheriffs Reserve 
  • Chequamegon Bay Arts Council 
  • Superior Rivers Watershed Association 

Thanks also to the many individuals, businesses and organizations who have offered their time, talents, and resources toward making Book Across the Bay a success. Thank you to:

Special thanks to:

  • The City of Ashland for trash receptacles, picnic tables, and providing parking signage and barricades.  
  • A tremendous Thank You to the Marengo Valley School for their extraordinary last minute effort lighting luminaires in the wind this year. They, along with 20 Chapter BATB Veteran Drew Mathues, Brenton McPeak, and Dylan Hudson saved the race! 
  • Thanks also to Super Volunteers Rick Searl & Andrew Okey for decades of incredible support.
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If you’re interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities for 2021, e-mail: bookxbay@gmail.com

Major 2022 Sponsors:

Book Across The Bay is sponsored in part by the following Major Business Sponsors, Presented by the tremendous volunteer effort of the Chequamegon Bay Community, & Brought to life by adventurers like you!

What We Do

Book Across the Bay is the upper Midwest's most unique winter event, open to skiers and snowshoers of all ages and ability levels. The 10-kilometer course, which is groomed for both classic-style and skate skiing, follows a route not on land, but over the frozen surface of Lake Superior, the world's largest lake. The event is held at night, and the course is lit by the stars above and up to 1,000 candles in ice luminaries that line the entire route.