We're bringing the beer! South Shore Brewery will be at the finish-line party tent again this year. A heated tent will be set up there for the post-race chili feed, beer and soda, music and awards.
Drinking our beer is OBVIOUSLY the better way to replace all those spent calories.
ABout the Event
This winter, we’re preparing for as many as 4,000 skiers. We’ve got a great group of hundreds of volunteers who do everything from stuffing bags to making food to freezing luminaries to lighting candles to designing t-shirts to building bonfires to grooming the course. Come on up north and join us February 17, 2018, for the twenty-second annual Book Across the Bay!
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, starts in Ashland and ends in Washburn, and 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.
Winter in northern Wisconsin is long, dark and cold. Come late February, those residents of the Chequamegon Bay* region who haven't gone off to find sun and sanity somewhere down south can get a little stir crazy. Around the holiday season in 1996, a group of people got together to talk about how to make the winter a little more bearable by giving ourselves and our neighbors something to look forward to in our own backyards. Now, we share our backyard event with friends in 7 countries!
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*It's pronounced shə-WAH-mə-gan but Shenanigan Bay is more our culture up here in the Great Nort'. Cheers!