Book Across the Bay

Come and have some fun with us!

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 freshwater 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.

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Weekend activities during Book Across the Bay will include:

February 19:

  • Walk-in registration and bib pickup will be at Thompson’s West End Park in Washburn from 10am – 5pm. Masks required.
  • 10:30am – BOOK-IT Kids Fun Race Registration Opens at  Solstice Outdoors (Ashland)   A free event open to ages 14 & under
  • Shuttle buses will run from 1-5pm on Saturday from Washburn to the start area at Maslowski Beach.  Masks required
  • Race start 6pm!


February 20.

  • North Coast Cycling Association’s Bike Across the Bay, The 10K/20K course for Bike Across the Bay is a combination of hard-packed drifted snow, crusty snow, and some ice. Fat bikes are recommended. Helmets are required. Race start time is 12noon from Washburn Shore. Day of event registration will be at the Harbor View Event Center (formerly Steak Pit) from 10-11:30am.  Awards and after party at 1-4 at the Harbor View Event Center. 715/209-8169 with any questions.


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