Event Sponsorship

Our Sponsors

Cheers & Thank You to the City of Ashland!

Book Across the Bay is excited to announce that we have formally partnered with the City of Ashland to present the Event Tent & festivities surrounding the race!  Ashland City will host the Book-End Celebration, Winter Market, Kite-Fest & more.  Join us in celebrating the weekend on Friday evening for a kick-off celebration and of course, the post race chili feed! 

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. 

Over the course of our 26 years BATB has given over 250,000.00 in grants, work-group payments, and donations to local not-for-profit clubs, teams, and organizations.  Additionally, the charitable proceeds from the event have invested tens of thousands of dollars in local grooming equipment to help support winter trail grooming at several area ski venues!

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:

If you’re interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, e-mail: bookxbay@gmail.com

Major 2024 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.