This is the seventh annual Bike Across the Bay event which started as a grassroots race on the open ice of Lake Superiors Chequamegon bay when fat bikes were relatively new in our area. Checkout some early video of the race here.
This year proceeds after expenses will go towards the National Intercollegiate Cycling Association (NICA) Chequamegon Chapter. NICA is working to develop mountain biking into the schools in Ashland and Bayfield Counties as a regular intramural sport.
The race is held on the frozen surface of Lake Superior.
Choose between two courses:
The course takes place on a portion of the Book Across the Bay course the morning after the event. An on-land alternative is not available in the event of unsafe ice conditions. The Chequamegon bay has the best ice on lake Superior and we do not anticipate a problem considering recent and continuing cold weather. There is no race category for e-bikes in this event.
Registration and after party are located at the Harbor View Event Center at 130 Harborview Drive, Washburn, WI. Harbor View provides us with some fantastic amenities, including indoor bathrooms, event space, hot chocolate and coffee, a food table, cash bar, and local vendors and bike shops. Plan to stick around for awards and to socialize the afternoon after the race!