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Zoo-de-Mackinac – May 20 – 21, 2017

THE WEEKEND OF MAY 20-21st, 2017

The Zoo-de-Mackinac is a weekend of huge parties with great bands, one of the most scenic bicycle rides in the country, a lot of sunshine, views of the mighty Mackinac Bridge, and one magical island.

THIS IS NOT A RACE!!! The Zoo-de-Mackinac is a collection of outdoor enthusiasts (4,000 in 2014-16) who want to enjoy a little physical exercise together in one of the most beautiful areas in the state of Michigan. The bike ride starts Saturday morning at Boyne Highlands Resort and spans 51 miles along Lake Michigan on a paved road with very little automobile traffic. Riders pedal through rolling countryside and trillium covered forests, along sandy beaches, and are surrounded by breathtaking views of Lake Michigan from 400′ high bluffs. We stop approximately half way, at a unique place called the Legs Inn for a leisurely lunch and to swap stories. The ride continues on to Mackinaw City, where Star Line Ferry boats have been chartered for the ride over to Mackinac Island. Once on the magical island, check into your hotel and stroll into town to forget the aches and pains from the day’s ride. As the evening wears on, the island comes alive with The Gatehouse, Pink Pony, and Horns hosting post ride parties with incredible live bands!

$60 through May 6, 2017. $75 from May 7, 2017 through May 20, 2017. Entry fee includes the pre-ride party Friday night at the Zoo Bar at Boyne Highlands, luggage transportation to Mackinaw City on Saturday, lunch at the Legs Inn on Saturday, finish line party in Mackinaw City, round trip ferry transportation to and from Mackinac Island on Star Line Ferry and post-ride parties on Saturday afternoon at The Crossings and evening parties on the island.



REGISTRATION – 8:00 pm to midnight in the Lobby below Zoo Bar
KICK-OFF PARTY – 8:00 pm to 1:30 am in the Zoo Bar

REGISTRATION: 7:30 – 10:30am in the lobby below The Zoo Bar
RIDE STARTS: 7:30 – 10:30am at Boyne Highlands in the Ski Area Parking Lot
LUNCH: 10:30 – 2:00pm at Legs Inn
POST RIDE PARTY: 12Noon to 5:00 pm at The Crossings in Mackinaw City



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Zoo-De-Mackinac On Facebook

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Wednesday March 8th, 2017 - 7:25 am

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Friday February 17th, 2017 - 2:07 pm

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Zoo de Mack May 20, 2017 is now open for registration!

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Andrew Slackta Bill Lincoln Sandy Goyette-Lincoln Therese Slackta

Woo hoo

Rick Haynes Cathy Nelson Haynes Debbie Murley Lauren Murley

Rebecca Flood

Randy Belliel

Ashley Morrison !!!!!

Heather McGuire-Rainone Zorica Petrovski Amy Beth Soccini Melanie Lowden

Jon Peterson

Shawna Floyd James Kristi

Rosie Peartree

Julie Gieraltowski Megan Telesco Miria Lupo Strzalkowski Jennifer Draveling Paris


Julie Dooley Forbush Brie Blackwell Tisa Bethke Kari Arnold Let's do this again

Richard Carver, Jill Mattison Raynak!

Dave Gacki-Resch

Get that new bike, Dan Bachman

Katelyn Marie Paul Mac Leod Dan Carter

Nicole Fonger Brittany Smithkort

Anna Iulianelli, Karen Stuben, Karen Binns Semerau, Barb Colombo, Anne Tokarczyk, Diane Beane!!!!!! Can't wait!! Spread the word.

Must say I was really disappointed in this ride, will not do it again. Picking up Registration package was a cluster. Need to take lessons from Ice Man Cometh. Had to buy water at rest stops and only lunch stop for food. Would not recommend this ride. Bike Benzie, Pink Ribbon and One Hellva rides are better.

Sonya McGinniss Cribbs

Terri Hamlet Mary Ann Stadler

Brian Pudrith ☝🏼️🚴🏼🚴🏼🚴🏼

Liam Wallace, Kristen Joy Van Dyk, Tim Johnson- its time to get the cyclopaths (sp?) signed up!

Robert Charrette John Andrew Wauchope

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Zoo-De-Mackinac – Photos From Instagram

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Zoo-De-Mackinac – Photos From Facebook

Zoo Bar Party
Zoo Bar Party
Top of the hill
Tunnel of Trees
Goodhart General Store
Legs Inn
Legs Inn
Lunch at Legs Inn
Legs Inn Lunch
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Team Shack
Team Shack
Team Shack


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