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Zoo-de-Mackinac – May 17, 18 & 19, 2019

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!

Entry Fee

Register Early & Save!
Through February 28, 2019 – $50
March 1, 2019 thru April 20, 2019 – $60
May 1-17, 2019 – $75

Entry fee includes the annual pre-ride BASH Friday night at the Zoo Bar at Boyne Highlands with live band, games & swag with New Belgium, raffles with dozens of prices and the Annual Charity Tricylcle Races! Also incuded: luggage transportation to Mackinaw City on Saturday, lunch at the Legs Inn on Saturday, round trip ferry transportation to and from Mackinac Island on Star Line Ferry and post-ride Finish Line Bash on Saturday afternoon at The Crossings with live entertainment, cash bar and food vendors… and of course the Saturday evening parties on the island!

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Zoo-De-Mackinac On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Zoo-De-Mackinac Page On Facebook.

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Tuesday April 7th, 2020 - 2:55 pm

Zoo-de-Mackinac, Inc.

ZOO-DE-MACK UPDATE 4/7/20

Greetings Zoo-de-Mackers,
The official date for *rescheduled* May ride is going to be SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2020.

Watch your inboxes for official communication in regards to your registration options and suggestions for hotel & shuttle reservations. Please complete the **Rescheduled Ride Form** by SATURDAY, MAY 16TH!

We appreciate everyone's patience as we worked to finalize the details with all of the local businesses, hotels and event partners. We look forward to riding with you soon!

The Zoo-De-Mack Team
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ZOO-DE-MACK UPDATE 4/7/20

Greetings Zoo-de-Mackers,
The official date for *rescheduled* May ride is going to be SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2020. 

Watch your inboxes for official communication in regards to your registration options and suggestions for hotel & shuttle reservations. Please complete the **Rescheduled Ride Form**  by SATURDAY, MAY 16TH!  

We appreciate everyones patience as we worked to finalize the details with all of the local businesses, hotels and event partners.  We look forward to riding with you soon!

The Zoo-De-Mack Team

Comment on Facebook ZOO-DE-MACK UPDATE ...

Meredith - FYI

If your going to credit I want credit for 2021 ... I have things to do in sept. Aka why I signed up for May

Paula Kelly Tara Kane Stephanie Brooks Denise Barr Holly Seesholtz Pajot Tracey Juliette I like this date better, better chance for better weather!

For good or cancel due COVID-19? I really want go there but concern COVID-19..

Cheryl Kearney, there is still time to train!!!

Same weekend as Rosh Hashana. Poor choice.

I already registered this is good to know Jen Jen Jen

That’s going to one freaking mess on M119 in the fall!! Oh Boy!

Jen Jen Jen so we’re doing September 19

Isn't this the same weekend as Tour de Troit?

So, besides the different date... Anything else change?

If I didn't register for the May date because of a conflict, can I register now for this September date??

Jennifer Hill Coyle Matt Osiecki Jim Coyle. Interested in taking the kids???

You're going to keep $10 if I ask for a refund??? That's not right.

Wow , m119 in fall not safe at all !

Marcy Cash Van Pelt

Debby Warren

Kyle Bates

David McMaster

Nooooooo, why cancel biketemberfest!?!?!

Tsar John Christian Thorpe

Tracey Gullett Lounds

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Monday March 30th, 2020 - 9:21 am

Zoo-de-Mackinac, Inc.

ZOO-DE-MACK 2020 UPDATE - MON 3/30/20
Greetings Zoo-de-Mackers - Here is a quick update:

We were very hopeful the past few weeks that things would improve around the state by the time Zoo-de-Mack is scheduled (May 15th -- still 7 weeks away) as things are very unpredictable.

As many of you have begun to hear, some (but not all by any means) of the hotels on the island have opted not to open on May 1st and under the circumstances are moving their opening later. The Grand Hotel is mostly convention business so they are not opening until 5/22 (Memorial Day weekend). We are in touch with the visitors bureau who seems to think that most island hotels will remain open - but the new info is a day by day basis.

**The scheduled event is still 7 weeks away***

The ZDM team is in the process of checking with dozens of local businesses, vendors and hotels to identify a postponement date for the fall. We are only 48 hours away from finalizing the most likely date. As you can imagine there are a TON of moving parts from hotels, ferry service, Legs Inn and working around other large events and conventions already scheduled on the island.

Thank you for your patience! A formal email and Facebook announcement will be released soon. We still look forward to the 31st Annual Ride!
We are recommending to wait a few days to modify any of your reservations so you can adjust your reservations with one phone call.
As soon as full details are available check the Zoo-de-Mack Facebook page for details as well as your email inboxes. We'll be posting details as they are available on the We Bike Detroit FB page as well.

www.facebook.com/events/1028750524146019/

In the meantime stay hopeful and healthy!!

The Zoo-de-Mack Team
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ZOO-DE-MACK 2020 UPDATE - MON 3/30/20
Greetings Zoo-de-Mackers - Here is a quick update: 

We were very hopeful the past few weeks that things would improve around the state by the time Zoo-de-Mack is scheduled (May 15th -- still 7 weeks away) as things are very unpredictable.

As many of you have begun to hear, some (but not all by any means) of the hotels on the island have opted not to open on May 1st and under the circumstances are moving their opening later.  The Grand Hotel is mostly convention business so they are not opening until 5/22 (Memorial Day weekend).  We are in touch with the visitors bureau who seems to think that most island hotels will remain open - but the new info is a day by day basis.  

**The scheduled event is still 7 weeks away***

The ZDM team is in the process of checking with dozens of local businesses, vendors and hotels to identify a postponement date for the fall. We are only 48 hours away from finalizing the most likely date. As you can imagine there are a TON of moving parts from hotels, ferry service, Legs Inn and working around other large events and conventions already scheduled on the island.

Thank you for your patience! A formal email and Facebook announcement will be released soon.  We still look forward to the 31st Annual Ride!
We are recommending to wait a few days to modify any of your reservations so you can adjust your reservations with one phone call.
As soon as full details are available check the Zoo-de-Mack Facebook page for details as well as your email inboxes. Well be posting details as they are available on the We Bike Detroit FB page as well.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1028750524146019/

In the meantime stay hopeful and healthy!!

The Zoo-de-Mack Team

Comment on Facebook ZOO-DE-MACK 2020 ...

If the dates will not work are we able to receive a partial refund?

Say a prayer, cross fingers, etc...Doug Vargo Quinn Baldwin Richard Ulanski Robert Kamal

🙏🙏🙏

Juli Gary

Dave Coker

I know right?

Eric Biedermann Rebecca Pauly Biedermann

Kathleen VanDyke. Tracey Gullett Lounds

Becky Schuelke-Shehorn, Becky Schmitt, Natalie Eib

Josh Peplinski

Brad Griffioen Jason Friel

Dennis DeGrandchamp Dan Posner

Any word yet on cancellation? Or postponement?

😢 Tonya Grayvold Jozwiak

Fall when??? 😪

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Tuesday March 17th, 2020 - 2:41 pm

Zoo-de-Mackinac, Inc.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy St. Patricks Day! 😊🍀🍺 ... See MoreSee Less

Wishing everyone a safe and happy St. Patricks Day! 😊🍀🍺

Tuesday March 10th, 2020 - 8:00 pm

Zoo-de-Mackinac, Inc.

Raise your hand if you're a PSYCLEPATH. 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

Also..don't forget to register for Zoo-de-Mack! 👉 Zoo-de-Mack.com

#zoodemack #ZDM2020 #boynehighlands #zoobar #bicycle #cyclingmichigan #upnorth #northernmichigan #puremichigan
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Raise your hand if youre a PSYCLEPATH. 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

Also..dont forget to register for Zoo-de-Mack! 👉 Zoo-de-Mack.com

#ZooDeMack #ZDM2020 #BoyneHighlands #ZooBar #Bicycle #CyclingMichigan #UpNorth #NorthernMichigan #PureMichigan
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Zoo-De-Mackinac – Photos From Instagram

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Zoo-De-Mackinac – Photos From Facebook

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Top of the hill
Tunnel of Trees
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