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 (3,500 in 2011) 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 Arnold 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 2, 2015. $75 from May 3, 2015 through May 16, 2015. 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 Arnold Ferry and post-ride parties on Saturday afternoon at The Crossing and evening parties on the island.
- Registration - 8pm to midnight in the Lobby below Zoo Bar
- Kick-Off Party - 8pm to 1:30am in the Zoo Bar
- Registration - 7:30am to 10:30am in the lobby below The Zoo Bar
- RIde Starts - 7:30am to 10:30am at Boyne Highlands in the Ski Area Parking Lot
- Lunch - 10:30am to 2pm at Legs Inn
- Post Ride Party - noon - 5pm at The Crossings in Mackinaw City
- Parties on Mackinac Island
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