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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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Thursday March 1st, 2018 - 12:36 pm

Zoo-de-Mackinac, Inc.

Join the fun at the anticipated annual ride Saturday, May 19, 2018!
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Zoo de Mack 2018


Comment on Facebook

Shaunta should we start training?! I have some friends that do this every year.

$60 for Bag Lunch and Boat Ride? HEAVY FOLKS

Jeanette Bill Lilly Brad Ross Justin Beth Geno Dan

Dean Friars

Sue Laimbeer Ford this means you!

Carol Galgano we are doing this in 2019!

Rebecca Campbell!!?

Eric Porter

Shaun Breuer Andrew Jordan Clark Amber McGinnis Breuer Patrick Beaudoin Malory Diane Chris Bonyai Are we doing it this year?

See ya next year😞

Chad Roath

James Shawna Floyd Paul Kristi

Brian Lisa

Kimberleye G'amory remember I was telling you about this last year!

Debby Warren

Grace Bontrager

I am in! Karen and Amber will be our drivers so we do not need to take the shuttle to Boyne.

Lovenih Maopaj this is it!!!!

David Muck

Heather Davis I’ve not been focused on this. Will you help me tonight?

Kim Yager Bruzewski, Paulette LaFave Pashak, Kathy Bruzewski If you change your mind, you'll need to get a room on Mac Island, our room is full. Also we are staying in Mac City Fri night this year.

I read they were not doing this this year???

We were a little behind schedule so we apologize you heard a bad rumor... Game on for ZDM 2018!

Amanda Sheren

Rachel Hilson-Chilcote it’s open!!!

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Thursday March 1st, 2018 - 12:26 pm

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Comment on Facebook

This was fun. I averaged a speed of .15 mph.

Lisa Denny Baldyga Sharon Schwarz I have a room on the island already! So ready to bike!

Next year. Lindsay Fontana Steve Zaleski Jerrold Mcdougal

Marcine Rickie Sofia we doing this?🚲🍻

Saturday September 23rd, 2017 - 1:05 pm

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>>GEARS & BEERS DETROIT - SAT 9/30! πŸ˜πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸš΄β€β™‚οΈπŸΊ
Be the first to visit 2 new breweries not open to the public yet & some of Detroit's oldest and most notorious watering holes! Eastern Market - Hamtramck - North End - Boston Edison - Midtown & Belle Isle! Start and Finish at the Historic DETROIT BOAT CLUB.

Like / Share / Tag your biking and beer buddies! πŸ˜€
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Comment on Facebook

Watch out. The Canadians are coming. Love this event.

Allison Hansen we should do this next year!!!

Angela Francine

Sean Collins

Eric Gleffe

Hey Sue and Barb. We are going to have so much fun doing this next Saturday.

Oh yeah.. .

Mike Marotich?

Always a fun ride!!

Sounds great. you're going?

Shane Wilson

Sandy Therrian, we should do this!

Julia Palombo Karlye Byrnes are you interested?

Looks like fun Kim Bunker North!

Cindy Arcari - we should do this

Kristina Kucharski-Harwick?

Google maps isn't clear where the Detroit Boat Club is located. Can someone please clarify? Thanks!

Are you doing it?

Lucille Navajo we should have done this for your πŸ‘°

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Zoo-De-Mackinac – Photos From Instagram

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