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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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Saturday September 23rd, 2017 - 1:05 pm

Zoo-de-Mackinac, Inc.

>>GEARS & BEERS DETROIT - SAT 9/30! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿบ
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.

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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 ๐Ÿ‘ฐ

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Tuesday September 5th, 2017 - 4:28 pm

Zoo-de-Mackinac, Inc.

Gears & Beers is a point to point tour of Detroitโ€™s historic neighborhoods, notorious bars and popular up-and-coming destinations!

Join the fun in Downtown Detroit on September 30th!

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Michael David Stephanie Collar

Sunday August 13th, 2017 - 12:38 am

Zoo-de-Mackinac, Inc.

Biketemberfest Weekend is an inexpensive bike and adventure weekend that encompasses all the best that Northern Michigan has to offer from ONLY $149pp! (quad occupancy)

>>Includes: 2 Nights Lodging at Boyne Highlands or Trout Creek, 2 Delicious Breakfast Buffets (at Boyne Highlands Only), the annual "Highlands to the Harbor" bike ride, Saturday Lunch, Saturday Mountain Top Happy Hour, Chairlift Rides, Friday & Saturday Night Parties, Bonfire, Outdoor Pools & Hot Tubs & More!
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Biketemberfest Weekend 2017Sep 15, 8:00pmBoyne Highlands ResortBiketemberfest Weekend 2017!
September 15th - 17th

Fall Frenzy is a Vacation in a Weekend with an inexpensive weekend package that encompass all the best that Northern Michigan has to offer. @[12008103714:274:Zoo-de-Mackinac, Inc.] & @[56490883855:274:The Social Connection] have teamed up to create a social & adventure weekend reminiscent the care-free days of "summer campรฎ on Boyne Highland Resort's 1500-Acre play ground.

Your All-Inclusive Weekend Starts at only $149 at Trout Creek - Various Rates Available at Boyne Highlands.

Includes: 2 Nights Lodging at Boyne Highlands or Trout Creek, 2 Delicious Breakfast Buffets (at Boyne Highlands Only), the annual "Highlands to the Harbor" bike ride, Saturday Lunch, Saturday Mountain Top Happy Hour, Chairlift Rides, Friday & Saturday Night Parties, Bonfire, Outdoor Pools & Hot Tubs & More!


The new "Boyne Highlands to Bay Harbor" ride received *RAVE* reviews with incredible vistas options for both a short or longer afternoon ride. The adventure package options are back by popular demand offering discounted fall golf packages, twin zip lines and river rafting. A little more intimate than the spring Zoo-de-Mack ride (800 vs. 4,000) this relaxed and intimate weekend getaway also has socializing and night life to include a mountain top happy hour, bonfire & more! We still have the Friday and Saturday night parties with live band.

This fall adventure weekend that has all the fun of our spring Zoo-De-Mack event without all the planning. It is a very inexpensive, simple weekend package that can be booked with one telephone call to Boyne Highlands.

Your Fall Frenzy/Biketemberfest Base Package Includes:
-"Highlands to the Harbor" Bike Ride & lunch
-Mountaintop Happy Hour w/ Live Entertainment
-Fall Colors Chairlift Rides
-Chairlift Hiking & Biking - Sunday Guided Biking Tour
-Friday & Saturday night Parties & Bonfire at The Zoo Bar
-Complimentary golf on the Highlandโ€™s 9-Hole par 3 executive course
-Outdoor Pools & Hot Tubs & More

Optional Adventures:
-Twin Zip-Line Adventure
-Fall Colors River Rafting (Sunday)
-Segway Tours โ€“ NEW at Boyne Highlands!
-Horse Back Riding
-Discounted Golf Packages (Sunday)

Check out our website for all the details and tickets.
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Biketemberfest Weekend 2017


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Larry Kranson

Miria Lupo Strzalkowski

Sue Earle Quick how about the fall?!?


Sue Selders Meghan Cole wanna?

Sounds super fun. Sure!!

Dwightand Bridget-Ross ??? Something to think about?

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Zoo-De-Mackinac – Photos From Instagram

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