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Zoo-de-Mackinac – May 20 – 21, 2017


THE 28th ANNUAL ZOO-DE-MACK BIKE BASH
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!

ENTRY FEE:
$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.

TO REGISTER FOR THE 28th ANNUAL ZOO-DE-MACK, REGISTRATION OPEN SOON!

WEEKEND SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY
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

SATURDAY
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

SATURDAY NIGHT
PARTIES ON MACKINAC ISLAND

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Saturday May 20th, 2017 - 9:57 am

Zoo-de-Mackinac, Inc.

Ready? Set..GO!! ... See MoreSee Less

Ready? Set..GO!!

Comment on Facebook

Have a blast! Last year was wonderful!

Anyone remember this from last year?

Karen Mette Peck got to do this again next year😜

Too cold for me!! Would love to do it again!

Have fun 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦

Severely bummed that we aren't there, next year we return with bells on!

not that I hate this page or organization, but FB is telling me that I liked it and I am now receiving notifications. Can someone explain to me how FB did this to me?

I had a great time. Great planning!

great times. it was fun great planning this year

I'm curious as to why you do this so early in the year. We don't normally get up North for at least another couple weeks. Not complaining, just wondering if there's a reason for the early date in the summer?

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Saturday May 20th, 2017 - 9:12 am

Zoo-de-Mackinac, Inc.

ZDM 2017 Charity Raffle Winners - PLEASE "SEE MORE" FOR THE FULL LIST

1. NEW BELGIUM “2017 SPECIAL EDITION” BICYCLE - 6963045
2. NEW BELGIUM “LIMITED EDITION” SKI’S - 8446583
3. 2 NIGHTS @ “LILAC TREE” ON MACK ISLAND - 686533
4. BOYNE HIGHLANDS SEASON SKI PASS 2017-18 - 9946557
5. FRIDAY “TROUT CREEK” CONDO FOR ZDM 2018 - 686397
6. TWO ROUNDS @ GRAND HOTEL GOLF COURSE - 6963207
7. TWO ROUNDS @ GRAND HOTEL GOLF COURSE - 6963136
8. BELL GUAGE BIKE HELMET - 8446303
9. ONE NIGHT STAY AT “COMFORT INN” IN PETOSKEY - 6962757
10. BIG BEAR ADVENTURES RAFT TRIP FOR 5 - 686467
11. $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO “PINK PONY BAR” ON MACKINAC ISLAND - 686169
12. $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO “HORNS BAR” ON MACKINAC ISLAND - 6963132
13. $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO “YANKEE REBEL TAVERN” ON MACKINAC ISLAND - 8446591
14. $40 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO “DEPOT RESTAURANT” IN MACKINAW CITY - 3857354

OVERNIGHT STAYS IN MACKINAW CITY:
15-1. HAMILTON INN SELECT - 6962711
15-2. SUPER 8 BEACHFRONT - 686238
15-3. COMFORT INN LAKEVIEW - 9946275
15-4. BEST WESTERN DOCKSIDE - 8446667
15-5. SUPER 8 BRIDGEVIEW - 8446262

$25 GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR MACKINAW CITY RESTAURANTS:
16-1. DIXIE SALOONNONA - 3857343

16-2. LIGHTHOUSE RESTAURANT - 6962927
16-3. BLUE WATER GRILL - 8446514
16-4. LISA’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT - 686445
16-5. TOAST-A –GO-GO - 686158

17. KILWIN'S CARMEL CORN & SWEATSHIRT - 686482

$25 GIFT CERT LEGS INN
18-1. 8446648
18-2. 8446248
18-3. 9946577
18-4. 686490

Please email zoodemack@gmail.com with:
- The Item You Won
- A picture of your winning ticket
- A picture of your winning ticket
- Your mailing address

Prizes will be mailed out by June 5th.

Thank you for participating!
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ZDM 2017 Charity Raffle Winners - PLEASE SEE MORE FOR THE FULL LIST

1.  NEW BELGIUM “2017 SPECIAL EDITION” BICYCLE - 6963045
2. NEW BELGIUM “LIMITED EDITION” SKI’S - 8446583
3. 2 NIGHTS @ “LILAC TREE” ON MACK ISLAND  - 686533
4. BOYNE HIGHLANDS SEASON SKI PASS 2017-18 - 9946557
5. FRIDAY “TROUT CREEK” CONDO FOR ZDM 2018   - 686397
6. TWO ROUNDS @ GRAND HOTEL GOLF COURSE - 6963207
7. TWO ROUNDS @  GRAND HOTEL GOLF COURSE - 6963136
8. BELL GUAGE BIKE HELMET - 8446303
9. ONE NIGHT STAY AT “COMFORT INN” IN PETOSKEY - 6962757
10. BIG BEAR ADVENTURES RAFT TRIP FOR 5 -  686467
11. $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO “PINK PONY BAR” ON MACKINAC ISLAND - 686169
12. $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO “HORNS BAR” ON MACKINAC ISLAND - 6963132
13. $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO “YANKEE REBEL TAVERN” ON MACKINAC ISLAND - 8446591
14. $40 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO “DEPOT RESTAURANT” IN MACKINAW CITY - 3857354

OVERNIGHT STAYS IN MACKINAW CITY:
15-1. HAMILTON INN SELECT - 6962711
15-2. SUPER 8 BEACHFRONT - 686238
15-3. COMFORT INN LAKEVIEW  - 9946275
15-4. BEST WESTERN DOCKSIDE - 8446667
15-5. SUPER 8 BRIDGEVIEW - 8446262

$25 GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR MACKINAW CITY RESTAURANTS:
16-1. DIXIE SALOONNONA  - 3857343

16-2. LIGHTHOUSE RESTAURANT - 6962927
16-3. BLUE WATER GRILL - 8446514
16-4. LISA’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT - 686445
16-5. TOAST-A –GO-GO - 686158

17. KILWINS CARMEL CORN & SWEATSHIRT - 686482

$25 GIFT CERT LEGS INN
18-1.  8446648
18-2.  8446248
18-3.  9946577
18-4.  686490

Please email zoodemack@gmail.com with:
 -  The Item You Won
 -  A picture of your winning ticket 
 -  A picture of your winning ticket
 -  Your mailing address

Prizes will be mailed out by June 5th.  

Thank you for participating!

Comment on Facebook

How do you claim your prize?

Please email zoodemack@gmail.com with a picture of your winning​ ticket and we will mail it to you. Please include the prize u won. 🙂

Where should we go to claim prizes?

Margaret Pierce

Attendance count for this year?

Approx 3,750

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Friday May 19th, 2017 - 10:13 pm

Zoo-de-Mackinac, Inc.

ZDM 2017 is now underway at the Big Wheel Races! ... See MoreSee Less

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Comment on Facebook

Ride safely and enjoy the day!!

Wednesday May 17th, 2017 - 12:58 pm

Zoo-de-Mackinac, Inc.

Hey everyone! We have created a group page so that you can communicate with other people going to Zoo-de-Mack events. Here you can make carpool arrangements, look for people who need to sell their registration or people who need to register, people who need hotels or are looking to get rid of their hotels and etc.

Feel free to join and invite others you know who are attending. Thank you!
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Comment on Facebook

Amanda Matt Muilenburg Todd Muilenburg

this would have been cool a couple of weeks ago, but, better late then never

Robert Baker

Oren Rekasi

How about a weather report for Saturday up there?

Looking for a ride for 2 from Makinaw City to Boyne Highlands on Friday afternoon.

Corey Lee Jessica Wiegand

#GTC Shawna Floyd Collins Kate Mancani Paul Olney James Priestley FYI

Cool

Meghan Siobhan Wilson Pennisi Michelle Niemczura Brown

Donald Devers Alexander Nickerson Thomas Layton Katie Foster Ludwig

Paula Satkowiak Flannery

We still have not received our for your information email that usually comes about a week before the race. Did one go out this year? Any changes? Can it be resent?

I have 4 people that can't go now, anyone need a registration?

I have shuttle tickets from Mackinaw to Boyne Sat at 5:30 pm to sell if anyone is interested

Looking for a ride from Mackinaw to Boyne tonight for one. I have 2 shuttle tickets for Sunday I can give up.

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