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Zoo-de-Mack Bike Ride from Boyne Highlands to Mackinac

May, 2024

What’s the Zoo-de-Mack? It’s a 25-year-old rite of spring in Northern Michigan- a leisurely bike ride from the Zoo Bar at Boyne Highlands, to Harbor Springs, to Mackinaw City. The 51-mile ride takes cyclists through the Tunnel of Trees to Cross Village for lunch at Legs Inn and onto Mackinaw City.

Once in Mackinaw City, the riders can head by ferry to Mackinac Island or dine at the Crossings.

Hundreds of bicyclists, including many families ride in the Zoo-de-Mack. The ride passes through hard woods filled with trillium and travels along Lake Michigan. 

Here's the typical schedule of events:

Friday
  • 6-11pm – Registration in the Lobby below the Zoo Bar- 600 Highlands Dr., Harbor Springs
  • 8pm – Pre-Ride Bash at the Zoo Bar which includes live music, games, swag, raffles, and the Annual Charity Tricycle Races
Saturday
  • 7:30-10:30am – Registration in the lobby below the Zoo Bar
  • 7:30-10:30am – Race Starts at The Highlands in the Ski Area Parking Lot- 600 Highlands Dr.
  • 10:30am-2pm – Lunch at Legs Inn- 6425 N Lake Shore Dr, Cross Village
  • 12-5pm – Post Ride Party at The Crossings- 248 S. Huron Ave., Mackinaw City which includes live entertainment, cash bar, and food vendors
  • Evening – Parties on Mackinac Island (included in ticket): The Gatehouse- 1547 Cadotte Ave., Horns- 7300 Main St., and The Pink Pony- 7221 Main St #103

Registration Fees generally run from $60-$80/person depending on how early you register.

The fee includes all the events listed above, luggage transportation to Mackinaw City on Saturday, and round trip ferry transportation to and from Mackinac Island on the Star Line Ferry.

Stay tuned for more information on the 2024 Zoo-De-Mack Bike Ride!

For more information on the Zoo-de-Mack Bike Ride, please contact the event organizer:

Zoo-de-Mackinac, Inc.

725 Trombley, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230

(248) 543-1000

zoo-de-mack.com

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