THE 28th ANNUAL ZOO-DE-MACK BIKE BASH
THE WEEKEND OF MAY 19-20th, 2017

EVENT DESCRIPTION:  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) 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! 
 
RIDE 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 Crossing and evening parties on the island.

*** PLEASE NOTE CHANGE ***

WE WILL NOT BE MAILING TICKETS OUT!! You can now purchase your shuttle tickets online.
You will use your confirmation email as your ticket so please make sure you don’t lose it and have it with you when you board the shuttle.

***TICKET PRICE CHANGES***
  • Tickets online are $29 per person until midnight on May 6th.
  • Starting May 7th tickets will be $34 online until noon on May 19th. This will be the last time to purchase tickets online.
  • After the May 19th noon cutoff you can purchase them onsite at Boyne Highlands Friday night and Saturday morning. The onsite price will be $40 for credit cards and a discounted price of $38 if paying with cash. 
Walk-on tickets will be available if there is room on any particular shuttle for the CASH ONLY price of $40. NO CREDIT CARDS FOR WALK-ONS.

**CANCELLATION POLICY**
Through May 6th a refund will be issued less a 10% handling fee. Absolutely NO REFUNDS after May 6th. 

 
For questions, additional information, or for any miscellaneous transportation needs please call 231-238-8181 or email office@bigbearadventures.com.


CLICK HERE to order your tickets.



Big Bear Adventures, Inc. has been the official Zoo-De-Mack transportation since 1992. They offer convenient options to get riders, their bikes and their luggage to their cars for a small fee and accept payment by credit card over the phone. They will also take reservations during registration on Friday night in the lobby of the Zoo Bar and Saturday morning under the tent in the ski area parking lot . Space is limited on all shuttles and therefore should be reserved in advance.


SHUTTLE OPTIONS FROM MACKINAW CITY TO BOYNE HIGHLANDS:

2 FRIDAY NIGHT SHUTTLES
DEPARTS FROM:  Star Line Ferry Dock in Mackinaw City
TIME: 7 pm and 9 pm.

WILL TAKE:  People and luggage
COST: $29.00 per person ($34.00 after
 May 6th)

These 2 shuttles from Mackinaw City depart from the Star Line Ferry Dock and arrive at Boyne Highlands with plenty of time to party! Ideal for anyone staying at Boyne Highlands both nights and anyone who wants their vehicle in Mackinaw City after the ride.
PLEASE NOTE:  These shuttles are for people and luggage only. You must drop your bike at Boyne Highlands before you drop your car in Mackinaw City and take the shuttle.

 

2 SATURDAY MORNING SHUTTLES

DEPARTS FROM:   Star Line Ferry Dock in Mackinaw City

TIME: 6:45am   and 9am 

WILL TAKE:   People, bikes, and luggage

COST:  $29.00 per person ($34 .00 after May 6th)

These 2 shuttles to Boyne Highland depart from the Star Line Ferry Dock in Mackinaw City. Ideal for anyone staying in Mackinaw City or on Mackinac Island both nights who needs a ride to the start.
PLEASE NOTE: These 2 shuttles fill up FAST, so reserve early! If you are staying overnight on the island on Friday night you will not be able to take the  6:45  shuttle due to the ferry schedule. 

 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON SHUTTLE
DEPARTS FROM:   Star Line Ferry Dock in Mackinaw City
TIME:   5:00 pm

WILL TAKE:   People, bikes, and luggage

COST:  $29.00 per person ($34.00 after  May 6th )
This shuttle to Boyne Highlands depart from the Star Line Ferry Dock in Mackinaw City. Ideal for anyone staying at Boyne Highlands both nights and those that need to get back home after the ride.

 

SUNDAY SHUTTLE :  
DEPARTS FROM:   Mackinaw City
TIME:   Continuously (when full) between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm

WILL TAKE:   People, bikes, and luggage

COST:   $29.00 per person ($34.00 after  May 6th )
Ideal for anyone staying in the Boyne Highlands area Friday night and Mackinaw City/Mackinac Island
 Saturday  night. These shuttles to Boyne Highlands leave Star Line Ferry Dock in Mackinaw City on a continuous round-trip basis from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm . Shuttles leave with full loads and there may be a 30 to 60 minute wait between returning shuttles.


PLEASE NOTE: Advance reservations are strongly encouraged due to increased numbers of riders using theSunday   shuttles. For this reason, a new policy for walk-ons will be implemented. Walk-ons will not be permitted to board until all ticket holders present are seated (per each shuttle). This may cause walk-ons to wait for another shuttle or two.


SHUTTLES OPTIONS FOR BIKING 1/2 THE TRIP:

 

SATURDAY ZOO-DE-LEGS SHUTTLE
DEPARTS FROM:   The gas station in Cross Village

TIME:   1:00 and 2:30 pm

WILL TAKE:   People and bikes

COST:   $29.00 per person ($34.00 after  May 6th)

These shuttles are from the gas station in Cross Village back to Boyne Highlands and are for riders who only want to bike the first half of the Zoo-de-Mackinac ride (approximately 25 miles) to Legs Inn.  The bus will take riders and bikes and will leave from the gas station in Cross Village promptly at  1:00 and 2:30 pm .  There will be no refunds if you miss the bus, so plan accordingly.  Space is limited so reserve your spot early.

 
SATURDAY LEGS-DE-MACK SHUTTLE
DEPARTS FROM:   Boyne Highlands

TIME:   11:00 am

WILL TAKE:   People and bikes

COST:   $29.00 per person ($34.00 after  May 6th )
This shuttle from Boyne Highlands to Legs Inn in Cross Village is for riders who only want to bike the  second  half of the Zoo-de-Mackinac ride (approximately 25 miles) to Mackinaw City.  The bus will take riders and bikes and will leave from Boyne Highlands at  11:00 am .  There will be no refunds if you miss the bus, so plan accordingly. Space is limited so reserve your spot early.

 

SATURDAY LEGS TO MACKINAW SHUTTLE 

DEPARTS FROM:   The gas station in Cross Village

TIME:   2:45 pm  

WILL TAKE:   People and bikes

COST:  $29.00 per person ($34.00 after May 6th)

This shuttle to Mackinaw City from Legs Inn in Cross Village is for people who have biked the first half of the Zoo-De-Mack and need a ride (approximately 25 miles) up to the finish line in Mackinaw City. This bus will take riders and bikes and will leave from the gas station in Cross Village promptly at  2:45pm . There will be no refunds if you miss the bus, so plan accordingly. Space is limited so reserve your spot early.