THE 31ST ANNUAL ZOO-DE-MACK BIKE BASH
THE WEEKEND OF MAY 21-22-23, 2021

The Zoo-de-Mackinac is a weekend of huge parties with great bands, one of the most scenic bicycle rides in the country, lots 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 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 the Boyne Highlands Resort and spans 51 miles along Lake Michigan on a paved road with very little automobile traffic. Riders pedal through rolling countryside, 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 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 includes the annual pre-ride BASH Friday night at the Zoo Bar at Boyne Highlands with a live band, games & swag with New Belgium, raffles with dozens of prices and the Annual Charity Tricylcle Races!  The fee also includes luggage transportation to Mackinaw City on Saturday, lunch at the Legs Inn on Saturday, round-trip ferry transportation to Mackinac Island on the Star Line Ferry, a post-ride Finish Line Bash on Saturday afternoon at The Crossings, and the Saturday evening parties on the island!

TICKET PRICE
  • Tickets online are $36 per person until midnight on May 8th
  • Starting May 9th, tickets will be $40 online until 5:00pm on Thursday, May 20th. 
  • After the May 20th 5pm cutoff, you can purchase tickets onsite at Boyne Highlands Friday night in the lobby of the Zoo Bar and Saturday morning under the tent in the ski area parking lot. The onsite price will be $42 (+3.75% processing fee if using credit card)

Walk-on tickets will be available if there is room on any particular shuttle for $45 (+3.75% processing fee if using credit card)

Please bring a valid form of I.D. and your receipt when boarding the shuttle!

 

 

CANCELLATION POLICY
Through May 8th, a refund will be issued minus a 10% handling fee. Absolutely NO REFUNDS after midnight on May 8th.
The ferry dock address is 801 S. Huron, Mackinaw City. It is the former Arnold Line Ferry Dock which is now owned by Star Line.

 
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 service since 1992. They offer convenient options to get riders, their bikes, and their luggage to their cars for a small fee. Space is limited on all shuttles and therefore should be reserved in advance.


SHUTTLE OPTIONS

FRIDAY SHUTTLE

TIME: 8:00pm
DEPARTING: Star Line Ferry Dock, Mackinaw City
TRANSPORTING: People and luggage ONLY
PRICE: $36/person, $40/person after May 8th

This shuttle from Mackinaw City departs from the Star Line Ferry Dock and arrives 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.

IMPORTANT: This shuttle is 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.

 

SATURDAY MORNING SHUTTLE

TIME: 8:00am
DEPARTING: Star Line Ferry Dock, Mackinaw City
TRANSPORTING: People, bikes, and luggage
PRICE: $36/person, $40/person after May 8th

This shuttle to Boyne Highlands departs from the Star Line Ferry Dock in Mackinaw City. Ideal for anyone staying in Mackinaw City both nights who needs a ride to the start.

IMPORTANT: This shuttle fills up FAST, so reserve early! If you are staying overnight on the island Friday night, you will not be able to take this shuttle due to the ferry schedule!
 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON SHUTTLE

TIME: 5:30pm
DEPARTING: Star Line Ferry Dock, Mackinaw City
TRANSPORTING: People, bikes, and luggage
PRICE: $36/person, $40/person after May 8th

This shuttle to Boyne Highlands departs from the Star Line Ferry Dock in Mackinaw City. Ideal for those staying at Boyne Highlands both nights or for those who want to go back to get their car after the bike ride.
 

SUNDAY SHUTTLE

DEPARTING: Mackinaw City
TIME: Continuous operation between 9:30am and 3:00pm
TRANSPORTING: People, bikes, and luggage
PRICE: $36/person, $40/person after May 8th

These shuttles to Boyne Highlands depart continuously from the Star Line Ferry Dock in Mackinaw City on a round-trip basis from 9:30am through 3:00pm. Shuttles leave with full loads, and there may be a half hour to hour wait between shuttles. Ideal for anyone staying in the Boyne Highlands area Friday night, and both Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island on Saturday night.

 

SATURDAY HALF TRIP SHUTTLES:

TIME: 11:00am
DEPARTING: Boyne Highlands Parking Lot
TRANSPORTING: People, bikes, and luggage
PRICE: $36/person, $40/person after May 8th

This shuttle departs from the Boyne Highlands Parking Lot and arrives at the only gas station in Cross Village, which is one block away from Legg's Inn. Ideal for anyone who would prefer to skip the first half of the bike ride either due to time constraints or to skip the more physically demanding portion of the ride.

TIME: 1:00pm, 2:30pm
DEPARTING: The only gas station in Cross Village
TRANSPORTING: People, bikes, and luggage
PRICE: $36/person, $40/person after May 8th

These shuttles depart from the only gas station in Cross Village and transport you back to Boyne Highlands. Ideal for anyone who would prefer to ride the more scenic first half of the trip, but skip the second half due to time constraints or physical limitations. This also would allow someone to retrieve their vehicle from Boyne Highlands and make their way to Mackinaw City to meet their group.