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25 MILE * 50 MILE * 75 MILE * 100 MILE ROUTES
SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2013
The "Big Mac" Tour is designed as a recreational tour, it is not a race, but a test of stamina and a chance for families to enjoy this popular sport together at their own pace. While in Northern Michigan, we invite you to take in the many attractions in Mackinaw City, take a day trip to Mackinac Island or cross the Mackinac Bridge to explore Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
To EnterEntries for the Spring Tour should be received by June 1, 2013 for the Fall Tour and by September 1, 2013 for the Fall Tour to receive the pre-registration rate. The Bike Tour registration fee is $20.00 ($25.00 after the registration deadline through the day of the tour). There is no charge for children under the age of 3 riding in an approved bike carrier, BUT please register them.
You MUST ride the bike tour in order to ride the Mackinac Bridge. There is a $20.00 fee to ride the Bridge. Please read the Bridge ride rules carefully.
Tee Shirt OrdersT-shirts are sold separately. Only pre-ordered and pre-paid shirts are guaranteed during packet pick-up if ordered by May 31, 2013 for the Spring Tour and by September 6, 2013 for the Fall Tour. Please be sure to fill in the correct information on the grid. T-shirts ordered after the deadline will be subject to availability. Chamber not responsible for unclaimed T-shirts after 12 noon on event day.
Route for Bike TourUpon check-in you will receive a full page color map of the route. All locations of the snack and beverage stops, along with restrooms are marked for you. Please note the times the snack stops will be open: Larks Lake until 11:30 a.m., Cross Village/Legs Inn until 2:00 p.m. and Madigan's Lawn until 3:30 p.m.
A light lunch including hot dogs, veggies, potato salad, chips & cookies will be provided (included in the registration fee) at the Recreation Complex from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Colored coordinated directional arrows/stakes will be posted at all turns and on surface roads whenever possible.
Safety FirstSafety is our primary concern. Please obey all traffic laws and regulations. Helmets are mandatory. We also suggest you carry water and bug spray.
Riders should wear bright clothing for general visibility and safety. Dress in layers and bring a wind breaker.
If you are accompanied by a personal SAG Wagon, make sure it stays off the routes and meets you only at snack stops. Only "Big Mac" SAG wagons should share the tour routes with the riders. WE welcome volunteer SAG Wagons - give us a call.
SAG Wagons, distinguished by flashing emergency lights and a sign, will be available along the routes. First attention will go those whose bicycles have had irreparable breakdowns and for the rider who is ill or injured.
Emergencies First-aid kits will be available at snack stops and aboard SAG Wagons. We will also be assisted by area Emergency Medical Services EMTs.
Questions?Call the Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce at (231) 436-5574 or 888-455-8100 to receive FREE Mackinaw Travel information.
SPRING TOURFRIDAY, JUNE 71:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.Pre-registration at the Mackinaw Recreation Complex, 501 W. Central Ave.
SATURDAY, JUNE 87:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.Registration at the Recreation Complex, 501 W. Central Ave. for those who have not registered or picked up their packets. All tours depart from the Recreation Complex by 9:00 a.m. 100 mile riders must depart by 8:00 a.m.
SUNDAY, JUNE 96:30 a.m.The ride across the Mighty Mackinac Bridge is only for those who rode the Bike Tour on Saturday and signed the insurance waiver. Line up is at the Fort Michilimackinac parking lot. Helmets are mandatory. You must be 13 years old or older.
7:00 a.m.Riders will depart, led by the Mackinac Bridge Authority.
FALL TOURFRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 131:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.Pre-registration at the Recreation Complex, 501 W. Central Ave.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 147:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.Registration at the Recreation Complex, 501 W. Central Ave. for those who have not registered or picked up their packets. All tours depart from the Recreation Complex by 9:00 a.m. 100 mile riders must depart by 7:00 a.m.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 156:30 a.m.The ride across the Mighty Mackinac Bridge is only for those who rode the Bike Tour on Saturday and signed the insurance waiver. Line up is at the Fort Michilimackinac parking lot. Helmets are mandatory. You must be 13 years old or older.
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