The DALMAC ~ Dick Allen Lansing to MACkinaw Bicycle Tour is Michigan's annual, fully-supported, Epic summer's-end bicycle camping tour.
Gorgeous scenery, varied terrain, and amazing vistas greet DALMAC riders on every route. Two routes offer the availability of crossing the Mackinac Bridge on your bike! This family-friendly, all-ages, supported bike tour is a must-do for any bicyclist.
On Wednesday and Thursday of the week before Labor Day each year, cyclists load their bags on trucks in East Lansing, MI, and begin riding one of the four routes to Mackinaw City, St. Ignace, and Sault Ste Marie. Most camp in school yards where local organizations provide meals in school cafeterias. The event provides an appreciated source of revenue to small businesses and community groups all along each route. Riders look forward to re-visiting favorite lunch stops, stores, and rest stops that add to the revenue of organizations, churches, convenience stores, and small businesses.
Riders enjoy many lesser traveled roadways, and Michigan's varied scenery. Michigan's terrain is mostly rolling, but at least one hill provides a long-talked-about challenge. Two routes cross the Mackinac Bridge and continue on to St. Ignace or Sault Ste Marie.
All routes finish by 6 p.m. on Sunday evening. Some riders are met by family or friends for the return trip, while others choose to pre-purchase a ticket to load their bicycles on the baggage trucks and return to East Lansing on chartered buses.
Many riders return year after year to enjoy DALMAC and we are so glad that you do!
Thank you for riding DALMAC!!!