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Trek The Mighty Mac - ORV Crossing of the Mackinac Bridge Saturday, October 3, 2015

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Trek the Mighty Mac & Expo

ATV’s, Off-Road Motorcycles & Side-by-Sides crossing the Mackinac Bridge!

Due to such an overwhelming response, ALL participants will receive a commemorative patch! As of August 4, we have over 1300 registered.

LOCATION

ATVs will leave staging area and head north across the Mighty Mackinac Bridge, through downtown St. Ignace, and north to Little Bear East Arena. On Friday, October 2, you will leave you ORV at the staging area in Mackinaw City between the hours of 9am and 8pm. Once you drop your ORV, cross the bridge and come into St. Ignace to Little Bear East Arena (275 Marquette Street) where you can pick up your registration packet. You can also bring your email confirmation to the staging area on Saturday to receive your participant wristband. The rest of your participation packet will be available at Little Bear East after the crossing.

VEHICLES PERMITTED

ATVs, Side-by-Sides, Off-Road Motorcycles. For other categories, please call 906-643-6950 to see if your vehicle type is permitted. ABSOLUTELY NO ARGOS, 3-WHEELERS, GOLF CARTS, ETC.

ENTRY FEES

ATV & Driver $35.00

  • Includes: Mackinac Bridge Fare, Security, Decal, Lunch (Chicken Breast, Hot Dogs, Burgers, Baked Beans, Salads, Dessert & Beverage), Shuttle*, Busing**, Entertainment and Kewadin Casino Package (19 years and older).

Additional Rider (Regardless of Age) $25.00

  • Includes: Security, Decal, Lunch (Chicken Breast, Hot Dogs, Burgers, Baked Beans, Salads, Dessert & Beverage), Shuttle*, Busing**, Entertainment and Kewadin Casino Package (19 years and older).

LAW ENFORCEMENT/LOCAL ORV ORDINANCE LINKS

Michigan State Police

Mackinac County ORV Ordinance

City of St. Ignace

City of Mackinaw City

US Forest Service Hiawatha National Forest ORV

US Forest Service ORV Ordinance

DNR

MDOT rules of the road and general safety rules for Trek the Mighty Mac:

  • Single file for the duration of the parade
  • 20mph minimum and maximum speed at all times during the parade
  • ALL operators must stay in the designated parade route and obey all laws and orders of traffic regulators
  • ALL operators are driving through business districts. PLEASE stay watchful of cars and pedestrians – PAY ATTENTION to your surroundings during the parade

REGISTRATION PACKETS

Registration packets will be available on Friday, October 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Little Bear East Arena (275 Marquette Street). Or you can bring your email confirmation to the staging area Saturday to receive your participant wristband. The rest of your participation packet will be available at Little Bear East Arena after the crossing.

COMPLETE SCHEDULE — SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2015

  • 6:30 a.m. Buses will begin picking up participants either from their St. Ignace motel or campground or from Little Bear East parking lot. Participants will be transported to Mackinaw City.
  • 8:30 a.m. Pre-Ride Meeting
  • 10:00 a.m. Bridge Crossing Start Time
  • 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Beer Tent & Live Music
  • 5:00 p.m. Awards & Door Prizes

SECURITY

Friday, October 2, 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. : Staging Area
Saturday, October 3 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. : Little Bear East Arena

AWARDS

Did you travel the longest distance for this history making event? Have the most club members participate? Are you the oldest participant? Don’t miss the presentations at Little Bear East Arena, Saturday, October 3 at 5:00 p.m.

*SHUTTLE

No need to drive once you arrive! The St. Ignace Events Committee provides participants with a FREE shuttle during the weekend in St. Ignace only. From Friday, October 2 at 5:00 p.m. to Sunday, October 4 at 4:00 p.m., the shuttle will bring you to St. Ignace Visitor Bureau/Chamber of Commerce member businesses including lodging, restaurants, bars, shops, etc.

**BUSES

Buses will be provided to transport participants from St. Ignace to staging area in Mackinaw City the morning of the crossing only.

LODGING INFORMATION

Stay where the action is! Make your lodging reservation in St. Ignace! Take advantage of the FREE weekend shuttle*.

DRIVER MUST HAVE VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 29, 2015

REGISTER NOW

If you have any questions, please call 1-800-338-6660 or email at info@stignace.com



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