Trek The Mighty Mac
September 20 - September 22
Below are event details from the 2023 event. We will update with 2024 details soon. Trek the Mighty Mac will take place September 20-21, 2024!
Trek the Yoop – The Year That Wasn’t
Due to construction on the Mackinac Bridge, the 2023 Trek the Mighty Mac will not cross the bridge this year.
So we are calling it The Year That Wasn’t.
But that won’t stop us from enjoying a fun-filled weekend in the U.P.
Join the Friday Meet N’ Greet and then Trek The Mighty Yoop on Saturday!
Fun for the whole family!
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Tentative Schedule of Events:
Friday, September 22:
5-9: Meet & Greet and Packet Pickup at Little Bear Arena
Includes live music by Aisle 8, a $10 food truck voucher and a drink voucher at the beer tent for paid registrants, and TBD activities including corn hole at Little Bear East Arena.
Saturday, September 23:
Trail riding throughout the Yoop with trail maps provided, suggested routes, and TBD-specific stops throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula (this info will be in your packet).
Adult registration fee is $20 per adult and includes a decal commemorating “The Year That Wasn’t” as well as a contribution to the Trout Lake Trail Riders Club for trail maintenance and upkeep. The registration fee for children aged 3-12 years of age is $12.00 each, and children under 3 years of age are FREE! Children’s registration fee includes a $10 food voucher and a free drink ticket.
Apparel is now available for pre-order! The deadline to pre-order apparel is Friday, September 8 at 5pm. Click Here to order!
2023 Event Information: Message From The St Ignace Events Committee
Safety is the top priority of the St. Ignace Events Committee and its event organizers. We are all adapting to new changes and policies to help keep safety in the forefront. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we work to make all of our events safe and fun for all. If the event must be drastically changed, postponed, or canceled for safety reasons, we will offer full refunds to anyone that pre-registered. At this point, we have every intention of seeing all your smiling faces, safely, in September.
This event is organized by the St. Ignace Visitors Bureau. Many of our events do not make a profit and those that do, fund activities for guests in St. Ignace including weekly fireworks and nightly music in the summer, and contributions to local programs for downtown beautification and upgrades. The St. Ignace Visitors Bureau is able to make these contributions to the betterment of our town as a whole, and your experience as a visitor, through stays in St. Ignace hotels. To this end, we highly recommend that you stay in a St. Ignace hotel when you visit, to help make these events possible. Thank you for your support of our community!
Law Enforcement/local Orv Ordinance Links
Michigan State Police
Mackinac County ORV Ordinance
City of St. Ignace
City of Mackinaw City
US Forest Service ORV Ordinance
Michigan DNR ORV Info
Michigan DNR ORV License/Permit Requirements
Michigan DNR Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan (2008)
You are responsible for having any required ORV licenses or permits. Click here to visit the website to read or obtain a copy of “The Handbook of Michigan Off-Road Vehicle Laws and Riding Basics 2021”. You can download the handbook to your computer for free, or there are iBook and Nook versions that can be downloaded for $1.99. [An ORV license is required if the ORV will be used anywhere other than private property, and an ORV trail permit is required to operate on state-designated ORV trails, routes or areas. As far as helmet requirements, all ORV operators and passengers must wear a U.S. Department of Transportation approved crash helmet and protective eyewear, except when the operator and passenger are wearing properly adjusted and fastened safety belts in an ORV equipped with a roof that meets or exceeds the standards for a crash helmet.] (Excerpts from the handbook listed above.)
ABSOLUTELY NO ONSITE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ALLOWED THIS YEAR! IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO PARTICIPATE PLEASE LET THEM KNOW THIS! DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, AT 5:00 P.M.
Cancellation Policy: Partial refunds are available if you cancel more than 30 days before event (cancellation fees apply). Registration fees if you cancel within 30 days of event are non-refundable.
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Driver Must Have Valid Driver’s License
If you have any questions, please call 1-800-338-6660, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellation policy: Partial refunds are available if you cancel more than 30 days before event (cancellation fees apply). Registration fees if you cancel within 30 days of event are non-refundable.
Location: Mackinac Bridge and Little Bear East Arena
Contact: St. Ignace Events Committee
Apparel can be ordered online and picked up when you stage your vehicle on Friday, September 23. Click here to order apparel! Orders must be placed by Friday, September 2, at 5 pm to pick up at the event. Orders placed after September 2 will be shipped to you after the event with an additional shipping fee. Be sure to choose ‘Pick Up At Event Location’ if you want to pick up your apparel at the event. If you choose ‘Standard Shipping’ your apparel will be sent to you AFTER the event. Orders WILL NOT be shipped to you before the event.
UTV, ATV, S x S, 3-Wheelers and off-road motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to participate in the 8th Annual Trek The Mighty Mac. Join the growing number of “Trekkers” who gather in St. Ignace every year to enjoy food and gear vendors at Friday staging, a one of a kind parade across the Mackinac Bridge Saturday followed by Saturday evening activities, weekend-long games, and off-roading adventures.