Trek The Mighty Mac
September 20 - September 21
NOTE: IF WE NEED TO CANCEL THE EVENT FOR ANY REASON, EVENT ORGANIZERS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FEES ASSOCIATED WITH LODGING OR TRAVEL.
Location: Mackinac Bridge and Little Bear East Arena
Contact: St. Ignace Events Committee
ORV, ATV, 3-Wheelers and off-road motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to participate in the fifth annual Trek The Mighty Mac. Join the growing number of “Trekkers” who gather in St. Ignace every year to enjoy a Friday meet-n-greet, a Saturday one-of-a-kind parade across the Mackinac Bridge and weekend long games and activities.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
You can pick up your registration packet at the staging area in Mackinaw City when you drop off your ORV/ATV/dirt bike on Friday (times to be determined). You can also pick up your packet early Saturday morning at the staging area to receive your participant wristband and your packet.
6:00-10:00 P.M. Meet 'N' Greet at the Little Bear Arena, 275 Marquette Street, in St. Ignace with cash bar, pizza available for purchase, silent auction, door prizes, and possible vendors, etc.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
STARTING TIME (tentative)
8:30 a.m. Buses from St. Ignace to Darrow's Gravel Pit in Mackinaw City (bus will pick you up at your St. Ignace Hotel/Motel or campground and transport you to the staging area in Mackinaw City)
10:00 a.m. Mandatory Pre-Ride Meeting
11:00 a.m. - Bridge Crossing Start Time
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Lunch at Little Bear. Awards, doorprizes, and auction.
Registration fee is $40 for the ATV & Driver, and $25 for additional riders/passengers, children under 10 years of age $12. Registration fees include: Mackinac Bridge Fare, Lunch, Shuttle, Busing, Entertainment, Free Drink Ticket for Friday Night Meet-N-Greet, Decal, and Pit Parking.
ATVs will leave staging area at Darrow's Gravel Pit and head north across the mighty Mackinac Bridge, through downtown St. Ignace, and north to Little Bear East Arena. On Friday, you will leave your ORV at the secure staging area in Mackinaw City located 1 1/2 miles west of the Mackinaw City High School on Central Ave. This is also where you will pick up your registration packet. You can also bring your email confirmation to the staging area on Saturday morning prior to the mandatory meeting and receive your participant wristband and packet. We will have security at the staging area overnight.
The Michigan Department of Transportation has asked us to post their rules of the road and general safety rules for the Trek.
- Single file for the duration of the parade.
- 20 mph minimum and maximum speed at all times during the parade.
- All drivers must have a valid driver's license.
- 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.
ATVs, Side-by-Sides, 3-Wheelers, Off-Road Motorcycles. For other categories, please call 906-643-6950 to see if your vehicle type is permitted. For this event a width limit of 72" will be enforced. ABSOLUTELY NO ARGOS, GOLF CARTS, DUNE BUGGIES, ETC. Tech inspection will include: functioning headlights, taillights, and brake lights, sound level (no higher than 94 db), and current year MI DNR ORV stickers are required. In other words, if you have a machine that has headlights, taillights or brake lights, make sure they are functioning. For rider safety must have working head lights and tail lights. No after market seats will be permitted, as per State law. You must wear a helmet unless your machine has R.O.P system. Your vehicle must not interfere with normal vehicular traffic. All the above are Michigan Statutes covering ORV use under P.A. 451. 324. 81101-50.
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 The 2017 Handbook of Michigan Off-Road Vehicle Laws
- Michigan DNR ORV License/Permit Requirements
- Michigan DNR Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan (2008)
Stay where the action is! Make your lodging reservation in St. Ignace! Ride a trolley for a buck and see the St. Ignace sights!
DRIVER MUST HAVE VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE
If you have any questions, please call 1-800-338-6660, or email email@example.com. Registration refunds available up to 30 days prior to event.