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Trek The Mighty Mac
September 23 - September 25
Friday, September 23
- 12:00 Noon-10pm - Stage vehicle in Mackinaw City
- 5-8pm - Meet-n-Greet, Little Bear Arena
Saturday, September 24
- 8:15am - Bus pickup and transport to staging area in Mackinaw City
- 10:30am - Safety Meeting
- 11:00am - Crossing Begins
- 12:00pm (approx.) - Lunch at Little Bear
2022 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!
STAGING DETAILS 2022
Staging on Friday ONLY
All machines must be dropped off to the staging area in Mackinaw City on Friday between 12 noon and 10 PM. As usual, we will provide security at the staging area on Friday night.
Bridge Crossing Info
Saturday morning the Mackinac Bridge crossing will begin at 11:00 a.m. You will cross as a group from Mackinaw City to St. Ignace (one-way only) and end up at the Little Bear Arena for lunch. Click on map below for larger image.
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.)
Registration fee: $40.00 for the driver, $25.00 for each adult passenger, and $12.00 each for children 10 or younger. 2022 Registration Includes:
- Saturday bridge fare
- Busing Saturday (for those who stay in St. Ignace hotels or campgrounds)
- Secure staging, trail maps, UP riding info, onsite vendors
- High Quality Decals
- Donation to UP trail system maintenance
- Special Gift!
- And more! Details TBD
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.
Stay where the action is! Make your lodging reservation in St. Ignace to ensure Saturday morning busing. Find St. Ignace Hotels Here!
DRIVER MUST HAVE VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE
If you have any questions, please call 1-800-338-6660, or email email@example.com.
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.
When you register, the form will ask you what hotel you are staying at. If you are staying at a St. Ignace hotel or campground (which is recommended) we will pick you up by school bus Saturday morning (pick up schedule will be released in the week before the event).
If you are not staying in a St. Ignace hotel or campground (like a private residence or another city) you will need to make your own arrangements for transportation. You may park your vehicle at Little Bear East Arena (in the parking lot with the basketball court across the street from Little Bear ONLY) and get on a school bus from there to take you back to the staging area.