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DALMAC 2021

The DALMAC is Michigan’s annual, fully supported, epic end-of-summer bicycle camping tour. Routes wind northward from Michigan State University (MSU) on country roads and through
quaint small towns, ending in historic and beautiful Mackinaw City. Additional routes beginning in Gladwin, Grayling, and Waters will also conclude in the shadow of the Mackinac Bridge in Mackinaw City. Riders enjoy a fully supported tour that includes:

  • Low-traffic roads with spectacular scenery, including Lake Michigan and
    the Mackinac Bridge
  • Rolling hills and downhill thrills
  • Ample opportunities to enjoy pie, ice cream, and cookies
  • A variety of breweries en route and in host communities
  • Friendly support vehicles (SAGs), if needed
  • Breakfast and dinner, with limited vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-sensitive options
  • Overnight camping, shower facilities, and baggage shuttles
  • Mobile bicycle mechanics

Whether you are new to cycling or an old hand, there are adventures to be had, friendships to be
made, and hills to climb. DALMAC is one of the oldest, lowest cost, all-volunteer-run bicycling tours in the country, celebrating its 50th year in 2021. DALMAC is about the fun of bicycling and sharing the roads! DALMAC originated in 1971 when former state Rep. Dick Allen challenged his friends, colleagues, and constituents to “ride all the way to the bridge” to prove that bikes and cars could share Michigan roads safely. DALMAC seeks to develop an awareness of bicyclists and their needs among the citizens of Michigan, to promote bicycling as a healthy means of transportation and recreation, and to encourage wider use of bicycles. 

Click Here To Register With Padre’s!

Click Here To Register With Padre’s!


Why Padre’s?

Wouldn’t it be nice if, after a long ride, you didn’t have to worry about finding and lugging your bags, searching for an open, shaded, flat spot, pitching your tent, or setting up canopies and chairs? What if you didn’t have to worry about your bags getting wet or trying to find a place to charge your phone? Padre’s provides first-class service that does all of that for you, and much, much more. All you have to do is Cycle Inn – We do the rest!

 

What We Offer

Camping and Baggage Service:

  • Reserved camping at a site reserved specifically for Padre’s, with camping each night (see options below for included nights).
  • Baggage transport directly to and from your tent each day, keeping your gear out of the weather
  • High quality tents, provided and set up and taken down for you daily
  • A twin-size mattresses inflated for each camper, measuring 75″ x 39″ x 8.75″ (please bring your own sheet/blanket/pillow)
  • Comfortable chairs to relax
  • Padre’s Zone, a shaded area to relax, with cooling fans, snacks, and cold beverages
  • In-camp concierge center with a host available to help with information about events, shuttles, food, entertainment, and directions
  • Electronic device charging stations to keep phones, computers, lights or other devices charged up daily
  • Hot coffee, fresh ice water, and Gatorade each morning
  • Bicycle tire pumps
  • Bicycle maintenance stand and tools available, in case you need to clean or adjust your bike
  • Bicycle racks so that you don’t have to lay your bike on the ground or lean them
  • Convenient location near hot showers and restrooms (shower fees extra)
  • Clean, environmentally friendly, disposable bath towels daily, which can double as your bike rag or door mat
  • Maps, directions and arrows to help you navigate into and out of each campsite
  • A friendly, helpful staff at your service

Pricing and Registration – Click Here To Register With Padre’s!

Camping and Baggage Service for DALMAC 4-Day West:

Option 1 – $290 ($325 after May 31)

Regular Kelty tent with single occupancy and one mattress.

Includes all Camping and Baggage services listed above.

 

Option 2 – $360 ($395 after May 31)

Large Kelty tent with single occupancy and one mattress.

Includes all Camping and Baggage services listed above.

 

Option 3 – $240/person ($265/person after May 31)

Large Kelty tent with double occupancy and two mattresses. Sold per person and requires double occupancy. Includes all Camping and Baggage services listed above.


Camping and Baggage Service for DALMAC 5-Day East:

Option 1 – $325 ($360 after May 31)

Regular Kelty tent with single occupancy and one mattress.

Includes all Camping and Baggage services listed above.

 

Option 2 – $390 ($425 after May 31)

Large Kelty tent with single occupancy and one mattress.

Includes all Camping and Baggage services listed above.

 

Option 3 – $255/person ($280/person after May 31)

Large Kelty tent with double occupancy and two mattresses. Sold per person and requires double occupancy. Includes all Camping and Baggage services listed above.


Camping and Baggage Service for DALMAC 3-Day East:

Option 1 – $250 ($300 after May 31)

Regular Kelty tent with single occupancy and one mattress.

Includes all Camping and Baggage services listed above.

 

Option 2 – $300 ($350 after May 31)

Large Kelty tent with single occupancy and one mattress.

Includes all Camping and Baggage services listed above.

 

Option 3 – $250/person ($300/person after May 31)

Large Kelty tent with double occupancy and two mattresses. Sold per person and requires double occupancy. Includes all Camping and Baggage services listed above.


Camping and Baggage Service for DALMAC 2-Day East:

Option 1 – $150 ($200 after May 31)

Regular Kelty tent with single occupancy and one mattress.

Includes all Camping and Baggage services listed above.

 

Option 2 – $200 ($250 after May 31)

Large Kelty tent with single occupancy and one mattress.

Includes all Camping and Baggage services listed above.

 

Option 3 – $150/person ($200/person after May 31)

Large Kelty tent with double occupancy and two mattresses. Sold per person and requires double occupancy. Includes all Camping and Baggage services listed above.

 

Click Here To Register With Padre’s!