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DALMAC will soon be here and will incorporate Centers for Disease Control or local health department guidelines as well as additional measures to ensure volunteer and rider safety.

All riders are asked to respect their fellow riders’ COVID views and to cooperate with their Route leaders.  Please do not try to convince your fellow riders that their COVID view is wrong.  Instead, let us enjoy the ride.

We are making changes to increase food service safety, so we can protect against noroviruses (which other tours and cruise ships have faced).  Our goal is to make DALMAC a safe, enjoyable event.

As of now, we are implementing the following changes for DALMAC 2021:

  1. Dining hours have been extended to reduce crowding.
  2. All food will be served; no “self-serve” food where serving spoons are handled by everyone.
  3. Anyone riding in a Sag vehicle will be required to wear a face mask.
  4. Any necessary rider meetings will be held outdoors.
  5. In place of the Saturday night raffle, we will have several awards for each route. The awards will be announced at either Saturday night’s dinner or Sunday’s breakfast.  You need not be present to win.
  6. We are ordering 2 extra buses to give riders more room.
  7. Requiring hand sanitizer use before meals and at the cookie stops.

Your cooperation and assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Please bring your favorite face mask.  We are ordering face masks in case riders need them.

We are exploring other procedures and welcome suggestions:

  1. Limiting the number of people in dining rooms. Dining outdoors may be a possibility.
  2. Limiting the number of people in shower rooms.
  3. Requiring wearing face masks whenever anyone is in a building and on the bus ride back.

If you are uncomfortable riding DALMAC this year, our $25 cancellation or deferral policy ends July 31stYou have until July 31st to decide.  No cancellations after July 31st.

Jerseys and all the other swag have been ordered.  All other parts of DALMAC are full speed ahead.

DALMAC will be here before you know it.  We are getting in shape for DALMAC.  Hopefully, you are too.

Enjoy the ride! 😊

Steven Leiby

DALMAC Director

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DALMAC 2021

About DALMAC

Little did then-state Rep. Dick Allen know that an upstart ride in 1971 from Michigan’s capitol to the Mackinac Bridge would evolve into one of the state’s longest-running multi-day bike tours.

2021 is the 50th Dick Allen Lansing to MACkinaw Bicycle Tour! The DALMAC is Michigan’s annual, fully supported, epic end-of-summer bicycle camping tour. Routes wind northward from Michigan State University on country roads and through quaint small towns, ending in historic and beautiful Mackinaw City.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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. DALMAC is organized and staffed by volunteers of the Lansing-based Tri-County Bicycle Association (TCBA).

Award Winning!
DALMAC was honored as the recipient of the Govenor’s Fitness Awards, Govenor’s Council Extraordinary Event Award.

DALMAC Fund
Established in 1975, has granted over $1.5 million to promote bicycling in Michigan.  For more info visit this website.

DALMAC is an all-volunteer event staffed by members of the Tri-County Bicycle Association (TCBA) of Lansing, MI.