Welcome to DALMAC 2023!
The ride will offer a variety of routes for many riding styles:
4 Day West is great for riders who want longer daily mileage while enjoying the amazing West Michigan scenery.
5 Day West is the traditional route and includes rider favorites “The Wall”, “Tunnel of Trees”, Cross Village, and welcoming towns and taverns along the way.
5 Day East has beautiful but easier terrain through the central part of Michigan. This route is great for families who want the DALMAC experience without the more challenging hills on the 5 West route.
3 Day East is a fun and exciting route for riders who like a bit of a challenge but may not have the time for a longer DALMAC adventure.
2 Day East is great for riders who don’t have the time for the longer routes but who still want a fun and scenic ride and DALMAC experience.
2 Day Trail for riders who prefer trails and off-the-road scenery. The route uses the North Central Trail on a packed limestone surface.
Registration for DALMAC 2023 will open on February 1, 2023 for TCBA Members. (Not a member? Go here to join now for early DALMAC registration: Join TCBA), and February 14, 2023 for non-members.
We look forward to welcoming you to DALMAC 2023!
Dan Stockwell, DALMAC Director
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.
2023 is the 52nd 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.
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 52nd year in 2023. 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).