Since Spring has sprung, many are wondering the what the status of the best cross state bike tour in the U.S. is.   Currently, DALMAC planning continues to move forward with the hope and expectation that DALMAC will be a go for Labor Day weekend 2021.

But there are still some unknowns, not under our control, that could force the cancelation of DALMAC for 2021.  The most significant of these would be whether all of our overnight school sites will be available to contract with.  If we lose even one, it may be enough to force a cancelation of DALMAC this year.

As it stands today, DALMAC is planning for a GO/NO GO decision at the end of June 2021.   There will be an announcement at that time.  We hope that helps everyone better understand the situation as it stands today.

You can do your part to help make DALMAC happen by getting vaccinated and by encouraging everyone you know, who can, to get vaccinated.


Other DALMAC news, both good and bad.


The bad news first.

COVID cases are still very high in Michigan.

Facemasks and social distancing are still needed.

And the DALMAC facemask store has closed.

Oh dear, what’s next?


The good news.

More and more people are getting COVID vaccines every day.

Spring is here and the riding season has begun in earnest.

Social distancing is starting to ease, but facemasks are still needed.

If you need one, DALMAC facemasks are available at Spin Bicycle Shop in Lansing!

That’s right, limited quantities of DALMAC facemasks, both styles, are available.

Hurry and get yours before they are gone.

Because when they are gone, they will be gone!!!


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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.

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.