DALMAC 2022 will feature great riding and camaraderie. Don’t miss out on the fun!
Checkout our swag under the Gear tab. Great new jersey design which matches the new bicycle hat. Yes, that’s right, we are bringing back the DALMAC bicycle hat. It’s a hot new design modeled after the DALMAC jersey.
My favorite this year is the new “I Won DALMAC” jersey! We know DALMAC is not a race, but how many times have you been asked, “How did the race go?” You have the answer now, “I WON!!!”
The tenor of the times is Covid, the elephant in the room, so to speak. We will implement protocols that will keep riders as safe as possible from whatever form Covid may take by the end of summer.
If we are unable to operate a route because of Covid or some other natural disaster, we will cancel the route and refund registration fees. Merchandise purchases will only be refunded if we have not already placed the merchandise order. If route cancellation happens after we order merchandise, merchandise will be shipped at DALMAC’s expense.
We aren’t expecting any significant route changes from 2021. The bikeway into Petoskey is still problematic because the high-water damage that caused a trail section to collapse into the lake has not been repaired. We will not be selling swag to non-riders through the DALMAC registration website. Instead, jerseys and bicycle hats will be sold through the Primal and FloraVelo stores after DALMAC.
If you are not in a southern state or riding a Fat tire bike, it’s time to dust off the trainer and start getting ready for DALMAC. The spring riding season will be here sooner than you think.
Happy riding, see you on 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.
2022 is the 51st 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 51st year in 2022. 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).