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5-Day East

281/311 Miles

The Shortest Route with Fewer Hills

Wednesday: to Alma High School – 61 Miles
The 5-Day East route begins Wednesday at Michigan State University and takes riders north through farmland to Alma.

Thursday: to Gladwin High School – 56 Miles
Thursday’s route will roll through farmland and later the forests that help define the borders of “Up North” Michigan, arriving in Gladwin.

Friday: to Grayling High School – 65 Miles
Friday’s route heads into White Pine country passing by Houghton and Higgins Lakes and ending in Grayling.

Saturday: to Inland Lakes High School (Indian River) – 58 Miles
On Saturday, riders head northwest on scenic tree-lined roads all the way to Inland Lakes High School in Indian River.

Sunday: to Mackinaw City High School – 41/71 Miles
Sunday, the final day for the 5-Day East route, provides riders with a choice. Choose to take the direct route to the finish in Mackinaw City, 41 miles away or follow a 71-mile route across the Tip of the Mitt to beautiful Good Hart, where a fabulous lunch stop awaits. Riders can then join the rest of the DALMAC riders and enjoy the Tunnel of Trees, before finishing in Mackinaw City.

Starting Location:

The MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education is an arena, auditorium, meeting location, and exhibit area located on the South side of the Michigan State University Campus. The street address is: 4301 Farm Lane, Lansing, MI 48910.

5-Day East route check-in is Tuesday, August 31, from 5-7:30 pm and Wednesday, September 1, 2021, from 7-9 a.m. Registered riders must present picture ID to check-in.

Camping at the MSU Pavilion the night of August 31, 2021, and Sunday September 5, 2021, is available for $20 for each night. (Can be purchased during registration).