Cruisin’ Mackinac County
Mackinac County probably sees more bikers than any other county in the U.P. Every day bikers make their way across the Mighty Mac Bridge into the U.P. Many come for area events while for others its the first leg of a road trip through Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
St. Ignace, Michigan was biker friendly before most other counties knew what it meant. For years it’s been a biker destination as they rode up out of Lower Michigan to enjoy the some of the great motorcycling in the U.P.
Highway US-2 is an interconnecting highway between the two ends of the peninsula. Head west on US-2 and you find it to be a great scenic ride along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. A great stop along the way is the Cut River Bridge.
Mackinac Island is probably the biggest tourist attraction in the U.P. Unfortunately no motorcycles allowed on the island, but don’t let that stop you from parking the bike and taking a ferry over. Shepler’s Ferry service offers motorcycle parking. If you are staying for the day outside it is free of charge. However, if you are staying overnight it is $30 charge for indoor parking, or $10 charge for outdoor parking. They also provide lockable lockers to put your helmets and valuable.
Area Motorcycle Events
Yooper Motorcycle Show – This show has been held over Memorial Day weekend the last couple years. I had a chance to attend this event last summer and I was very impressed with the amount of motorcycles in the area. I was so impressed with the attendance, that in 2011 U.P. Cruising will be a major promoter of this event to help make it grow. More info will come!!
Biker Discounts Available
Show the below businesses your U.P. Cruising Biker Discount Card to get their special biker discounts.
- The Cedarville Inn (10% Off Room Rate)
- Dream-Seaker Charters & Tours ($45.00 discount on groups of 4-6 guests)
- Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn (15% Off Lodging)
- Farmhouse Restaurant (5% off food)
- Michihistrigan Bar & Grill/Campground-Cabins (10% off camping and Cabins)
- Americas Best Value Inn (15% off Room Rate)
- Bear Cove Inn (10% Off Room Rate/Purchase biker cards here)
- Budget Host Inn & Suites (10% Off Room Rate)
- Days Inn (15% off Room Rate)
- Driftwood Restaurant & Sports Bar ($1 off any entree – $5 off room rate)
- Cedars Motel (10% Off Room Rate)
- Voyager Inn (15% Off Room Rate/Biker Discount Cards available here)
- Pointe La Barbe Inn (10% Off Room Rate)
- Silver Sands Resort (10% Summer Discount)