✳ “Snowmobile the Mighty Mac”
The Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum in conjunction with The St. Ignace Visitors Bureau and the Mackinac Bridge Authority are offering a unique experience for antique and vintage snowmobile enthusiasts. On Saturday, Dec 9, 2023 antique and vintage snowmobiles will be driving over the Mackinac Bridge.
Snowmobiles, which must be a minimum of 25 years old and have front wheel kits that have a minimum 2″ wide wheels and no studs or cleats, will be allowed to drive over the bridge under their own power. They also will need a current permit or a Michigan Historic Registration sticker and the driver must be at least 12, with a Youth Snowmobile Safety Class Certificate. Passengers are allowed. There is an extra fee for them. The cost to drive over the bridge is $40, which includes the cost of lunch and all other fees involved. There is a $35 fee for passengers.
Participants will be lining up at the Colonial Michilimackinac parking lot in Mackinaw City. You must be there by 10 AM to unload your snowmobile and drive your trailer north to park at the Welcome Center. A school bus will drive everyone south again. The snowmobile drive over the bridge will begin at 11am. A trailer will be available for any sled that has a problem and can’t make the crossing. Lunch will be served at the Little Bear East Arena, in downtown St. Ignace. There is a large parking lot there for the trailers. Commemorative shirts will be available, but you will need to contact the Museum to order one ahead of time (906-477-6298) and pick it up at the Little Bear Arena.
If you would like to register for the event, please register online with the St. Ignace Visitors Bureau (906-643-6950). Registration dates TBD.
https://visitorsbureau.regfox.com/antique-snowmobile-crossing-2023 Registration dates TBD.