Several area residents are preparing to ride in the 42nd annual Dick Allen Lansing to Mackinaw (DALMAC) bicycle tour later this month.
The following local riders will participate: John Colombo, Scott Fris, Susan Hale, Robin Mitschke, Diane Perkins, Andy Rudnitsky and Daryl Webb, all of Charlotte; Keith Abrahamson, David Aultz, John Briggs, Kimberly Cena, William Hicks, Doug Lifford, Brandon Long, Don Mazuchowski, Mitch McNamara, Nathan Taylor, Robert Taylor, John Truba, Heidi Vanator, Jacob Vanator, Lisa Whitehead and Gary Wichman, all of Eaton Rapids.
Founded in 1971 by former State Senator Dick Allen, DALMAC offers riders a choice of four routes beginning on either Wednesday, Aug. 29, or Thursday, Aug. 30, and ending on Sunday, Sept. 2, in either Mackinaw City or Sault Ste. Marie, depending on the route chosen. This year’s routes range in distance from 286 to 404 miles. Over 1,700 riders are expected to participate in the 2012 tour.
Proceeds from the tour have enabled The DALMAC Fund to grant over $1 million to bicycling-related organizations and causes since 1985.
Bicyclists interested in participating in next year’s DALMAC tour may view the club’s Web site at biketcba.org.