MACKINAW CITY, MI- Last year brought a lot of changes in the Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk including the elimination of busing and the ability to start the walk from either St. Ignace or Mackinaw City. One exciting opportunity the walk in the new format introduced was the opportunity to walk the entire length of the bridge, turn around, and walk back (a ten-mile circuit). While this option is certainly not for everyone, organizers recognized it as a unique draw to the event.
In 2018 the Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce hosted the inaugural “Double Crossers Club,” which was an opportunity to celebrate the hardy individuals who walked the entire length of the bridge, and back, collecting a certificate from both sides. The Chamber sold 100 limited edition, commemorative t-shirts. In hopes of attracting the adventurous walkers again this year, the Mackinaw City Chamber of
Commerce will again host the second annual “Double Crossers Club,” by printing the commemorative shirt available for purchase by those that intend to walk the entire distance of the bridge and back and receive a certificate of completion from both St. Ignace and Mackinaw City.
There is never a cost to participate in the Bridge Walk, but the official “Double Crossers Club” t-shirt is available to purchase at the Chamber of Commerce in Mackinaw City (707 N. Huron Ave), or online at www.mackinawchamber.com. Proceeds from shirt sales will directly support community programs and events hosted by the Greater Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce.
Double Crossers are encouraged to start the walk promptly at 7a.m. If any participant does not make it all the way across and back to center span by 10 a.m. they will be turned back to the nearest side and will be responsible for their own transportation across the bridge after the event ends. To be a Double Crosser you will need to keep a steady pace and know your ability.