Great American Truck Parade!

It was hot yesterday … topping out at 80 degrees plus high humidity. After cycling 60 miles and arriving at Mackinaw City we wanted a shower. However, due to the Great American Truck Parade, no motel rooms were available. Luckily after 15 phone calls we scored a room across the Mackinaw Bridge and a couple more miles of cycling.

As we biked through St. Ignace, the parked/displayed trucks were quite impressive. An hour after sunset we set up next to the highway to watch the Great American Truck Parade … and we waited … and we waited … and we waited. It appeared that the only excitement would be when some other folk got drenched by the motel sprinkler system.

Eureka! Air Horn City! All is not lost. The Great American Truck Parade finally arrived at 10 pm. Cool sight … highly polished huge rigs here for a truck show parading through the night with all their lights shining (over 200) and air horns blaring. The entire group went over and back to Mackinaw City on the Straits of Mackinaw Bridge.

Oh yes … this is a bird blog … thus I’ve included two bird pics!! Ducks at Dawn from this morning, and our national bird from three mornings ago. However, I wanted to give readers a taste of the unexpected Molly and I are experiencing on this ride. As of this afternoon we are camped out on Lake Huron about 60 miles SW of Sault St. Marie.

Want more bike touring stories? Molly’s impressions and my daily bike diary.


  • Great American Truck Parade
  • Molly Watching this Morning’s Sunrise
  • Ducks at Dawn
  • Our National Bird



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