54th Annual Meet
Mackinac Island, Michigan
August 1-5, 2021
It seems like it has been a long time since we’ve all been together. It has been a challenging year of cancellations and unknowns. We’ve all had to learn to be more flexible and make some adjustments. Our Commander, Eric Knight, wanted to share this excerpt from his upcoming Commander’s Message:
“To better navigate the difficulties of planning under the current circumstances, the site hosting this year’s meet is changing from Oshkosh, WI to Mackinac Island, MI, August 1-5, 2021. Planning for this event is well practiced as this will be the Wheelmen’s 25th time on the Island. I hope to see you there!”
As some of you may remember, 10 years ago, in 2011 we held the National Meet on Mackinac Island with close to 250 people in attendance. Now we have the opportunity to do this again. (For those of you who were planning on attending our Regional Mackinac Meet that was to be in June, 2021, that meet will be replaced with this larger National Mackinac Meet.)
This year’s 54th Annual National Meet will be held on beautiful Mackinac Island, August 1-5, 2021. In order to make the meet more affordable, we will be arriving on the Island on Sunday afternoon and departing on Thursday morning. This allows us to take advantage of weekday rates which are considerably less expensive than weekend rates. Though we do not have the entire agenda finalized due to the recent venue change, we do know that Century Day will be Monday, August 2nd. If you are not planning to do the century you could also save an additional night’s lodging by arriving on Monday afternoon.
The Meet will be headquartered at The Murray Hotel. (You are welcome to search other accommodations on the Island!) It is important to book as soon as possible. Rooms tend to go very quickly for this type of function. A block of 60 rooms will be held for The Wheelmen until May 3, 2021. Historic rooms have shower and smaller vanity area. Deluxe rooms have bathtub and larger vanity area. Standard View room is either facing another building or another part of the building. For information on booking at The Murray and special group rates, refer to the upcoming Winter edition of the Wheelmen News newsletter or contact Bill Smith.
We look forward to welcoming you to Mackinac Island, and we cannot wait to be back together with our Wheelmen Family again! More Meet details will be coming in the future.
Questions? Please contact: Bill Smith, Meet Captain, 734-377-6953 or firstname.lastname@example.org