The Lansing to Mackinaw bicycle tour began more than four decades ago.  The Dalmac is now one of the better known bicycle tours in the country.

Dalmac riders began their journey Wednesday morning and are heading straight to Mackinaw City to ride across the Mackinac Bridge.

More than 1,630 riders from 30 states and Canada departed from East Lansing to see a Michigan that many people don't get to see.

Let's take a look at the Dalmac numbers:

Number of years running?  44

Number of riders in 2014?  1,635

Number of states where riders originated this year?  30

Average age of riders this year?  50.3