The Social Connection is Metro Detroit’s premier social event production company connecting people since 2001. Hosting dozens of events annually, the Social Connection has become the go-to group for fun-filled social events that offer our guest opportunities to meet new people, enjoy well-organized events to attend with groups of friends and even a fun date night out! The events we plan are as unique as our customers and we offer something for everyone!

Some of our more recent food & beverage sampling events have gained popularity quickly including the inaugural Big Grill Burger Bash and Bacon Bash events as well as annual wine and cocktail events like the Little Black Dress Charity Soiree each November at the Townsend Hotel to kick off the holidays.

Our party buses have become a very popular option to get to some of the most popular events happening around town. Our festive and fun-filled party-buses offer over 3,000 party-goers a hassle-free way to get to popular destinations year-round including: Opening Day, The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Tiger’s games, Port Huron Boat Night, The Detroit Fireworks, The Brewer’s Guilds annual Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti, and annual MSU-UM Game. There is always something great to try and in Metro Detroit!

If you are looking for night-life, The Social Connection organizes the annual Santa Pub Crawl in Royal Oak and the Zombie Crawl celebrating the inaugural launch event this fall in Ferndale! We also always are asked to extend the invitations to our loyal followers to the grand openings for nightclubs, restaurants and bars.

If ringing in the New Year in style is on your list, The Social Connection hosts upwards of 4,000 party-goers at 3 unique New Year’s Eve Parties at several different locations each New Year’s Eve. Our event themes appeal to a variety of audiences that offers something to everyone including Metro Detroit’s largest and most exclusive Annual New Year’s Eve event – The Resolution Ball at the Fillmore Theatre.

There is no excuse to be bored with so many social options to choose from…. We invite you to join us for a glorious day of biking at Gears & Beers and any of our other upcoming season events!   TheSocialConnection.com.


Just over 25 years ago, two brothers and a few friends, all adrenaline junkies began an annual scenic ride from Harbor Springs to Mackinaw City. Now known as the infamous Zoo-de-Mack, this 51 mile one-way bike trip to Mackinaw City & Mackinac Island along that glorious northern Michigan roads has become one of the biggest bike rides in the Midwest with over 4000+ people attending annually. The ride now encompasses a large kick-off party at the Zoo Bar, a glorious 51 scenic miles with a lunch stop at the famed Legs Inn, and a welcome party at the Crossings in Mackinac City and then an overnight romp on Mackinac Island that riders and party-goers will never forget…

In addition to the spring Zoo-de-Mack ride, with the encouragement of our loyal riders a fall Biketemberfest ride was formed with winter Zoo-de-Ski weekends at Boyne Highlands following shortly after with a variety of organized events from Northern Michigan golf outings, white water rafting trips to West Virginia, ski and snowmobile trips to Yellowstone National Park and Big Sky, Montana, kayak instructional weekends and more!

Our events have generated millions of dollars for local Northern Michigan businesses with our northern bike and adventure events. After many years of requests, we are excited to finally launch a bike event close to our Detroit home! We support local charities that focus on recreational opportunities and the conservation of the beautiful areas we love so much. It is our goal to continue to provide our participants with events that combine physical activity in a spectacular setting, as well as events that are unique, safe, and fun. And we promise to always end the day with a good party! Please consider joining us on one of our fun-filled, adventurous weekends! www.Zoo-de-Mack.com

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The bike ride organizers from the “Fun Things to do in and Around Detroit”check out their facebook page –  conduct free monthly rides all summer in Detroit have joined the team and partnered with us to map out a course of favored and out of the way pubs and routes to see and experience our beautiful city  The ‘Fun Things To Do’ group will be supporting this ride via guided tours and other support to help ensure all have a great time at this event!