This is an event that I help out with every year, its a great time.
- The Tour de Troit, set for September 25, is a bike ride that explores some of the city’s historic areas, takes in many of its most breathtaking sights, and provides bicyclists a unique opportunity to legally “take over” the streets of Motown. Last year’s ride attracted 2,000 riders!
The Tour de Troit is offering riders two options. The first — and primary — will be a leisurely ride of 30 miles with police escort. It starts at 10:00 am. The second option is intended for extremely experienced cyclists. It is a metric century (62 miles) that will not include police escort, starting at 9:00am. Both rides will be sweeper- and SAG-supported and start at Roosevelt Park, located at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and 14th Street.
After the ride, there is food, drink and music at Roosevelt Park in the shadow of the Michigan Central Station!
Please visit tour-de-troit.org for pictures of past rides and tons more info!
- The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of biking as a mode of transportation, to publicize the growing greenways network in the region and to raise funds for the Corktown-Mexicantown Greenlink in Detroit, a project of the Southwest Detroit Business Association.
- Register for the event at - http://tdt.eventbrite.com/