Tour de Troit
The Tour de Troit 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 the Motor City.
The 2009 TdT attracted a record number of cyclists — over 2,000! — and raised over $20,000 towards the Corktown-Mexicantown Greenlink, a planned series of bike lanes and off-road pathways that will connect the neighborhoods of Corktown and Mexicantown to each other and to the Detroit River.
The 2010 ride is set for September 25. Registration is available at tdt.eventbrite.com. The cost is $30 per rider ($25 for students) and includes a tee-shirt if registration is confirmed prior to September 7. The price goes up on September 15. Because this event may sell out, on-site registration may not be available.
The Southwest Detroit Business Association sponsors the TdT to raise awareness of biking as a mode of transportation; to publicize the growing greenways network in the City of Detroit and all of Southeastern Michigan; and to raise funds for Corktown-Mexicantown Greenlink, which will be constructed in 2011.
Once again, the TdT is offering riders two options. The first — and primary — will be a leisurely ride of 30 miles with police escort that takes off at 10 a.m. from Roosevelt Park, located at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and 14th Street.
The second option is intended for extremely experienced cyclists. It is a metric century (62 miles) that will not include police escort and will take off at 9:00 a.m. from Roosevelt Park.
Both rides will be sweeper- and SAG-supported.
2010 TdT sponsors include Miller Canfield, Team Detroit, Savor Southwest, Slow’s Bar-B-Q, Audio Rescue Team, Vitamin Water, Wheelhouse Detroit Bike Shop, Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance, Whole Foods Market, The Hub of Detroit, Arbor Brewing Company, New Center Council, Detroit Bikes!, Kem 3D, Moo Moo’s Vegetarian Cuisine and Great Lakes Coffee.
Posted by Erin Rose at 4:26 PM