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 2012 TdT attracted a record number of cyclists — over 5,000!
The 2013 ride will be on September 21, 2013.
Registration is available at tdt2013.eventbrite.com.
- EARLY BIRD – Through May 31 – $40/$35 (student) w/t-shirt
- June 1 to September 3 – $45/$40 w/t-shirt
- Sept. 4 to Sept. 13 – $55/50 w/t-shirt
- ONSITE (if available) $65 w/t-shirt (size not guaranteed). Because this event may sell out, on-site registration may not be available.
The TdT raises awareness of biking as a mode of transportation; publicizes the growing greenways network in the City of Detroit and all of Southeastern Michigan; and raises funds for greenway development in Detroit, including the Southwest Detroit Greenlink and the GREEN Taskforce Vision for Greenways on Detroit’s Lower Eastside. The Tour de Troit offers several rides to choose from. The first — and primary — is a leisurely ride of 30 miles with police escort on a closed route with sweeper- and SAG support.
For extremely experienced cyclists, the Tour de Troit offers a metric century (62 miles) option that does not include police escort. Riders should be able to ride approx. 15MPH and be comfortable on city streets following the Rules of the Road. This ride is sweeper- and SAG-supported but intersections are not closed to traffic. The metric century ride is capped at 500.
The main ride will take off at 9 a.m. Registration will open at 7:00 a.m. The metric century riders can leave Roosevelt Park anytime between 7:00 and 8:30 a.m. but must be responsible to keep a pace that will have them off the road and back to the park by 1:00 p.m. (15MPH pace; leave by 7:15 a.m. / 18MPH pace; leave by 7:45 a.m. / 20MPH pace; leave by 8:15 a.m.) There will be pacers at these three speeds, but metric riders should be prepared to follow the map and route markings on their own.
After the ride, all particpants will enjoy a meal provided by local restaurants and a couple of icy cold beverages as well as some music! There's a really festival-like atmosphere at Roosevelt Park, so plan on sticking around for a couple of hours!