Michigan's largest bike ride, the Tour De Troit, returns to Detroit on Saturday, September 17
8:26 AM, Sep 16, 2016
10:00 AM, Sep 17, 2016
(WXYZ) - Flagstar Bank and Tour de Troit are once again joining forces to present Michigan's largest cycling event on Saturday, September 17.
The starting location of this year's ride is Roosevelt Park, 2200 Michigan Ave. in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood. The 30-mile ride will begin at 9 a.m. and will pass through several city neighborhoods before concluding at Roosevelt Park. The 62-mile metric century ride for advanced riders will start between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
After the ride, cyclists will be treated to food from local restaurants, including Slows to Go and Organaman, beer from New Holland Brewing and entertainment from local bands. Tour de Troit registration includes one food ticket and one beverage ticket. Additional tickets are available for $5.
Funds raised from the Tour de Troit have helped develop more than 17 miles of bike lanes as part of the Southwest Detroit Greenlink. Tour de Troit has also raised money for the Villages of Detroit Community Development Corporation, the Connor Creek Greenway and other non-motorized projects.
Registration is now available for Tour de Troit's international Bike the Bridge ride, taking place Saturday, October 9, 2016. The ride is limited to 750 people, and a valid passport is required. Registration information is available on the Tour de Troit website.
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