Cyclists can sign up now for early-bird registration for the 11th Annual Tour de Troit, a bicycle tour through Detroit’s historic districts. For participants who register now through June 30, the cost is $35 per rider and $30 for students. The event is scheduled for September 15, 2012.
After June 30, late registration costs $40 per rider and $35 for students. The cost will increases again on September 1 to $50/$45. Day-of registration costs $65 for all participants, but space is limited and participants are encouraged to register now.
Tour de Troit takes place Saturday, September 15. The event offers two riding paths – one for the more recreational rider and another for more experienced cyclists. The leisure course runs approximately 25 miles and the practiced course runs 62 miles, without escort. Both courses start and end at Roosevelt Park in Detroit and are sweeper and SAG-supported. The ride culminates with a party in Roosevelt Park in the shadow of Michigan CentralStation featuring food and drink from local restaurants and purveyors.
The Tour de Troit is an annual event that raises funds to support non-motorized infrastructure in Detroit, including the Southwest Detroit Greenlink. The bicycle tour takes riders through the city’s historic areas, showcasing Detroit’s sites and landmarks.
Last year, 4,400 cyclists participated – a record for the Tour de Troit. The event increases awareness for biking as a mode of transportation while raising money to fund the growing greenways network in Southeast Michigan.
To register and find out more information, visit www.tour-de-troit.org