Tour de Troit 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
Detroit, United States
ADVANCE REGISTRATION HAS ENDED. Day-of registration will be offered prior to the Tour de Troit, beginning at 7AM onsite.
The 12th Annual Tour de Troit, set for September 21, 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 5,500 riders!
This event can and will sell out -- a necessary precaution to ensure the safety of all riders, as well as a good time! Please note the following pricing schedule:
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)
The Tour de Troit offers two 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!
Please take a moment to confirm your ticket purchase as registration is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Please visit tour-de-troit.org for pictures of past rides and more info!
The mission of the Tour de Troit is to promote and encourage bicycling and bicycle safety through education, public events, collaboration with community and government organizations and support for non-motorized infrastructure. The Tour de Troit, the city’s largest cycling event, raises awareness of biking as a mode of transportation and publicizes the growing greenways network in the City of Detroit and all of Southeastern Michigan. Tour de Troit also produces and supports other events that promote a healthy lifestyle and city.
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