Don’t think you are getting through with the Tour de Troit, grabbing a banana and jumping in your car. No way, no how! We invite everyone to pull up a chair or some lawn and hang out in Roosevelt Park with us. We’ve got quality entertainment, food and drink on tap for you!
We’ve partnered with our Corktown neighbor, PJ’s Lager House, to bring you some fantastic local music.
Up at 11 a.m. will be Lac La Belle, an acoustic duo that specializes in re-workings of Americana classics as well original material that juxtaposes country sounds with a Rust Belt aesthetic. The group features the hypnotic vocals of Jenny Knaggs and the talented picking of Nick Shillace, both of whom are veterans of the Detroit music scene.
At noon, we’ll turn the stage over to The Dale Robertson Blues Band for some foot-stompin’ tunes from a harmonica master and his crew!
At 1 p.m., the aptly-named Kickstand Band will take the stage! Expect some fun rock ‘n’ roll from this Detroit-based trio.
Between sets, we’ll hear some tunes from Rock ‘N’ Roll Scientist, best-known for his weekend residence at the Garden Bowl. The mix will be eclectic, we know that much!
Now onto the grub! If this is your first Tour de Troit, you might be surprised at how much food you get. All registrants get two food tickets good for a plate each from one of numerous local restaurants: Slow’s Bar BQ (chili!), Paul’s Pizza, Gonellas Subs, Honeybee Market (tamales!), Organaman (veggie burritos!) and one more delicious option that we are still confirming.
Thirsty? We gotcha covered. Our beverage partners, MillKing It Productions — a Royal Oak-based craft brewery — and Great Lakes Bear & Wine will be on hand. Not feeling in the mood to imbibe? Vitamin Water and Smart Water will be available as well. All riders get two drink tickets.
Other happenings includes sponsor booths — many of whom will have give-aways — and a “fauxtobooth” from photographer Dave Lewinski! Check out the snaps from 2011 and 2010 — it’s a super-fun way to document your triumph over the streets of Detroit! Last but not least, our friends at Re:New Detroit will be offering free massage!
So there you have it, folks, a run-down of all the shenanigans we have planned for you after you ride!