Tour de Troit Ride
The 14th Annual Tour de Troit, set for September 19, 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. Registration is now open!
The Tour de Troit offers two rides to choose from.
MAIN: The first — and primary — is a leisurely ride of 30 miles with police escort with sweeper- and SAG-support and one rest stop. The main ride will take off at 9 a.m.
METRIC: 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. There are two rest stops for the metric century ride
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.
Please note that the start time can change at any time until the final event permit is issued. Any changes will be communicated via email to all registrants.
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!
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:
30 Mile "Main" Ride
- Jan 1 to Jan 30 $40
- Feb 1 to April 30 $45
- May 1 to August 31 $50
- Sept 1 to Sept 12 $60
- Sept 13 to Sept 18 $70 (Note: Online registration closes on September 12. There will be registration available at packet pickup from Sept 13 to Sept 18.)
There will be no day-of registration for the 2015 Tour de Troit.
62 Mile "Metric" Ride
- Jan 1 to April 30 $50
- May 1 until sold out at 500 riders $60
New in 2015: The Metric Century ride will have two rest stops, neither of which coincide with the Main ride.
Registrants under the age of 21 will receive a $5 price reduction.
The price includes pre-ride carbs and coffee; a t-shirt; rest stop snack and beverage; post-ride food, drink and entertainment; and, of course, the ride itself!
All registrants will receive detailed ride and advance packet pick-up information via email, so please be sure to enter your email address correctly. Please take a moment to confirm your ticket purchase as all registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. Unworn t-shirts may be swapped for a different size, if available, after the ride.
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. Read more at Model D; Modeshift; or Crain's.
Special thanks to our 2014 presenting sponsor, Michigan-based Flagstar Bank, for supporting the Tour de Troit and in turn, our efforts to support non-motorized transportation.
Questions? Check out our FAQ.