Tour de Troit Ride
The 15th Annual Tour de Troit, presented by Flagstar Bank and set for September 17, 2016, 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.
The Tour de Troit offers two rides to choose from:
MAIN: The primary Tour de Troit is a leisurely ride of 30 miles with police escort; sweeper- and SAG-support; three mechanic "pit stops;" and one rest stop that includes a snack and mechanical support. The main ride will take off at 9 a.m. Check out our 2015 map HERE; the 2016 route will be posted upon approval from the City of Detroit.
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. Check out the 2015 metric route: GOOGLE / STRAVA / MAPMYRIDE
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.
NEW THIS YEAR: Your Tour de Troit ticket includes one food ticket and one beverage ticket. You are able to purchase additional tickets for just $5 each.
Bag Restrictions: Any bag under 7 litres is permitted on the Tour de Troit. This includes trunk bags, saddle bags(commonly referred to as a seat bag), frame bags, fanny packs, and uncovered baskets. We ask that you please refrain from bringing bags with shoulder straps (including backpacks and hydration packs), panniers or bags that hang on the side of your bike, and covered baskets. No bag over 7 litres will be permitted on the ride and if one is brought, you run the risk of the bag being contained and therein confiscated. Tour de Troit will not be responsible for any confiscated property. If you are unsure if your bag meets the criteria, please do not bring it!
As our ride has grown, so has our need to take safety precautions. We've been working closely with the Detroit Police Department and benchmarking protocol with similar large events to make safety a top priority at the Tour de Troit.
This event can and will sell out -- a necessary precaution to ensure the safety of all riders, as well as a good time! The price includes pre-ride carbs and coffee; a t-shirt; rest stop snack and beverage; post-ride one food item and one beverage; and, of course, the ride itself! 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 9 $60
Sept 10 to Sept 17 $70 (Note: Online registration closes on September 9. There will be registration available at packet pickup from Sept 10 to Sept 16 as well as onsite at Roosevelt Park on September 17.)
62 Mile "Metric" Ride
Jan 1 to April 30 $50
May 1 until sold out at 500 riders $60
Registrants under the age of 21 will receive a $5 price reduction.
2016 Packet Pickup Schedule : Location TBD
September 10: Noon-4pm
September 11: Noon-4pm
September 12: 10am-7pm
September 13: 10am-7pm
September 14: 10am-7pm
September 15: 10am-7pm
September 16: 10am-8pm
September 17: 6:30am-8:30am
All registrants will receive detailed ride and advance packet pickup 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.
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.
Interested in more info? Get an idea of how the ride works by perusing our 2015 Rider Guide. Please note that things can and will change each year, so keep your eyes peeled for the 2016 Rider Guide!
Questions? Check out our FAQ.
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 presenting sponsor, Michigan-based Flagstar Bank, for supporting the Annual Tour de Troit and, in turn, our efforts to support non-motorized transportation. Thank you to ALL of our sponsors, volunteers, and over 7,000 riders in the 2015 ride!