Tour de Troit Ride
The Tour de Troit 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 the Motor City.
6,000 riders enjoyed the 2013 ride on September 21, 2013! Read more here.
The 13th Annual Tour de Troit is set for September 20, 2014. Registration will open in January!
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.
The Tour de Troit offers several 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. The 2013 map of that ride can be found here:
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.