Annual Tour de Troit rolls through iconic Detroit neighborhoods this weekend

There is power in numbers and when it comes to the annual Tour de Troit event, the number is more than 5,000 expected wheeled participants with a to-date total of $250,000 raised to aid in the development of urban greenways and to promote bicycle safety in Detroit.

Saturday, Sept. 15, Tour de Troit will return for its 17th ride with a new 29-mile route which will include urban farms in the Brightmoor community as well as the Grandmont-Rosedale neighborhood, Southwest, and Rouge Park. A 62-mile ride is available for the more seasoned rider, though availability is capped at 500 participants. 

The helmet-mandatory trek will begin around 7 a.m. for metric century riders and 9 a.m. for everyone else taking off from Michigan Central Station.  Pre-ride carbs and coffee will be provided as will snacks and beverages throughout the day.

Registration is $70 and can be done so by visiting the event's official site.

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