This is my first duathlon. Any recommendations?
Yes! First and foremost, make sure you have ridden your bike and that it is in rideable condition. While the Rouge-A-thlon is an athletic and timed event, it is open to beginners. The number one reason people get flats is because their tires are under-inflated. Make sure you pump your tires up before the ride! This event is not SAG supported, so it's important to be prepared. Having your own tube and/or patch kit is a great idea.
Can a friend and I sign up as a Relay Team?
Yes! We allow teams of up to two people for this event. One person is to complete the two 5k running portions of the race while another person is to complete the 10k cycling portion of the race.
What type of bike is recommended for the ride portion of the duathlon?
We recommend using a hybrid or road bike for this event. A mountain bike will suffice, but you might want to swap out the knobby tires since the bike route will be on asphalt.
Where is the transition area? How far is the transition area from thw starting line?
The transition area will be located 500 feet from the starting line. The starting line will be located near the parking lot at Brennan Pools.
Where is the food and beverage from?
Do you give out medals for this event?
Absolutely! Every finisher is awarded a medal for completing the Rouge-A-thlon.
Can I do the ride portion on rollerblades/a skateboard/a long board/a razor scooter/those cross country ski training thingies/in a modified radio-flyer wagon/etc?
We’re sorry, but this event for runners and bicycle riders only.
When will the map for this year’s tour be released/When can I have a map?
We'll have an updated route for 2018 and will release the map once we have clearance from the City of Detroit.
What time does the event start?
The duathlon will begin promptly at 9 AM. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get there and get checked in before the race start. Please note that the start time is subject to change, but all registrants will be notified if this were to occur.
When can I pick up my registration packet?
We will send out an email to all pre-registrants with detailed info about packet pick-up opportunities the week prior to the ride. Packet pickup for this event will be day-of only. Registration and packet pickup may be found at the event site.
Can I pick up a registration packet for my friend?
Yes! Just make sure you have their ticket with you, either printed or saved to your phone.
I registered for the Rouge-A-thlon, but now I cannot attend. Can you refund my money?
All registrations are final and entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Do you have women’s shirt sizes?
Not yet, but it’s definitely a goal of ours! If you are female, we recommend ordering your TdT t-shirt one size lower than you typically wear. A medium-sized woman will probably be happy with a small shirt.
Can you change my t-shirt size?
All registrations are final — so, no. But after the ride, we would be happy to swap your unworn shirt for another size, if available, at the t-shirt tent.
Where’s a good place to hang out before or after the tour to meet some like-minded cyclists?
Please check out our list of Sponsors! They are the bike shops we go to, the restaurants we eat in, and the bars we responsibly have 1.5 beers in before safely riding our bikes home with helmets on.
Do I have to wear a helmet?
Helmets are mandatory.
But…I don’t have one that fits my new hairstyle/matches my fixed gear’s colo(u)rway? Do I still have to?
Helmets are mandatory.
What happens if it's raining on Event Day?
We ride rain or shine! However, during Tour de Troit events there is always the potential for extreme or severe weather conditions (e.g. lightning, tornado, high winds, extreme hot or cold temperatures, blizzard, etc...). Tour de Troit will do as much as we can to make the experience as safe as possible. But if there is severe weather, the event may be delayed as event organizers consult public safety officers. If there is more than a reasonable delay, or if conditions persist, event organizers reserve the right to shorten or cancel the race or ride. Entry fees are non-refundable. Please check the website and your email before the event for any changes or cancellations. If you are already at the event, listen to the announcer about any weather changes that may occur. We go through an intensive several month-long planning process with the city and this event is permitted only for the day it is scheduled.
I am interested in joining the attractive, intelligent, successful, forward-thinking group of volunteers that put on this amazing cycling event. How can I become one of these world-changers?
We’d love to have you, especially if you are interested in picking up trash. We’re only half-joking -- we need over 30 volunteers to pull this off! Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Tatiana for volunteer opportunities.
How can I sponsor the Rouge-A-thlon?
Sponsors make this event possible! Please send us an email and we will send you more information. Thanks for considering us!