September 14, 2019

The Tour de Troit

The 18th Annual Tour de Troit for September 14, 2019, is a bike ride that explores some of the city's historic areas, showcases its magnitude, and provides bicyclists a unique opportunity to experience Motown sans Motor.

The Tour de Troit offers two rides to choose from:

MAIN: The primary Tour de Troit is a leisurely ride of 25.6 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. 

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.


2019 Packet Pickup & Registration Schedule

Packet pick-up days are listed below. Pick-up will be at Tour de Troit offices.

September 7 from 12-5pm

September 8 from 12-4pm

September 11 from 11am-2pm

September 12 from 3-7pm

September 13 from 11am-7pm

DAY-OF PICK-UP: September 14 from 7-8:45am

Tour de Troit offices are located at 2727 Second Ave. Detroit, MI 48201


Tour de Troit Information

GETTING TO THE EVENT: 

The Tour de Troit starts and finishes at Roosevelt Park in the shadow of the Michigan Central Station, located at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Fourteenth Street in Corktown, Detroit.

Michigan Avenue will have limited access to vehicular traffic on the day of the event between 14th and 20th streets at 7:30AM.  There will be no parking on Michigan Avenue along the park, or anywhere in the park.

 

PARKING:

University of Detroit Mercy Dental School has a gated, guarded lot on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. You can enter the gate at 17th Street for lot N and from  Magnolia St. for Lot M.
PLEASE NOTE:  Parking in the two lots at the Main Entrance of the Dental School is prohibited.

MGM Grand Casino has a ginormous parking structure that our riders have permission to park in. The Park is just a quick ride west on Michigan Ave. There is always street parking (be considerate, don’t block people in, and be sure to pay the meter!), and paid parking at other locations throughout the city.

Handicapped parking is offered on 14th Street, just south of Michigan Avenue. Permit required.

Please note: All vehicles parked are the responsibility of the owner and not the Tour de Troit, UDM Dental School, MGM Grand Casino the city, or the State of Michigan. Please lock your vehicles and remove all valuables. Be smart!

START TIME:  

9 AM start for the Main Ride. Line up into chutes starts at 8:30 AM. 

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.

Riders will not be allowed on the route after the ride departs.

REGISTRATION PRICES:

Standard/Under 21 

$50/$45 (through August 14, 2019)

$60/$55 (August 15, 2019 - September 1, 2019)

$70/$65 (September 2, 2019 - September 12, 2019)
****LAST DAY FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION IS SEPTEMBER 12****

$80/$75 (day-of registration if not sold out)

STRAVA MAPS:

Main Ride: STRAVA LINK TO MAIN RIDE

Metric Century: STRAVA LINK TO CENTURY RIDE

HELMET MANDATORY RIDE: 

ALL cyclists must be wearing their BIB and a helmet to ride in this event. Double, and triple check that you have the appropriate gear before leaving the house.  

 

BAG RESTRICTIONS:  

To protect the safety of our riders, please note that no bags over 420 cubic inches (6.9 L) will be permitted on the ride.  

CLICK HERE TO SEE EXAMPLES OF ACCEPTABLE AND PROHIBITED BAGS

 

WATER:

Be sure to bring a water bottle.  We will have a water truck at the start/finish of the ride, as well as on Belle Isle.  We will not be providing water bottles as we are committed to being a green event. You may refill your bottle as many times as you need.

 

WAVE STARTS:

WAVE 1 BIBS: If you have a Bib no. 1 - 2000, you will be in Wave 1, located on the WEST side of Vernor.  Line up facing the train station.  Wave 1 will leave promptly at 9AM.

WAVE 2 BIBS: If you have a Bib no. 2001 & up, you will be in Wave 2, located on the EAST side of Vernor.  Line up facing the train station. Wave 2 will leave at or around 9:20 AM. It is recommended that you are lined up to leave by 9 AM.

 

RIDE SUPPORT:

The ride is fully SAG and sweeper supported. Sweepers will ride along the route to help with minor issues such as flat tires and seat adjustments.  We will have service stations set up along the route for help with larger repairs. For those unable to finish the ride, or for bikes that are unable to be repaired, we will have SAG vehicles for the bikes, and busses for you to return you to the Park.  Please note: SAG drivers will bring you to the park when their vehicles are full. We kindly ask that you respect your fellow riders and bring a fully tuned bike to the event.

 

AMBULANCE & MEDICS:

For all injuries requiring medical attention, please pull over and flag down a MEDIC who will be riding along the route.  Medics will be wearing white t-shirts with a red cross on them.

For serious injuries, please flag down a medic and dial 911, and let the dispatcher know you are in the Tour de Troit, and detail exactly where the problem is located.  DMC will be providing ambulatory care for the event. 

 

FOOD,  BEVERAGE & ENTERTAINMENT:

Upon return to the park, you will choose your food and beverage option from the blue & green food and beverage tents. Please go to the tent that coordinates with your BIB for fastest service.

There will be 6 food lines for each tent.  Please join the line of the food you wish to select. 

LINE 1. Slows To-Go chili (veg. option available)

LINE 2. Paul’s Pizza veggie super slice (veg.)

LINE 3. Gonella’s Italian subs

LINE 4. Organaman salad bowls (vegan/GF)

LINE 5. Honey Bee Market tamales, beans & rice

*Please note that we’ll have enough food to feed everyone, but these lines are all first come, first serve. You must stand in the line of the food you wish to eat.

Live bands will start playing upon your return to the park.  Please plan on sticking around and enjoying the beautiful day!

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IMPORTANT Documents and Supporting Materials

 

+Download the Participation Waiver HERE. 

+Download the Roosevelt Park site map HERE.

+Download the Metric Century Route HERE.

+Download the 2019 RIDER GUIDE

 

 

Additional Questions? Click here for our FAQ.