Thousands of bicyclists have pedaled through Detroit for a miles-long ride called Tour de Troit.
It started in Roosevelt Park in front of the old dilapidated train station Saturday. Roughly 5,000 riders signed up for a 30-mile ride or a 62-mile ride. Cars and trucks were steered to the side, and teams were available to fix flat tires and give directions.
The $45 to $50 entry fee raises money to support non-motorized improvements in Detroit, including the Southwest Detroit Greenlink.
Jim Damman of Rochester tells The Detroit News (bit.ly/Rafbz0) that a slow ride on back streets is a great way to see the city. Event chairman Bill Lusa says it's an opportunity for suburban residents to see Detroit other than attending a Tigers or Lions game or downtown entertainment.