Thousands enjoy a sunny ride in Detroit bike tour

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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 ( 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.

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