Thousands take bicycle tour through Detroit

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

DETROIT Thousands of riders have taken a bicycle tour of Detroit's historic districts.

The 12th annual Tour de Troit happened Saturday. It raises money to support non-motorized transportation projects in the city.

The tour started in Roosevelt Park in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood and featured 62-mile and 30-mile rides.

Livonia resident Matt Parnell was joined on the tour by his wife, Kari, and their 1-year-old daughter, Lena.

He tells The Detroit News, quote, "You get to see a lot of parts you don't normally see when coming down to a bar or a game."

According to WXYZ-TV, organizers say they had about 6,000 riders this year.

The cost was $55 per rider for those who registered in advance. Students paid $45. Walk-up registration was available onsite Saturday for $65.

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