Posted by Editoress on 04/24/14
Roll in to spring and kick off national bike month with Tour de Troit's 3rd Annual Cycle Into Spring, Saturday, May 10th at 9 a.m. The 20-mile cycling event held in collaboration with the Detroit Eastside Community Collaborative will begin and end on the banks of the Detroit River at Maheras Gentry Park in Detroit, Michigan.
Cycle Into Spring attracted over 500 riders in 2013 and has raised over $5,000 for the Conner Creek Greenway since 2012. Seven miles of this greenway are currently complete, and funds raised at this year's Cycle Into Spring will support programming and the development of the final two miles.
"We're thrilled to be able to bring back this amazing event," said Tour de Troit Co-Director Kelli Kavanaugh. "We truly believe that putting on this ride in partnership with the Detroit Eastside Community Collaborative is such a fulfilling way to improve our community and help fund an amazing green space for everyone to enjoy."
The police escorted ride, which is also sweeper and SAG-supported, goes from the Detroit River to 8 Mile and back again along the Conner Creek Greenway (CCG), which boasts nine miles of cycling infrastructure that traces the original Conner Creek and links people, parks, green spaces, neighborhoods, schools and shops. Sites along the way include Coleman A. Young International Airport, Mt. Olivet Cemetery, the Milbank Trail, the Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly Plant and Chandler Park.
Riders can register for ride at Eventbrite until Friday, May 2nd. Ticket options include:
• Ride and Lunch from Slows to Go: $35
• Ride Only: $25
• Lunch Only: $15
Day-of ride registration (no lunch) is available for $35; t-shirt not guaranteed. Residents of CCG-adjacent zip codes (48213, 48214, 48215, 48205, and 48234) can register day-of for $25. A t-shirt is included with all pre-registration (size not guaranteed after April 16th).
Lunch will be provided by Slows-To-Go (vegetarian options available) and refreshments will be provided along the ride at a rest stop.
Conner Creek Greenway
The Conner Creek Greenway is part of a larger "Greenway Vision" in Southeast Michigan with a goal to create a regional, linked greenway network between neighborhoods, cities and counties and the Detroit River.
About Tour de Troit
The mission of the Tour de Troit is to promote and encourage bicycling and bicycle safety through education, public events, collaboration with community and government organizations and support for non-motorized infrastructure. For more information visit www.Tour-de-Troit.org.
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