In 1999, during the first Tour de Troit, 30 people attended. Last Saturday, more 7,000 riders biked together for the 13th annual Tour de Troit, an event held to promote healthy living and infrastructure for non-motorized transportation in Detroit. The ride began at 9 a.m. at Roosevelt Park, in front of the Michigan Central Train Depot in Corktown, while an epic 62 mile race started earlier in the day. The route took riders all around Detroit, from Corktown to New Center, over to Belle Isle and Downtown.
It really is becoming “Detroit Bike City.” For more images, scroll on down: