Yesterday I celebrated my 46th birthday doing one of the things I enjoy most: I had a nice long bike ride through some unfamiliar territory. The Tour de Troit, a 30-mile ride through many of Detroit’s historic and scenic neighborhoods, had about 50 riders for its first event 12 years ago. Participation has grown dramatically each year since then, and yesterday I was just one of 6,000 cyclists owning the streets of Detroit. The Tour de Troit is not a race, and a whole range of ages and of riding experience were represented among the riders. The race organizers did a fantastic job, and I already can’t wait for next year’s event!
MLive had a pretty good coverage of the event here.
Some of my fellow riders took some great pictures and video on Instagram. If you have the Instagram app, search for the tag #TourdeTroit.
Here is a sampling of some of the photos I took during the tour, in no particular order.