Canine To Five is pleased to sponsor the Tour Detroit
Canine To Five is pleased to sponsor the eighth annual Tour de Troit, which will take place on Saturday, September 19, 2009, beginning at 10 a.m. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of biking as a mode of transportation, to publicize the growing greenways network in the region and to raise funds for the Corktown-Mexicantown Greenlink in Detroit, a project of the Greater Corktown Development Corporation.
Canine To Five will be offering all riders daycare the day of the Tour for HALF OFF!
The event is a leisurely, 30-mile, police escorted bike ride, which allows bike and city enthusiasts to explore Detroit’s historic areas and most breathtaking sights free of cars and traffic signs. The pace of the 30-miles ride will be approximately 10-12 miles per hour and helmets are mandatory. In case of mechanical problems, a SAG (support and gear) van will be present, as well as a “Sweeper Squad” of experienced cyclists.
Registration and sign-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. at Roosevelt Park in Corktown, in the shadow of Michigan Central Station. Coffee, carbohydrates and bike technicians will be available at that time, in preparation of the ride.
A short rest stop is planned at Gabriel Richard Park to allow riders to eat, drink and learn about The Villages Community. The ride will end at Roosevelt Park where cyclists can remain from 2-6 p.m. to enjoy music, food and drinks.
The cost is $30 per rider ($25 for students) and includes a tee-shirt if registration is confirmed prior to September 1. Pre-registration between September 1 and 11 is $30/$25 but does not include a tee-shirt. Pre-registration between September 12 and 18 is $35/$30. Day-of registration is $40/$35. A limited number of tee-shirts will be available for purchase on-site for anyone that registers in September.