Looking out on the Detroit and Windsor skylines from the Ambassador Bridge is spectacular. It can be more spectacular if you take advantage of the once-a-year opportunity to ride your bike across the 7,490-foot long bridge.
This year Tour de Troit’s Bike the Bridge is on October 22 and registration is now open. It’s a unique chance 1,000 biking enthusiasts to cross between Detroit and Windsor via the Ambassador Bridge, the largest international suspension bridge in the world.
For the first time, Tour de Troit is adding a timed climb from base to peak of the Bridge for those riders that love a challenge and a little competition.
Riders will gather in Clark Park in Detroit starting at 7 a.m. The Ride starts at 8 a.m. sharp. From there you’ll head to the Ambassador Bridge, ride across and back. Once that’s done you still aren’t done. After that you’ll take on a 15-mile ride through Detroit.
“Our staff has been welcoming cyclist events for 20-plus years and is always excited with sharing the beautiful view of Detroit and Windsor from the Ambassador Bridge,” says Randy Spader, general manager, Ambassador Bridge. “Tour de Troit organizes a very special morning for the riders from both sides of the border.”
Tour de Troit began organizing the Bike the Bridge event in 2013.
“Tour de Troit celebrates all that is great about our international city,” says Vittoria Katanski, director, Tour de Troit. “Bike the Bridge is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see Detroit from atop one of its most iconic vantage points, the Ambassador Bridge. We rotate starting cities every year, so this year we’ll begin in Detroit.”
After the ride, boxed lunch is included in the $70 registration cost. You can choose from meat, vegetarian or vegan/gluten-free options,
Ride starts and ends at Clark Park in Detroit and is sweeper-supported. T-shirt included in cost of registration. Packet pick up will be at 2727 Second Avenue on October 21 unless arrangements are made in advance for day of pick up.
Advance registration is mandatory due to customs regulations. Please bring an enhanced driver’s license, NEXUS or passport.
The ride limited to 1,000 registrants. You MUST register no later than 11:59 PM on October 8.
For more information, visit www.tour-de-troit.org.
For a little history of the Ambassador Bridge, visit the Detroit Historical Society.