Local Flavour For Bike The Bridge

By Amanda Abukhader

(DETROIT, MI) – Tour de Troit’s international ride returns Sunday, October 12 when 500 cyclists will ride across the Ambassador Bridge. This year’s Bike the Bridge ride will begin at 9:00 am in Assumption Park in Windsor.

“This is a ride of epic and international proportions,” said Kelli Kavanaugh, Co-Director of Tour de Troit. “This is the only opportunity for people to bike across the Ambassador Bridge. It is a breath-taking experience and highly exclusive, limited to only 500 riders.”

Riders will pedal across the 1.6-mile Ambassador Bridge to Detroit, then immediately back across the bridge to Windsor. Cyclists will then depart for a trek through the Windsor community for a ride totalling 20 miles.

Upon their return to Assumption Park they will enjoy a boxed lunch offering food from local Windsor establishments, including the Carvery, Anchor Coffee House, and Meleg’s Orchards.

“After featuring Southwest Detroit during last year’s ride, we’re excited to turn our attention to Windsor for this year’s ride,” said Vittoria Katanski, Co-Director of Tour de Troit. “Windsor offers wonderful bike lanes and green spaces that will make this ride a true pleasure.”

Tour de Troit started hosting Bike the Bridge in 2014. The previous four editions of the ride were managed by a small group of volunteers. 

Registration for the ride is now closed because the 500-rider limit has been reached.  No day-of registration is available because of custom regulations, which require proof of an enhanced driver’s license or passport.

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