University of Michigan School of Public Health faculty, alumni, and students were among the 5000 riders who participated in the 2012 Tour de Troit. They cycled through Detroit in September to help raise money for Southwest Detroit Greenlink, a nonprofit that develops bike lanes and other cycling facilities in Detroit.
The TdT, as it is known, “is a bike ride that explores some of the city’s historic areas, takes in many of its most breathtaking sights, and provides bicyclists a unique opportunity to legally ‘take over’ the streets of the Motor City,” according to organizers.
“We had a blast cycling through Detroit in this year’s Tour de Troit,” reported KT Tomey, a U-M SPH research assistant professor of epidemiology, who contributed the photos and reflections for this guest post.
“The 30-mile event started at Roosevelt Park, near the old Michigan Central train station, wound through the streets of Detroit, onto Belle Isle and then back to Roosevelt Park. The weather was perfect, the mood was upbeat. Detroiters waved from their porches. After the ride, we enjoyed lunch and live music in Roosevelt Park. We will plan to do this again next year!”