tour de troit http://michiganradio.org en Stateside: Cyclists take over streets of Detroit for 11th Annual Tour de Troit http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-cyclists-take-over-streets-detroit-11th-annual-tour-de-troit <p>"Cyclists, meet the City of Detroit."</p><p>That's basically the goal of Tour de Troit, an event happening this Saturday. That's when thousands of cyclists will take over the streets of Detroit and discover the pleasures of big-city biking during a thirty-mile ride.</p><p>Bill Lusa is the director of Tour de Troit.</p><p>Cyndy talked to Lusa about what's happening this Saturday?</p><p>This year the streets are completely closed to automobile traffic throughout the route, giving participants the opportunity to ride streets freely with other bicyclists Lusa said.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:18:03 +0000 Stateside Staff 9071 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Cyclists take over streets of Detroit for 11th Annual Tour de Troit Thousands of bikers poised to "take over" Detroit streets http://michiganradio.org/post/thousands-bikers-poised-take-over-detroit-streets <p>Thousands of bikers are expected on Detroit streets Saturday for the 10th annual &ldquo;Tour de Troit.&rdquo;<br /><br /> Most of them will take part in a 22-mile, police-escorted tour that explores a different part of Detroit&rsquo;s historic landscape every year. This year, it will kick off in the shadow of the Michigan Central Station, the hulking former<br /> train depot that&rsquo;s sat empty for more than 20 years (there&rsquo;s also a 62-mile loop for more adventurous bikers).<br /> Fri, 23 Sep 2011 22:55:55 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 4292 at http://michiganradio.org Thousands of bikers poised to "take over" Detroit streets