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Hundreds expected to bike to work in Detroit on May 19

Courtesy of Detroit Greenways Coalition

Commuters in Detroit may notice many on two wheels on Detroit’s main roadways Friday morning. May 19 is the annual Bike to Work Day, and hundreds from the suburbs and the city are expected to participate.

The event is free, but participants should register in advance.

Organized by the Detroit Greenways Coalition, those participating can meet at a variety of locations along Woodward, Gratiot, East Jefferson, Plymouth, Hamtramck, Grand River, and Dearborn/Michigan Avenue. Rides start at designated locations and have pit stops along the way.

The route will end at one of three locations:

  • Spirit of Detroit on Woodward at Jefferson. Free bike parking provided by Wheelhouse Detroit from 7am to 6pm.
  • Old Main at Cass and Warren hosted by Wayne State University.
  • New Center Park at Second and W. Grand Boulevard hosted by Henry Ford LiveWell.

Free snacks, coffee, vendors, local discounts and giveaways courtesy of the sponsors will be available at these locations for those participating.

All participants this year will also receive a 24-hour pass for the upcoming MoGo, Detroit Bike Share.

Detroit Bike to Work Day sponsors include Henry Ford LiveWell, Alliance for the Great Lakes, American Cycle and Fitness, Blue Cross Blue Shield Active Blue, KIND Bars, Wayne State University, Wheelhouse Detroit, and Whole Foods.