Sep. 23, 2016 PLYMOUTH EAGLE.
Plymouth Michigan News
Momentum is building among bicyclists from novice to expert for the Rotary Club of Northville third annual Tour de Ville bicycle tour on Saturday, Sept. 24.
The Tour de Ville bike ride is a family-oriented event, not a race, with all routes beginning and ending in historic down- town Northville at The Village Workshop, 455 East Cady. Routes include 10, 30 or 40-mile rides that travel exclusively along the historic Edward Hines Drive. There also is a 75-mile loop for seasoned riders that starts in Northville and travels to Grosse Ile and returns. New this year is a 13.1-mile mountain bike ride from Northville to Maybury State Park. All routes are clearly marked with direction indicators at essential corners and route maps are provided in registration packets.
The registration fee is $55 on the day of the event. Children under 12 can participate for $10, but will not receive a t-shirt or tote bag.
Families comprised of two adults and one or more children will receive a $5 family discount for each rider.
The Northville Rotary Club has been serving the community and promoting harmony and goodwill throughout the world for 90 years. The third annual 2016 Tour de Ville bicycle tour is the organization’s major fund raising event for the year. During the past two years, the event has attracted more than 900 riders and raised more than $30,000 for charities and causes such as the Rotary International Foundation, local scholarships, student exchange programs, Little Free Libraries, Shelter Box, Life Remodeled and local food banks. Part of the proceeds also benefit the Kids Against Hunger initiative, which each year allows Northville Public Schools and inner-city Detroit elementary students to work side-by-side packaging meals for hungry people locally and around the world.
For more information about the Tour de Ville, visit www.tourdeville.org.