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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Bike Ride
Monday, January 21, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EST)
Join Tour de Troit and Detroit City Council Member Ken Cockrel, Jr. in a cycling celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. This is a free ride, but registration is required. Families are encouraged.
The route is approximately 10 miles and will take in the length of the 1963 March to Freedom (https://www.reuther.wayne.edu/node/7858) and several historical sites relevant to King and other local activists that were integral to the March and and the impact of the I Have a Dream speech delivered at Cobo Arena afterwards.
The ride will begin and end at McGregor Memorial Conference Center on the campus of Wayne State University. Parking is available on-street and at structures PS#2 (Lodge Service Drive S. of Kirby) and PS#8 (Forest between Woodward and Cass Ave.). Regular rates will apply. Campus map can be found here.
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Tour de Troit
The mission of the Tour de Troit is to promote and encourage bicycling and bicycle safety through education, public events, collaboration with community and government organizations and support for non-motorized infrastructure. The Tour de Troit, the city’s largest cycling event, raises awareness of biking as a mode of transportation and publicizes the growing greenways network in the City of Detroit and all of Southeastern Michigan. Tour de Troit also produces and supports other events that promote a healthy lifestyle and city.