All routes start and end at Living and Learning Enrichment Center, 801 Griswold Street, Northville, MI 48167. Rider registration, sponsor displays and pre-registered rider packet pickup will be located at the Living and Learning Enrichment Center. We also plan to have a manned table explaining what Rotary is all about. Come and be part of our organization!
Registration the day of the ride opens at 7:00 am, Saturday, October 1st, 2022. The Tour de Ville course opens at 7:00 am (ALL Riders, regardless of route need to be on the course by 9.30 am). At 12:00 pm ALL route services, that means SAG Wagons and Rest Stops, will cease. Please note ALL riders need to be registered BEFORE heading out on their cycle. Please do not arrive earlier than 6:30 am or start before 7:00 am. , The "Group Start" times will be 7:30 am, 8:30 am, and 9:00 am. Remember, you are more than welcome to ride on your own, or with your group, friends or family. The Tour de Ville lunch will be served between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm in the entertainment tent.
Safety, Decorum and Rules: Every year, the communities along Hines Drive and throughout the down-river communities share their roads and parks with bicycle riders, runners, skaters and walkers. Although Hines Drive is well-known for it’s wide bike lanes on either side of the roadway, riders need to be aware of the cars and traffic on the roads in both directions to ensure safety and to be respectful of guests in these local communities. The mark of a safe and effective cyclist is to show respect for and awareness of the surroundings, including weather, road conditions, and others using the road. We request all TdV riders follow these basic guidelines: Carry your own personal identification and emergency contact information while riding. You must wear an approved and properly-fitted helmet and buckle the chinstrap whenever you're on the bike. Obey all traffic laws and stop at all stop signs. Like motorists, you can and will be ticketed if you fail to obey traffic laws. Always ride with the traffic and never ride more than two abreast. Ride as far to the right of the road as safe to do so. Move right and ride single-file when cars or other cyclists are behind you and need room to pass. Use appropriate hand and verbal signals when passing, turning or stopping to let motorists and other cyclists know what you're going to do. When coming up on slower riders, always alert them before you pass. Pass on the left and never pass on the right. If you don't alert them, a startled rider may crash and take you with them. Make sure intersections are clear before crossing. No cell phone calls, headphones or text messages are allowed while riding. Pull over and stop if you have to take a call or to read/send a text. If you have to stop for anything, be sure to move yourself and your bike completely off the pavement. If you don't, other riders behind you will be forced out into traffic to get around you. Rearview mirrors are recommended. Always carry your wrappers and garbage with you. "Take only pictures. leave only footprints". There will be plenty of places to off-load your refuse along the bike route.
"RIDE RAIN OR SHINE" The Tour de Ville ride will go on, rain or shine. Decisions about any other inclement weather affecting the ride will be made the evening before and on the day of the ride.
The Tour de Ville is e-bike friendly. Please feel free to ride your e-bike on any of our courses!
Please email any questions or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to take a copy of the Map/Route with you, please make sure you print it before you leave. We do plan to have a large map(s) showing all routes in detail and someone available on-site to explain the routes to anyone not familiar with the area.