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The Baroudeur partners with Batch Brewing for annual Detroit cycling event

By Layla McMurtie  The Baroudeur, Wayne State University’s annual cycling event, will be held on July 23 with rides of 20, 37, 62 and 100 miles that begin and end on the Midtown campus. The fun, noncompetitive event gives riders of all abilities an opportunity to explore the Motor City and surrounding area on two wheels while helping economically disadvantaged students pursue higher education. This year, Batch Brewing is the event’s beer partner and has canned a beer just for the event. It is going to be a Radler, which is a popular beer among cyclists in Europe, and means cycling in German. “Stephen [Roginson, founder and co-owner of Batch Brewing] and Batch Brewing do so much for the community and I’ve just been really impressed with seeing how they help out at the restaurants and people in need,” said Matt Lockwood, associate vice president of university communications at Wayne State and Barouduer ride director. Batch will be serving the 800-plus riders and 200 volunteers cans of Radler and other beer varieties by keg at the post-ride party.  
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Road Warrior Bike Tour begins July 22

Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson is about to set out on another bike tour of Michigan, and this year he's casting a wider net. Wilson will take the third annual Road Warrior bike tour farther north this summer, biking to four cities in five days. Beginning Monday, July 22 cyclists will bike 450 miles by the time they're done Friday, July 26. By the end of the tour, the cyclists will have biked 450 miles and visited four communities. This year's Road Warrior bike tour will differ from the previous two in terms of theme and focus. Whereas the theme of the first two tours was community outreach and telling the Wayne State story, this year's tour will focus more on celebrations with donors, alumni and friends of the university. Wilson dropped by the Fox2 News studios Saturday morning to talk about his trip and mission. The schedule for the Road Warrior tour stops: July 22 at Chateau Chantal Winery in Traverse City; July 23 at Ludington Bay Brewing Co. in Ludington, 6-8 p.m.; July 24 at the Midland Center for the Arts and Dow Garden in Midland, 6-8 p.m.; July 25 at Rochester Mills Beer Co. in Rochester, 6-8 p.m.; July 26 at Tony V's Tavern in Detroit, 2 p.m.