The weather is finally starting to pick up, and so is bicycle traffic around town. May is National Bike Month, an initiative to encourage cycling as an alternative to driving and to promote safe cycling practices. In recognition, Wayne State is participating in Detroit Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17.
The university will provide the Midtown pit stop for those pedaling to work from 7 to 10 a.m. in front of State Hall near the intersection of Cass and Putnam. The stop will feature free food, giveaways and bike-related activities.
For more information and to register for Detroit Bike to Work Day, visit Detroit Greenways Coalition.
National Bike Month is also a good reminder to register for the Baroudeur, Wayne State’s fifth annual cycling event to raise money for student scholarships. The Baroudeur gives riders of all abilities an opportunity to explore Detroit and the surrounding area on two wheels (routes are 20, 37, 62 or 100 miles) while helping economically disadvantaged students pursue higher education.
Training rides are currently being held on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Riders are encouraged to arrive by 5:45 p.m. Free parking is available in the TechTown lot at the northeast corner of Cass and Amsterdam.