June 29, 2022

Media advisory: Wayne State’s Baroudeur is back

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Baroudeur, Wayne State University’s cycling event, returns on Saturday, July 23.

Proceeds directly benefit Wayne State University scholarships and the university’s Helping Individuals Go Higher (HIGH) Program, which supports students whose unstable housing situations threaten their dreams of earning a degree.

Participants can again choose between four courses – 20, 37, 62 or 100 miles – based on their individual experience and fitness levels. All Baroudeur courses are on the open road; cyclists will ride with vehicular traffic and must obey traffic laws.

“We cannot wait to reconnect with all of our riders, and we know many of our past participants are pumped up, too,” said WSU President M. Roy Wilson, who created the event and rides in the 100-miler. “This is the first time we’ve held the event in July, and what better way to celebrate Detroit’s birthday weekend than up close and personal on a bike?”

Registration includes:

  • Post-ride lunch, beer and music
  • Refreshments along the route
  • Limited edition Baroudeur T-shirt
  • Support and Gear vehicles
  • EMS and police presence
  • Free parking 

To learn more or to register, visit baroudeur.wayne.edu.

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