Bike the Bridge 2013 RESCHEDULED

2 07 2013

The event is being rescheduled, tentatively, for October 13, 2013. More details will be posted as they are confirmed.





Bike the Bridge 2013 CANCELLED

10 06 2013

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the 2013 Bike the Bridge event is cancelled.  The International Bridge Company was unable to provide a date to cross the bridge due to security concerns. We look forward to 2014.





Some details to whet your appetite!

12 06 2012

The short tour is going to be split into two groups, and will visit a handful of sites around Windsor that were significant points in the War of 1812. Before the tours though, we’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast catered by Tres Bean, and musical entertainment by David and Sharon Light in Mic Mac Park. Oh, and I can’t forget to mention – we’re biking across the bridge! Here’s a map of the short tour route:

The long tour participants will be riding out to Fort Malden along Front Road. They’ll explore Amherstburg, and then ride back into Windsor to the bus pick up point in Sandwich along Malden Road. Here’s a map of the long tour:





Registration is Now Open!

26 04 2012

Registration for Bike the Bridge 2012 is now open! Click here to register online!





Bike The Bridge 2012

17 04 2012

The date is set – June 17th. The perfect Father’s Day present! Stay tuned for registration details, which will be announced shortly.





Another Successful Ride

15 06 2011

Thank you to all participants (and volunteers and organizers) who made Bike the Bridge 2011 a great success. We have learned a lot for the event planning side for 2012 and look forward to seeing you all in the future.

Here’s some media coverage of the event:

M-bike: http://www.m-bike.org/blog/2011/06/14/bike-the-bridge-2011-detroit-to-windsor-and-back/

OurWindsor.ca: http://www.ourwindsor.ca/2011/06/300-cyclists-explore-the-beauty-of-detroit/

Want to see photos?

Ravenswift Images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ravenswift/sets/72157626946963328/

OurWindsor.ca Gallery: http://www.ourwindsor.ca/2011/06/bike-the-bridge-gallery/





Map for Parking (same as in 2010)

1 06 2011

Here’s a map of our designated parking for the 2011 day (it is the same as last year for those of you who rode in 2010):

Ambassador Bridge Parking

The Ambassador Bridge has again given us access to a prviate parking lot located just west of the Bridge entrance.

Parking is available at the Ambassador Bridge lot located on Huron Church Road across from the bridge’s exit/customs plaza.  This turns into a one-way street just before the parking lot so you must access it from Riverside Drive, University Avenue or Wyandotte Street.  Regardless of which of these cross streets you come from, turn south onto Huron Church Road.  Just past Wyandotte you will drive under the Ambassador Bridge and you will see a plaza on either side of the road; just past that are some overhead lights and immediately to your right there is an entrance to the parking lot (just where the concrete wall ends).  Pull in and lot attendants will have you park at the far end of the lot.

Because the street is a one way and is near the bridge, there is no sidewalk to enter from the south side.  If you are arriving by bicycle and are coming from the south side, you must go around via Indian Road (there is a pathway just past the McDonalds) or via Wyandotte.

Please remember to bring:

  • ID (whatever you registered with MUST be with you)
  • Helmet
  • Water
  • Layered Clothing
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Sunscreen

We look forward to seeing you Sunday morning for this great event!

If you have any questions my number is 519-945-3372 and cell is 519-890-3159.

 





Registration for Canadian Riders

1 06 2011

Registration for Canadian riders starts at 7:30am.

Please arrive on time! We have 100 people to park, register & instruct so we would appreciate it if you do your best to arrive close to 7:30.

The registration process takes about 20 minutes and around 7:55am we will walk our bikes across the road and then ride the very short distance to the first staging area for the Ambassador Bridge.

Around 8:00am will will get our final words from customs, wait for further instructions, and look forward to the U.S. riders meeting us shortly thereafter.

After the U.S. riders have all crossed, customs will let us proceed to meet them and then we will cross the bridge as one large group. From there we will ride to Milliken State Park for a group breakfast.

If you are running late, you must park and register and meet up with our group BEFORE we clear the first staging area. After that point you will not be allowed to join us and you forfeit your registration.





2011 Registration Open

16 05 2011

Registration for Bike the Bridge 2011 is now open!

This year’s event will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2011.

Register now: http://bikethebridge2011.eventbrite.com/

Event: Bike the Bridge 2011

Date: Sunday, June 12, 2010 from 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM (ET) (time is estimated)

Start: Canadians start in Windsor, ON and then tour Detroit, MI

Cost: $55

Participants: Cyclists of all skill levels (must be 16 years +)

Details: Breakfast, t-shirt, bridge crossing, tour (choose from short or long tour), return transportation by bus





Videos

15 06 2010

Some of the BtB riders had cameras mounted to their helmets.  This allowed them to capture the ride like no one else could.  Enjoy!

Thanks to the ESRs for the great video!