The 2018 Detroit Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 18th!
Register your pledge to ride to work and receive a free commemorative Bike to Work Day embroidered patch.
We very excited to announce our 2018 title sponsor, Henry Ford LiveWell. Henry Ford LiveWell is Henry Ford Health System’s wellness center of excellence and aims to optimize the well-being of Henry Ford employees, patients and community members. Riding a bike to work is certainly one way to improve well-being. Studies show those who bike or walk to work lose weight and have significant reductions in BMI.
Other event sponsors include the office of Detroit Council member Scott Benson, AECOM, American Cycle and Fitness, Detroit Future City, Downtown Detroit Partnership, Giffels-Webster, HNTB, OHM Advisors, MoGo, SEMCOG, Tour de Troit, Wayne State University, and Wheelhouse Detroit.
As in prior years, we'll have morning commuter convoys that converge Downtown. Since not everyone works downtown, there are two additional pit stops. All three gathering spots are open from 7am to 9am (except Midtown/WSU is open to 10am).
- Spirit Plaza on Woodward between Jefferson and Larned. Free bike parking is provided by Wheelhouse Detroit from 7am to 6pm. Mayor Mike Duggan will address participants between 8am and 8:30am. PLEASE ATTEND TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR BETTER BIKE COMMUTING OPTIONS IN DETROIT.
- Midtown/WSU Cass and Puntam. Hosted by Wayne State University.
- New Center Park at Second and W. Grand Boulevard hosted by Henry Ford Health System
There will be free snacks, coffee, vendors, local discounts and giveaways at these locations for those participating.
Looking for a place to shower after riding to work? Fitness Works next to New Center Park has agreed to open their doors during this event. Just bring a photo ID and a lock.
Here are this year's commuter convoys (PDF). These are volunteer-led and subject to change. Of course you're not obligated to chose one of these routes, but it's a fun option for many.
- Woodward Avenue Royal Oak, Ferndale
- Gratiot Avenue Starting in Sterling Heights
- Villages/Lafayette Park
- Dearborn/Michigan Avenue
For more future updates, visit our Facebook page (and like us too!)
This SEMCOG event encourages eco-friendly commuting, such as taking the bus, car- or van-pooling, biking, walking and telecommuting to reduce our carbon footprint, free up traffic congestion and promote our own health. Participants can earn prizes. Visit the Detroit Commuter Challenge web site for more information.
Big thanks to Detroit Synergy and all their volunteers for starting this event in 2006 when biking events in Detroit were always ambitious yet often modest in size.
Pledge to Ride on BTWD. It's free.