Wayne State plans 100-mile Metro cycling fundraiser

Associated Press

Detroit — Wayne State University plans to hold a 100-mile urban cycling event to raise scholarship money for students in financial need.

The school announced Friday “The Baroudeur” takes place Aug. 22. The inaugural event is billed as a noncompetitive ride through Detroit and some of its suburbs. Registration is open to the public and shorter routes are offered, including 20, 55 and 62 miles.

The event is inspired in part by Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson’s passion for cycling.

In a statement, Wilson says: “Riding a bike through Detroit offers a fun, different perspective of the city that you just can’t get any other way.”

A $36 registration fee includes refreshments, lunch, two tickets for Michigan craft beers, a T-shirt, ride support and parking.