Register now for the 2010 Bike the Ambassador Bridge

The 2010 Bike the Bridge registration closes tomorrow, May 31st, at midnight. Riders must register early for this event so that the roster can be sent to Customs ahead of time.

Last year was the inaugural event and this year will be a little different. Riders can chose between a shorter historical tour of Walkerville or a longer 40-mile round trip ride to Fort Malden in Amherstburg.

Here is the press release with additional details, including a Bridge ride option for Canadians.

Ambassador Bridge Allows Cyclists to Cross For JUST One Day

Border Cyclists to Meet for Bike the Bridge & Area Tour

(Windsor, ON) On June 13, 2010 the Ambassador Bridge will allow a rare occurrence: during a brief window of time, a small group of people will be allowed to cross the bridge on their bicycles for Bike the Bridge 2010.

This is the second year for the tour that was started as a way to bring attention to how difficult it is to get across the river between Detroit and Windsor when riding a bicycle. Currently cyclists can only take their bicycles across the border if they are driving it there themselves or taking a taxi (bicycles are not allowed on the Tunnel Bus either).

Few Canadian riders participated in the past due to the logistics of getting their bikes across to participate but this year, riders from Windsor will be allowed to cross the bridge on their bikes to meet up with the Detroit riders before cycling back over the Ambassador Bridge as a group. After the crossing, the group will stop at a Windsor park for a breakfast catered by Tres Be-An Cafe. From there riders get to choose from two adventures: either a long distance ride lead by Todd Scott (director of Detroit Trails), or a tour of Hiram Walker with a presentation by Marty Gervais followed by a sojourn to the riverfront for Carrousel of the Nations.

Sue Moretto, the Michigan-based organizer of the event, is excited to bring everyone together and return to Windsor with her riders, We had so much fun on the ride last year; the breakfast was delicious and it was a great day.

Moretto has spent several months working with representatives of the Windsor Bicycling Committee (WBC) to finalize plans on the Windsor side of the border.

We are delighted that well be part of this effort. Events such as these are commendable as they help promote our important connection of our regions as well as cycling as a healthy transportation alternative, says Alan Halberstadt, the Windsor city council representative on the WBC.

For $35, Canadian riders get their bridge crossing, breakfast, a commemorative t-shirt and their choice of two cycling tours. Riders must be 16 years and older (18 and older for Hiram Walker tour) and must wear a helmet. Riders must pre-register by May 31, 2010 at

About the Event

On June 13, 2010, the annual Bike the Bridge event will allow cycling enthusiasts to cross the Ambassador Bridge, something that is not allowed except for this event. Participants must pre-register by May 31; the registration fee includes bridge crossing, breakfast, a commemorative t-shirt and their choice of two cycling tours.

About the WBC

The Windsor Bicycling Committee strives to enhance the safety and viability of bicycling in the City of Windsor, acting as an advocate for the growth of bicycling as a form of recreation and transportation, and advising Council and City departments on matters relating to bicycling in Windsor.

Media inquiries:

Alan Halberstadt, Windsor Bicycling Committee council representative (519) 973-8323

Jim Bouffard, Bike the Bridge Coordinator, Windsor (519) 252-5320

Sue Moretto, Bike the Bridge Organizer, Detroit

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One Response to “Register now for the 2010 Bike the Ambassador Bridge”

  1. kerstin Says:

    traveling from Germany its a bummer not being able to cycle across as disambling with all my gear isn’t an option. Hope to grab a cab. Good luck for the new bridge!!!

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