Wayne State University

The ride

The Baroudeur offers three routes to accommodate riders of all experience levels. Ranging from 20 miles all the way up to the urban century ride of 100 miles, the Baroudeur will take you past some of Detroit and Southeast Michigan's most iconic sights and landmarks.

Safety is our top priority. Please remember that the Baroudeur is an open road course, so cyclists will be riding with vehicular traffic and must obey traffic laws. All cyclists are required to wear a helmet. To help ensure your safety on ride day, there will be course marshals, directional signage, police patrols and sweepers on each route. 


Important Route Change Information 

Unfortunately, just this afternoon we were made aware that Larned Street in downtown Detroit will be closed on Saturday, and that we cannot get through downtown. As a result, we must alter our course. We apologize for the last-minute change. 

Instead of riding Cass Avenue all the way to downtown, this year, all courses will turn: 

  • Left on Warren Avenue 
  • Right on Dequindre Street (quick jog) 
  • Left on Forest Avenue 
  • Right on St. Aubin Street 
  • Left on Lafayette Street 

Once riders are on Lafayette Street, the originally planned courses will resume. All courses will be .4 miles less than the mileage listed on the turn-by-turn directions.

View the 20-mile turn-by-turn information here.

View the turn-by-turn information for the 37, 62 and 100-mile routes here.


20-mile ride to Belle Isle

20 mile route


Download the 20-mile map (PDF)

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37-mile ride 

37 mile route

Download the 37-mile map (PDF)

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62-mile ride (metric century) to Old Michigan Central Station

62 mile route

Download the 62-mile map (PDF)

View the route on Strava 


100-mile ride to Grosse Ile

100 mile route

Download the 100-mile map (PDF)

View the route on Strava

*All routes are subject to change.

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  • Huntington
  • Aquafina Pepsi
  • Detroit Free Press
  • Detroit Medical Center
  • Campus Dining
  • Fidelity Investments
  •  Plante Moran
  • Al Petri & Sons
  • American Cycle and Fitness
  • Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation
  • Corrigan Moving Systems
  • Detroit Disposal and Recycling
  • Downtown Detroit Bike Shop
  • The Guidance Center
  • Hart Medical
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • Ilitch Charities
  • KIND
  • Metropolis
  • Motorless City Bicycle Co.
  • New Holland Brewing
  • Tony V's Tavern
  • Upshift
  • Velofix
  • Whole Foods Market