New event features a half-mile cycling race for amateurs and professionals through downtown on traffic-free blocks.
Course begins and ends at West Maple and Henrietta, where a stage will be erected. Cash prizes will reward top finishers in 10 categories, including ages 10-14, 15-18, men, women, over 40 and pro riders.
Day-long event is intended to promote health, environmental and economic advantages of riding. Spectators and racers have access to bike inspections, safety clinic and "kids corral." Monitored "bike valet" storage available.
Shain Park booths will feature manufacturers, retailers, local restaurants. m is the lead sponsor. American Cycle and Fitness of Royal Oak also is a supporter.