Each year, Rotary Club of Northville* produces our annual Tour de Ville benefit bicycle ride. While Tour de Ville is Northville Rotary’s biggest fundraiser, our club itself is small (50 members), with a big heart and a big mission – to support local, regional and international Rotary efforts such as local college scholarships, local charities and several social support organizations like Detroit’s Crossroads of Michigan and Northville’s Living and Learning Enrichment Center. We’ve help build and furnish schools in Ghana; supplied books, clothes and shoes to children in southern Mexico and funded Shelterboxes to support emergency relief during disasters.
Each year, our Foundation distributes 100% of the annual, Tour de Ville net proceeds via grants. Since our first Tour de Ville (2014), we’ve raised and disbursed over $120,000 in supporting funds. A grant application form can be downloaded here.
To maintain focus on the health and safety of our community, riders, volunteers, and staff, we regret to announce we must cancel the 2020 Tour de Ville benefit bicycle ride.
But if ever there was a time to support our community, that time is now!
Although we won’t be able to celebrate the Tour de Ville in the normal fashion this year, we are eager to announce our virtual 2020 Tour de Ville bicycle ride. We’re calling it "The 2020 TdV Covid Cruise".
Your participation in our 2020 TdV Covid Cruise will take place at your convenience. You get to arrange the day, route and length, then sign up to make your donation and ride your route. When done, upload some text and pictures of your ride to our Facebook page. We’d love to see them!
Want a challenge? Join the Tour de Ville cycling club on Strava and compete against fellow Tour de Ville riders. Let’s see who can ride the most miles between now and October 31st!
To help offset the financial setback from cancelling the 2020 Tour de Ville, we’re asking a donation/registration fee for our virtual ride of $30 per rider. And if you make an additional $30 donation, we will automatically register you for next year’s 2021 Tour de Ville. That’s a 25% discount over our regular registration fees.
All registered riders will receive a TdV neck buff.
To sign up for our 2020 TdV Covid Cruise, click here. Help us carry on the TdV tradition and join us on this year’s ride!
Please complete your ride and upload your pictures before the closing date of October 31, 2020. After the closing date, we’ll mail a buff to each registered rider.
If you’re one of the early-birds that have already registered for the 2020 TdV - Thank You!
1.) We can carry your registration forward so that you’re automatically registered for the 2021 TdV
2.) Or we will refund your 2020 fees.
Please email us at email@example.com with your choice. If we don’t hear from you by October 31, we’ll send you an email notifying you that we’ve carried your fees forward into the 2021 ride.
We are so grateful to you, our riders, whose participation each year brings our community together to celebrate the outdoors and riding bikes while also helping us fund bigger missions. We can’t thank you enough for your support. We hope you will join us on our virtual ride this year!
Ride Safe and Healthy,
2020 Rotary Tour de Ville Committee
*The Northville Rotary Club is a chapter of Rotary International - a 1.2 million member, international, philanthropic, not-for-profit (501(c)(3)) organization. The Rotary International Four-way Test: Is it the truth; Is it fair to call concerned; Will it bring good will and better friendship; Will it be beneficial to all.