Cinco de Mayo in Detroit

img_2562Saturday and Sunday was the celebration weekend for Cinco de Mayo in Southwest Detroit. If you’ve not visited during this celebration, you’re truly missing out on a great time.

My Sunday began with a group ride starting at the Wheelhouse Detroit under some stunningly beautiful blue skies.  Venerable Detroit ride leader Tom Page led the group down the RiverWalk and into Corktown.

Our first stop was at the newest French restaurant, Le Petit Zinc. As Tom noted in a email, it’s a bit ironic that we stopped there given that Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico’s defeat of France.

We wound our way through to Mexicantown, ending up at Clark Park, home to the big festival.

My better half met me for starter food at Taqueria Lupitas, our favorite restaurant in Mexicantown. We then walked through Hubbard Farms, admired the very cool old homes, and over to Clark Park — where we ate more food, listened to the Detroit Youth Symphony, debated seeing the Revolucha wrestling, and otherwise just milled about.

What a great benefit it is living so close (and being able to bike) to such a vibrant Mexican-American community – and no swine flu!

Photos: Cinco de Mayo Celebration in Southwest Detroit


  1. Comment by john on May 5, 2009 10:08 pm

    I’m really disappointed i missed this. The Detroit Synergy site wouldn’t allow me to read the event information unless I logged in. Unfortunately there was no registration:-/.

    I only knew that everyone was meeting somewhere in Mexican Town and the general time. No specifics.

  2. Comment by Overweight Runner on May 17, 2009 12:33 pm

    Nice story, and has given me ideas for similar celebrations in belfast.Me being Mexican and my husband a cyclist!

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