Preservation Detroit has teamed up with Detroit Bikes! (the group, not the company) to offer bike tours in Detroit. Rides range from 14 to 24 miles, and can last 2-3 hours. For safety and liability reasons, we ask that you wear a helmet. We also suggest that you bring a spare tube, just in case!
Attendees do not need to RSVP or pre-register! Rides are free for members of Preservation Detroit or a $5 suggested donation. Days and times will vary and unless otherwise noted, leave from the Mackenzie House, located at 4735 Cass Avenue. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the ride. Paid and free street parking is available in the area of the Mack House, as well as a parking lot across the street that is usually free on Sundays. Additional 2018 dates will be added soon! If you have questions, please contact Jen Ruud at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Training Ride Sunday April 7 at 10am, please arrive by 9:45am – a sports themed event in which the riders will cruise past current and past Detroit sports venues, including Comerica Park, Ford Field, Tiger Stadium (RIP), Olympia Stadium (RIP), Recreation Park, Keyworth Stadium, Veteran’s Memorial Park, and others. More info can be found here.
Grand Boulevard Shore 2 Shore Bike Ride Sunday May 20, please arrive by 9:45am – We will be riding Grand Boulevard – East and West – from the Detroit River to the Detroit River! More info can be found here.
Fathers Day Coney Ride Sunday June 17 at 10am, please arrive by 9:45am – Honoring our history doesn’t just mean learning about important people, structures and events, but also enjoying the food and culture that helped shape this city (and region)! Join us for a special Father’s Day bike ride…visiting the better and lesser known Coney Islands in the city!
Book and Bike Ride POSTPONED now Sunday June 24 at 10am, please arrive by 9:45am – We will be visiting some of Detroit’s historic neighborhoods and the ‘Little Free Libraries’ that can be found in these neighborhoods. Kim Kozlowski of ‘Little Free Libraries’ will be our tour guide and suggests that everyone bring a couple of books to place in one of the libraries. Children’s books, particularly ethnic books, preferred. More info can be found here.
Modernism Ride Sunday August 26 at 10am, please arrive by 9:45am, start location TBA – We will be exploring some of the better and lesser known Art Deco and Modern gems in the city of Detroit. More info will be available soon.
Detroit Ghost Signs Ride Saturday October 20 at 10am, please arrive by 9:45am, start location TBA – This is a very relaxed pace, meandering ride, in which we seek out those faded, sometimes painted over, scarred relics of our City’s past. We’ll ride through some of our City’s secondary streets, through the alleys, and wherever our curiosity takes us!
Junket XII Saturday November 10 at 10am, please arrive by 9:45am, start location TBA – We will be visiting some of Detroit’s lesser and better known coffee stops and shops and check out the surrounding historic neighborhoods along the way. Independent coffee shops have historically opened out of the need to foster community and activate vacant spaces within neighborhoods. You’ll see some great examples of smart adaptive reuse of existing structures.
Pedal Cruise TBD – We will travel a serpentine shaped route through the Woodward corridor to 8 Mile Rd., spend some time riding through many of our City’s Woodward Corridor neighborhoods, including Midtown, Brush Park, New Center, Boston-Edison, Palmer Park and more.