Bike Your Way through The D with Wheelhouse Detroit

July 17, 2017  |   Story by Danielle Alexander  |   Photos by Wheelhouse Detroit

Located both downtown Detroit at Rivard Plaza on the Detroit RiverWalk and in Hamtramck, Wheelhouse Detroit offers bike rentals, tours, retail and service for those wanting to “experience the Motor City on two wheels”:

Rentals

From simple and deluxe cruisers to sport and comfy hybrids to kids BMX and even adult tricycles, Wheelhouse Detroit has quite the variety of rental options to really make the biking experience great for any age and any skill level. Adult rentals start at $15 for two hours, but long-term rental options are available, too, at special rates. Helmets and locks are included at no extra charge, and accessories for the little ones, including tag-a-longs and baby seats, can also be rented. Check out Wheelhouse Detroit’s rental page for more information, including images of bike rental options.

Tours

According to Wheelhouse Detroit, “Cyclists of all abilities are welcome here.” Designed to be “informative, safe and fun,” Wheelhouse’s guided tours explore various Detroit neighborhoods and themes. In addition to a guide, each tour also brings along a “trained sweeper,” someone who will not only keep the up-to-15-person group together but can fix any mechanical issues that might arise. Visit Wheelhouse Detroit’s tour list to see its full range of upcoming tour offerings.

Retail

Looking to purchase your own bike? Wheelhouse sells a variety of brands including Detroit Bikes, Kona, Haro, Origin8, Opus and Brooklyn Bicycle Co, and special orders for each brand are definitely a possibility. For current availability, visit Wheelhouse Detroit’s bike selection page. Each bike sale comes with a complimentary tune-up, as well as a bottle cage and water bottle. Oh, and gift certificates, accessories and “goodies” are also available for purchase!

Service

Don’t let a flat tire stop you from biking The D; Wheelhouse has quite the (affordable) service menu. Having trouble getting your bike to Wheelhouse? No problem! Pick-up and drop-off options exist!

Want to check out Wheelhouse Detroit on a Monday through Thursday? Awesome. If you download The D Discount Pass (for free!), you get half off a two-hour rental bike!

 

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Mentioned Attractions And Venues
  1. Wheelhouse Detroit - Rivertown
    1340 E. Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207313-656-2453Highlight on map | More Details
  2. Wheelhouse Detroit - Hamtramck
    9401 Joseph Campau Ave., Hamtramck, MI 48212313-871-2811Highlight on map | More Details