One of our favorite weekends of the year is the Movement Electronic Music Festival held over Memorial Day weekend. We love to get as many visitors onto a bike as possible, as we truly believe it is the best way to see the city.
To that end, we are offering discounts to anyone wearing a Movement festival wristband all weekend long. So whether you are looking for a quick ride to Eastern Market for lunch, a trip to Belle Isle for a swim, or want a bike for transportation the entire weekend, we've gotcha covered!
MOVEMENT FESTIVAL-GOER RENTAL RATES (CRUISERS) $10/2 hours (reg. $15) $18/half-day/4 hours (reg. $25) $25/full day (reg. $35) $40/2 days (reg. $50) $60/3 days (reg. $75) $75/full week (reg. $99)
You can call 313-656-2453 to reserve a bike at these rates.
We also offer a couple of techno-themed tours that delve into Detroit's epic electronic music history.
The first tour will be Sunday, May 26 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. It will be the “short” tour. A rider will see landmarks such as The Music Institute, Underground Resistance HQ, and the East Riverfront Warehouse District. The tour price is $25; with bike rental, it’s $35.
The second will be on Monday, May 27 from noon to 4 p.m. It will be the “long” tour that will go for as many as 21 miles, taking riders past historic electronic music sites like The Music Institute, Underground Resistance HQ, and the Packard Plant. The tour price is $30; with bike rental, it’s $40. This “long” tour is recommended for more experienced riders.
If you are on Facebook, you can check out a great album of photos taken on one of previous Long Tours. As you can see, the stop at Underground Resistance HQ is pretty amazing.
We are also offering a Music Heritage tour on Saturday at 1 p.m. that will cover not just techno, but Motown, punk, soul, rock and many of the city's historic venues.
If you are looking for a break from music altogether, we are offering our popular Architecture Tour on Saturday at 10 a.m. It's a great overview of the Greater Downtown area and some of the city's built gems. On Sunday, we'll explore Detroit's Auto Heritage with a great tour that includes a stop at the Packard Plant and the Model T-Plex.
You can register for any of of these tours at wheelhousedetroit.com/tours. In 2012, most of our tours sold out, so don't wait too long!
Looking forward to seeing you at the Wheelhouse over Memorial Day weekend!