Desperately Seeking A Cycling Architect

After 7 amazing years, our architecture tour guide is moving on. We are looking for a gregarious, knowledgeable student or practitioner of architecture to take up the mantle and help to showcase Detroit's spectacular built environment.

We offer our architecture tour monthly from April through October, and occasionally get requests for private tours that we set up if and when it works with the guide's schedule. The tour itself is 3 hours and approximately 12 miles, with the actual shift running 4 hours in order to accommodate tour take-off and return procedures. The tours are capped at 15 riders, and a sweeper rides along to ensure group safety protocols are practiced as well as to handle any mechanical issues that might arise.

The tour guide should be a confident cyclist familiar with the rules of the road, although training is available. The outgoing guide is willing to work with the incoming guide to help him or her get acclimated to their new position. While an existing tour is established in terms of stops and routing, Wheelhouse is willing to be flexible to the interests and knowledge of a new guide.

Guiding a tour, especially one about which topic you are passionate, can be both fun and rewarding. It is also a great way to establish oneself as a local expert on a topic and to gain personal insights and confidence.

Tour guides receive a stipend of $50 per tour.

Interested? Please reach out to info@wheelhousedetroit.com. Include a paragraph or two of introduction and we can go from there!