Short and long, tough and easy, Wheelhouse offers a variety of guided tours for cyclists of all abilities and stamina level. What’s your interest? Detroit architecture...public art...automotive heritage...Eastern Market or other neighborhood excursions...urban agriculture...We can even craft a custom tour for your business or family!

We design many of our neighborhood tours in concert with a community partner organization. This way, we can be sure that the most accurate -- and interesting -- information can be shared with our riders. Community partners also receive a portion of our tour proceeds, so your money is going back into the neighborhood you've visited!

Here is our 2014 Tour Listing. We continue to populate our roster and the listing below, so keep checking back for more options!

We also offer private group tours. To find out more, click HERE or give us a call 313-656-BIKE (2453) or email bookings@wheelhousedetroit.com.

How about a Wheelhouse bike tour for a gift? A tour gift certificate is perfect for the history buff or cycling fanatic in your life. Most tours cost $25 per person without a rental bike or $35 with. They can choose to put the certificate towards any tour of their liking!


For answers to Frequently Asked Questions such as, "Can my child ride with me?" or "What happens if it rains?" head to our FAQ Page.

You might also want to check out our blog for dates and times of other local rides.

Architecture (August)

Architecture (August)

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date: Saturday, August 2, 2014
time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
tour price: $25.00 with bike rental: $35.00

This informative, architect-led overview of significant architecture in and around Downtown Detroit is one of our most popular tours. The discussion centers on architecture in relation to urban planning, past and future developments and the social implications of architectural design, good and bad, in Detroit. Sites include Elmwood Cemetery, Lafayette Park, Brush Park, Wayne State University and the Medical Center. Ride distance: 15 miles. Please note: This tour is repeated monthly through October.

Underground Railroad - August

Underground Railroad - August

date: Saturday, August 2, 2014
time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
tour price: $25.00 with bike rental: $35.00

Detroit was an important station on the Underground Railroad, and the final American stop prior to freedom across the River in Canada for many escaped slaves. We will visit the Underground Railroad memorial sculpture on the Detroit RiverWalk, historic Second Baptist Church, and the Underground Railroad Living Museum at the First Congregational Church.

Eastern Market (Aug)

Eastern Market (Aug)

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date: Saturday, August 9, 2014
time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
tour price: $25.00 with bike rental: $35.00

Riders will head out from the RiverWalk to architecturally significant Lafayette Park and, from there, onto Eastern Market, one of Southeast Michigan’s most-vibrant places. At the market, cyclists will hear an overview of the improvement plan for the area. After a couple of slices from neighborhood favorite Supino Pizza, we will walk off lunch with a tour of the farmers market before hopping back on our bikes. The ride back to the Wheelhouse will zoom down the Dequindre Cut rail-to-trail! Lunch included in price of tour. Distance: 5 mile ride, 1 mile walk.

Churches of Poletown (Aug)

Churches of Poletown (Aug)

date: Saturday, August 9, 2014
time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
tour price: $30.00 with bike rental: $40.00

This tour will take in the near east side neighborhood known as Poletown because of its ethnic heritage. Three churches -- St. Hyacinth, St. Albertus and Sweetest Heart of Mary -- will be visited, with a prolonged stop the annual Pierogi Festival at Sweetest Heart (bring cash!). We will also visit other points of interest in the area and learn about its overall history.

Corktown (Aug)

Corktown (Aug)

date: Sunday, August 10, 2014
time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
tour price: $25.00 with bike rental: $35.00

Get inside info on the oldest neighborhood in Detroit. Check out Victorian homes, historic churches and buildings, vibrant and dynamic businesses and urban farms. Stops include Most Holy Trinity Church, Ponyride, Brother Nature Produce, Sprit of Hope Church, Roosevelt Park and Grinnel Lofts. This tour includes a stop for a quick snack and beverage along the way. Tour distance: 10 miles.

Urban Agriculture: Farm to Fork (aug)

Urban Agriculture: Farm to Fork (aug)

date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
tour price: $25.00 with bike rental: $35.00

Ever wondered what a local food system actually looks like? Between Eastern Market, Gleaners Community Food Bank, and the 800-plus gardens and farms participating in the Garden Resource Program, Detroit offers a unique view of a local food system at work. Spend the afternoon touring local foodways on bicycles! This tour will give you the opportunity to engage with farms and gardens growing food, ride the streets this food travels, and experience the spaces where food reaches consumers forks. Approximately 12 miles. Community Partner: Keep Growing Detroit. This tour will be repeated monthly through September.

Belle Isle (Aug)

Belle Isle (Aug)

date: Saturday, August 16, 2014
time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
tour price: $25.00 with bike rental: $35.00

Explore the architecture of Detroits island gem, including the Eero Saarinen-designed Flynn Pavilion, the Albert Kahn-designed Aquarium, the Boat and Yacht Clubs, the Casino and Livingstone Lighthouse. A sampling of the parks numerous statues will be discussed, including General Alpheus Starkey Williams and his famous horse Plug Ugly and Scott Fountain. The tours includes stops at the Conservatory, Nature Center and Dossin Great Lakes Museum.

Murals of Southwest Detroit - Aug

Murals of Southwest Detroit - Aug

date: Saturday, August 16, 2014
time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
tour price: $25.00 with bike rental: $35.00

Come experience the public art of Southwest Detroit! From Mexicantown to Springwells Village, this tour will highlight the murals, mosaics, and metalwork of Southwest Detroit. We will see mosaic benches at Clark Park, The Alley Project, Monumental Kitty, murals by the Southwest Urban Arts Mural Project, and much more. Ride distance: 16 miles. Community Partner: Urban Neighborhood Initiatives (UNI).

Auto Heritage - August

Auto Heritage - August

date: Sunday, August 24, 2014
time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
tour price: $25.00 with bike rental: $35.00

Discover how Detroit became the center of industry on this tour. The tour takes in the Globe Building, Dequindre Cut, Packard Plant, the GM Detroit-Hamtramck (Poletown) Assembly Plant, Milwaukee Junction with a stop at the Piquette Plant, New Center (old GM Headquarters & Fisher Building) and TechTown, where we will learn how industry is evolving with advanced technology. On the return trip, we will pass the Michigan Theatre, the location of Ford’s original workshop, the Bagley Garage). This tour is conducted in partnership with MotorCities National Heritage Area.

Architecture (Sept)

Architecture (Sept)

date: Tuesday, September 2, 2014
time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
tour price: $25.00 with bike rental: $35.00

This informative, architect-led overview of significant architecture in and around Downtown Detroit is one of our most popular tours. The discussion centers on architecture in relation to urban planning, past and future developments and the social implications of architectural design, good and bad, in Detroit. Sites include Elmwood Cemetery, Lafayette Park, Brush Park, Wayne State University and the Medical Center. Ride distance: 15 miles. Please note: This tour is repeated monthly through October.

Hamtramck (sept)

Hamtramck (sept)

date: Saturday, September 6, 2014
time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
tour price: $25.00 with bike rental: $35.00

Hamtramck is one of Metro Detroits most diverse and lively communities. This popular tour will explore its many angles: artsy, historic and multi-cultural, including the burgeoning Bangladeshi Avenue, the Polish Art Center, the must-see-to-believe Hamtramck Disneyland, the Power House that is getting national media attention and a Buddhist Zen Center. Riders will also get a chance to grab a treat at the charming Cafe 1923! Ride Distance: 15 miles.

Corktown (Sept)

Corktown (Sept)

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date: Sunday, September 7, 2014
time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
tour price: $25.00 with bike rental: $35.00

Get inside info on the oldest neighborhood in Detroit. Check out Victorian homes, historic churches and buildings, vibrant and dynamic businesses and urban farms. Stops include Most Holy Trinity Church, Ponyride, Brother Nature Produce, Sprit of Hope Church, Roosevelt Park and Grinnel Lofts. This tour includes a stop for a quick snack and beverage along the way. Tour distance: 10 miles.

Cycle + Stretch (Sep)

Cycle + Stretch (Sep)

date: Monday, September 8, 2014
time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
tour price: $25.00 with bike rental: $35.00

Join Wheelhouse and Yoga Shelter Midtown on this moderately paced 10-mile ride paired with 30 minutes of light yoga. We will cruise the historic tree-lined streets of Indian Village and then wind down with some stretching!        

Urban Agriculture: Farm to Fork (sept)

Urban Agriculture: Farm to Fork (sept)

date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
tour price: $25.00 with bike rental: $35.00

Ever wondered what a local food system actually looks like? Between Eastern Market, Gleaners Community Food Bank, and the 800-plus gardens and farms participating in the Garden Resource Program, Detroit offers a unique view of a local food system at work. Spend the afternoon touring local foodways on bicycles! This tour will give you the opportunity to engage with farms and gardens growing food, ride the streets this food travels, and experience the spaces where food reaches consumers forks. Approximately 12 miles. Community Partner: Keep Growing Detroit. This tour will be repeated monthly through September.

Eastern Market (Sept)

Eastern Market (Sept)

date: Saturday, September 13, 2014
time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
tour price: $25.00 with bike rental: $35.00

Riders will head out from the RiverWalk to architecturally significant Lafayette Park and, from there, onto Eastern Market, one of Southeast Michigan’s most-vibrant places. At the market, cyclists will hear an overview of the improvement plan for the area. After a couple of slices from neighborhood favorite Supino Pizza, we will walk off lunch with a tour of the farmers market before hopping back on our bikes. The ride back to the Wheelhouse will zoom down the Dequindre Cut rail-to-trail! Lunch included in price of tour. Distance: 5 mile ride, 1 mile walk.

Architecture (October)

Architecture (October)

date: Saturday, October 4, 2014
time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
tour price: $25.00 with bike rental: $35.00

This informative, architect-led overview of significant architecture in and around Downtown Detroit is one of our most popular tours. The discussion centers on architecture in relation to urban planning, past and future developments and the social implications of architectural design, good and bad, in Detroit. Sites include Elmwood Cemetery, Lafayette Park, Brush Park, Wayne State University and the Medical Center. Ride distance: 15 miles. Please note: This tour is repeated monthly through October.

Masters Series: Conner Creek Greenway

Masters Series: Conner Creek Greenway

date: Sunday, October 5, 2014
time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
tour price: $30.00 with bike rental: $40.00

This one is a ride! We will take Gratiot – and wave at the Better Made factory! – out to the eastside’s Conner Creek Greenway, some of which is completed. Points of interest include Norris Town, the Dorais Velodrome (AKA The Thunderdrome!) and the Milbank Trail. A lunch stop at the historic (haunted) Two Way Inn is included in the tour. Ride distance: 25 miles. Community partner: Detroit Eastside Community Collaborative. This tour is designed for more experienced riders.