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 current 2013 Tour Listing.
We also offer group and custom tours. To find out more, click here or give us a call 313-656-BIKE (2453) or email email@example.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 Other Suggested Rides for links and info on free rides and recurring bike events.
Other suggested Rides
Ride With Wheelhouse!
Wheelhouse Workouts: Every other Wednesday beginning in May, in conjunction with Fitness Works, a moderately paced (12-15 MPH) ride. 6 to 8 p.m. May 22; June 5 & 19; July 3, 17 & 31; August 14 & 28; September 11 & 25. Road or sport hybrid required.
Thursday Endurance Rides: Every other Thursday, join Wheelhouse and Detroit Endurance Lab for a fast-paced (15-18MPH) ride. 6 to 8 p.m. Group riding techniques will be emphasized. May 23; June 6 & 20; July 11 & 25; August 8 & 22; September 5 & 19; October 3. Road bikes required.
Detroit Up North: Head up to Port Austin! Gear-transport, SAG support, camping...75- or 150-mile options. It's a blast! More info here.
Destinations and semi-regular rides:
DetroitBikes! Monthly bike tours of Detroit, leisurely pace, free.
Ride of Silence: An annual, national, slow-paced bicycle ride that takes place the third Wednesday of May to honor those cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. The Detroit Ride of Silence 2013 will be on May 15 at Belle Isle leaving from Scott Fountain promptly at 7:00 pm. The 10-mile ride will head west along Jefferson, north along Woodward to Comerica Park, and reverse route back.
Colin Hubbell Memorial Bike Ride: 2013 date TBD. An tour of Downtown, Midtown and New Center in honor of developer and Detroit-booster Colin Hubbell. All funds raised will benefit the Colin Hubbell Fund, which is designed to benefit community organizations and start-up businesses in Midtown.
Tour de Troit: Annual tour of Detroit each September with a police escort, and a great lunch and after-ride celebration in Roosevelt Park, the heart of beautiful Corktown. In 2012, over 5,000 participants cycled 30 miles in the D! This year, the ride is set for September 21.
Cycle Into Spring: Second Annual tour of-slash-fundraiser for the Conner Creek Greenway. May 18, 2013.
Critical Mass: Fridays, 6:30 p.m. @ the corner of Warren & Trumbull. Last Friday of every month.
Compuware Motor City Bike Ride: Metric Century or 20-mile fun ride. June 22, 2013
J-Cycle: A tour of historic synagogues of Detroit. 2013 Date TBD.
Thunderdrome: A formerly abandoned velodrome in NE Detroit gets new life as a post-apocalyptic race site.
Mad Anthony Cyclocross: Cyclocross race hosted at historic Fort Wayne in October.
Bike The Bridge: 2013 date TBD. Only chance of the year to bike across the Ambassador Bridge!
Velodrome at Bloomer Park: The Detroit-area velodrome is located at Bloomer Park, in Rochester Hills. Open to the public, with lessons, rentals and regularly scheduled races most nights.
People for Palmer Park: Thursday night rides, 7 p.m.
Bikes and Murder: Monday night cruises take off from Woodbridge Pub at 8 p.m.
Clinton River Riders: Various days, times, and locations -- check their site.
Slow Spokes: Primarily southern Macomb County, with various dates, times and locations.
Wolverine Sports Club: Rides every day except Friday, throughout Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
Cycling Saddlemen: Rides on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, Hines Drive and Dearborn. Also the host of the annual First Dozen ride on New Years Day.
Bike Grosse Pointe: Rides on Saturday and Sunday mornings that meet in Grosse Pointe.
Bike Ypsi: Hosts weekly rides at 1PM every Sunday from Recreation Park, 1015 Congress Street, Ypsilanti.
Special thanks to Steve Roach of Miller Canfield and the League of Michigan Bicyclists for helping to compile this list.