Sport Utility Bike + City Council Rally + Fresh Booze + Tour de Troit

Here's a great article in Salon about a guy who had an Xtracycle installed on his bike so that he could haul groceries -- and his two kids -- around. We installed one for a customer recently, and the whole thing is pretty cool. Thinking about ditching a car completely raises some issues, like groceries, pets, other large objects. The Xtracycle solves some of those problems.

On Monday, July 28, there is meeting with Bike Riders United and other local cycling clubs at Detroit City Council chambers at which Detroit's bike ordinance will be re-examined. Be there, on the 13th floor of the Coleman A Young Municipal Center, at 9:45 a.m.

Last evening's night ride was pretty awesome. We rode out to River Rouge down W. Jefferson and stopped in for a quick one at Fresh Booze -- on the scenic shores of the Rouge River -- then back downtown via W. Fort. A good time was had by all. Join us next week -- Wednesday, 9 p.m.

Finally, pre-registration for this year's Tour de Troit is on-line at It is set for September 20, and the route is shaping up great.