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Cycling in Detroit, MI

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Detroit, MI is one of the cities with the longest cycling traditions in the United States, and cycling has been a part of the city’s life as far back as the late 19th century. The city currently has over 40 miles of bike lanes, and there are plans to increase that number up to an impressive total of 400. Detroit is the city which has been experiencing the highest growth rates of the numbers of bicycle commuters in the US. In 2014, the share of bicycle commuters in the city population was 0.8%, which is an increase of over 400% since the year 2000.

Best Bicycle Shops in Detroit

While Detroit might be lacking a public bicycle-sharing system, there’s no lack of well-stocked bike shops. With the number of cycling enthusiasts growing, we expect to see even more bike shops open within the city’s boundaries. Still, the stores that are operating in the town at the moment should be enough to keep the cycling community of the city content.

From bicycle shops and stores catering to extreme sports, to repair shops that can fix anything that’s wrong with your bike, Detroit bike shops offer the full extent of services. The ones we’ve chosen to include on our list are those with the best customer reviews, so you can count on them for all the cycling gear you could need.

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Company Name Address Score
Wheelhouse Detroit 1340 E Atwater St Detroit, MI 48207 4,46
Bikes Blades & Boards 17020 Mack Ave Grosse Pointe, MI 48230 4,97
Macomb Bike & Fitness 28411 Schoenherr Rd Warren, MI 48088 4,70
The Hub of Detroit 3611 Cass Ave Detroit, MI 48201 4,62
Tree Fort Bikes 1866 Whittaker Rd Ypsilanti, MI 48197 4,52
Al Petri & Sons Bicycles LincolnPark 2160 Fort St Lincoln Park, MI 48146 4,43
Downtown Ferndale Bike Shop 163 W 9 Mile Rd Ferndale, MI 48220 4,40
American Cycle & Fitness-The Trek Bicycle Store 9428 Woodward Ave Royal Oak, MI 48073 3,87

Detroit Cycling News

Bike rider deaths have spiked in Michigan — Detroit hopes new cycling infrastructure can help

Detroit Metro Times - 6 days ago
The Alliance for Walking and Biking put it behind only Jacksonville, Florida, in number of bike deaths per rider, with 35 per 10,000 bicycling commuters (there are fewer than 10,000 bike commuters in...

Detroit Works Bike-Share Into a Car-Centric City

Next City - 3 days ago
... it to be an important piece of the mobility puzzle in this sprawling, 139-square-mile city. A successful system could also spur investment in cycling infrastructure and change seemingly immutable...

At Detroit Bikes, Idealism Meets The Reality Of Manufacturing In The USA

Forbes - 2 weeks ago
But he grew bored with the business and after failing in a 2010 run for Calgary's city council, he seized on the idea of promoting urban cycling. In 2011 he moved to Detroit, a city that had...

Bicyclist Sarah Cooper conquers the Race Across America

DesMoinesRegister.com - 1 day ago
The woman from Urbandale, Ia., persevered through incredible odds to land among the top finishers in the coast-to-coast race.and...

South Korea's infrastructure boondoggle a boon for cyclists

WAOW - 4 days ago
(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man). In this June 15, 2017 photo, a visitor rides a bicycle along the Han river in Seoul, South Korea. In a country where bikes are either a poor man's transportation or a...

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