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Cycling in Detroit, MI


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

Second young woman abducted while cycling near Detroit's Russell Industrial Center

Detroit Metro Times - 2 weeks ago
“I don't think any woman should be walking alone or riding her bike alone ever, especially within city limits,” said the man, who didn't want to give his name because he worked for a...

2 suspects in custody connected to bike abductions and sex assaults

Detroit Free Press - 1 week ago
Detroit police have arrested two suspects in connection with a series of abductions and sexual assaults involving women on bikes over the past two months. ... More: Woman riding bike near Russell...

Hamtramck-area residents talk about safety after 2 reported assaults of female bicylists

Detroit Free Press - 2 weeks ago
Paxton owns a dog-walking service called Detroit Walk City, and said her employees are no longer able to bicycle from one client's home to another. Nor does she feel safe and she no longer feels...

Senate bills setting passing distance for bikes advance

Detroit News - 3 weeks ago
A deadly Kalamazoo crash has inspired legislation for motorists to keep five feet away from bicyclists when...

BMX racing is rad and totally back from the '80s

WDIV Detroit - 1 day ago
Born out of the '70s motorcycle race scene in southern California as kids tried to emulate the adults on their own dirt bikes, BMX was a "sport created by kids, for kids," explained...

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