Founded by two wilderness guides in 1992, Moosejaw has merged an Everest-sized variety of top-flight outdoor goods with thoughtful, friendly service, leading CityVoters to name the retailer the Best Outdoor Apparel store for two years running. Beloved brands such as The North Face, Patagonia, Mountain Hard Wear, Marmot, and Arc'teryx decorate the walls, and Moosejaw's own product line has fanatics worldwide. Outfit a summer surfing trip with some funky boardshorts ($19.99–$59) and some Hyperflex Mesh gloves ($23.95) to ensure maximum tread when open-face slapping disorderly waves. There's an extensive array of footwear to pacify and protect your lower paws. Lace haters and hip Dutch tulip farmers can slip on the snug Merrell clogs ($70). Moosejaw's glut of gear covers a wide range of activities, from snowboarding and rock climbing to indoor sunglassing and extreme strollering.
The Hub’s mechanics-in-training (MIT) program teaches high-school-age youth the fundamentals of bicycle maintenance and customer service as part of an apprenticeship. In addition to gaining practical employment experience, MITs develop social and leadership skills by assisting The Hub's educational staff in training children how to repair bikes during the summer Youth Earn-a-Bike program. Young people also receive a small stipend during their tenure as apprentice mechanics. With additional aid, The Hub can support one of their mechanics-in-training for another month beyond the initial summer apprenticeship.
Since May 2008, Wheelhouse Detroit has been offering its customers a healthy and highly efficient new way to see Motown, with guided bike tours traversing the terrains and trails of Detroit. More than 30 bicycle tours are scheduled for the upcoming months, with new tours regularly added. On the "East Riverfront/Downtown/Dequindre Cut" tour on Saturday, May 1, you'll pedal-push 10 miles through the eastern end of RiverWalk, cruising past Gabriel Richard Park, Lafayette Park, downtown Detroit, and the Dequindre Cut, with its bike trail bedecked in city-approved graffiti. The "Architecture" tour, held on Saturday, May 8, is led by architect Brian Hurttienne, who will guide the group through downtown Detroit to explore the relationship between architecture and urban planning, with discussions on famous buildings and the future of Detroit's architecture. Strap on your American-flag shower cap and your freedom flippers for the "Arsenal of Democracy" tour on Saturday, July 3, which examines Detroit's patriotic contributions during World War II with visits to auto factories that were used to assemble weapons for American troops.
Ambassador Bicycles stocks a broad spectrum of two-wheelers, ranging from all-terrain bikes to urban cruisers, within its sprawling 3200-square-foot pedal emporium. Their expert staff of experienced mechanics administers tender loving care to weary people movers with a full menu of service and repair options, including simple tune-ups and comprehensive rebuilds. The basic tune-up inspects, cleans, and lubes coarse pivot points and components while adjusting shifting components and brakes to maximal efficacy. The performance tune-up package—which includes all basic features plus multi-planar lateral and horizontal truing of wheels and cleaning and greasing for bearing assemblies: headset, wheels, and the bottom bracket—expresses the utmost affection possible for dependable speedsters without resorting to tongue-action.
The radial-savvy staff at Macomb Bike keeps the Detroit area pedaling by offering bicycles off all types and brands as well as full repair services to heal ailing two-wheelers. With this deal, you get the basic-service tune-up, which grooms the gears of any exhausted road steed and adjusts the front and rear brakes. Macomb Bike checks tire pressure to make sure riders won't experience a flat tire in the middle of biking on the field of a Detroit Lions game, and also lubricates and checks chains. Macomb Bike encourages all road warriors must call ahead to make an appointment. Parts and additional labor are not covered by this deal. The basic service tune-up is free for owners of bicycles purchased from Macomb Bikes.
At Universal Lanes, digital scoreboards keep track of points as players strive for strikes in regular or glow-in-the-dark lighting. Between games, bowlers can meander over to the lounge and rack up pool balls or order pretzels, soft-serve ice cream, or pizza from the grill. They can also perch at the stone bar to sip beer while telling a tall tale about bowling a 300 with a very ripe cantaloupe.