Since cheetah-shoes don't exist yet, bicycles remain the best way to tour a city. Dust off your sightseeing muscles for today's Groupon: for $15, you get your choice of bike tour and bike rental with Wheelhouse Detroit (a $35 value). Conveniently located at Rivard Plaza on the Detroit RiverWalk, Wheelhouse has been featured in the New York Times and was voted a top cycle shop in Detroit by CityVoters. This Groupon is only valid for tours and bike rentals that cost $35 total.
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.
Whether you're an out-of-towner looking for something to do before your game against the Tigers or you're a Motor City madman looking to cat-scratch a fever for hometown sightseeing, this deal is an informative, eco-efficient, and fitness-friendly way to soak in Detroit's rich history. Call ahead or reserve your tour online for two-wheeled touring with Wheelhouse Detroit.
There are a maximum of 15 riders per tour, so reservations are required. Riders may bring their own bikes, but the price remains the same.
- Great service, friendly staff, and most importantly excellent knowledge of Detroit and support of riding in Detroit. – Steven R., CityVoter
- There is no better way to see Detroit than by bike! The tours are fun and educational. – Nederlander, CityVoter
- …I highly suggest the city tours. There are tours of Eastern Market and Southwest Detroit that include lunch, or shorter tours to explore the development going on in the city. Either way you can't lose. You get good exercise and a fresh perspective. – Tiffany D., Yelp