If the dune buggy and the sewing wheel hadn't enjoyed that fateful tryst so many years ago, the bicycle might never have been born. Honor the proud parents of pedal-powered progress by holding tight to the handlebars of today's Groupon: for $25, you get two half-day bike rentals from Wheelhouse Detroit (up to a $50 value). Conveniently located at Rivard Plaza on the Detroit RiverWalk, Wheelhouse has been featured in the New York Times and was voted a top bicycle shop in Detroit by CityVoters. This Groupon expires on October 31 (the end of the 2010 season).
Since May 2008, Wheelhouse Detroit has been offering its customers a healthy and highly efficient new way to see Motown: astride foot-powered velocipedes. A half-day rental is valid for four hours, and both rentals must be used together in the same day and galactic dimension. Wheelhouse Detroit has a myriad of bicycles to choose from, including the Kona Smoke, the road speedsters Fuji Gran Tourer and Schwinn Le Tour, multiple kids’ bikes, and even a kid's trailer for future couch potatoes and backseat broods. Tandems are not included in this deal. For safety and protection against thievery-minded gusts of wind, each rental comes with a helmet and a bike lock.
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 and bikeable landscape.
Bicycles are based on availability, and advanced phone reservations are required.
Wheelhouse Detroit was named one of the top bike shops in Detroit by CityVoters in 2009, and CityVoters give it an average of five stars. Eight Yelpers give Wheelhouse Detroit an average rating of 4.5 stars: