This Saturday at Cobo: Detroit Bike City

A bicycle show returns to Detroit this Saturday at Cobo Center from 10am until 6pm.

More details and ticket information is on their web site, Detroit Bike City.

We’re not sure how long it’s been since the last one, but it’s been 116 years since the first one. Welcome back!

One of the promoters, Jason Hall did this interview with ClickOnDetroit. The entire promotion crew was on WDET as well.

MacKool says the region has such a rich bike culture, an event like this was long overdue.


There are a couple related rides that morning as well.

The Wolverine Sport Club is leading a ride from Downtown Royal Oak which leaves from the fountain Area between the library and city hall. The show has bike valet parking, so cyclists can easily visit the show and not worry about their ride home.

The other ride is a casual, free tour led by Tom Page of Detroit Synergy:

The Fifth Annual Detroit Bikes! Spring Training Ride (STR for short) is a sports themed event in which the riders will cruise past current and past Detroit sports venues, including Comerica Park, Ford Field, Tiger Stadium (RIP), Olympia Stadium (RIP), Recreation Park, Veterans Memorial Park in Hamtramck (former home of the Detroit Stars) and others.

Ride Starts: 10 AM sharp at the Millennium Bell, Grand Circus Park, downtown Detroit. Registration at 0930.
Distance of ride: approximately 16 miles (about 26 kilometers)
Length: approximately two and a half hours (150 metric minutes for our Canadian friends)
Pace: Relaxed, non-competitive pace, suitable for all experience levels
Helmets: Required!
Dress: Show your Detroit sports pride by wearing your favorite Detroit team’s T-shirt, hat, bandanna, flag, socks, wristbands, whatever!
Rain Date: NONE! The ride will take place regardless of rain, snow, earthquakes, federal indictments, and consent decrees. There is no rain date! As long as one person shows up (in addition to me, of course!) the show will go on!

A high of 72F is forecast for Saturday so it should be a great day all around.

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One Response to “This Saturday at Cobo: Detroit Bike City”

  1. Scott Dedenbach Says:

    Podcast interview with Mike MacKool and Mike Shepard about Detroit Bike City.

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