A Guide to Biking in Detroit

While better known for cars and music, Detroit is slowly and surely leaving its mark on the world of bicycles. Cyclists are flocking to the city’s flat, wide streets that, to folks used to denser spaces, seem almost deserted of traffic. There is a visible and concerted investment in cycling infrastructure including more than 150 miles (241 kilometers) of bike lanes, and then there’s the sublime architecture on which to feast the eyes whilst pedaling. It’s not just the number of riders that is booming, but the city’s growing bike scene is attracting bicycle manufacturers like Detroit Bikes, amenities like bike parking at local music festivals, public repair stands, a smattering of new bike shops, and more group riding opportunities.

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