Riding in Detroit

Cycle facilities through Detroit consist of roughly 240 miles of protected, two-way cycle tracks, side-walk level lanes, and bike paths in Downtown, Midtown, The Neighborhoods, and alongside parks and other recreation or open spaces. 

Local rides for a new rider

The Detroit Riverwalk and Dequindre Cut are central routes that start or end at Eastern Market and Cullen Plaza. These routes extend 2 (the Dequindre Cut) to roughly 5.5 miles in total. They include both bike and pedestrian paths. For more information on the Riverfront Trail Network, please visit the link below. 

Also, don't forget to take advantage of the recently installed bike lanes and off-road bike paths along with local parks like Belle Isle, Rouge Park, Palmer Park, and Chandler Park.

For more info on these rides head to the Detroit Greenways Coalition

Local bike rental

If you are interested in renting a bicycle or bike share, visit Wheelhouse Detroit or MoGo stations in Downtown, Midtown, and Northwest Detroit. 

More advanced routes

For cyclists interested in more advanced routes consider:

  • The Grand Boulevard Loop (12 miles) from the Mac Arthur Bridge to the west of Downtown Detroit and Belle Isle to the East. 
  • River to the Ave from Cass Avenue, to Hamilton, to Livernois. 

For more rides, please visit the Detroit Cycling Guide.

Where to get more information

For more information on bicycle routes, clubs, and events in Detroit please visit the following: 

The Detroit Greenways Coalition 
Bike Nation Facebook group
Biking Belle Isle Bike Club Facebook group 
Cyclones 313 Facebook group 

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