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Best Bike Rentals In Metro Detroit

April 12, 2014 9:00 AM

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Biking is the way to see the city, and Detroit has the bike shops that will help you do it. Whether you are looking to take a fast-paced adventure or the scenic route, visiting from out of town or a fifth generation Detroiter, let the experts from one of the city’s bicycle companies direct you on an amazing discovery of the sights and sounds “Detroit Bike City” has to offer. You might be surprised what you find around the corner.
Wheelhouse Detroit 
1340 E. Atwater St.
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 656-2453
www.wheelhousedetroit.com

Wheelhouse Detroit provides the ultimate in biking experiences around the city. Recognized as the premiere company offering bike rentals in the D, this business has found solid footing as the go-to place for rentals. Whether rolling with the family or riding solo, bicycling is the perfect mode of transport for anyone to get around town. Wheelhouse Detroit has you covered on the tour circuit by offering a ton of themed adventures. Guides will take bikers on a journey through the nitty-gritty of Detroit, or through historic neighborhoods that boast architectural gems that still inspire awe. Complimentary parking is available in the adjacent lot. Added bonus: Wheelhouse Detroit now sells Detroit Bikes.

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Zagster/Rock Ventures
1050 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
www.zagster.com

If you are one of the almost 10,000 people who scored a job at Rock Ventures, then row after row of virtually brand spankin’ new rides are ready and waiting to take you for a spin. In a partnership with Zagster, a bike-sharing service, Dan Gilbert has brought just under 50 bicycles to downtown Detroit. The bikes are set up in eight different locations around the city center. The bikes are of the cruiser variety – just the thing for gliding around the city streets. So far, the service is extended to employees only. The bikes are located around eight Rock Venture buildings. Added bonus: the service is complimentary for those employed by Quicken Loans and its conglomerates.

Campus Student Bike Shop
336 Maynard Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 327-6949
www.campusstudentbikeshop.com

Don’t let the name fool you, Campus Student Bike Shop doesn’t only cater to students, but also offers rentals to adults and families. This shop offers all three styles of bicycles. So whether renting a road bike to get around town quickly or heading for the hills and trails on a mountain bike, you will find what you are looking for. Or maybe a casual bicycle is more your speed – cruisers are also offered for rent. From hourly rentals to the entire semester, choose from a variety of timeframes to suits your specific needs.

Town N Country Bikes
8160 Grand River
Brighton, MI 48114
(810) 227-4420
www.tncbikes.com

Town N Country Bikes is a full-service, family-owned bicycle shop that has been operating in the Metro Detroit area for the past two decades. Located within an hour drive from Detroit, the Brighton store is the company’s newest shop. It offers rentals, repairs and even has skateboards, unicycles and biking accessories in stock. This location carries a selection of mountain bikes that are available to rent for the day. It’s a great way to explore the wilderness in style. Rentals are for a full 24 hours and include a high-end bike. An added bonus is that bicyclists who decide to purchase a bike from the shop will have their rental fee refunded.

Related: Best Bike Repair In Detroit

Trail’s Edge Bike Shops
525 N. Main St., Suite 180
Milford, MI 48381
(248) 714-9355
www.trails-edge.com

Trail’s Edge Bike Shops was established in 2001 and opened a second shop in Milford in 2010. It is at the Milford location, approximately an hour outside of Detroit, that cycling enthusiasts can rent a bicycle for as little as an hour or up to a few days. This shop features a variety of different styles of bicycles available to rent, including road, mountain or cruisers. Trailers are available for toting a toddler or two along, and there is even a family package offered. This is a great way to spend time with friends who are in town for a visit and want to roll through town to check out the sights, or explore the countryside on winding trails.

After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at www.metalleaves.com and Examiner.com.

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