2008 Bike to Work Updates

2007 bike to work day in DetroitHere is the latest all-in-one schedule for bike to work week in Detroit. Note that the Wednesday American Cycle and Fitness ride is now on Thursday due to the weather forecast. Their Commerce-to-Southfield route is canceled. Detroit Synergy’s Grosse Pointe ride has also been canceled.

  • May 14th, Wednesday, 7pm, REI’s free Bike Commuting workshop at their Troy store.
  • May 15th, Thursday, 6:30am, American Cycle & Fitness, Royal Oak to Campus Martius.
  • May 15th, Thursday, 6:30am, American Cycle & Fitness, Grosse Pointe to Campus Martius.
  • May 16th, Friday, Detroit Synergy
    • 6:25am Royal Oak Farmer’s Market
    • 6:40am Ferndale Post Office
    • 6:55am Palmer Park, Woodward at Merrill Plaisance
    • 7:20am New Center/Techtown at Java Exchange
    • 7:35am Cultural Center/Midtown at Wayne State Welcome Center
    • 8:00am Campus Martius
    • 5:30pm Campus Martius back to Royal Oak
  • May 23rd, Friday, Detroit Synergy
    • 6:45am Dearborn City Hall
    • 7:30am Corktown/Southwest Detroit at 14th Street/Mercury Coffee Bar
    • 8:00am Campus Martius
    • 5:30pm Campus Martius back to Dearborn

You can still register to win a commuter bike from American Cycle and Fitness.

If you still need motivation, the AP recently ran a story on bike commuting’s growing popularity.

Bicycle shops across the country are reporting strong sales so far this year, and more people are bringing in bikes that have been idled for years, he said.

“People are riding bicycles a lot more often, and it’s due to a mixture of things but escalating gas prices is one of them,” said Bill Nesper, spokesman for the Washington. D.C.-based League of American Bicyclists.

“We’re seeing a spike in the number of calls we’re getting from people wanting tips on bicycle commuting,” he said.

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