Posts Tagged ‘American Cycle and Fitness’

Green jobs: American Cycle & Fitness and the Detroit RiverWalk

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

If you’re interested in working at a bike shop, American Cycle and Fitness is looking to hire.

Their job application is on their web site.

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy also has a few jobs posted.

Bike to Work Day is this Friday

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

sm-detbks_logoBike to work day is everyday for the dedicated cyclists. But for those who need a nudge to try it, this Friday is Bike to Work day.

There are two organized Bike to Work rides to Detroit this year. They are a combination of last year’s rides hosted by Detroit Synergy and American Cycle and Fitness.

If you need another excuse, Armadillo Printwear is cooking up some cool T-shirts for participants.

Here are the Friday itineraries with the estimated times:

Woodward Avenue Route

  • 6:15AM Start: American Cycle & Fitness in Royal Oak
    29428 Woodward Ave. (just north of 12 Mile Rd)
  • 6:25AM Royal Oak Farmers Market, West Entrance
  • 6:40AM Ferndale, Southbound Woodward Ave. @ 9 Mile Rd
  • 7:35AM Cultural Center/Midtown, WSU
  • Welcome Center – Woodward Ave. @ Warren Ave.
  • 8:00AM Finish: Downtown, Campus Martius Park
  • Afternoon ride leaves Campus Martius @ 5:30pm. Arrive in Royal Oak @ 7pm

Grosse Pointe Route

  • 6:15AM Start: American Cycle & Fitness Grosse Pointe, 20343 Mack Ave. (6 blocks south of Vernier Rd)
  • 6:35AM City of Grosse Pointe Village, Kercheval @ St. Clair. Parking at Trader Joe’s Parking Garage
  • 6:50AM Grosse Pointe Park/Detroit, East Jefferson Ave @ Lakepointe – Grosse Pointe Park Public Library
  • 7:30AM Rivertown/Indian Village, 6533 East Jefferson Ave @ Bellevue ?Parking on Bellevue Street
  • 8:00AM Finish: Downtown, Campus Martius
  • Afternoon ride leaves Campus Martius @ 5:30pm. Arrive in Grosse Pointe @ 7pm

For more information on these rides, visit the Detroit Synergy and American Cycle and Fitness web sites.

“Roadie” Book Signing in Royal Oak

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

roadieThere will be a book signing starting at 7 PM this Friday, January 2nd in Royal Oak at the American Cycle and Fitness store on Woodward just north of 12 Mile.

The book is called Roadie: The Misunderstood World of a Bike Racer
and it’s author is local-cyclist Jamie Smith.  The book is illustrated by Frazz illustrator, Jef Mallett from Lansing.

With a keen sense of humor and a wealth of experience as a cyclist, Smith explains the wonderfully addicting but equally strange world of bicycle racing, including many of its charming habits and obsessive practices. Training, diet, several of the Michigan courses, cycle repairs, race strategies, and the puzzling question of why cyclists wear Lycra are all outlined in this unique book. Mallett’s comic illustrations perfectly complement the narrative.

Smith’s book did make the 2009 Michigan Notable Book list.

For more details, visit or call the store at 248-542-7182.  Refreshments will be provided

Save Gas, Bike to Work in Detroit

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Today had two bike to work events sponsored by American Cycle and Fitness and Fox 2. One started in Grosse Pointe, another in Royal Oak. Both ended up a Campus Martius where a Trek commuter bike was raffled off to one of the participants. The weather was great as Fox 2’s Lila Lazaras led us down Woodward.

And a special thanks to Lila for noting how great it would be if Woodward Avenue had bike lanes.

Tomorrow is Detroit Synergy’s ride from the Royal Oak Farmers’ Market to Campus Martius. More ride details

2008 Bike to Work Updates

Monday, May 12th, 2008

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.