I’ll be in Detroit for a couple of days for a friends wedding. If anyone has Bicycle connections there, please send them my way.
I did find this one article in the NY Times about an amazing bike coop there which I will try and check out.
Bike Among the Ruins
By TOBY BARLOW
Published: July 4, 2009
(illustration by: Esther Pearl Watson)
ONE night a little over a year ago, crossing Woodward Avenue, I crashed my bicycle. As I flew head over heels across Detroitâ€™s main boulevard, I thought, well, in any other town, Iâ€™d be hitting a car right about now. But this being the Motor City, the street was deserted, completely motor-free.
While bike enthusiasts in most urban areas continue to have to fight for their place on the streets, Detroit has the potential to become a new bicycle utopia. Itâ€™s a town just waiting to be taken. With well less than half its peak population, and free of anything resembling a hill, the city and its miles and miles of streets lie open and empty, beckoning. And lately, whether itâ€™s because of the economy or the price of gas or just because itâ€™s a nice thing to do, there are a lot more bikers out riding.