A lot of people involved in the Motor City have a passion for the motor-less city.
To that end, Detroit Bike City is a yearly celebration of all things pedal-powered. You saw tall bikes, short bikes, weird bikes and even a dash of advocacy for better places to do that biking. There was even a map where you could place stickers to make your suggestion as to where bike sharing locations should be in Detroit.
As someone who’s covered shows of all types, dropping by a bicycle show was a different experience. No fancy reveals this year. No throngs of press. No booth to pick up your credentials. But there was still the most important ingredient for any event … passion for what you’re doing. According to the Detroit Bike City Facebook page, about 2,000 people showed up throughout the day in Downtown Detroit to share that passion.
So check out this gallery of what we saw Saturday (March 16) at Detroit Bike City. Hope to see you down next year.
Photo Gallery of Detroit Bike City
Entry to Detroit Bike City
Meet the Shinola Bixby
Detroit made Shinola bicycles at Detroit Bike City
Bike with the ability to carry cargo
Bike with funky colored LED shell
Everyone can bike together on this cool contraption
Motorless City Bicycle Company
Ride high with the Very Big Bike Company
Talk about fat tires!
Custom bike frame from Tech Shop
Detroit Bicycle Company
Detroit Bicycle Company seat detail
Placemaking was part of the event where people could place on the map with stickers where they’d like bike sharing locations in the city