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Take a bike tour of Detroit’s historic places of worship July 15

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For some people, the experience of riding a bike is almost a religious experience. Whether it’s for them, or the more traditional viewers on spirituality, the Wheel House Detroit’s Historic Church Bike Tour offers both.

On July 15, Wheel House Detroit will meet at 1340 E. Atwater (Detroit RiverWalk) at 1:00 p.m. and give the cyclists of Detroit to see some of the oldest houses of worship in the City.

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On the12-mile, three-hour tour you’ll see the history of the city through 21 places of worship where the Catholic, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Congressional, Jewish, Baptist, and Episcopalian faithful gathered on the Sabbath and in times of distress. The tour combines these historic churches, monuments or markers  with the neighborhoods and people that they serve or served. The neighborhoods include Downtown, Corktown, Southwest Detroit, Cass Corridor/Midtown and Lafayette Park.

The cost is $30, $40 if you need to rent a bike. Interested parties can RSVP at 313-656-BIKE (2453) or www.wheelhousedetroit.com

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