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Movable Memorials: Ghost Bikes in the Motor City

Eric McAfee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Eric McAfee

In certain subcultures, it's become a meme. But it took me a little while to catch on. Only after driving past this curiosity for three consecutive days did I realize what it was.

The City Putting The World On Two Wheels

Detroit Free Press | Posted 07.06.2013 | Detroit

The slogan "Imported from Detroit" was designed to sell cars, but the concept behind it is now driving another industry on wheels: Bicycle making. ...

Buzzy Bike Maker Opening Midtown Storefront

modeld | Nicole Rupersburg | Posted 04.16.2013 | Detroit

This story originally appeared in Model D. The excitement surrounding the Detroit-based manufacturer of watches, bicycles and leather goods Shinol...

David Sands

Woodward Bike Race Moving Ahead Despite Objections From City

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 02.05.2013 | Detroit

Think Detroit's Gran Fondo bicycle ride has been derailed? Not so fast! True, the original sponsor of the 54-mile Woodward Avenue bicycle event, ...

Epic Woodward Bike Ride Won't Be Stopped

Ferndale Patch | Posted 04.04.2013 | Detroit

A Ferndale business owner is hoping at least 2,000 people will join him on June 30 to take part in a 54-mile bike ride on Woodward Avenue. His plan...

Bikes: The Perfect Two-Wheeled Auto Show Accessory

AP | DAVID RUNK | Posted 03.18.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — Transportation of the two-wheeled variety is sharing the floor at the Detroit auto show with the latest cars, trucks and concept vehic...

Hamtramck Gears Up For New Bike Lanes

Model D | Posted 01.08.2013 | Detroit

Hamtramck's non-motorized transit plan -- think pedestrians and cyclists -- has been seven years in the making but city officials expect to see some t...

Detroit Bike Lovers Have Winter Options

Posted 01.05.2013 | Detroit

Detroit's harsh winter months aren't the easiest time for bicyclists. Freezing temperatures, gusty gales and icy roads tend to discourage all but the ...

David Sands

A Detroit Shack Known For Music Is Getting A Bike Makeover

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 11.09.2012 | Detroit

It's known as "The Shack." For nearly seven years, the little carriage house located on Merrick and Trumbull in Detroit's Woodbridge neighborhood has ...

Detroit Bike City: 'The Market Is Growing, And The Culture Is Too'

Model D | Dennis Archambault | Posted 11.09.2012 | Detroit

This article first appeared in Model D. Like the growth of the monthly bike ride known as Critical Mass, the two-wheel economy has reached its own ...

Ride A Bike Without Owning One

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.09.2012 | Detroit

A large-scale bike-sharing program, a service that allows people who don't own bikes to borrow or rent them, could be coming to Detroit. A coalition ...

Detroit Greenways Growing In Tandem With Bike Culture

Posted 09.18.2012 | Detroit

A plan to improve Detroit greenways and give bikers a safer, more seamless ride cleared another hurdle Monday. The city proposal to buy land to le...

What You Should Know About The Annual Tour De Troit Ride

Posted 09.15.2012 | Detroit

Approximately 30 miles of Detroit's streets will be off limits to automobiles Saturday. Have anti-car zealots risen up and seized control of the city'...

Biking Detroit Made Easy, Thanks To Todd Scott And Google Maps

Posted 08.22.2012 | Detroit

Bikers looking for safe and pleasant routes around Detroit don't have to look further than Google, thanks to Todd Scott. Scott, the Detroit Greenw...

David Sands

A Bike Program For Kids Comes To Osborn

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 08.17.2012 | Detroit

Kids in a northeast Detroit neighborhood known for its high concentration of children spent their summer immersed in bike culture. The program, whi...

Memorial Bike Ride Honors Detroit Developer's Legacy

Posted 08.10.2012 | Detroit

Those who love Midtown will have an opportunity to carry on the legacy of one of its greatest advocates by participating in a memorial bike ride this ...

He Gave Up San Franscisco To Run A Bike Center In Palmer Park

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 07.07.2012 | Detroit

Two years ago, Mars Symons, 29, was the co-owner of a successful San Francisco kosher food service called Noble Foods -- but he gave that up to move t...

Bicycles, Watches Detroit's Newest Products

Crain's Detroit Business | Posted 05.28.2012 | Detroit

By Daniel Duggan The founder of Fossil Inc. has picked Detroit as the site for a watch and bicycle manufacturing operation, with hopes that the wor...

Progressive Bicycle Dinner Offers Pedal Picnic

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 05.18.2012 | Detroit

Progressive dinners offer meals with each successive course prepared and eaten at a different location. They're great for those who like to eat and r...

Detroit Will Celebrate Bike To Work Week With Friday Campus Martius Meet Up

Posted 05.14.2012 | Detroit

Fresh air, exercise and a chance save a few bucks on gasoline are just a few of the reasons people choose to ride bicycles to work. And this week is a...

Fix It or Move It

Todd Scott | Posted 07.02.2012 | Detroit
Todd Scott

Do I just move to a city that has everything I want or do I work to make my hometown better?

David Sands

Bike Messengers Navigate Detroit's Legal System Faster Than Any Attorney

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 05.01.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's bicycle messengers form a tight-knit group; they don't have the numbers of counterparts in San Francisco or New York City, or the trappings ...

Detroit Bike Buff Shares Story Of Scorchers, Paved Roads, Detroit Wheelmen

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.28.2012 | Detroit

Although it may be difficult to believe, bicycles were once nearly as popular as cars in Detroit. In fact, they helped pave a path that allowed the au...

A Vision For Bike Sharing In Detroit

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.03.2012 | Detroit

In a city where affordable, sustainable transportation is difficult to come by, one person is working to give community members wheels. Sarah Sidel...

David Sands

Critical Mass Bike Ride Reinvents Motown's Notion Of Traffic

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 04.27.2012 | Detroit

They meet up the last Friday of every month on the corner of Trumbull and Warren in Detroit -- mostly cyclists, but sometimes skateboarders, rollerbla...