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October Mini E-Blast

Just wanted to drop you a real quick note before we get too far into the month! Our hours in October are Friday, Saturday & Monday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

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Bike Sale! We are having a sale of all current floor model bikes. 20% off the following bikes:

Brooklyn Cruiser Driggs 3-speed 52cm in black and white; Willow 3-speed 52cm in blue. Was $579 NOW $463.

Origin 8 Intersect 7-speed 52cm. Was $425 NOW $348.

Kona Dew Deluxe 2012 49cm Was $849 NOW $543. Dew 56 cm in black. WAS $489 NOW $391.

We have Detroit Bikes A-Type in stock! The minimalist bike has three-speed internal gears, a lightweight chromoly-steel frame and a durable, matte-black powder-coat finish. Detroit Bikes manufactures each of its frames from steel tubing cut, coped, welded and painted in its 50,000 square-foot factory on Detroit’s westside. The company also builds wheels and manufactures the bike’s rear rack and chain guard on-site. It retails for $550, a significant fact because a mass-produced American-made bike at a modest price point is something that hasn’t been in existence since the Reagan era. We do have a demo if you want to give it a spin.

We have other makes of models of bikes in-stock, including Kona Dews of other sizes and colors and additional Brooklyn Cruiser models. These remain at their regular prices; see our blog for more info. Plus, tires, helmets, auto racks, bike racks, frame & floor pumps, tools, lights, water bottles & bottle cages, bags, locks, pedals, bells, handlebar grips & tape, tubes, baskets…and if we don’t have what you are seeking, we’d be happy to help you pick something out. We have a wide range of distributors that we work with, and a quick turn-around on special orders.


SERVICE

Our full menu of service prices can be found here. Please note that, in almost every case, service requires that you drop off your bike. We also offer Service Delivery! We can pick-up and/or drop-off your wounded cycle anywhere in Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park and the inner ring suburbs. For pricing, please visit our Service Page.

TOURS

East RiverwalkMost of our tours for the month are sold out, but have no fear, we still have a few options for you!

1. Openings remain on our Halloween Haunted Tour!

2. Book a private tour (Haunted, perhaps?) with a group! Our rates start at $180 for up to six people, including bikes. Each additional person is $25/$35 with rental. Email info@wheelhousedetroit.com to get moving on setting one up! We have great availability on weekdays and a couple of weekend slots remain.

3. Join our just-added Detroit Beer Week Dining Tour! We will enjoy a delicious course at three stops: soup at Mudgie’s Deli, sliders at St. Cece’s and dessert at Jefferson House. The cost of $46 ($56 with rental) includes food, a beverage at each stop and gratuity!

Please scroll our Tours Page for more details and to make reservations.

We have some big news that we hope to announce before the end of the month. Until then, keep riding and hope to see you soon!

Thanks,
Your Friends at Wheelhouse Detroit

1340 E. Atwater
Rivard Plaza, Detroit RiverFront
Detroit, MI 48207
313-656-BIKE (2453)
www.wheelhousedetroit.com
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August E-Blast, feat. Detroit Bikes Launch

We can’t believe it is already August! This summer has been rolling by at a racing pace, but we wanted to take a quick minute to fill you in on some Wheelhouse happenings.

Remember, we are here for you seven-days-a-week: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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We couldn’t be more thrilled to be the local purveyor of the Detroit-manufactured Detroit Bikes. The commuter A-Type, pictured, is launching into the universe with a party at The Old Miami this Friday, 8/16, from 4 to 8 PM, featuring a performance by the Detroit Cobras.

The minimalist bike has three-speed internal gears, a lightweight chromoly-steel frame and a durable, matte-black powder-coat finish. Detroit Bikes manufactures each of its frames from steel tubing cut, coped, welded and painted in its 50,000 square-foot factory on Detroit’s westside. The company also builds wheels and manufactures the bike’s rear rack and chain guard on-site. It retails for $550, a significant fact because a mass-produced American-made bike at a modest price point is something that hasn’t been in existence since the Reagan era. So this is pretty awesome.

We’ll have ten bikes for sale at the launch party, and are also taking deposits for the next shipment. To receive an email with details about the shipment schedule and making a deposit, email info@wheelhousedetroit.com.

We will continue to carry the following brands and products: Sun cruisers, comfort hybrids & adult trikes; Origin 8 urban commuters & folding bikes; Kona hybrids & cyclocross; and the classically-styled Brooklyn Cruiser. Plus, tires, helmets, auto racks, bike racks, frame & floor pumps, tools, lights, water bottles & bottle cages, bags, locks, pedals, bells, handlebar grips & tape, tubes, baskets…and if we don’t have what you are seeking, we’d be happy to help you pick something out. We have a wide range of distributors that we work with, and a quick turn-around on special orders.

SERVICE 


Our full menu of service prices can be found here. Please note that, in almost every case, service requires that you drop off your bike. We also offer Service Delivery! We can pick-up and/or drop-off your wounded cycle anywhere in Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park and the inner ring suburbs. For pricing, please visit our Service Page.

TOURS

East RiverwalkIf you’ve been meaning to take a Wheelhouse tour, now’s your chance! We have a full season through the end of October. Curious as to what they’re about? Check out this recent article in the Windsor Star, Grab your bike and go see Detroit,” or watch this CriticCar Detroit video of two visitors from Milwaukee that recently rode our Hamtramck tour here. Please scroll our Tours Page for details of our full roster of offerings and to make reservat ions.

We also offer private tours, which are great as a corporate team-building exercise, staff outing, non-profit fund-raiser, conference activity or pre-wedding excursion. A downloadable PDF with more info can be found here.

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We’ve got ya covered, whatever kind of Detroit cycling experience you are looking for. Chill ride along the RiverFront and Dequindre Cut? Cruiser, check. Bit of a workout while you loop Belle Isle? A Kona Smoke is ready for you. Explore Midtown without breaking a sweat? We recommend a Sun Ruskin. Balance issues? We’ve got an adult trike with your name on it. A romantic pedal? Try a tandem! Family outing? We’ve got kids bikes, trailers, tag-alongs and a baby seat. In town for a few days and want to ride like a local? Try a vintage Schwinn. Whatever your selection, booking ahead saves you a dime: Online advance reservations receive a 10% discount. And reservations are recommended, particularly on weekends, as we sometimes do run out of bikes at peak hours.

WEEKDAY WALK-IN SPECIAL: On Tuesdays and Thursdays, a 2-hour cruiser rental is half-off, just $7.50. Fine print: cruisers only, no reservations, subject to availability.

GOT GROUP? We offer discounts to groups of six to 20 with advance notice and a deposit. More info available at Wheelhouse Group Rentals and Schools & Scouts. We can also deliver bikes to your event; inquire at info@wheelhousedetroit.com.

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The Tour de Troit is coming up quick, on September 21, so sign up now before the price jumps at the end of the month. We’ll be back in touch soon with more info about all the great rides happening in September.

We don’t want you to crash when you’re riding around town, so we’re proud purveyors of some great and healthy snacks, including locally produced Simply Suzanne Granola and Wyoming-based Kate’s Real Food bars. Both are all-natural organic choices that will get you rolllin’ again!

Hope to see you soon and that you’re getting in many, many miles!

June E-Blast

June is here, and with it wonderful weather for cycling…we hope!

Keep reading for info about bikes, bike rides, bike tours and bike repair…You might call us single-minded here at the Wheelhouse.

The shop is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the following two exceptions: We are closed on Monday, June 24 due to the Fireworks and will be open holiday hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Independence Day, Thursday, July 4.

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Origin 8 Cutler 7As more and more people shop online and at big box stores, there is fear within the bike industry that the independent bike shop is an endangered species. Wheelhouse strives to offer a well-thought out selection of bikes and bike accessories about which our staff can knowledgably speak. We are confident that neither the world wide web nor Big-Marts can compete with us there. So shop smart, shop local, shop Wheelhouse!

We carry the following brands, all of which we believe to be of great quality and fairly priced: Sun cruisers, comfort hybrids & adult trikes; Origin 8 urban commuters & folding bikes; Kona hybrids & cyclocross; Brooklyn Cruisers; Continental, Kenda & Michelin tires; helmets from Bell, Giro, Lazer & 661; Michelin & Q tubes; auto racks from Saris (made in the USA!); bike racks from Topeak, Wald (made in the USA!) & Axiom; Park Tool floor pumps & tools; Knog & Planet Bike lights; bottle cages from King Cage (made in the USA!) & Dimension; Timbuk2 & Jandd bags; & locks from Kryptonite…plus pedals, bells, handlebar grips & tape; tubes; frame pumps; baske ts…whatever your cycling pleasure!

Investing in your bike by adding a rack or a basket, swapping out knobby tires for slicks or installing lights can make a huge impact in its functionality. Next thing you know, your butt is on a bike on the regular!

SALE! We’re ready for all of our 2012 bikes to find good homes, so we are really slashing prices.

Origin 8 F1 single speed folding bike: REG $350 NOW $275

Dew Deluxe 49cm: REG $849 NOW $679

Civia Twin City single speed: REG $595 NOW $500

SERVICE

Wheelhouse’s service feedback has been really great this year, between the efficiency of our new Point-of-Sale system and the excellence of the work that mechanic Dave Burke puts into every bike. So what are you waiting for? Bring that ride in for a tune-up that will get you back on the road in better shape than ever!

Our full menu of service prices can be found here. Please note that, in almost every case, service requires that you drop off your bike. We also offer Service Delivery! Yep, we can pick-up and/or drop-off your wounded cycle anywhere in Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park and the inner ring suburbs. For pricing, please visit our Service Page.

TOURS

Churches of Poletown TourTour season is in full swing! We pride ourselves on offering an authentic experience that will be informative to visitors and lifers alike. Oh yeah, and they are fun! Please scroll our Tours Page for details and to make reservations.

We also offer private tours, which are great as a corporate team-building exercise, staff outing, non-profit fund-raiser, conference activity or pre-wedding excursion. A downloadable PDF with more info can be found here.

RENTALS

We have expanded our rental fleet, adding more cruisers, some comfort hybrids, an adult tricyle and an additional kids trailer. Online advance reservations available for a 10% discount. Reservations are recommended, particularly on weekends, as we sometimes do run out of bikes at peak hours.

WEEKDAY WALK-IN SPECIAL: On Tuesdays and Thursdays, a 2-hour cruiser rental is half-off, just $7.50. Fine print: cruisers only, no reservations, subject to availability.

GOT GROUP? We offer discounts to groups of six to 20 with advance notice and a deposit. More info available at Wheelhouse Group Rentals and Schools & Scouts. We can also deliver bikes to your event; inquire at info@wheelhousedetroit.com.

EVENTS

It’s great to see so many health-oriented businesses sprouting up around town, and we are partnering with several of them for some fantastic fun-n-fit activities through the summer months. We have Wheelhouse Workouts every other Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m., a free 12-15MPH ride; bi-weekly Endurance Thursdays, a free group ride that will be paced at 15-18MPH from 6-8 p.m. held in partnership with Detroit Endurance Lab; and a series of fitness tours with True Body Fitness. More info here.

Our Basic Maintenance ClasseBiek Parking at Bikes + Dinners w/Fender Bender are back! This two-hour class will teach you some introductory mechanics like how to change a flat and will go over some basic rules of the road and commuting tips. Classes cost just $5 and include a patch kit. Dates for the rest of the year are Jun 27 – Jul 11 – Jul 25 – Aug 8 – Aug 22 – Sep 12 – Sep 2.

As biking becomes more and more visible as a form of transportation, more and more events are adding bike parking as an amenity, and we are happy to help out! You’ll find us at Detroit City FC home matches at Cass Tech (next up: tonight vs. Zanesville FC at 7:30 p.m.) and Riviere 28‘s Soiree on the Greenway on July 18…more to come!

We are a proud sponsor of two upcoming rides that are raising funds for some deserving causes.

On June 22, suit up for the Fourth Annual Compuware Motor City Bike Ride, which offers 20-mile fun ride and a Metric Century (62-mile) option. The event raises funds for the Danialle Karmanos Work It Out Foundation in support of youth health and wellness. Find out more and register here.

The Second Annual SASHA Center Detroit Bike Tour Fundraiser is set for June 23 at noon. We’ll take off from the Wheelhouse and enjoy a casual ride through the Greater Downtown area with stops at organizations that assist survivors of sexual assault — key to SASHA’s mission. It also includes a lunch stop at Goodwells! Find out more and register at their website.

Hope to see you soon and that you’re having a great summer!

Thanks,
Your Friends at Wheelhouse Detroit

March 2013 E-Blast

We’re back! Can you believe this will be our sixth year in business?!?!?

We have a ton of exciting things in the works for you this year but, for now, we just want to say a quick “hello” and let you know what is happening in this early spring season.

SPRING HOURS

Through March, we will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Starting in April, we will also be open on Mondays and we’ll go to seven days a week in May.

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Wheelhouse carries the following bicycle brands: Sun and its urban offshoot, Origin 8; Kona; and, new for 2013, we are thrilled to announce that we will be adding Brooklyn Cruiser and Detroit Bikes to the roster! Every bike purchased from Wheelhouse is assembled by a trained mechanic, professionally fit and granted one free tune-up – with no expiration date. Prices now slashed on all 2012 bikes. 2013 bikes will begin arriving in April, just two weeks away!

We stock a full range of top bike accessory brands such as Continental, Topeak, Planet Bike, Bell, Giro, Axiom, Saris, Kenda, Park Tool, Knog, Michelin, Timbuk2, Kryptonite, Master Lock, Pedros and Jandd. What do you need? A tube, tire, saddle, bag, basket, fenders, pump, mirror, helmet…We’ve gotcha covered!

SERVICE

We have a couple of early-season specials on standard tune-ups:

Next weekend, we have a March du Nain Rouge Special — a Tune-Up for just $35 with a small catch: you have to say, “Get that Nain off my back!” to get the deal! This is good only for bikes brought in March 22 to 24.

The remainder of Spring, we will perform tune-ups for $40, with the price resetting to regular ($50) starting May 1.

For the second year running, Wheelhouse is teaming up with Fender Bender to offer regular “Maintenance 101” classes! Learn how to change a flat and make adjustments to your bike. We’ll also review Rules of the Road and discuss commuting tips. Classes will begin in May and run through September.

TOURSPhoto by Rob Arroyo

We will be returning all of our tours from 2012 – including Architecture, Belle Isle, Eastern Market, Public Art, Hamtramck, Auto Heritage, Urban Agriculture, Murals of SW Detroit and Underground Railroad – and we’re working on a couple of new ones too! Tours start at $25 per person or $35 with a bike rental.

Look for our calendar to publish in early April. In the meantime, if you’d like to schedule a tour for your group (work, church, school, family, friends, whatever!) shoot us an email at info@wheelhousedetroit.com!

RENTALS

Bike rentals start at $15 for 2 hours and $35 for a full day. We can also accommodate multi-day rentals and we do offer accessories such as child trailer or seat or an auto rack.

Group rentals are a great outing! We do offer a price-break for groups of six to 20 with an advance reservation. Email info@wheelhousedetroit.com to book your date!

RIDE

Starting in May, we will be hosting a couple of regular fitness rides. One will be at a 12-16 mph pace and is co-sponsored by the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and Fitness Works. The other will be a 16-20 mph pace and will be co-presented by Detroit Endurance Lab.

Also stay tuned for Yoga + Ride with Midtown Yoga Shelter Sundays in May, the Ride of Silence (5/15), Detroit Up North (6/7 to 6/9), bike-parking at Detroit City FC home matches…and lots, lots more! 

We look forward to seeing you and your bike very soon.

Thanks,
Your Friends at Wheelhouse Detroit

1340 E. Atwater
Rivard Plaza, Detroit RiverFront
Detroit, MI 48207
313-656-BIKE (2453)
www.wheelhousedetroit.com
Follow us on Twitter @wheelhouse_det
Become a Facebook Fan of Wheelhouse Detroit Bike Shop!