Bike!Bike! is an international annual gathering organized by and for community bike projects and collectives that use the bicycle as a vehicle to create positive social and community change and solidarity. This conference is a space for participants from shops and related advocacy groups to converge in a different city each year over a 4 day period to attend workshops and share ideas.
In 2016, Bike!Bike! will be held in Detroit, Michigan, also known widely as “The Motor City”. Bike!Bike! is being hosted by Back Alley Bikes/The Hub of Detroit, the city’s oldest local cooperative. During our pitch to host Bike!Bike!, we talked about how Detroit is where the “age of the car” was born; and where it can die. It doesn’t matter how big or small; if you have a warehouse or a living room floor, if you like bikes, you’re invited!
Join us this fall, September 29th-October 2nd in Detroit to meet all the awesome people living on two wheels in the shadow of four.
How to get into Detroit from the airport (DTW) by public transit:
- Here are Google directions, results of which depend on when you make the request.
- Skoot (855-937–5668) will shuttle you into Detroit for $20 from 5:30am to 8:30pm. Click here to reserve a ride.
SMART Bus works best starting from the airport early in the morning or afternoon (5:00am - 7:30am, 1:00pm - 4:30pm). Take Route 125 for $2 exact change & get off on Cass or Woodward in downtown Detroit.
You can either:
a) get off at Cass & Fort, & walk 2 blocks North on Cass to the Rosa Parks Transit Center, downtown Detroit’s main bus station.
b) stay on the bus a few more blocks to the end of the line. Catch the 610 bus north to Mack. You are 1 block east of Back Alley Bikes, the host of Bike!Bike! 2016.
- Lyft. $23 - $41 (up to 3 people)
- Uber. $24 - $100
- A-1 Airport Cars will luxury-chauffer you into the city 24/7 for only $47 (!)
- When all else fails: http://www.sleepinginairports.net/usa/detroit.htm
Interested in volunteering during the conference? Sign up here!