Detroit's 2008 Bike-to-Work group rides & workshop
This year both Detroit Synergy and American Cycle and Fitness are hosting bike to work events in conjunction with national bike to work week. REI is hosting a free bike commuting workshop in Troy on Wednesday.
I'm amazed at the amount of people (who used to think I was nuts) asking about my commute everyday. I always expected to be seen as being on the fringe of society here in Metro Detroit. Now, I'm looked to for advice on purchasing and riding a bike. It gives a pessimist some hope!
It depends on the commute. I'm lucky to have half of my commute on a trail and a major divided highway with a HUGE shoulder and rolling hills. A lot of roads here resemble the moon, especially right after the winter. Side streets are a must for the commuter, the only problem is the suburbs are a labyrinth to get through, so planning and mapmyride.com help out a lot.