Too bad it's in Detroit. On the plus side - old, historic places and sights. Definitely not boring. On the minus side - it's dangerous, and feels depressing. I wish there was more rides like that in Oakland County. Royal Oak/Ferndale/Southfield to name a few areas that may be interesting. Maybe "Slow Roll NORTH"
Dude a group of friends and I are carpooling from Lansing to do this ride. If you are in Oakland County you are almost there. I don't think it is dangerous because the large group of cyclist if there is an angry motorist it will have to deal with the whole group. Slow Roll organizers they have a group of staff helping along the ride. So come and join man.
I've had a lot of folks who live west of Detroit say this is a very nice, genteel and safe ride. I've been kept from it by work, family and other obligations, but I hope to try it this year at least a few times.
Riding in Detroit alone or with a group is fun and safe.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. Albert Einstein
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can't make it: Palm Sunday so I'll be at church.
I've done a few rides in Detroit - Critical Mass (where there's a high potential for upset drivers) https://plus.google.com/photos/11838...94145387315761
and the Tour de Troit https://plus.google.com/photos/11838...81978605525393
And a group of us from work will do rides in and around Detroit: https://plus.google.com/photos/11838...CKCYm5ydiZH-Aw
No problems. Ever. Can't say that about the affluent suburbs or rural riding....
My point of view may be different just because I used to live in Detroit and Hamtramck. We moved out far, far away after a very short time. We have plenty of bad experience with that place.
Detroit is a very depressing place to be. Several years back, I did a short documentary about Detroit, after bunch of my friends said that Detroit is a fun and safe place...They couldn't believe what they saw. I don't really care what other people think about that place, everyone can share their opinion...All I know is from living there.
Its not like that at all, it is on the up swing, most people are upbeat about midtown, downtown,bricktown and Eastern Market area. I guess if you are an "glass is half empty kinda person you could be depressed. My daughter lives in midtown. She has the time of her life down there with her husband.
People that are moving the city foward, are very optimistic and having fun. I just rode this morning from my house in north Southfield to Eastern market where I met my wife for lunch at Zeffs coney. Then we looked in markets and antique shops. We had a blast.
Looks like fun. A slow cruise, for sure. Check out the bike lights after sunset.
I went with my friends, we car pooled from Lansing and it was fun and safe. Here is the link to the pictures we took
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