Looking to rent or buy an electric bike, get yours serviced, or tour Detroit via e-bike? Look no further than Electric Ave Bikes!
The shop on Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit is all things e-bikes. Part of the Michigan-based bike shop chain American Cycle & Fitness, Electric Ave Bikes is owned and operated by Jason Hall. Jason cofounded Slow Roll, the Monday-night bike ride that routinely drew a couple thousand riders to the streets of Detroit.
Regretfully, I never participated in a Slow Roll ride. But I did get to experience a bike ride with Jason this past June! Because Jason offers bike tours via his other company, RiDetroit. Electric Ave Bikes supplies the e-bikes and is the starting point for those tours.
I went on RiDetroit’s Five Neighborhood tour. For two hours, we rode all over Detroit: to Eastern Market, the Dequindre Cut, the riverfront, downtown, and Greektown. It was fabulous! Along the way, Jason shared bits of history about the neighborhoods we explored and the art we saw. We opened our e-bikes up on the Dequindre Cut, zipping along the smooth path so easefully! I didn’t realize how easy the e-bike made it until I returned to the Dequindre Cut a couple of weeks later on a regular bike. Much frenzied pedaling ensued!
In addition to offering several e-bike tours (including a pizza-themed one!), RiDetroit hosts a walking tour exploring Eastern Market’s murals. Check out its current offerings here.
3613 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201