Detroiters Cycle Into Summer with MoGo Bike Share
Public transportation in Detroit has gotten two major additions this year. This spring the city launched the QLINE, a street car system along Woodward Avenue. Now, the newest way of traveling Detroit’s unique neighborhoods is here: the MoGo Detroit Bike Share.
May marked the official kick-off of the new bike share program. There are 43 solar-powered stations located within a 20-mile radius of the downtown business district. The program offers 430 bikes ready for visitors, residents, downtown employees and more to explore Detroit with this summer.
Here’s how to take full advantage of these rides for the summer season:
Purchase a Pass
The station locations are also available on Cyclefinder app that gives you access to the bikes and the docks, right at your finger tips.
After you have purchased a pass, you may use a bike within 30-minute time increments during the day. This means once you check out a bike, it must be parked at any of the station locations within 30 minutes of your start time. With each of these passes, you have unlimited checkouts within the period your pass is valid.
This program is great for traveling short distances to your favorite spots without the expense or hassle of finding parking in the downtown area. Cash payments are also accepted for certain passes at local convenience stores listed here.
Decide Where to Go
Here is a list of some of our favorite go-to Detroit destinations, all of which include nearby bike stations:
- Cycle west up Michigan Avenue from and stop at Slows Bar BQ
- Hit your sweet tooth at Bon Bon Bon Detroit
- Stop at the 2nd Street Station in Midtown explore the neighborhood restaurants and breweries
- Tour the Detroit Riverfront from the Renaissance Center to Elliot Park
- Never miss out on any of the food trucks or entertainment at Campus Martius
- Roll up to The DIA to take a break from the heat and see some artistic treasures
- Enjoy dinner in Mexicantown and make your way to La Gloria Bakery for dessert
- Easily travel north and south on the Dequindre Cut Greenway
- Park around the corner from Monroe Avenue and walk through Greektown for an evening of food and fun
- Catch a game at Ford Field or Comerica Park by parking more easily at Grand Circus Park or the 36th District Court
- Have an afternoon of at the Belle Isle Conservancy then grab beverage after at Atwater Brewery
MoGo Detroit an easy and healthy way to get around the city quickly. Using the bikes work perfectly for visitors or individuals who travel frequently through these neighborhoods, or anyone that wants to explore the downtown area on two wheels.
When biking make sure to watch your surroundings on busy streets and sidewalks, and wear a helmet.
Editor’s note: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is a proud station sponsor of MoGo Detroit.
Photo Credit: Angela Loyd, Heather Cook, A Healthier Michigan