The Hub of Detroit Cass Corridor

Anthony Brancaleone

Now that the weather has turned, it’s time to get your bike out and take it for a spin. But first, why not take it down to the peeps at The Hub of Detroit for a little tender love and care. As a not- for-profit bike shop, The Hub has been doing its part to redefine Detroit – from the ground up – providing youth and community programs for the Cass Corridor for 10 years.

Images | AB

Images | AB

Since then, the bike shop has expanded its offerings to include adult repair mechanics, bike art workshops, “mechanics in training” and earn-a-bike programs, all run by a collective of volunteers who are serious about the benefits of cycling and its impact on the city.

Volunteer meetings are held monthly so The Hub can prioritize and create a things-to-do list. Once a week volunteers are encouraged to help clean up the shop or assist with bike repair. Community drop-ins are always allowed, and those new the game can bring their bike down and learn everything one needs to know for proper bike maintenance.

The Hub’s web site provides bike tips, maps and bike routes, bicycle politics (interesting), forums for bike related issues and plenty of information explaining how you too can become a member of The Hub. And, if you have a fetish for reading the bios and viewing the cheeky photos of the rare bicyclist breed they have that too.

Good job guys ~