BIKE RIDE TOUR OPTIONS:

• The Ale Trail (10 Miles)
• The Lager Tour (15 Miles)
• The Beer Buster (25 Miles)

ENJOY A VARIETY OF
LIMITED BEER SAMPLES
AT EACH BAR ALONG
THE WAY!

CORKTOWN
EASTERN MARKET
GREEKTOWN
DEQUINDRE CUT
MIDTOWN
CASS CORRIDOR
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Experience some of Detroit’s most notorious and interesting bars, watering holes, and breweries by BIKE!

Gears and Beers is a point to point tour of Detroit’s historic neighborhoods, notorious bars & watering holes, and popular up-and-coming destinations. Participants in the Gears & Beers Tour can learn about the Detroit’s rich history through the stories and urban legends surrounding many of the city’s landmarks.

SEE PHOTOS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

  • Choice of self-guided or group tours. Beginning at 10am. Pick your “tour” / “wave” time at check-out.

  • Afterparty from 4-8pm featuring food, entertainment, beer sampling and a commemorative pint glass.

  • SAG (service & gear) provided by Downtown Ferndale Bikeshop.

  • Routes stop at numerous participating bars for water, food specials & limited beer sampling along the way. Guests will receive beer sample vouchers valid for no more than 24 ounces while riding. Enjoy further sampling at the Gears & Beers Afterparty.
    Note: Secure bike parking will be available at each stop along the designated routes.

Two ways to participate in the bike ride:

1 · Self-Guided/Self-Paced Tour:

Maps with self-guided tour information with a well-marked course along the way for those who want to go at their own pace and make their own personal experiences.
Note: The Ale Trail Route is only available as a self-guided tour.

2 · Group Pace Tour:

With the assistance of ride guides, you can bike in a larger group. Guided tours will start at specific times and leave from each pub at a designated time to keep the group on a fun-paced schedule. You can start or join a tour group at any time and decide to stay with the group or leave at any time! Specific tour times will begin at 10am and run every half hour until 11:30am.
Note: The Ale Trail Route is only available as a self-guided tour.

2018 Ale Trail Route To Be Announced Soon to All REGISTERED BIKERS!

View the 2017 Route Map

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2018 Lager Tour Route To Be Announced Soon to All REGISTERED BIKERS!

View the 2017 Route Map

Register for the ride

2018 Beer Buster Tour Route To Be Announced Soon to All REGISTERED BIKERS!

View the 2017 Route Map

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Ride Begins & Ends w/ Afterparty at the Historic Detroit Boat Club on Belle Isle!

Afterparty is part of the Boat Club Beer Fest to raise $ for the restoration, etc.
Learn More Here

BUY EARLY & SAVE!

$40– Jan 1st to April 30th
$45 – May 1st
$50 – June 1st
$55 – July 1st
$60 – Aug 1st – October 6th
$65 – October 6-13th
$70 – October 13th

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GEARS & BEERS SWAG

Coming Soon!

INCLUDES

Fully Marked 10-10/15-20/25-35 Mile Courses & Map
Self-Guided or Guided Tour Option
SAG Support (Service & Gear) By Downtown Ferndale Bike Shop
Limited Beer Samples at Partner Bar Stops
Beer & Lunch Specials Along the Way
Afterparty w/ Casual Dinner & Snacks & Limited Beer Samples
Live Entertainment
Keepsake Photo Ops & Commemorative Pint Glass
WOW!

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