Family Bike Events and Fun in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for a family-friendly thrill? Check out these upcoming family bike events in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties.

Mom and daughter riding their bikes along a trail

Are you looking for a fun way to get some exercise? Biking is a great way to keep healthy, and it’s on quite the roll in metro Detroit.

Whether you are just starting out and figuring out your community’s bike lanes, or are a more experienced rider who likes to navigate back wood biking trails, there are plenty of upcoming bike races, rodeos, rides and other family bike events in metro Detroit for any level of biker.

Here, you will find some of the region’s best 2019 bike-centered events, so grab your helmet, take a peek and find the right one for you.

Rouge-A-Thlon at Rouge Park

April 13, 2019

  • Address: Rouge Park, 11701 Burt Road, Detroit
  • Time: 9 a.m.
  • Cost: $100
  • Contact: info@tour-de-troit.org

This “duathlon” combines running and cycling to form one huge event that includes a 5K run, a 10K bike ride and a second 5K run – or a 10K run, 20K bike and a second 10K run – to the finish line. Proceeds support of Friends of Rouge Park. Registration required.

Ann Arbor Classic Bicycle Show and Swap Meet at Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds

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April 28, 2019

  • Address: Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor
  • Time: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cost: $5/ages 10-plus, free/kids under 10
  • Phone: 248-642-6639

This 39-year-old event features thousands of classic, vintage and collectible bikes, an electric-powered mini-bikes on display, a show bike contest, vendors, door prizes and more.

Saturdays in the Park on Hines Drive in Westland

May 4 -Sept. 28, 2019 (Saturdays only)

  • Address: Hines Park from Outer Drive to Ann Arbor Trail
  • Time: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • Phone: 734-261-1990

A six-mile stretch of Hines Drive is closed to traffic every Saturday this summer for walkers, skaters and bike riders to enjoy.

Metro Grand Spring Tour at Willow Metropark

May 5, 2019

  • Address: Willow Metropark, 22900 Huron River Dr., New Boston
  • Time: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Cost: Individual: $11/advance, $14/day of; families: $27.50/advance, $35/day of
  • Contact: president@downrivercycling.org

This 36-year-old tour takes riders through Wayne County’s southwest side, near the Huron River and down country roads. Choose from 25-, 50-, 75- or 100-mile routes that are paved or gravel. Pre-registration required and a breakfast follows the rides.

Bike Ypsi Spring Bike Ride at Recreation Park

May 5, 2019

  • Address: 1017 Congress St., Ypsilanti
  • Time: 9 a.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: bikeypsi@gmail.com

This annual offers a three-mile townie ride, a 15-mile leisure ride through the city and a 30-mile ride, which aims to challenge. Registration required.

Tour D’Eastside at Maheras Gentry Park in Detroit 

June 1, 2019

  • Address: 12550 Avondale St., Detroit
  • Time: 9 a.m.
  • Cost: $30/ride, $40/ride and lunch, $15/lunch only
  • Contact: info@tour-de-troit.org

Enjoy a 20-mile ride from the Detroit River to Outer Drive and back, through green spaces, neighborhoods and past schools and shops. Registration required.

Passport to Safety at Livonia Police Department

June 8, 2019

  • Address: Livonia Police Department, 15050 Farmington Road, Livonia
  • Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • Phone: 734-466-2400

Kids ages 5-14 will learn how to stay safe while riding their bikes, learn first aid, be fitted for a bike helmet, and test their skills on the safety track.

2019 Michigan Tour de Cure at Belle Isle Park in Detroit

Sept. 08, 2019

  • Address: Belle Isle Park, 2 Inselruhe Ave., Detroit
  • Time: TBD
  • Cost:  $15/through April 30, free/walkers and runners; fundraising: $200/adult cyclists, $50/child cyclists, $100/runners. No fundraising minimum for walkers
  • Phone: 248-433-3830

This 28-year-old event aims to end diabetes, and offers 12-, 30- and 63-mile routes; plus a 5K.

Tour De Troit Ride at Roosevelt Park

Sept. 14, 2019

  • Address: Roosevelt Park, Vernor Highway, Detroit
  • Time: 7 a.m./62-mile ride, 9 a.m./main ride
  • Cost: $45/main ride, $40-$45/62-mile ride
  • Contact: info@tour-de-troit.org

This event offers a leisurely 25.6-mile main ride for beginners, and a 62-mile ride for more experienced bikers, and takes participants through the historic neighborhoods of the city. Registration required.

Bike PATH: Ride for Recovery at The Macomb Orchard Trail in Richmond 

Sept. 29, 2019

  • Address: The Macomb Orchard Trail, 69227 Main St., Richmond
  • Times: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Costs: $25-$40, free/kids 12 and under
  • Phone: 586-541-CARE (2273)

Choose from a 40-, 25- or 10-mile ride to raise funds for CARE of Southeastern Michigan.

Looking for even more family bike events or other family fun things to do this weekend? Visit the Metro Parent calendar.

This post is updated regularly. 

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