Celebrate Halloween and history with haunted Detroit bike tours

Can you outrun a ghost on your bike?

The Wheelhouse Detroit bike shop and tour guide is running a series of “Haunted Detroit” bike tours past city landmarks that are rumored to be haunted.

The 13 mile safe distance drive includes the Fort Shelby and Leland Hotels, the Whitney Mansion and Restaurant, the Majestic Theater, and the Masonic Temple. There is also a hike through Elmwood Cemetery and a break for a beer or coffee.

The three-hour tours, which include scary fun facts as well as historical information, start and end at the Wheelhouse Detroit Rivertown location (1340 Atwater, Detroit) at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 24 and 25. It’s $ 35 per person, or $ 45 if you also need to rent a bike.

Visit timoneriedetroit.com/haunted-detroit to reserve your place.

This fall, Wheelhouse Detroit, which is the city’s only woman-owned bike shop, is also offering curated virtual tours through the TOTAGO app. These include the Wheelhouse Auto Heritage Tour which explores the city’s automotive history and a Corktown Virtual Tour which visits Victorian homes and other historic buildings.

The TOTAGO mobile app (for Turn Off the App – Go Outside) contains maps of area parks and information on biking and boating.

“I hope this is the start of an even greater opportunity to share Detroit stories with people at their own pace and at their own pace,” said Kelli Kavanaugh, owner of Wheelhouse Detroit, in a press release. on tour. “Whether people are joining us in person for a safe remote haunted tour or exploring the city with the TOTAGO app, there is still a lot to discover in Detroit this fall. ”

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