Detroit Guide to Bike Racks

Bike parking at CAYMCAmong the necessary supports for bicycle transportation, bike parking stands out for being both vital and easy. Still, it requires some attention to get it right,” from the APBP Essentials of Bike Parking.

Bike parking options have definitely improved as more people are choosing bikes to get around Detroit. Still, there are many locations that need better parking options.

To ensure bike parking is done right, we recommend following the APBP Essentials of Bike Parking. This free guide helps determining optimal site location, installation, and rack designs.

Bike racks that are installed in the public right-of-way (e.g. on the sidewalk) require a permit from the road authority. Typically that is the City of Detroit, though it could also be the state or county. Note that a key permitting consideration is that bike racks on sidewalks must not impede pedestrian travel, especially for those using mobility devices such as wheelchairs.

We also encourage the use of local bike rack vendors. Some offer covered bike shelters and lockers.

Local Bike Parking Vendors

Brasco International
(313) 393-0393, info@brasco.com
Bike racks and shelters
Made in Madison Heights
Bike shelter on Cass Avenue at Amsterdam
Disenos Ornamental Iron
(313) 961-6966, info@dironwork.com
Custom bike racks
Made in SW Detroit
Duo-Gard
(734) 207-9700, info@duo-gard.com
Bike racks, shelters, lockers, repair stations and more
Made in Canton
Idealshield
(866) 825-8659, info@idealshield.com
Stock bike racks
Made in SW Detroit
Laavu Studio
(313) 961-6966, info@dironwork.com
Custom bike racks
Clark Park
Parallel Studios
(313) 350-2664, kkoth7@gmail.com
Custom bike racks
Spaulding Court bike racks
Speedcult
(734) 753-5630
Custom bike racks