If you are the Maid of Honor or the Best Man ,you’ve got to plan an unforgettable vent that everyone in the bachelor/bachelorette party will love and will be talked about at the wedding. The pressure is on! The stress is there. The options (and everyone’s opinion) seem like an endless web.
We got this.
We’re here to help. Remember a couple things… while the ride on The Michigan Pedaler is for two hours, you are building an experience. That experience includes arrival, grabbing drinks/apps/lunch/dinner beforehand and perhaps afterwards too. So, a big chunk of your day can be centered around your time on our bike.
Why book with us?
Our rides start and end at McShane’s Irish Pub. An extensive menu, a whiskey bar, drink specials and a cool outdoor tiki back patio are just a few of the reasons why this is a great place to kick off your celebration.
Every year, we are lucky enough to host hundreds of bachelor and bachelorette parties on our bikes. From 90’s clothing, to basketball jerseys, to dressing like a grandma, bachelors and bachelorettes always find a way to bring a different kind of life to the party, unmatched by others.
Big group? You can rent multiple bikes. We’ve taken out three, even four, bikes of bachelorettes, tooling around the city and having fun. You’ll leave at the same time and travel together. We’ve also done joint bachelorette and bachelor parties where each group has their own bike (or sets of bikes). They leave together but each take their own route before meeting back together at the end for a group dinner.
Simply put, there’s a lot of creative ideas when planning a bachelorette or bachelor party.
Before the ride, you are welcome to decorate the bikes with signs, balloons, streamers, etc. Zip ties work great to hang signs. Since our bike is probably on a ride right before yours departs, this can only take place about 10 minutes before departure. As a gentle reminder, we ask you to remember that we’ll be traveling through the city where children and other people will see our bikes. For that reason, all signs and props must be kept at a PG-13 or lower level!
On top of time on the bike, we know how to make the most of our stops as well. That’s what we’d like to share with you – the most popular stops made by bachelors and bachelorettes.
Bachelorettes love to stop at The Beach at Campus Martius for a slice of paradise in the middle of Downtown Detroit. Grab a cocktail, stick your feet in the sand, and take in the surrounding skyscrapers. If you’ve got dance moves or fun attire to show off, now’s as good a time as any as you’re in one of the busiest parts of downtown!
If you’re in a bachelor party, we really like to stop at Offworld Arcade – an arcade bar where you can grab a beer and play classic arcade games such as Galaga, Pac-Man, The Simpsons, and so many others.
We’ve found that all rides love to drive through Greektown. It’s a bustling area and a place to “be seen” with lots of high visibility. A cruise through these two blocks is often a highlight of the trip.
Taking lot of pictures is essential for the duration of the trip, but the best places to get a group picture are at Comerica Park and The Spirit of Detroit. Other picturesque places include The Belt, Michigan Central Station, and Parker’s Alley.
Looking to add to your day? There are tons of things you could do before and after your time on The Michigan Pedaler.
With numerous bars and restaurants nearby when your ride ends at McShane’s Irish Pub, you can turn your post ride into a meal and pub crawl very easily. Corktown offers several nearby attractions including Detroit Axe for ax throwing, Nemo’s Bar & Grill for the old-time sports fan, LJ’s Lounge, Motor City Wine, Two James Whiskey, Bobcat Bonnies, and Slows BBQ just to name a few. PJ’s Lager House has live music in the evenings almost every weekend. Bachelors: Looking to just chill and hang at a classic old-school dive bar? Nancy Whiskey is half mile away. Cheap eats in a cool place? Green Dot Stables is a mile away and a great place to chill.
Visit one of Downtown’s parks! Beacon Park and Capitol Park are filled with things to do including nearby shopping and restaurants. The biggest of them all is Campus Martius Park, which not only is surrounded by food and drink options, but also hosts concerts and movie nights. Each park is scheduled throughout the year with special events, so be sure to see what’s on tap when you’re in town.
Grab a coffee at some of Detroit’s best café’s – places like Corktown’s own James Oliver Coffee, Lucky Coffee, -320 Degrees Coffee and Creamery, Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters, Madcap Coffee Company, The Siren Café, and Coffee Down Under.
Learn to paint while having a drink at Painting With A Twist.
Sure, you can also add a Detroit Tigers game, a concert at the Fox or Fillmore Theatres or one of the other entertainment venues in downtown… but also consider a Detroit City Football Club (DCFC) soccer game or a trip to the Fowling Warehouse in Hamtramck. What’s Fowling? It’s exactly what it sounds like – Football + Bowling.
Looking for something that would be fun for all ages – yes grandma said she’s coming to your bachelorette party -- before you hit The Michigan Pedaler? The Motown Museum allows you to start humming the soundtrack of Detroit.
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A bachelorette or bachelor party in The D is an absolute blast. Need questions answered about The Michigan Pedaler or how to plan out your day around a ride with more ideas or suggestions? Our staff is always willing to talk and offer ideas, tips or help with planning. Give us a call at 313.744.3272.
We’ll see your group on The Michigan Pedaler – and don’t sweat… it’s going to be FUN!