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Hello, Social Thursdays!
The Michigan Pedaler’s latest offering allows you to buy individual seats on a fun ride that is guaranteed to start your weekend off in a fun way – even if it is a day early.
Each Thursday – at 5:45 and 8:15 p.m. – you can purchase a spot to ride The Michigan Pedaler as we gather people for an old-fashioned Social and Mixer. This is in response to one of our most-asked questions: “Can I buy just a spot or two on The Michigan Pedaler or will you let me join someone else’s ride?”
The answer now is yes… you can do exactly that. Each Thursday, we’ll be planning a special route filled with fun bar stops, photo ops and cool music. You’ll meet up with other fun people looking to make Thursday night the official kickoff to their weekend. You’ll pedal through The D, make a couple stops at our 2018 Partner Bars, and after two hours, hop off with a new set of friends and a great memory of a fun time.
For downtown employees, this is a fun way to end the work day with a two hour ride at 5:45. You can grab a few friends and have a seat on a moving bar with wheels. The 8:15 ride allows other guests to make it downtown and have a good time but still be home at a reasonable time (if desired) due to work requirements on a Friday.
Now, you and a friend, or a couple of friends can make plans to ride The Michigan Pedaler without having to pull together a full bike.
Each person can bring a personal cooler with drinks (no glass) or use The Michigan Pedaler’s cooler to store their drinks.
“We’ll often announce ahead of time on social media whether we’ll be heading to Corktown, Midtown, Downtown or Eastern Market that Thursday, who our All-Star Driver is that week, and what bar stops we’ll be making,” said company owner Mike Gill. “We’re committed to seeing that everyone steps off the bike and says ‘Now that was a good time!’”
Given that there will be many small groups of people, the driver will play a big role in helping increase everyone’s “fun quotient.”
“Our drivers tend to be everyones favorite part of the ride,” said Operations Manager Nick Popovski. “We are so proud of the job they do. They are going to be stirring the pot to create the fun by picking out music that the group enjoys, interacting with our guests and getting them to know each other while we ride around. There could be other activities too. Our idea is we want to create a fun night out with you and your friends, surrounded by other people looking for a good time.”
Each spot for Social Thursdays is $35. A maximum of 14 spots will be sold. If less than six spots are sold 24 hours before a ride, the ride will be cancelled, and your money refunded. Tickets must be purchased in advance on our website. Ticket sales end 24 hours before a ride.
Raise you glass — it’s time for a SOCIAL! It’s another example of #FunDoneRight by The Michigan Pedaler. To reserve, click here.