The history of Detroit can be seen through a tour of its early churches and religious locations. This tour combines a selection of historic churches, monuments or markers (21 in total), with the neighborhoods and people that they serve or served. This selection includes houses of worship from Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Congregational, Jewish, Baptist and Episcopalian faiths. Neighborhoods include Downtown, Corktown, Southwest Detroit, Cass Corridor/Midtown and Lafayette Park. Due to church hours and tour timing, there will be no inside visits of the churches. The ride is moderately easy, approximately 12 miles with short stops for photos and only two short ride inclines. The majority of the ride is on city streets in light traffic and a few of the churches are accessed by sidewalks. Other landmarks or popular sites will be pointed out along the way.
Ride Distance: 12 miles / Ride Length: 3 hours
Cost: $35/$45 with bike rental
2019 Historic Places of Worship Schedule: 6/29 10am, 8/3 10am, 8/31 10am
Tour Start/Finish Location: Wheelhouse Detroit - Rivertown