September 28, 2024 – Registration Now Open!

Experience some of Detroit’s most notorious and interesting bars, watering holes, and breweries by BIKE!

Gears and Beers is a point to point tour of Detroit’s historic neighborhoods, notorious bars & watering holes, and popular up-and-coming destinations. Participants in the Gears & Beers Tour can learn about the Detroit’s rich history through the stories and urban legends surrounding many of the city’s landmarks.


  • Choice of self-guided or group tours. Beginning at 10am. Pick your “tour” / “wave” time at check-out.

  • After-party from 4-6:30pm with pizza & salad, entertainment, commemorative pint glass.

  • Limited SAG (service & gear) Available

  • Routes stop at numerous participating bars for water and limited beer sampling along the way. Beer samples (3 oz) of the featured beers are provided by the bars at their discretion. Beer and food specials will also be offered along the way. Save some room for pizza and beer at the  after-party!
    Note: Designated bike parking will be available at each stop along the designated routes. We always recommend locking your bikes.

Two ways to participate in the bike ride:

1 · Self-Guided/Self-Paced Tour:

Maps with self-guided tour information with a well-marked course along the way for those who want to go at their own pace and make their own personal experiences.
Note: The Ale Trail Route is only available as a self-guided tour.

2 · Group Pace Tour:

With the assistance of ride guides, you can bike in a larger group. Guided tours will start at specific times and leave from each pub at a designated time to keep the group on a fun-paced schedule. You can start or join a tour group at any time and decide to stay with the group or leave at any time! Specific tour times will begin at 10am and run every half hour until 11:30am.
Note: The Ale Trail Route is only available as a self-guided tour.


$50 – May 1 – June 30
$55  – July 1st – 30th
$60 – Aug 1- Aug 31st
$65 – Sept 1- Sept 27th

$75 – Event Day – September 28th

Click HERE for Refund Policy.


10-15/15-20/25-35 Mile Courses (Map My Ride)
Self-Guided or Guided Tour Option
Limited SAG Support (Service & Gear)
Limited Beer Samples at Partner Bar Stops @ Bar’s Discretion
Beer & Lunch Specials Along the Way
After Party Pizza, Beer &  Live Band
Keepsake Photo
Gears & Beers Commemorative Pint Glass

Interested in joining the ride CREW or getting more involved with Gears & Beers??
Volunteer for the event to make new friends, make a difference and enjoy some awesome perks!
There are a few options to become part of the Gears & Beers Event Team…  Welcome!!