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Bikes, Beers, and Balusters

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The Beaubien House

553 E. Jefferson

Detroit, MI 48226

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Over the course of a relaxing bike ride through Detroit, we will explore the architectural ornamentation of Corrado Parducci, the man who helped make Detroit beautiful. Parducci Society President Jennifer Baross and Detroit bike enthusiast Tom Page will guide the tour with guests and share details, secrets, and stories about Parducci’s and other craftsmen’s contributions to Detroit’s built environment.

Afterward, we will unwind at the Beaubien House, one of Detroit’s oldest homes, with optional lunch and beers and informal conversation on ornamentation and craftsmanship in Detroit.

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Arrival: Please arrive at 9:30 with a prompt departure at 10:00 am.

Car Parking: There are commercial lots in the area, as well as a limited amount of street parking. You may wish to park at the Rivard Plaza parking lot, or at the Eastern Market, and then ride over to the Beaubien House.

Length of ride: Approximately 24 kilometers (15 miles).

End time: Approximately 12:30 PM. Optional lunch provided afterward for an additional fee.

Pace: A relaxed, touring pace, suitable for even the casual rider. Generally, you should be able to ride comfortably at 10 miles per hour.

Cost: FREE. But we suggest you bring some cash for the optional lunch afterwards.

Helmets: Yes, please.

Additional rules: NO AMPLIFIED MUSIC, WHISTLES, OR FOG HORNS. It's just not that kind of ride.
This is NOT a SAG (Support and Gear) supported ride. So please have your bicycle in good, rideable condition.

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Detroit, MI 48226

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