Movement 2012


May 11, 2012

Navigate Movement and Explore the D with Wheelhouse Detroit

More articles by »
Written by: mispy_admin
Tags: , , , , ,

Memorial Day weekend welcomes all kinds of EDM fans and fans of Detroit to Movement 2012. (Shout out to Flavor Flaaaaaaaav!) We’re pretty positive it’s going to be one of those parties that you don’t want to miss. If you’re reading this, you’re more than likely from the Ann Arbor area, right? Right. So, if you’re anything like me, heading down to Detroit during the day is fairly rare and I like to make the most of it.

This is the point in the post in which things start to come together. 

You’ve got to check out Wheelhouse Detroit if you plan on doing any kind of exploration while at Movement. The surrounding area of Hart Plaza has a lot to offer, but is often difficult to navigate with crowds and thousands of people that will be in attendance for Movement. Think Stadium or Main St. on football Saturday vs that little Irish fellow that talks funny, you know the lucky charms guy. It’s a nightmare, we’ve all experienced. Well, Wheelhouse Detroit offers a pretty cool alternative to checking out the city.

They offer a couple of techno-themed tours that delve into Detroit’s epic electronic music history. The first tour will be on Sunday, May 27 from noon to 4 p.m. It will be the “long” tour that will go for as many as 21 miles, taking riders past historic electronic music sites like The Music Institute, Underground Resistance HQ, and the Packard Plant. The tour price is $30; with bike rental, it’s $40. This “long” tour is recommended for more experienced riders. The second tour will be Monday, May 28 from noon until 3 p.m. It will be the “short” tour. A rider will see landmarks such as The Music Institute, Underground Resistance HQ, and the East Riverfront Warehouse District. The tour price is $25; with bike rental, it’s $35.

They’re also offering special discounted rates as well, yes that’s right, even if you don’t want to take a tour more so rent a bike for a few hours to get to where you need to be, you can do that with Wheelhouse Detroit. Here’s the pricing:

Photo from last year's Movement Festival // Bike Tour

$10/2 hours (reg. $15)
$18/half-day/4 hours (reg. $25)
$25/full day (reg. $35)
$40/2 days (reg. $50)
$60/3 days (reg. $75)
$75/full week (reg. $99)

Be sure to check it out if you’re planning on heading down for the weekend or even just for the day. Just think of how nice it’d be to peddle down the River Walk enjoying the view, relaxed and calm, followed immediately by some beat drops and hours of people watching. Yeah, that’s how Memorial Day weekend should be spent.

For more information on renting bikes, tours and everything Wheelhouse Detroit is up to, visit their website at

About the Author

Tim is the publisher of iSPY and co-founder of Pakmode Media + Marketing. He's a social, vegetarian geek who recently welcomed a beautiful baby girl into his family. For any questions or suggestions in regards to design, ad sales, web, content or anything at all related to iSPY, Tim's your guy.

Movement 2012


Andrew Bird Charms Detroit

As expected, Andrew Bird’s performance at The Fillmore Detroit on Thursday, May 10 was a can’t-miss show. Gone was the Fillmore’s typical main floor standing only format. Instead, all audience members had assi...
by Amanda Slater


Neon Indian lights up the Magic Stick

It was a quiet Sunday night on the streets of Detroit. Even the parking lots surrounding the Magic Stick were quieter and emptier than usual. There was little noise in the venue’s neon hallways or bowling alley and lounge...
by Amanda Slater

Jack White

Jack White Returns to Detroit

With the April release of his debut solo album, “Blunderbuss,” Jack White leaves his Nashville home and returns to where it all started for him and Meg more than a decade ago. (Although, when you maintain the kind of artist...
by David Nassar


Andrew Bird - Ellizabeth Illinois - August 2011 - Album Promotion by Cameron Wittig

Barn Music at its Best with Andrew Bird

In many ways, Andrew Bird is an enigma. In some circles, his name is synonymous with “musical genius,” yet both his music and personality could be described as understated. His nine to five takes place in a barn (he’s not...
by Amanda Slater

Movement 2012
Photo by Bruno Postigo

Movement 2012

If you are a fan of electronic music and don’t have plans for Memorial Day weekend, you may want to check out Movement, Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival. This three-day showcase of electronic dance music seeks every year...
by Mary Simkins



Cloud Nothings Rock Detroit

The Magic Stick, Detroit – The room was dim, the crowd freshly dressed in flannel shirts, dirty hair, and drinking PBR as the awaited Cleveland, OH 4 piece, Cloud Nothings. After Detroit Natives, Citizen Smile played their en...
by Ian Cruz


The Buzz: March

The Black Keys // Joe Louis Arena / Mar. 3 by David Nassar The Akron-based power duo who seem to be everywhere these days – from countless TV commercials and HBO series to every 15 minutes on ESPN – are rolling into the Mot...
by iSPY Team

Movement 2012

scene.Danny Brown

Danny Brown

A fun, gritty mix of hood gone hipster Have you heard the song “Monopoly” by Danny Brown? Maybe I’m getting ahead of myself… Have you heard of Danny Brown? I hadn’t until sometime this past summer when I read a piece ...
by Paul Kitti



Southern-rooted rapper, actor and skater extraordinaire Yelawolf has actually been around for a while. Before Eminem reached out and yanked him into the international spotlight, the now thirty-two-year-old Michael Atha had been...
by Paul Kitti


Record Stores and Restaurants with Emcee and Producer Black Milk

Having collaborated with the likes of Jack White, Danny Brown and Royce da 5’9” and about to embark on his first U.S. tour, Black Milk’s future is a blank page that he’s looking forward to filling. Curtis Cross is never...
by Amanda Slater


Movement 2012