12/12/20 Update: The shutdown has been extended. For the safety of our customers and staff we’re shutting down operations until at least 12/20. We’ve issued refunds to those that were booked and anyone who books a future tour can cancel for a full refund if there are any issues related to COVID. Stay safe friends!
11/16/20 Update: For the safety of our customers and staff we’re shutting down operations until at least 12/12. We’ve issued refunds to those that were booked and anyone who books a future tour can cancel for a full refund if there are any issues related to COVID. Stay safe friends!
7/30/20 UPDATE: Bars are all open and so are we! The only “bars” affected by the latest shut down are those that do not serve at least 30% food sales. That means just about every bar we visit is still open, including our awesome starting spots at Tin Roof & Detroit Shipping Company
Due to COVID-19, we’re taking extra precautions as we open back up and therefore limiting the number of passengers per bike allowed THROUGH July 10th, 2020. For these tours falling within the date range of July 10th, a maximum of 8 passengers will be offered at a discounted rate. Our sanitization and disinfection processes are taken with the utmost care to ensure the safety of our guests as well as our employees.
For tours starting July 11th we will allow 12-person tours. Customers can fill each side of the bike with 6 passengers. Each side of the bike is 6ft apart. Think of it like 2 tables at an outdoor restaurant, but where you are friends/family with the table next to you, 6ft away. Due to this restraint, customers will not be allowed to sit on the back bench or stand in the middle of the bike.
Safety Protocols we’re taking:
Detailed Laws if you would like to understand where these rules came from:
For a seasonal business like ours every month we’ve been closed has hit twice as hard. Lets be safe, but enjoy the sunshine and the outdoors while it lasts! If you have any questions regarding our policy please reach out with a text 586-960-5851. Stephen and I have been doing HandleBar for 8 years now and although we didn’t think our 9th would look like this, we can’t wait to see you all!
"So much fun! Can't wait to do it again! Our out of town guests loved it. Great way to entertain at a reasonable cost."
"My friend's and I had a great time! The driver was awesome and joked around with us! I highly suggest it for any group that wants to have a drink and see downtown Detroit."
"Very satisfied with my Handle Bar experience! A light exercise while socializing with all of downtown is a must! Great before a Lions game."
Curious about what The HandleBar experience is really like? Check out these photos of riders having a great time with friends, family, and coworkers while biking and checking out bars downtown.
We are more than happy to help you better understand what The HandleBar experience is all about, how to book your tour, and to let you know what to expect during your ride through our amazing city’s streets.