In 2008 The Hub of Detroit opened in response to community demand and as a way to help raise funds for Back Alley Bikes. Having a retail front on Cass turned out to be one of the best advertising campaigns Back Alley Bikes had ever seen!

At the Hub, 100% of used bike and part sale profits go to benefit Back Alley Bikes, a registered nonprofit!

The Hub is more than a bike part, and it is more than a bike shop. The Hub of Detroit is not just a retail shop, it is an information Hub for what is happening in the bike community.

The Retail Shop Menu photo by Carlisha Johnson

Check it out!…

Bikes for sale photo by Jason
  • We sell a variety of “new to you” used bikes ranging from about $70-$200 depending on the bicycle.
  • We do sell a limited number of new bikes.
  • We sell new parts such as locks, lights, racks, handlebar tape, tools, mirrors, bells. If we don’t have it, ask and we can probably order it.
  • We sell used parts – selection is limited, but there is a chance that you can save a few bucks on a repair if we have a used part as a replacement.
  • We do repairs! Anything that requires the bike going into the stand is a $5 minimum cost.

Retail Shop Tips:

  1. Bring your bike in during the winter!  Everyone wants to ride in the Spring and Summer.  If your bike has been sitting in a basement all winter, it is probably collecting dust and needs a tune up. Remember, service is faster when the shop is less busy!
  2. If you only need to tighten up a bolt, patch a flat, or get some air in your tires, we have a wrench and air hose available outside our front door in the warm months – for free! In the winter, we move it inside for your comfort.
  3. If you buy a used bike from us, your first tune up is free (a $50 value). You don’t get that on craigslist!

Any more questions?  Call the retail shop at 313.833.0813 or stroll over to the “contact us” page on this website.