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Skateboarding Halfpipe Coming To The Lobby Of One Of Detroit's Iconic Skyscrapers

Come April 3, you’re going to be able to hit a truly historic halfpipe with your skateboard. Historic as in it will be in the lobby of the Fisher Building in Detroit, one of America’s iconic skyscrapers. The event will be open to the public, however only pros and experienced skaters will be allowed on the half pipe. Everard Findlay has invited Detroit’s skate community and skateparks to be a part of the Fisher Halfpipe. The Fisher Halfpipe is part of the The Fisher Beacon Project and was cre...

Meet Southwest Rides: A Neighborhood Bike Shop With a Community Mission

Sometimes businesses in Detroit come from other places. Some are grown in start-up incubators, some pop up spontaneously, and others grow organically and fill a need in the community. Southwest Rides, which opened on June 19, fills the need for a bike shop in Southwest Detroit. Six years ago Urban Neighborhood Initiatives (UNI) connected a young person who wanted to learn about bikes with a community member who volunteered to teach the skills. The program grew into a six week earn-a-bike progr...

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