Detroit Bikes, LLC, rolls-out its new A-Type commuter bicycle Aug. 16 at a launch party at the Old Miami bar on Cass Avenue in Detroit. The first in a series of such events throughout the United States and Canada, the Detroit launch party will feature displays and demonstrations of the A-Type, complimentary food and a performance by the Detroit Cobras band. The party begins at 4:00 pm for media and runs from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm for the general public.
The Detroit Bikes A-Type is the company’s first model, a minimalist bike with smooth shifting three-speed internal gears, a lightweight chromoly-steel frame and a durable, matte-black powder-coat finish.
Each bicycle frame is built from steel tubing cut, coped, welded and painted in Detroit Bikes’ 50,000 square-foot factory on Elmira Rd. in west Detroit. The company also builds the wheels and fabricates the bike's rear rack, chain guard, and bottom bracket on site. Final assembly in the Detroit factory includes these, and other components, plus steel fenders and pedals from Taiwan.
“We have the capacity to produce 40,000 bikes a year. American bicycle manufacturing hasn't seen this type of a mass production start-up in generations” said Zak Pashak, owner and president of Detroit Bikes. "I'm very proud of what the team has achieved so far, and we're just getting going.”
The Canadian roll-out begins Aug. 17 in Windsor and Aug. 21 in Toronto.
The A-Type commuter bicycle is available in the US for a suggested retail price of $550 (USD) and will be available for sale locally at the Wheelhouse on the Detroit River Walk.
Detroit Bikes seeks to encourage cycling by making an accessible, enjoyable bicycle while continuing Detroit's legacy of quality manufacturing and design.
Its headquarters and factory are located at 13639 Elmira Road, Detroit, 48227.
For more information, visit www.detroitbikes.com.