Bike Toolbox


Ann Arbor is a very bike friendly town. There are bike lanes throughout the city and it’s one of the easiest ways to get around downtown quickly and easily. Washtenaw county has the border to border trail which is an off-street trail system that connects Ann Arbor with Ypsilanti & points in between.

The get Downtown group has some great bike resources listed on their website. You can also check out this bike route map from!

Another great resource for cyclists in Ann Arbor is Common Cycle. They have weekly Open Hours at their Co-op space where a group of dedicated volunteers “help people ride their bikes more by teaching them how to keep their bikes happy”.

If you need a bike repair, or some supplies Sic Transit is only a half mile away, and can take care of all your needs.

Bike parking is available at Zingerman’s Deli next to our front door. There is covered bike parking on the porch of the blue house for those rainy days. Also, during the summer months the getDowntown program provides us with a large bike rack directly across the street from our front door.

Many employees at the Deli are bike commuters and enthusiasts and we love to talk bikes. We hope you can roll on over for a visit!

A big thanks go to Common Cycle for stocking the station for us, and to Pete Jensen – our favorite Carpenter and builder who helped us by building the box.


Out and about around town on your bike?  Whether you need to refuel with a Reuben sandwich, a quick latte pick me up, or find yourself challenged with a minor mechanical problem, Zingerman’s Deli can help.  We have an air pump available to pump up tires and a tool-kit that we’re calling the biker’s band aid, for stranded cyclists needing a quick-fix.  It contains tubes, a patch kit, and some basic tools. Everything you’d need for minor repairs to get you home or help you make it to your local bike shop for major repairs.

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