Detroit is Brimming with Excitement
If you don’t immediately consider Detroit as a city filled to the brim with excitement, it may be time to add the city to your must-visit list to get a new perspective. While the Motor City is still combating many misconceptions left behind from its earlier days of poverty, crime, and dilapidation—media publications seem to be getting the big picture: the city is reviving and in a big way!
The most recent media publication to pick up on the excitement flowing through the streets of Detroit was the New York Times.
The author, Reif Larsen, who is known for the novels “I Am Radar” and “The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet,” penned a lovely piece about a bike ride he took through the Detroit streets. The ride, known as the Slow Roll, is completed once a week during the warmer months of the year. The ride sees many participants during their outings, with up to approximately 4,000 showing up at one time over the years.
The ride is designed specifically to showcase the historic beauties in several Detroit neighborhoods and currently operates under the supervision of a police escort, due to its sheer size.
“I remember visiting Detroit in 2001 and being unnerved by how empty the streets were,” Larsen recalled his previous excursion to the Motor City.
His venture out and about the city this time around depicted a much brighter and energetic atmosphere than his previous journey.
“Today, the sidewalks are packed with millennials taking a break from beach volleyball to sip craft beer and nibble on artisanal pickles,” he said.
As the city continues to flourish under the new wave of capitalism taking root, the level of energy shooting through the streets is unprecedented. With a constant growth, the city is constantly changing–evolving.
“Detroiters, it turns out, will not be discouraged,” Larsen said. “There is space to dream big in Detroit, to do things that would be impossible almost everywhere else, and this is part of the reason it feels like the most exciting city in America right now.”
News Source: http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2017/11/20/detroit-michigan-travel/880349001/