Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 9 am - 11am (Registration Opens at 7:30 am)

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NSO Bell Building 
882 Oakman Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48238

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Denise Figurski 
Neighborhood Service Organization 
313-961-4890, ext. 1069 

Mission Statement

Changing lives through innovative human services that harness the power of choice.

 To learn more about NSO Programs and Services visit our website:  www.nso-mi.org



Handlebars for the Homeless (H4H) is a guided bike tour supporting the programs and services of Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO). 

The tour will begin and end at the NSO Bell Building located at 882 Oakman Blvd. in Detroit (the former historic Michigan Bell Building). The approximately 17-mile tour will take participants through some of Detroit’s most beautiful areas including the campus of University of Detroit-Mercy, Sherwood Forest Boston Edison and Palmer Park neighborhoods as well as the Live6 Alliance area.


NSO is proud to celebrate our 60th Anniversary serving Metro Detroit's most vulnerable citizens.  Our mission, changing lives through innovative human services that harness the power of choice, continues to impact the children, youth, adults and seniors we serve.

There are estimated to be more than 15,000 homeless individuals living on the streets of Detroit.  NSO Homeless Recovery Services' programs focus on ending homelessness by working to move individuals off the streets and into a home. 

By supporting H4H, you will be helping NSO change lives!

    General Information


Note:  Registration discounts are valid through July 30.  Online registration is available through August 4. Onsite registration will be available at the event.

Individual Registration:  $35/cyclist through July 30 / $40/cyclist after July 30

Team Registration: 

 Small Teams of 4-9 Cyclists - $30/cyclist through July 30                

 Large Teams of 10 or more Cyclists - $25/cyclist through July 30

Note:  To receive the discounted Team Registration Fee, your Team Captain must contact Denise Figurski at NSO to receive the appropriate Team Promo Code based on the number of cyclists on your Team. Team Members can register as a group or individually with the Team Name, Team Captain and Promo Code.  All Teams must register by July 30 to receive the discounted. After July 30, registration fee is $40/cyclist

Team Captains:  Contact Denise Figurski with your Team Name, Team Captain and number of Cyclists on your Team to receive your Team Promo Code. corporateaffairs@nso-mi.org or 313-961-4890, ext. 1069 


Start/FinishNSO Bell Building - 882 Oakman Blvd., Detroit 48238

ParkingSecure parking will be available at several locations.  

T-shirtsParticipants may pick up their high performance NSO Handlebars for the Homeless T-shirt at onsite check-in and registration.

Onsite Check-in:   All cyclists must check in before riding.  At check-in, riders will sign a participant waiver and receive a spoke card and T-shirt.

Onsite Registration:  Participants may register to ride at the event. Registration will be available at the event @ $40/person.

Helmet Policy:  All cyclists must wear a bicycle helmet - No amplified music/whistles - No children under 14 years of age - All youth must be accompanied by a parent throughout the ride.

Starting Times:

7:30 a.m. – Onsite Check-in and Registration Open

9:00 a.m. – Ride Departs

11:00 a.m. – Approximate Return Time, Light Lunch 

AAA Bicycle Saftey Tips

Pledge to Share the Roads


For more information on sponsorship or participating in the 2016 NSO Handlebars for the Homeless contact Denise Figurski, Special Events & Volunteer Manager at 313-961-4890, ext. 1069 or corporateaffairs@nso-mi.org.