City Built Brewing Co.

DESTINATION:

City Built Brewing Co. (click for website) is one of the newest additions to our fine city's lineup of breweries! They're known for excellent and very unique craft beer, and delicious Puerto Rican food.

Street address: 820 Monroe Ave. NW Suite 155, Grand Rapids MI 49503 (click for Google Maps link)

DISTANCE

~1 mile (one way)

ROUTE PROFILE

Flat, along the lovely Grand River. Riding on wooden or paved multi-use paths nearly the entire way.

DIRECTIONS

  • Unlock your bike from the rack, get your helmet on.
  • Look towards the river for the giant blue sculpture. Ride down the ramp or walk your bike down the stairs.
  • From here, ride to the right/north along the river on the "River Edges" trail. Parts of the trail in downtown are along a wooden boardwalk, which can be bumpy and in some cases doesn't have a railing. You'll stay on this trail for just under a mile, to the historic Sixth Street bridge (looks like a railroad bridge).
  • Just past Sixth Street on the right you'll see City Built Brewing Co., at the southeast corner of Monroe and Mason. Lock your bike up on the rack and enjoy a beer at with that amazing White Pine discount of yours! 

NOTE: If you go a little bit overboard at City Built - it happens - remember, you have time to spare to sober up! Take your time. Have some awesome Puerto Rican food. If you're not comfortable getting back on your bike, don't do it! Remember, buzzed biking is drunk biking, and just as dangerous as drunk driving! There is a free shuttle bus - the DASH North - that can take you back downtown.  Biking around the city, ending up at City Built or another brewery, and taking the bus back is a certainly not uncommon for our riders.

Check out the bus system and routes at this page: https://www.ridetherapid.org/howtoride/bicycles-on-the-rapid. DASH North is route 22 on the Rapid system, and the bus stop is about a block to the east, away from the river. Tell the driver you want to get off at Monroe and Lyon downtown, and walk your bike from there back to the rack.