Motor City Canoe and Kayak rental opened in Flat Rock in 2016. Owners Alex Knoch and John Blevins think that Flat Rock is the perfect location combing retro style with old town charm.
Alex came up with idea as there was really no place downriver to canoe or kayak. Alex was a Boy Scout and had worked with the scouts up north for years with canoeing and kayaking. His friends asked him where they could rent canoes and kayaks in the area and seeing none south of Ann Arbor, Alex decided to open a place since there was a significant need.
Their location at Atwater near HuRoc Park in Flat Rock is the perfect entry point. Patrons can do a short 2 hour trip to Dodge Park or a longer 5 hour trip to Lake Erie.
Flat Rock Our Hometown (FROH) is excited to highlight Motor City Canoe and Kayak to our business community. It’s a perfect addition to our downtown that highlights why Flat Rock is quickly becoming a destination and recreation hub downriver. Just a note, it’s nice to have young business owners invest in our city, Alex is only 26 and now successfully runs other locations on top of starting in Flat Rock.
During the month of August, Motor City Canoe and Kayak is offering rent one get the other rental half off, Monday thru Thursday.