Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Miami Critical Mass : Friday, June 24th

Friday, June 24th
6:30pm (ride starts at 7:15pm)

Government Center
150 NW First Street
Downtown Miami

The ride will be going through East Little Havana, Grapeland Heights, Allapattah, Brownsville, Liberty City, Wynwood, Overtown, and Downtown Miami. Total distance is approximately 16 miles.

W. Flagler Street is under reconstruction. Only 2 lanes are open, please obey all road closed signage. Do not weave in & out of barricade drums. Do not ride on closed lanes!

All eyes appear to be on Miami Critical Mass and it’s time for participants to prove the opposition wrong. Everyone riding is solely responsible for their actions and should lead by example. If you see someone riding or behaving irresponsibly, then let them know it’s not acceptable. If you’re partaking in the ride, then it’s your duty to positively influence others. Ride safely and be courteous to everyone in the community, if you can’t do this then quite simply you are not welcomed. There’s no room for hostile, drunk, moronic individuals. There are a lot of great people on these rides, enjoying their city by bicycle for 1-2 hours on the last Friday of every month, and it’s rather unfortunate that a few bad apples can ruin this special occurrence for everyone else. To frustrated motorists, borrow a bicycle and try joining the ride sometime with some friends. You never know, you just may experience one of the most fun, free, and healthy social gatherings South Florida has to offer.

Bicycle Rules & Safety Tips

  • Stay in the right lane, and do not ride across middle line on the road into opposite travel lane
  • Yield to emergency vehicles.
  • No Headphones! While riding a bicycle it is illegal to wear a headset, headphone or other listening device, other than a hearing aid or instrument for the improvement of defective human hearing.
  • Safety Lights: Front & rear lights are required by law in the State of Florida. 
  • Kids under 16 years of age must wear helmets.
  • Do not ride on the sidewalk.
  • Passing: A passing cyclist is responsible for the safety of the cyclist that is being passed. When passing ring a bell and/or say "on your left".
  • Yield to pedestrians and buses.
  • No drinking of alcohol or illegal activity during ride.
  • Do not filter forward past stopped cars at a red light.
  • Skateboarders, inline skaters and recumbent bikes are welcomed, exercise caution.
  • Do not litter or vandalize any property.
  • Stopping: If you must stop to check your bike, phone, gear etc please move over to the sidewalk when it's clear. Do not stop abruptly in the middle of the street with the mass behind you. You will more than likely cause a cyclist to hit you and/or swerve and hit someone else.
  • Always perform an "ABC Quick" Bike Check to ensure that your bike is in safe working order.


Monday, June 20, 2016

Stolen Bike Alert

Stealth B-52 electric bike stolen from Miami Bikes located on 88th St and Biscayne Blvd on (6/19). The bike does not have key or charger. If you have any information please contact (786) 387-1594.

IZIP E3 Sumo fat tire electric bike stolen from Miami Bikes located on 88th St and Biscayne Blvd on (6/19). The bike does not have key or charger. If you have any information please contact (786) 387-1594.

Haibike Xduro HardSeven RC electric bike stolen from Miami Bikes located on 88th St and Biscayne Blvd on (6/19). The bike does not have key or charger. If you have any information please contact (786) 387-1594.

2015 IZIP E3 Dash electric bike stolen from Miami Bikes located on 88th St and Biscayne Blvd on (6/19). The bike does not have key or charger. If you have any information please contact (786) 387-1594.

Fuji Nevada 29er 1.7 stolen on (6/13) from building in Brickell. Contact Alberto at (786) 678-8942 if you have any information.

Trek X-Caliber 6 with disc brakes and Maxis tires stolen from Midtown on (6/6). Contact Andrea at (786) 280-1195 if you have any information.


Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Underline Cycling Club: Bike Ride to PAMM

Sunday, July 3rd
10:00am- 12:30pm

Douglas Metrorail Station
3100 Douglas Rd
Miami, FL 33134

"Bike to PAMM with The Underline Cycling Club on Sunday, July 3rd. We’ll meet at 10 AM at the Douglas Metrorail Station and ride north 7.1 miles one way to PAMM (Perez Art Museum Miami) 1103 Biscayne Blvd.

Please join us for our monthly M-Path bike ride with a cultural twist. We have arranged for FREE admission to the museum for the first 50 cyclists who sign up and a special Underline Cycling Club museum tour. Our monthly rides are open to all bicyclists age 12 and over. Let’s show that biking is a fun, safe, and healthy way for you and your family and enjoy one of our county's cultural gems. Helmets, waivers, and fun required!

You can make a tax-deductible contribution of any amount but $10 person is recommended and very much appreciated."

Friends of The Underline, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, will transform the underutilized land below Miami’s Metrorail, from the Miami River (near downtown) to Dadeland South Station, into a 10-mile, world-class, linear park and living art destination directly connected to transit.


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Snapper Creek Trail Public Workshop

Monday, June 27th

South Miami City Hall
6130 SW 72nd Street
South Miami, FL 33143

The Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) invites area residents to attend a public workshop for the Snapper Creek Trail Segment “B” Master Plan from K-Land Park (9475 SW 88 Street) to Dante Fascell Park (8600 SW 57 Ave), which is approximately 5 miles. The trail will ultimately connect community assets including the Dadeland North Metrorail Station, the M-Path/Underline, the Ludlam Trail, and the Red Road Linear Park.

This workshop is for the public to learn about the project and give input on pedestrian and bicycle improvements within the study area. As part of the workshop, County staff will answer questions about the plan.

The overall Snapper Creek Trail was originally identified as one of the main corridors in the North Dade Greenways Network Master Plan, and a Master Plan for the Snapper Creek Trail Segment “A”, from the FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus to K-Land Park, was prepared in 2008 as a result.

More information on the Snapper Creek Trail Segment “B” Master Plan, including the project presentation and draft map of alternatives, is available on the MPO website.


Monday, June 13, 2016

Crandon Boulevard Roadway & Bike Lane Improvement Project Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Wednesday, June 29th

Crandon Park Marina
4000 Crandon Blvd
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

"As part of a six-month project, Crandon Boulevard was milled and resurfaced to increase safety. Improvements were made to the existing bike lane by adding vibratory striping, alerting drivers when they cross into the bike lane. Also, a diagonally striped buffer zone creating separation between motorists and cyclists; solar-powered pavement lights/reflectors to illuminate the traffic lane/bike lane separation at night; and green reflective paint on the  bike lane to clearly signal to drivers that the bike lane is not part of the right-of-way" - Mayor Gimenez

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