Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Miami Critical Mass : Friday, November 27th

Friday, November 27th
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.

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, November 23, 2015

Crankgiving Miami 2015 : Recap & Photos

Check out over 180 photos on Facebook courtesy of James from Origin8!

An excellent and fun time was had by all at our 7th annual Cranksgiving Bicycle Food Drive & Alleycat Race this past Saturday afternoon, despite the rain we still managed to have 100 registered cyclists and collected an estimated $1,000-1,200 in non-perishable items for the Camillus House. Thank you to Gary Medenhall and the Origin8 crew (James, Ross, Brian, Michael, and Eric) for all their help, to Sidebar Miami for hosting us, and most importantly to everyone who participated in this worthy cause. Also special thanks to all of our sponsors: Ass SaversAventónBike NerdsCycliq - Fly6Green Guru GearKINDKnogKryptoniteMack Cycle & FitnessMagic City Bicycle CollectiveThe Miami Bike ShopNew BelgiumMonkeyLectric,  Sun Cycling, and Vita Coco. We hope to see you everyone again next year!


Congrats to Ross Lukoff on being the "Most Charitable" partipant!

1st - Sauce
2nd - Marcelo
3rd - TIII

1st Girl - Naomi (7th overall)
2nd Girl - Krystle (10th overall)
3rd Girl - Tami (14th overall)

1st Fixed - Sauce (1st overall)
2nd Fixed - Justin (4th overall)
1st Out of Towner - TIII (3rd overall)
1st MTB - ?
1st Tall Bike - Gabriel
1st Kid - Ricky B

Once again thanks to everyone who participated and hope to see you again next year!

Check out this video footage courtesy of PaceLine Urban Racing which shows 1st and 2nd place riders racing from one supermarket to another!

Thanks for coming out guys! We would never be able to do it without YOU.Tag 'em if you know 'em!
Posted by Origin8 on Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Lucas Brunelle: Film Screening at Gramps

Thursday, December 3rd

176 NW 24th St
Miami, FL 33127

Urban cycling legend & videographer Lucas Brunelle is in the Magic City for Art Basel and will be joining us at Gramps in Wynwood for a FREE outdoor screening of two of his films "Lucas Brunelle Goes to Chernobyl 2014" and "BFF Miami Alleycat 2009".

*Specials on New Belgium Brewery beer during screening, 21+ #bikebasel

“Lucas Brunelle Goes to Chernobyl 2014” Synopsis (40 mins.):
In April 1986 a nuclear accident occurred in the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. 1,100 square miles are radioactive and restricted entry. The area has become known as "zone". Lucas Brunelle and four friends ride to the restricted area with a helmet camera and a Geiger counter. They are overwhelmed by the ironic beauty of the "zone".

“BFF Miami Alleycat 2009 ” Synopsis (5 mins.)
Unreleased footage from Bicycle Film Festival alleycat in Miami back in 2009. Features our good friend Ferny (RIP) and some riding on I-95!

Presentation starts at 8:30pm sharp followed by a Q&A with Mr. Brunelle after the screening.

+ The monthly !¡!Cañones Sueltos!¡! (Loose Cannons) race will be ending at Gramps in time for the screening, the race starts at 8pm sharp from Maceo Park. Details here.


Monday, November 02, 2015


It's back! Cranksgiving Miami returns for its seventh installment come Saturday, November 21st 2015. Registration 2pm.

For the past six years the Cranksgiving Miami food drive alleycat race and ride has helped collect non-perishable goods for those in need during the holiday season. To those unfamiliar with Cranksgiving, it's basically a food scavenger hunt on bicycles with all the goods collected being donated to Camillus House at the end of the race.


Participants will be asked to register at a table and will then receive a map/manifest before the start of the race. The map and/or manifest will have designated grocery store locations marked and a shopping list. Riders are to go to the grocery store checkpoints and buy the non-perishable food items from the checklist. There is no registration fee, the $10 and you need to bring go towards the purchase food items. The first participant to get to the finish after visiting all the checkpoints and purchasing all the items from the list wins!  Cranksgiving is lots of fun and for a great cause, it also helps shine a positive light on the local cycling community. Expect to spend about $2 at each grocery store ($10 total), it is required to keep all your receipts.

The race/ride is approximately 10 - 17 miles depending on whether you do the long or short route, speed will be an obvious factor. However, knowing your way around the city and the aisles of a supermarket can be advantageous.

 *Racing is not required, you can simply participate by riding with a group and visiting the checkpoints at your own pace. We want to make sure everyone is included, all bikes are welcomed. Please keep in mind that the cause is what's most important.

We're encouraging riders to participate in the ride as part of a team, group, and/or organization. So round up your co-workers, crew, etc and do it collectively. Ideally all teams would be wearing their respective group t-shirts or cycling jerseys. Represent your group by participating in this positive cycling event, it's more fun with friends!

Once again, it's totally okay to simply ride for the cause, racing is not a requirement. Most of the riders are just doing it for fun. We will also have prizes for the most charitable participants. If speed is not your thing you can ride the event as a scavenger hunt instead of a race. Last year over 180 local cyclists participated making it the largest alleycat in South Florida, everyone had a great time and the Camillus House was very appreciative about Cranksgiving. This year we're hoping to appeal to more riders, thus collecting more items for those in need!

We have a lot of cool prizes and giveaways courtesy of our sponsors:

Ass Savers
Bike Nerds
Cycliq - Fly6
Green Guru Gear
Mack Cycle & Fitness
Magic City Bicycle Collective
The Miami Bike Scene
The Miami Bike Shop
New Belgium
Sidebar Miami
Sun Cycling
Vita Coco

Please RSVP on Facebook and share event with friends.


Friday, October 30, 2015

!¡!Cañones Sueltos!¡!

Thursday, November 5th

Starts @
Peacock Park
2820 McFarlane Rd
Miami, FL 33133

Ends @
Wood Tavern
2531 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127

The race is approximately 7 miles with a random checkpoint, more details on Facebook.

"One of South Florida's gnarliest, heart wrenching, ball busting bike race/ride through the unforgiving brutal streets of Miami" - Sauce

• 1st overall - 5 drink tokens
• 2nd- 3 drink tokens
• 3rd- 2 drink tokens

Lights & helmets are required!

Here's a video from the August 2015 race:

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