Wednesday, September 10, 2014

City of Miami - Bicycle Facilities

Miami recently ranked #29 in Bicycling Magazine's "2014 Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities" and locals are scratching their heads wondering exactly where all the bike lanes, sharrows, and greenways are located. Fret no more as we have uploaded a PDF of the bicycle facilities throughout the City of Miami. Keep in mind this is only City of Miami and does not include Miami-Dade County or other municipalities.

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Monday, September 08, 2014

Miami Critical Mass August Photos & Videos

Once again the consensus amongst participants is that the August Miami Critical Mass ride went much smoother than in recent months, the presence and aid of both the City of Miami and Coral Gables police played a large role in this.  The ride traversed through Little Havana, West Flagler, Coral Gables, Miracle Mile, Coral Way, The Roads, Brickell, and Downtown. The City of Miami bicycle patrol joined the ride once again. While things went mostly well we wish to remind everyone that there is still room for improvement amongst riders. Most notably when it pertains to riders illegally riding over the solid double yellow line and going against oncoming traffic. Also, there are still some riders with no lights on their bicycles and those who allow large gaps to form around them, let's try to keep it one unit. For more tips go here.

Check out over 100 photos from the August '14 Miami Critical Mass ride captured by event photographer Arturo P.


Click to view photos


This video was filmed on inline skates,  courtesy of Brent Allen Images




Cool time-lapse video of the entire ride

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Stolen Bike Alert



3G bike stolen from South Beach on 9/7. It has 100 spoke straight-laced wheels, hairpin tan saddle,  and tan ODI grips. Contact Mike at (410) 474-4344 if you have any information.




Matte black Leader 725 with front Aerospoke stolen from Little Havana residence on 9/3. Contact Alex at (786) 554-1357 if you have any information.




Black Cannondale R400 with red Origin-8 rims, bullhorns, red chain and saddle. Stolen in strong arm robbery in Liberty City on 8/30. The following day a bike thief on South Beach was spotted with a messenger bag which was also stolen from this victim. Contact Felix at (786) 553-9970 if you have any information.






Two bicycles stolen from South Beach on Tuesday 9/2. First is a pastel yellow bike single-speed with celeste rims, and brown saddle. Second is a black Bianchi Pista with riser bars. Email Samantha if you have any information.




Black Pure Fix with red deep dish rims stolen from downtown Miami. Contact Eli at (786) 547-1659 if you have any information.


Thursday, September 04, 2014

South Bayshore Drive : Public Meeting



Monday, September 15th
6pm

City Hall Chambers
3500 Pan American Drive
Miami, FL 33133

The City of Miami is planning on making improvements which include designated bike lanes to South Bayshore Drive between Aviation Avenue and Mercy Way (Coconut Grove). We encourage the cycling community to provide feedback for the project, so please attend the public meeting and discuss the proposed plans.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Miami Critical Mass : Friday, August 29th



Friday, August 29th
6:30pm (ride starts at 7:15pm)

Government Center
150 NW First Street
Downtown Miami

The ride will be going through Riverside, Little Havana, West Flagler/Coral Gate, Coral Gables, Miracle Mile, Coral Way (Shenandoah/Silver Bluff), The Roads, Brickell, and Downtown. Total distance is approximately 11.5 miles. It's strongly suggested that you print a copy of the map or save it on your phone in case you are tardy or get lost.

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.






Friday, August 22, 2014

The Miami Bike Scene T-Shirts!



ORDER T-SHIRTS HERE

Back by popular demand! We will be getting another limited run of The Miami Bike Scene t-shirts in 2 1/2 weeks. We're also very pleased to now offer a women's tee! Shirts are $15 each w/ FREE shipping & handling. Those who pre-order shirts via Paypal will also receive a FREE The Miami Bike Scene sticker!

Please order today if you would like a shirt as these go rather quickly. Pre-order deadline is 2pm on Wednesday, September 3rd. All t-shirt orders will be delivered 2nd week of September.



Ordering:
Provided below is an illustration with a ( # ) next to each shirt, select the size and model # using the Paypal drop-down menu, add to cart and then proceed to checkout.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


MEN'S TEE

Men's shirts are printed on Gildan 100% cotton preshrunk tees.


10 Available Colors:
White Design (Pink, Purple, Blue, Green, Black, Orange, and Red)
Pink Design (Blue, Purple, and Black)

Available Sizes:

YL S M L XL 2XL 3XL

Ordering Example:

Medium #10 Black & pink (signifies you want a black shirt with pink print in size medium)

* If you are ordering more than 1 item please add all your selected items to the cart and check out only once so that you don't pay for S&H twice.

2XL/3XL sizes are $2 extra






WOMEN'S TEE




We're now offering women's style tees. Printed on Next Level Apparel - The Perfect Tee. 100% combed cotton jersey.

8 Available Colors: White Design (Red, Black, Neon Heather Pink, Turquoise, Purple Rush, Kelly Green, and Lilac) Pink Design (Royal)

Available Sizes:

S M L XL 2XL


Monday, August 18, 2014

Tour de Redland



Sunday, August 24th
7:15am

Larry and Penny Thompson Park
12451 SW 184th Street
Miami, FL 33177

Join the Everglades Bicycle Club for the Tour de Redlands, a free outreach ride tracing the routes used by EBC in the 1970's. They'll depart from Larry and Penny Thompson Park at 7:30 AM. The fast group will go down to Robert Is Here for a 48 mile ride. A slower paced 30 mile ride will set off to RF Orchids and through Cauley Square. It is an upsupported ride with no ride leaders. Riders must wear helmets and bring hydration (at least two water bottles).

Route Map: 48mi & 30mi