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Saturday, August 01, 2015

!¡!CAÑONES SUELTOS!¡!

Thursday, August 6th
9pm

Starts @
LaGorce Park
Miami Beach, FL 33141

Ends @
Kill Your Idol
222 Española Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139

The race is approximately 6 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

Prizes:
• 1st place - $35 Bar Tab + Bike Nerds swag
• 2nd place - $25 Bar Tab
• 3rd place - $25 Bar Tab


Lights & helmets are required!

Here's a video from the June 2015 race:

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Miami Critical Mass : Friday, July 31st


Friday, July 31st
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.



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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Vuelta a Miami 2015



Sunday, July 26th
7:30am

El Palacio de Los Jugos
14300 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33184

The Vuelta a Miami is back for it's 7th edition come Sunday, July 26th. The 95 mile race along Krome Avenue and US-27 is considered the largest and toughest cycling race in South Florida. Come spectate with your friends and family, they'll have food, music, and entertainment.

Pro 1-2, Cat 3, Cat 4, Master 35+ / 45+
Registration fee: $50

Visit ProCyclingMiami.com for more information and to register.

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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Crandon Boulevard Bike Lanes


For the past several years local cyclists have expressed safety concerns over the existing narrow and poorly marked bicycle lanes on Crandon Boulevard, one of the most popular cycling routes in South Florida. Well, it appears that on Monday, July 13th Miami-Dade County PWWM will finally begin work on the Crandon Boulevard milling and resurfacing project,  a project which was delayed due to the emergency rehabilitation needed for the Bear Cut Bridge in late 2012.

In an attempt to discourage speeding, the traffic lanes on Crandon Boulevard from the east end of Bear Cut Bridge (Crandon Marina) to just west of the Calusa Circle will be narrowed from 12' to 11' which simultaneously will add a 2' buffer to the existing bike lanes. The bicycle lanes will be painted green (intersections will include peg-a-tracking) and Miami-Dade PWWM will also install white vibratory lines (rumble strips) to alert motorists drifting into the bicycle lane. Most of the work is expected to take place at night and should be completed in December.


Project Description:
The project is located along Crandon Blvd. from the Crandon Park Marina to Calusa Circle in Miami-Dade County Commission District 7. This project has been initiated to improve the roadway surface, driving conditions and enhance existing bicycle facilities along the Causeway. The scope of work includes the following: milling, resurfacing, signing and pavement markings to include green pavement and vibratory lines.

Construction Schedule:
Construction is scheduled to begin on July 13, 2015 and is anticipated to be completed in December 2015.
*The construction schedule above is weather permitting.

Methodology and Efforts:
All efforts are being made to minimize the impact from construction activities to area residents, schools, businesses and motorists. The area will be restored to its original condition immediately upon the completion of construction activities. The restoration activities will address any areas impacted by the project, such as grassy areas, sidewalks and others items affected by the construction.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Mr. Frank Calderon, Communications Manager, Public Information and Outreach Division, at 305-375-4815 or by e-mail at fcald@miamidade.gov.

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Monday, July 06, 2015

Miami Critical Mass - June 2015 (Photos & Video)


Click image above to view 145 photos from the Miami Critical Mass ride in June!

Also, check out this brief but cool aerial footage of the ride below. The June ride traversed through Riverside, West Flagler, Coral Gables, Coral Way, Shenandoah, Little Havana, Overtown, OMNI, Park West, and Downtown. Next ride is July 31st.


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