Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Miami Critical Mass : Friday, April 25th



Friday, April 25th
6:30pm (ride starts at 7:15pm)

Government Center
150 NW First Street
Downtown Miami

The ride will be going through East Little Havana, Overtown, Allapattah, Liberty City, Little Haiti, Upper East Side, North Bay Village, North Beach, Miami Beach, Venetian Islands, and Downtown. The route / map is available here, total distance is approximately 20 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.

Cyclists ride at their own risk and assume responsibility for their own safety!

Don't forget to bring front and rear bicycle lights. It's the law! We will be leaving at 7:15pm sharp. If you arrive late you will be left behind, the ride starts & ends in Downtown Miami. Rain or shine!

THIS IS NOT A RACE! SLOWER RIDERS TO THE FRONT!

Bring your bicycle sound systems.. #bikesthatgoboom

The Magic City Bicycle Collective will have a tent set up in the Government Center parking lot prior to the start of the ride with a repair stand and t-shirts. Ensure that your bicycle is in safe working order! They will demonstrate simple bike care and do minor bicycle repairs and maintenance. Make a donation to this great non-profit group if they assist you!

Bring a bike lock.. don't lose your bike by being careless. Do not leave your bike unattended if not locked securely. Also, don't leave your bike(s) inside your vehicles and/or car bike racks without locking them.



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Please read the tips & guidelines to help you understand what is expected of all participants on this community ride. Cyclists ride at their own risk and assume responsibility for their own safety! This is a very large group and you should all look out for one another.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Miami Bike Polo 3-Year Anniversary BBQ



Sunday, April 27th
2pm

Come celebrate 3 Years of Miami Bike Polo at Jose Marti Park on Sunday, April 27th! We play on the basketball courts under I-95 on SW 5th Street, between 3rd & 4th Ave in Little Havana/Brickell.

Bring food to grill on the BBQ, beverages, and snacks if you want to eat and drink. Bring a blanket to picnic on the grass. Arrive early if you wish to learn how to play, beginners and spectators are always welcomed and we have loaner mallets and bicycles! Thanks to Willie's Bicycles for the continued support.

"Like" Miami Bike Polo on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest bike polo happenings.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Goldsprints at Blackbird Ordinary



Friday, April 18th
8pm

Blackbird Ordinary
729 SW 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33130

Goldsprints are back! Join Bike Tech at Blackbird Ordinary on Friday April 18th for an electrifying night of races, music, drinks and prizes! Cash prize for the fastest 250 meter sprint. Food provided by Grill Master Café. Races start at 8pm, 21+

RSVP on Facebook

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Stolen Bike Alert



Two Loco Fixie bikes stolen from NE 4th Ct & 78th St on Wednesday (4/2). One is white with one wheel being Orange and the other is Army Green with one wheel being Orange as well. Both bikes have "MIA" stickers. The green one currently has a basket harness over the rear wheel. Contact G at (786) 277-2776 if you have  any information.




2009 black and red SE Lager stolen from NW 2nd Avenue in downtown Miami on Saturday (3/29). Contact Jay at (754) 800-2404 if you have any information.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Tour De Force - Florida


Photo by Bruce Bennett

Monday, April 7th
10am

17550 Collins Avenue
Sunny Isles, FL 33160

"On Monday, April 7th, approximately 200 riders will suit up once again to kick off a five-day, 270-mile charity bicycle ride for Florida’s fallen law enforcement officers. Denny’s, one of America’s largest full-service family restaurant chains, is proud to serve as the title sponsor of the 17th annual Tour de Force charity bike ride that stretches north along U.S. 1 from Miami to Daytona Beaches – making daily stops all along the route – in an effort to raise both money and awareness for the cause.

Kicking off at 10 a.m. at the Sunny Isles Denny’s located at 17550 Collins Avenue, the ride’s opening ceremonies will be presided over by a multi-agency honor guard and Sunny Isles Chief of Police Fred Maas.

In 2013, four Florida officers were killed in the line of duty: Deputy Sheriff Daniel Rivera of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Sergeant Mike Wilson of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Master Deputy Sheriff Joseph “Shane” Robbins of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Sergeant Gary Morales of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office; this year’s tour aims to raise more than $75,000 for their families.

“Tour de Force is an incredible organization and Denny’s is thrilled have opportunity for the third year in a row to give back to the families of those who made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Adam Jacobs, Denny's Miami co-op president. “Thanks in large part to the generosity of our guests, Denny’s has helped Tour de Force raise more than $86,000 to-date, and we hope to top ourselves this year on behalf of those who gave so much to serve and protect our communities.”

For five days, participants will trek up Florida’s east coast through 42 law enforcement jurisdictions, stopping at Denny’s restaurants along the way to refuel with complimentary Denny’s Fit Fare® meals and refreshments. While the ride concludes in Daytona Beach on Friday, April 11, the campaign itself will culminate at the annual Florida Law Enforcement Memorial Service presented by the Florida Fraternal Order of Police in early May in Tallahassee, Fla. At the event, Denny’s and Tour de Force will present a check to each of the five families of fallen officers.

“This ride and all it represents wouldn’t be possible without Denny’s ongoing support and partnership,” said Detective Craig Catlin, executive director of Tour de Force and North Miami Beach police officer. “2014 is shaping up to be another unforgettable year for Tour De Force and the four families that need our help now more than ever.”

Since its inaugural ride in 1997, Tour De Force has raised more than $300,000 for the families of fallen officers and law enforcement related organizations. This year, police officers throughout the state are selling 2014 Tour de Force charity bike ride patches – designed by Officer Michael Mundy of the North Miami Beach Police Department – that honor their four fallen comrades. The patches are $5 and can be purchased directly from participating law enforcement officers and their agencies – 100 percent of all proceeds will be donated directly to Tour De Force."

For more information about Tour de Force please visit www.FloridaTourdeForce.org.

Monday, March 31, 2014

!¡!Cañones Sueltos!¡!



Thursday, April 3rd 2014
9pm

Starts @
Hialeah Market (Tri-Rail Station)
1200 SE 11th Avenue
Hialeah, FL 33142

Ends @
The Corner
1035 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33136

The race is approximately 7.4 miles, 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 - $30 Bar Tab
• 2nd place - $15 Bar Tab
• 3rd place - 1 FREE shot or beer
• 4th place - $25 Gift Card to Miami Bike Shop
• 5th place - 1 month membership to Magic City Bicycle Collective
• DFL - Free full tune up from Magic City Bicycle Collective

Lights & helmets are required!

Here's a video from the February 2014 race:

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Miami Critical Mass : Friday, March 28th



Friday, March 28th
6:30pm (pedals up 7:15pm)

Government Center
150 NW First Street
Downtown Miami

The ride will be going through Little Havana, West Flagler, Coral Gables, Miracle Mile, Coral Way, Shenandoah, Riverside, and Downtown. The route / map is available here, total distance is approximately 11.1 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.

*ULTRA Music Festival is taking place this weekend so expect large crowds and increased (motor vehicle  / pedestrian) traffic in the Downtown area. Expect sparse parking and an influx of people using the Metrorail and Metromover.

The ride will be ending at NW 1st Ave between 3rd & 2nd St (east side of Government Center). Adjacent to the parking lot where most participants typically park their vehicles.

Bring your bicycle sound systems... You are the street/parking lot party!

Don't forget to bring bicycle lights. It's the law! We will be leaving at 7:15pm sharp. If you arrive late you will be left behind, the ride starts & ends in Downtown Miami. Rain or shine!

THIS IS NOT A RACE! SLOWER RIDERS TO THE FRONT!

The Magic City Bicycle Collective will have a tent set up in the parking lot with a repair stand and t-shirts. They will demonstrate simple bike care and do minor bicycle repairs and maintenance. Make a donation to this great non-profit group if they assist you!

Bring a bike lock.. don't lose your bike by being careless. Do not leave your bike unattended if not locked securely. Also, don't leave your bike(s) inside your vehicles and/or car bike racks without locking them.



PLEASE READ & SHARE THIS!



Please read the tips & guidelines to help you understand what is expected of all participants on this community ride. Cyclists ride at their own risk and assume responsibility for their own safety! This is a very large group and you should all look out for one another.