Tuesday, February 02, 2016

5th Annual Gables Bike Day

Sunday, February 28th
11am - 3pm

A Day Dedicated to Celebrating & Promoting Bike Safety in Coral Gables

"Bike Walk Coral Gables will be hosting their 5th Annual Gables Bike Day on Sunday February 28, 2015 from 11AM-3PM in Merrick Park across from the historic Coral Gables City Hall at 405 Biltmore Way Coral Gables, FL 33134. Biltmore Way from LeJeune to Segovia St. will be closed to vehicular traffic.

Bike Walk Coral Gables invites all cyclists, skaters, parents and children to this event for a day in promoting health, physical activity and bike safety in the community including guided bike tours throughout Coral Gables, healthy food and drink vendors, farmer’s market, live music, art bike exhibit, scavenger hunt, family activities, giveaways, fitness classes and much more."

Event page on Facebook

Here's a video from last year's event.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Miami Critical Mass : Friday, January 29th

Friday, January 29th
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.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Sunday Bike Rides with the Mayor

Join Mayor Eugene Flinn for "Sunday Bike Rides with the Mayor",  a series of bike rides which are  part of Palmetto Bay's "Get Fit" year-long initiative.

January 17 & 24
February 7 & 21

Meet up 7:30am
Pedals up 8am

Meet at Starbucks at Old Cutler Road and SW 168 St. and ride (roundtrip 15 miles) south through Palmetto Bay and into Cutler Bay to Black Point Marina.

For more information contact Palmetto Bay Parks & Recreation at 305-259-1234.


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Stolen Bike Alert

Updated 1/23/16

2010 Trek 8000 stolen from Wynwood / Downtown Miami on 1/23/16. Contact Eddy at (786) 525-6528 if you have any information.

2014 Giant Anthem 27.5 stolen from Wynwood / Downtown on 1/23/16. Components include: orange grips, American Classic tubeless wheels, Stages Power Meter on left crank. Contact Cynthia at (305) 494-8987 if you have any information.

Two bicycles stolen from outside The Lost and Found Saloon in Wynwood on 1/17/16. First bike is a women's 2015 Miami Green Pearl Trek 7.3 FX, the 2nd bike is a white fixed gear with blue rear rim and seatpost. Contact Jessica at (305) 785-5063 if you have any information.

Celeste Aventon Mataro Low track bike stolen from Downtown / Overtown on 1/16/16. Black and white Cinelli handlebar tape, half link chain. Contact Ralphie at (305) 896-2601 if you have any information.

Black carbon fiber road bike stolen from Biscayne Blvd and 18th Street (Edgewater/Wynwood) on 1/14/16. Profile Design wheelset, Origin8 cranks, and red "Drop Dead" decals. Contact Justin at (786) 287-8291 if you have any information.

1988 Benotto 600 stolen from West Miami area on 1/14/16. Pink and white handlebars. Contact Zach at (954) 496-1668 if you have any information.

Blue 2014 women's Trek 7.4 stolen from Downtown Miami on 1/11/16. Contact Sabine at (786) 239-2633 if you have any information.


Thursday, January 07, 2016

Three Villages Bike Ride

Saturday, January 9th

Miami Shores Community Center
9617 Park Drive
Miami Shores, FL 33138

A family-fun 7.5 mile ride presented by The Greater Miami Shores Chamber of Commerce's Three Villages Committee, Miami Shores Mayor Alice Burch, Biscayne Park Mayor David Coviello, and El Portal Mayor Claudia Cubillos.

Pre-register for free online now. (Please note that registration has exceeded 100 so there are no more free t-shirts available.)

View route map here.

"You and your family are welcome to join the "Three Villages Bike Ride" which begins at the Miami Shores Community Center, loops through both Biscayne Park and El Portal, with a stop at Biscayne Bay! This is not a race, so kids and seniors are welcomed. Two levels of riders.

No training wheels, skateboards or rollerbladers. Must have helmet. Prizes will be awarded for best decorated bike, oldest finisher, youngest finisher. Free refreshments en route and at ride conclusion. DJ."

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