Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Miami Critical Mass : Friday, July 25th



Friday, July 25th
6:30pm (ride starts at 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. 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.




Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Stolen Bike Alert



White PureFix stolen from apartment building on South Beach on evening of 7/22. Please contact Jose at (305) 804-6631 if you have any information.



2013 white Specialized Sirrus stolen from Downtown Miami on evening of 7/22. Please contact Denise at (561) 212-7926 if you have any information.




Specialized Tarmac SL3 stolen from parked vehicle in Normandy Isles. Please contact Alexander at (305) 333-4134 if you have any information.




Trek Lexa LS stolen from garage in Homestead. Serial # WTU132C2232G. Please contact Angela at (786) 382-3839 if you have any information.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Memorial Ride for Craig Camlin



Sunday, July 20th
8:30am

Snyder Park
3299 SW 4th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

"Join us as we ride together to celebrate Craig Camilin's life and to raise awareness for cycling safety. Craig loved to ride his bicycle but unfortunately he was struck by a hit and run driver while on his way to work. Craig was dragged 2 miles then dumped behind a trash bin. He survived a few months after the accident but unfortunately passed away from complications from his injuries.

This will be a fully police escorted ride with SAG support provided by Bike Tech.. Cycle from Snyder Park to the location of the accident for a short memorial service then back to Snyder Park. All cyclists will travel in one pack riding 18-20mph. Route is approximately 25 miles round trip.

Celebrate Craig's life after the ride. Join us for an amazing BBQ and don't forget to bring cash for a chance to win one of many raffle prizes!"

Donation $10 per rider
*All of the proceeds go to Bit by Bit Therapy

Monday, July 14, 2014

SeeMeInTheDark Reflective 360° T-Shirt Contest



WIN this custom REFLECTIVE "The Miami Bike Scene / I Bike Miami" tee with 360° of reflectivity for optimal visibility!

To enter -- it's simple!
1. Follow @SeeMeInTheDark on Twitter, Instagram and/or like us on Facebook.

2. Post your best "Bicycling in Miami" pics and include the hashtags #beSEEN #miamibikescene - tweet them to us, tag us in them on Facebook and/or Instagram -- each post counts as an entry into the contest!

3. Winner to be picked at random on Monday, July 21st at 12pm EST - just in time to wear your new custom REFLECTIVE 360° tee to July's Critical Mass Miami!

Happy posting!

SeeMeInTheDark is a Miami-based company that specializes in custom, REFLECTIVE apparel. They use the highest quality 3M reflective material to enable you to readily BE SEEN by motorists. Visit SeeMeInTheDark.com to check out how you can order your own customize, reflective apparel.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Havana Connection: A Journey Into Cuban BMX

Check out this excellent short by Dillon Hearns from Atmosphere Bikes recent trip to Havana, Cuba. The Atmosphere crew's sole purpose of going to the island was to help facilitate Havanas BMX community in any way they could. They took over 250 pounds worth of bmx parts, clothing, shoes, and more to Cuba. There's some great footage of them riding through the city and along El Malecón, plus clips of El Patinódromo skatepark.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Stolen Bike Alert



Black and yellow Specialized Allez stolen from downtown Miami. Please contact Cristina if you have any information.




White "Giordano Rapido" bike stolen from Biscayne Blvd & 17th St on 7/9. Has red deep V rims and black & red handlebar tape. Please contact Eduardo at (305) 905-9752 if you have any information.



Vintage blue steel Schwinn Sprint road bike with Speedplay pedals was stolen from Biscayne Blvd and 34th Street. The bike owner is a victim of strong-arm robbery, the assailant was a dark skin, hispanic male with various tattoos on his arms. Please contact Kevin at (305) 781-1339 if you have any information.




Pure Fix Bravo stolen from Miami Beach on 7/8. All black frame with blue deep dish wheels. Please contact Federico at (786) 683-7603 if you have any information.




Chrome Pure Fix stolen from South Miami on 7/4. Serial # NHS052214. It has a black left crank chrome BMX type bars. 2 lights and has a sticker on the right side. Please contact George at (305) 216-1644 if you have any information.




2006 "gang green" Bianchi Volpe stolen from the corner of 17th and Collins in Miami Beach on 6/24. Please contact Abram at (954) 534-6385 if you have any information. $200 reward!

Monday, July 07, 2014

Miami Critical Mass June 2014 Photos & Video

The June Miami Critical Mass ride appears to have gone a bit smoother than those in recent months, however there is still a lot of room for improvement amongst riders. Most notably when it pertains to riders allowing gaps to form and those who illegally cross over the solid double yellow line. Also, there's still riders with no lights on their bicycles.

The ride traversed through Little Havana, West Flagler, Grapeland Heights, Allapattah, Brownsville, Liberty City, Wynwood, Midtown, Edgewater, OMNI, Park West, and Downtown. Check out over 100 photos from the June '14 Miami Critical Mass ride captured by event photographer Arturo P.


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Here's a video of the diverse group riding up the NW 22nd Avenue Bridge in Allapattah. In the video you can see a rather large amount of splintered riders (3:45 - 9:00), this gap was due to the Flagler Street Bridge going up towards the start of the ride.