Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Miami Critical Mass : Friday, November 28th

Friday, November 28th
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.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Crankgiving Miami 2014 : Recap & Photos

Update: Check out over 300 photos on Facebook courtesy of James from Origin8!

An excellent and fun time was had by all at our 6th annual Cranksgiving Bicycle Food Drive & Alleycat Race yesterday afternoon, despite grey skies and strong winds we still managed to have 186 registered cyclists and collected 900 lbs in non-perishable items (an estimated $2,250 value) for the Camillus House. Thank you to Gary Medenhall and the Origin8 crew (James, Ross, and Michael) for all their help, to Sidebar Miami for hosting us, and most importantly to everyone who participated in this worthy cause. Also special thanks to all of our sponsors: Ass SaversBike NerdsChamp BagsChromeCinelliKINDKnogKryptoniteMack Cycle & FitnessMagic City Bicycle Collective, New BelgiumMonkeyLectricOmnium BicyclesRoad HollandSun Cycling, and Vita Coco. We hope to see you everyone again next year!

This year NBC's TODAY Show participated in Cranksgiving, anchors Natalie Morales and Kerry Sanders along with NBC tv correspondents Jawan Strader, Julia Bagg, and Jamie Guirola rode their bikes to help raise food for the Camillus House.

Cranksgiving was featured on NBC's TODAY Show Monday morning!


Congrats to John Voss on being the "Most Charitable" rider and winning a Road Holland jersey.

1st - Zugor
2nd - Katriel P
3rd - Amy P

1st Girl - Amy P (3rd overall)
2nd Girl - Laura P (4th overall)
3rd Girl - Maria J (11th overall)

1st Fixed - Zugor (1st overall)
1st Out of Towner - TIII (10th overall)
1st MTB - Mike C (6th overall)
1st Kids - Haley & Emily

Once again thanks to everyone who participated and hope to see you again next year!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Stolen Bike Alert

Turquoise Cannonade Quick hybrid stolen from El Portal on 11/19. Contact Patty if you have any information.

Baby blue Mango Macaw stolen from Miami Beach on 11/19. Contact Mark at (954) 803-0089 if you have any information.

Vintage Trek 1200 stolen off the bus on 11/12. Contact Antonio if you have any information.

Maroon vintage steel Lotus with pink head tube stolen from Miami Beach on 11/05. Contact Marc at (305) 305-4293 if you have any information.

2013 Specialized Epic Comp stolen on 11/05 from Belle Meade between 9-10:30pm. Contact Erick at (786) 863-5130 if you have any information.

Red Bianchi Camaleonte stolen on 10/12 from MDC downtown between 8-11am. Contact Giovanni at (305) 205-4066 if you have any information.

Black Roadmaster Granite Peak 26" mtb stolen on 10/20 from Lincoln Road in Miami beach. Contact Alexander at (305) 570-5421 if you have any information.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Le Tour de Miami (Video)

Check out this great recap video from Le Tour de Miami event which took place on November 7th with pro-cyclist Andrew Talansky, Shoe Gallery, and New Balance. This was a free evening ride through Downtown Miami, Overtown, Wynwood, Midtown, Edgewater, Brickell, The Roads, Coral Gables, and Little Havana. At the end of the ride there was food, refreshments, and a Q&A with Andrew Talansky.

Here's a promo video for the limited New Balance x Shoe Gallery footwear collaboration

Thursday, November 13, 2014

An Evening with the Pros

Thursday, November 20th

Mack Cycle & Fitness
5995 Sunset Drive
Miami, FL 33143

"Come meet two Le Tour de France champions George Hincapie and Christian Vande Velde along with world champion triathlete Leanda Cave and team Cannondale pro cyclist Cameron Wurf at Mack Cycle & Fitness! Q&A + Meet & Greet. Light refreshments will be served."

Facebook event page.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Goldsprints at Blackbird Ordinary

Saturday, November 15th

Blackbird Ordinary
729 SW 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33130

Goldsprints are back! Join Bike Tech at Blackbird Ordinary on Saturday, November 15th for an electrifying night of races, music, drinks and prizes!.Cash prize for the fastest 300 meter sprint, $5 buy-in! Men and women categories. $5 gift certificate for the first 20 registrations and raffle prizes from Pearl Izumi.

RSVP on Facebook

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Ludlam Trail Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, November 12th

South Miami Senior High School
6856 SW 53rd St
Miami, FL 33155

"Friends of the Ludlam Trail will host a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, November 12 at South Miami Senior High School, in order to provide the community a platform to voice their views about the current FECI proposal. The Friends of the Ludlam Trail will provide their vision for the park and trail, and FECI will have an opportunity to answer questions directly from the audience and provide an update regarding the latest changes to their application.

Miami-Dade County is being asked to change the land use designation of the Ludlam Trail to allow up to 2,600 apartments, single family homes and commercial units and a bike trail. Friends of the Ludlam Trail opposes the current proposal, but believes there is a way to balance FECI’s interests with a world class trail and park. Join us at the Town Hall meeting if you believe there is a way to balance private interests with public good!

• Learn about FOLT’s vision to create an WORLD CLASS Linear Park
• Learn more about Flagler’s proposal
• Sign our petition
• Hear the opinions and concerns of your neighbors
• Learn from local experts who believe an iconic park is possible
• Make your voice heard!

Friends of the Ludlam Trail remains opposed to the CDMP amendment application, but is dedicated to ushering a fair and transparent public process that balances neighborhood interests, with FECI's bottom line. Commissioner's Sosa and Suarez are invited, and the event will be moderated by South Miami Mayor Phillip Stoddard."

Sign their petition, and like Friends Of Ludlum trail on Facebook.