Monday, April 20, 2015

Miami Critical Mass : Friday, April 24th

Friday, April 24th
6:30pm (ride starts at 7:15pm)

Government Center
150 NW First Street
Downtown Miami

The ride will be going through Downtown, Little Havana, Grapeland Heights, Allapattah, Brownsville, Liberty City, and will finish at a cultural street festival in Wynwood. Total distance is approximately 16 miles.

All those arriving on bicycles will be welcomed into the Wynwood Life street festival for FREE! Enjoy food trucks, cold beers, mixed drinks, live music, art, fashion shows, vendors, and more!

Those needing to get back to Government Center will be escorted by the police, they will wait for approximately 15 minutes in Wynwood before traversing back to downtown. If you decide to go back to Government Center after spending some time at Wynwood Life, then follow the suggested route. Please avoid the dangerous railroad tracks on N Miami Avenue, cyclists frequently fall on the tracks and hurt themselves. As an alternative, take NW 1st Avenue, it even has a bike lane.

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.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Ride for Lotus House

Saturday, May 3rd

Coral Gables City Hall
405 Biltmore Way
Coral Gables, FL 33134

"A family ride event and festival starting and ending in Coral Gables with three rides for all skill levels: 20 miles, 38 miles and 62 mile metric ride. The bike ride will leave Coral Gables and head east through downtown Miami, Wynwood, Midtown, North Miami, Miami Beach and north to Hallandale. Route includes 3 rest stops and food at the ride finish. Rest stops include a stop at Lotus House  the recipient of the ride. FREE t-shirt for the first 200 registrants!!

We chose the month of May, the week before Mother’s Day to both celebrate and bring awareness to our beneficiary-- Lotus House. Dedicated to improving the lives of homeless women, youth and children. Lotus House provides sanctuary, support, education, and resources that empower them to heal, learn, grow and blossom into who they are truly meant to be."

Register HERE


Monday, April 13, 2015

Stolen Bike Alert

Matte Black Aventon Mataro track bike with front Aerospace wheel stolen from Downtown Miami on 4/14. Contact  Justin at (786) 287-8291 if you have any information.

Biomega aluminum 2-speed automatic belt-drive bicycle. White, fork glows in the dark, disc brakes. Cash reward. Contact Ozzy at (347) 908-8419 if you have any information.
Mint green The Crosby by Pure City Cycles stolen from Miracle Mile in Coral Gables on 4/14. Bike has a detachable coral/orange wire basket (not pictured). Contact Sara at (630) 386-2826 if you have any information.

2015 black and green Stumpjumper Evo stolen from Bayside in Downtown Miami on 4/12. Has hunter green stem (not pictured) and carbon bottle cage. Contact Tracy at (732) 413-3011 if you have any information.

2015 Trek Marlin 5 stolen outside of Kush in Wynwood on 4/12. The thieves were seen leaving in a silver Expedition. Contact Jennifer at (786) 319-6669 if you have any information.

2012 black Cannondale Trail 6 stolen outside of Kush in Wynwood on 4/12. The thieves were seen leaving in a silver Expedition. Contact Venessa at (786) 362-3707 if you have any information.

2012 black/orange Trek 4300 Disc stolen from SuViche in Wynwood on 4/12 . Contact Stephen at (340) 514-2179 if you have any information.

(Two) Trek Marlin 7 bicycles stolen from North Bay Village on 3/25. Size 19.5 and 17.5. Contact Telma at (786) 503-2434 or (786) 452-4828 if you have any information, $500 reward!

Brown Gary Fisher Gritty stolen from Little Haiti on 4/9. Has a gold chain. Contact Karson if you have any information.

Pure Fix Cycles stolen on 3/28 from Midtown Miami. Contact Kayla at (305) 989-1810 if you have any information.


Monday, April 06, 2015

Bikes, Beer, & BBQ

Sunday, April 12th
12 - 4pm FREE

Canvas Miami
90 NE 17 Street
Miami, Florida 33132

Miami's Independent Thinkers + A+E District host their very first bike event at Canvas Miami.

Starting at 12pm, discover the beautiful murals as well as the exciting plans and growth occurring within the A+E District during a 2 hour cruise of the neighborhood.

At 2pm, join Miami Bike Polo & The Miami Bike Scene for an exciting game of bike polo. They'll also be playing other fun bicycle games including: foot down, pick up the u-lock, bottom bracket, and a track stand competition.

Bike repair and ride support provided by Magic City Bicycle Collective.

Enjoy a good ol' fashion backyard BBQ offering vegetarian options. Enjoy complimentary Peroni, J├Ągermeister, Lemon City Ice Tea, Vita Coco along with Kryo Pops provided by Kryogenifex & our friends at The New Tropic.

DJ V will be hitting the decks for your listening pleasure.



Saturday, April 04, 2015

The Underline Public Meetings

The Underline's Public Meetings April 16-18! Please attend and tell them what you want.

Friends of the Underline, in partnership with Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and the Miami-Dade Transit Department, cordially invite area you to attend three public meetings for The Underline Master Plan.

Meetings will focus on hearing your thoughts and ideas on what you want to do and see on the future Underline. Guided by the consultant design team, James Corner Field Operations, the conversation will inform the Framework Plan and Demonstration projects’ scope as well as to set key priorities together with the community.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 
Review Coral Gables, South Miami, to Dadeland S. Station areas 
6 - 8pm
Korach Gallery
Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center
UM School of Architecture
1223 Theo Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Note: For residents/business owners within a mile of the MPath from LeJeune Rd (SW 57 Av.) & US1 to the intersection of Old Dixie Hwy. and Denicke St. 
Sign up for meeting here.

Friday, April 17, 2015 
Review Brickell area 
5 - 7pm.
Miami-Dade Public Library
Main Library auditorium
101 W. Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130
Note: For residents and business owners within a mile of the MPath at the Miami River to SW 26 Ave.
Sign up for meeting here.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 
Review Vizcaya, Coconut Grove, Douglas Station areas 
10am - 12pm
Vizcaya Village and Garage Frost Museum of Science property
3280 South Miami Ave., Miami FL 33129
Note: For residents and business owners within a mile of the MPath from SW 27th Road to the north side of LeJeune Rd and US1.
Sign up for meeting here.

You may also take this survey. The results of the survey will be shared with the design consultants. 

Please check for changes in dates/times of meetings.

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