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Gables Bike Tour: The Villages

Sunday, December 18th
10am

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

"Did you know that Coral Gables founder George E. Merrick planned 14 international-themed villages for the City Beautiful, but only seven were built? You will be amazed at the architectural styles from around the world that exist right here in our own backyard. On this ten-mile ride, you will visit the Chinese, Italian, Dutch South African, French City, French Country, French Normandy, and Florida Pioneer Villages of Coral Gables."

Presented by Coral Gables Museum and Bike Walk Coral Gables. Bike rentals and helmets (required for children under 16) are available at No Boundaries, conveniently located across the street from the Museum. Approximately 2 hrs.

$10; $5 for Museum members and children under 12.


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Crankgiving Miami 2016 : Recap & Photos


Check out over 130 photos on Facebook courtesy of James from Origin8!

A great and fun time was had by all at our 8th annual Cranksgiving Bicycle Food Drive & Alleycat Race, we had 85 registered cyclists and collected an estimated $800-$1,000 in non-perishable items for the Camillus House. Thank you to Gary Medenhall and the Origin8 crew (James, Ross, Brian, Michael, Alex, and Eric) 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 Nerds, Chrome, Clif Bar & CompanyKnogKryptoniteMack Cycle & FitnessMagic City Bicycle Collective, The Miami Bike SceneThe Miami Bike ShopMonkeyLectricNew BelgiumOrigin8, Sidebar Miami, and Vita Coco. We hope to see you everyone again next year!

Check out some more great photos here  and here by Travis Phillips!

Podium:

Congrats to Ross Lukoff on being the "Most Charitable" participant!

1st - Sauce
2nd - Marcelo
3rd - Raven
1st Girl - Alison
1st Out of Towner - TIII


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



Thanks for coming out guys! We would never be able to do it without YOU.Tag 'em if you know 'em!
Posted by Origin8 on Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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Coñocat | Alleycat


Saturday, December 3rd
Registration 2pm
Race 3pm
$10

Magic City Bicycle Collective
1100 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33136

Join us at the 2nd annual Coñocat!

"Coñocat is during one of the busiest times of year in Miami which is during Art Basel Miami. People from all across the World flock in and clog the streets from Downtown to South Beach viewing art works from renowned artists.

The Alleycat is going to be an "Art Basel" theme race with multiple checkpoints around the City, each checkpoint being either Public Art, Graffiti, or a major Landmark. At each checkpoint you'll be required to take a photo of (YOUR BIKE AT THE CHECKPOINT) and report back to the START before moving on to your next checkpoint."

Required:
- Bicycle
- $10
- Helmet
- Smartphone or camera (Fully Charged)

More details on Facebook event page

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Miami Art Week: Tips & Advice #bikebasel


It's Miami Art Week (Nov 29 - Dec 4) and Art Basel, so expect heavy traffic in Miami Beach, Wynwood, Midtown, and the Design District for the next few days. Parking will also be a nightmare so it should come as no surprise that bicycling will be the quickest & most convenient way to get around our Magic City.

We encourage you not to drive. Avoid gridlock and parking woes by riding your bicycle, but please do so safely.. #bikebasel

We've included a few basic tips below for those planning on riding to Miami Art Week/Art Basel events and/or any of the satellite fairs, and parties.

  • Don't have a bicycle? Try CitiBike.
  • If you're riding at night, you should absolutely have a red rear light and a front headlight. They help motorists and pedestrians alike see you on the road, and are required by law.
  • Be wary of drunk drivers, jay walkers, and out-of-towners searching for events. Don't forget we live in Florida where more than likely the driver of the vehicle will flee the scene if they strike a cyclist and/or pedestrian. 
  • When riding, pass vehicles with caution! Most motorists in Miami do not use turn signals.
  • Don't forget to lock up your bike properly! There's no point in saving time by going on bike if you're going to be walking home sobbing sans steed. Use a high quality u-lock, do not use cable locks.
  • Avoid the railroad tracks on N. Miami Avenue and 19th Street. Cyclists are still being seriously injured at this railroad crossing. If you do ride your bicycle here, please make sure to use the "bike lane" and follow it to cross the tracks at a 90° angle. You can also take NW 1st Ave through Overtown as an alternative. 
  • Do not ride in the "door zone" and be alert of pedestrians jumping out of parked vehicles and/or opening doors when exiting their ride-hail.
  • The Venetian Causeway is temporarily open until December 11, use it!
  • Obey all bicycle laws.

Bicycle related events during Miami Art Week:

Use #bikebasel hashtag on any bicycle/Miami Art Week related photos posted on IG

For those who choose not to ride a bike, here are a few transit alternatives:


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Lucas Brunelle: Film Screening at Gramps

Thursday, December 1st
8:30pm

Gramps
176 NW 24th St
Miami, FL 33127

Urban cycling legend & videographer Lucas Brunelle is in the Magic City for Art Basel and will be joining us at Gramps in Wynwood for a FREE outdoor screening of his film "Lucas Brunelle Goes to El Salvador", plus two short films.

Buy a slice from Pizza Tropical and enjoy $3 New Belgium Brewery beer specials during the screening. 21+ 

Presentation starts at 8:30pm followed by a Q&A with Mr. Brunelle after the screening.

#bikebasel

“Lucas Brunelle Goes to El Salvador” Synopsis (15 mins.):
Lucas and Bionerd23 travel to San Salvador because it’s a frontier city where Lucas is determined to increase the popularity of cycling. He finds a very small but very tenacious group of riders with the same mission and also realizes the positive influence on MS13 youth.

“Tokyo ” Synopsis (2 mins.)
Lucas Brunelle follows bicycle messengers through Tokyo and takes a risk at the end.

A third (4 mins) short film will also be screened, it's a surprise.




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