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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Crandon Boulevard Bike Lanes


For years local cyclists have expressed safety concerns over the existing narrow and poorly marked bicycle lanes on Crandon Boulevard, one of the more popular cycling routes in South Florida. It appears that on Monday, July 13th Miami-Dade County PWWM will finally begin work on the Crandon Boulevard milling and resurfacing project,  a project which was delayed due to the emergency rehabilitation needed on the Bear Cut Bridge in late 2012.

The traffic lanes on Crandon Boulevard between Crandon Marina and Calusa Circle will be narrowed from 12' to 11' to discourage speeding and simultaneously adding a 2' buffer to the existing bike lanes. The bicycle lanes will be painted green (intersections will include peg-a-tracking) and Miami-Dade PWWM will also install vibratory lines (rumble strips) to alert drivers moving into the bicycle lane.  Most of the work is expected to take pace between 8pm and 5am and should be completed in December.


Project Description:
The project is located along Crandon Blvd. from the Crandon Park Marina to Calusa Circle in Miami-Dade County Commission District 7. This project has been initiated to improve the roadway surface, driving conditions and enhance existing bicycle facilities along the Causeway. The scope of work includes the following: milling, resurfacing, signing and pavement markings to include green pavement and vibratory lines.

Construction Schedule:
Construction is scheduled to begin on July 13, 2015 and is anticipated to be completed in December 2015.
*The construction schedule above is weather permitting.

Methodology and Efforts:
All efforts are being made to minimize the impact from construction activities to area residents, schools, businesses and motorists. The area will be restored to its original condition immediately upon the completion of construction activities. The restoration activities will address any areas impacted by the project, such as grassy areas, sidewalks and others items affected by the construction.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Mr. Frank Calderon, Communications Manager, Public Information and Outreach Division, at 305-375-4815 or by e-mail at fcald@miamidade.gov.

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Monday, July 06, 2015

Miami Critical Mass - June 2015 (Photos & Video)


Click image above to view 145 photos from the Miami Critical Mass ride in June!

Also, check out this brief but cool aerial footage of the ride below. The June ride traversed through Riverside, West Flagler, Coral Gables, Coral Way, Shenandoah, Little Havana, Overtown, OMNI, Park West, and Downtown. Next ride is July 31st.

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

6th Annual Sweet Treats Ride



Saturday, July 11th
10am

Join Emerge Miami for their 6th Annual Sweet Treats Ride, as they scope out local eateries in search of encounters of the sugary kind!

"Bring your bike, cash, and your appetite as we explore some of Miami's best bakeries and ice creameries."

Stops include:
Bunnie Cakes*, Colony1, Lulu's Ice Cream, and Fireman Derek's Key Lime Pies 

*Vegan & Gluten-Free options available at this location

Facebook event page.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

!¡!CAÑONES SUELTOS!¡!

Thursday, July 2nd 2015
9pm

Starts @
Normandy Isle Monument
Miami Beach, FL 33141

Ends @
Gramps
176 NW 24th St
Miami, FL 33127

The race is approximately 7 miles, more details on Facebook.

"One of South Florida's gnarliest, heart wrenching, ball busting bike race/ride through the unforgiving brutal streets of Miami" - Sauce

Prizes:
• 1st place - $35 Bar Tab + $25 Gift Card to Miami Bike Shop
• 2nd place - $25 Bar Tab + Bike Nerds swag
• 3rd place - $25 Bar Tab


Lights & helmets are required!

Here's a video from the June 2015 race:

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Stolen Bike Alert

Red Aventon Mataro Low track bike with Campagnolo Bora Ultra Two rims stolen from Jackson Memorial Hospital on 6/24. Contact Justin at (786) 287-8291 if you have any information. Brand new neon green Trek Farley stolen from bike shop in Weschester on 6/13. Contact Cycle World at (305) 221-2123 if you have any information.  


White Pure Fix Cycles stolen from Buena Vista on 6/16. Contact Megan if you have any information.


2009 LeMond Etape stolen from Brickell on 6/4. A video still showing the thief is attached. Contact Daniel at (305) 338-2909 if you have any information.



26" red Pacific - Oceanside beach cruiser stolen from Brickell on 6/3. A video still showing the thief is attached. Contact Elena if you have any information.

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