Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Miami Critical Mass : Friday, January 30th



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

Government Center
150 NW First Street
Downtown Miami

The ride will be going through Little Havana, Grapeland Heights, Allapattah, Brownsville, Liberty City, Wynwood, Overtown, OMNI, Park West, and Downtown. Total distance is approximately 16 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.




Saturday, January 24, 2015

Rigoberto Uran Ride



Sunday, January 25th
7:00am

Durango Bikes
15999 Pines Blvd
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

Ride with Rigoberto Uran at the grand opening of Durango Bikes in Pembroke Pines. 35 mile route, speed 21-23mph.




Monday, January 12, 2015

Coral Gables Museum Bike Tours



"Join us for fun, educational bicycle tours through The City Beautiful every 3rd Sunday of every month. Each tour offers a different theme and route! Gables Bike Tours are presented by Coral Gables Museum and Bike Walk Coral Gables."

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue
$10; $5 for Museum members and children under 12. Space is limited.
Please RSVP to (305) 603-8067.


Coral Gables Bike Master Plan
Sunday, January 18th, 10am

Bike the route, and learn what the City has planned! Guest tour guide: Jessica A. Keller, Assistant Public Works Director, City of Coral Gables.

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Art Bikes and Public Art in the City
Sunday, February 15th, 10am

Learn about public art in Coral Gables including the temporary installations of "artbikes" that everyone is curious to know more about! Guest tour guide: Michelle Cash, Marketing, Economic Sustainability Department, City of Coral Gables.

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Bike and BBQ
Sunday, March 15th, 10am

The biggest and most delicious bike ride of the year. Start at the Museum and bike to Matheson Hammock Park on Old Cutler Road for a fun BBQ with fellow riders. Food is included in the price of the bike tour!

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Spring Camp: I Bike Coral Gables!
March 23-27, 9am-5pm

Children ages 5-12 will love this spring break in which they can bring, decorate and ride their bikes all week long at the Museum. Activities include bike safety lessons, exhibit tours, artist talks, bike relay races on the Museum Plaza and field trips to parks where they can spring into action on their self-propelled vehicles. Scooters also welcome. Registration required. Call (305) 603-8067 or email education@coralgablesmuseum.org. $225; $200 for Museum Family Members

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The City Beautiful Streetscapes
Sunday, April 19th, 10am

Guest tour guide Federico Carosio is well-known for his beautiful artistic depictions of Coral Gables’ landscapes and streetscapes. The artist will take us down some of the Gables’ most beautiful streets and discuss his creative inspirations and the City’s famed landscape design.

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The Underline
Sunday, May 17th, 10am

Meg Daly, guest tour guide, is the founder of Friends of the Underline – the group that champions the plan to redevelop and enhance the M-Path – the bikeway that runs beneath the Metrorail from Brickell to Dadeland. View the educational exhibit about the project’s vision and progress then ride The Underline and discuss the future (and very exciting) plan.




Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Stolen Bike Alert



Jamis "Sonik" track bike stolen from inside a parked car in downtown Miami on 1/6. Has red "American Classic" rims and "Cinelli" riser bars. Contact Manny at (305) 491-3705 if you have any information.




White Cannondale H400 stolen from West Miami on 1/10. Black Brooks saddle, Shimano components, and rear Topeak rack. Contact Joe at (305) 812-1945 if you have any information.




* Recovered Trek 4300 MTB stolen from a parked car in Coconut Grove on 1/4. HAs SPD pedals an no bags. Contact Larry at if you have any information.




6KU fixed gear bike with white rims and tires stolen on 12/26/14 from  in front of Miami Beach Cinematheque. Contact Glenda at (305) 494-3237 if you have any information.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

FVA Tuesday Night Track Racing Series



2015 Winter / Early Spring
Tuesday Night Track Racing Series
January 27 - February 17

Brian Piccolo Park Velodrome
9501 Sheridan Street
Cooper City, FL 33024

Race night registration opens 6:30pm
Racing begins at at 7:30pm
Entry fee: $15 per night, includes ATRA insurance
Categories will be split between A, B, C, Youth, and Women (depending on field size)
Race program each night will include both sprint and endurance events
Nightly Cash Payouts!

Race program each night will include both sprint and endurance events
Races will be cancelled in the event of rain or other unsafe conditions

ATRA Rules Apply
Visitors and spectators enter FREE

Race information available at:  www.flavelo.org

Helmets are mandatory. Bicycle must be track bike or fixed gear with drop bars. No brakes allowed! You may rent a helmet and track bike if you don't have one.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

ThinkBike 2015



You are invited to ThinkBike 2015, a celebration and study of how biking can make Miami more livable and sustainable.

Led by an experienced team of Dutch urban planning and mobility experts, ThinkBike 2015 features free public presentations and events at HistoryMiami in downtown Miami.

ThinkBike 2015 will focus on The Underline, the transformative 10-mile linear park and urban trail below Metrorail from the Miami River to Dadeland South, and how it can enhance connectivity, mobility, and biking safety for hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors.

Monday, January 12, 9am-12pm: Opening Session
Presentation of Dutch best practices for bike infrastructure, planning, and implementation. Experts will share how the Netherlands was transformed into the world’s most bike-friendly country, where the bike is used as an alternative to driving a car. Sign up on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/1vpCwAv

LoveBike: Enter to win a VanMoof bike courtesy of The Netherlands Consulate in Miami. Visit www.theunderline.org/lovebike, tell us what you like and don’t like about biking in Miami. Entries accepted through January 12, 2015.



Thursday, January 15th, 1pm-3:30pm: Closing Presentation
Features the findings and recommendations for The Underline’s implementation by renowned mobility and infrastructure experts. Sign up on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/14aS1qu

Thursday, January 15th, 3:30pm-5pm: Party in the Plaza
ThinkBike 2015 concludes with the presentation of a VanMoof bicycle to the LoveBike contest winner followed by a free party on the HistoryMiami Plaza. Sign up on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/1vpCUPs


ThinkBike 2015 is brought to you by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in cooperation with Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization, Friends of the Underline, the Dutch Cycling Embassy, Bike305 and The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Rosewood Winter Series 2015



The Rosewood Winter Series will be held at Brian Piccolo Park road course.

9501 Sheridan Street
Cooper City, FL 33024

Winter Series : Jan 4 - Jan 11 - Jan 18 - Jan 25

Categories and Time:

9AM 40+ after 4th race to top 5 $530
10AM 50+ after 4th race to top 5 $530
11AM 1,2,3 after 4th race to top 5 $1,000
12PM 4&5 after 4th race to top 5 $530
1PM Juniors Awards top 3 Age groups TBA

20 riders minimum per category, per day.
Prize reduction will be proportional in % to unmet riders
Yellow jersey will be awarded at the end of the series for top 4 categories.
Race Fees:

Entry Fee: $20.00 USAC Insurance Surcharge Included
One day licenses $15.00 (Cat 5 only)
Held under USAC Permit

For additional information visit MiamiMasters.com