Thursday, December 18, 2014

Stolen Bike Alert


Daily Melt delivery bicycle stolen on 12/13 from Midtown Miami. Contact (305) 415-6358 if you have any information.



55cm white Mercier Kilo TT without decals stolen from Buena Vista / Design District on 12/4. Sky blue bar tape. Lugged fork and Reynolds 520 sticker on seat tube. Contact Corrie at (816) 918-8630 if you have any information.



Crimson Retrospec "Mantra" stolen from Miami Beach on 12/9. Thieves removed street sign in order to steal the bike. Contact Fred at (786) 683-7603 if you have any information.



Black Vitus stolen from Wynwood on 12/17. Contact Phil at (786) 266-9894 if you have any information.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Borscht Dickie Ride



FREE

Friday, December 19th
5pm - 9pm

Gramps
176 NW 24th St
Miami, FL 33127

"Bring your bicycle and ride to various locations for drink specials and secret screenings, making our way from Gramps to Borscht events at Museum Park, Intercontinental Hotel, and the YoungArts Campus."

For more details visit Borscht 9

Itinerary


Event on Facebook

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Ciclovía Miami - Calle Ocho



Sunday, December 14th
9am - 1pm

Join us at Ciclovía Miami on Calle Ocho Sunday, December 14th from 9am to 1pm! SW 8th Street will become an open 1.2 mile long park for four hours in a FREE, family-friendly environment open to everyone. Come ride your bike, walk, run, dance, and explore. Experience the tastes, sounds and culture of Little Havana, find unique holiday gifts, and familiarize yourself with Miami.

Ciclovías turn major city streets into safe and open, car-free environments for families to run, bike, play and be well together. Originating in Bogota, Colombia over 30 years ago, Ciclovías are now held in hundreds of cities worldwide. Miami, FL held it's first ciclovía in November of 2008, originally dubbed "Bike Miami" then "Bike Miami Days". These open streets initiatives encourage walking, cycling and outdoor activity.
  • FREE Bike Helmets & Fitting
  • Yoga at Domino Park 10:30am (bring a mat)
  • Zumba and Salsa Classes
  • Bike Polo across from Domino Park (SW 15th Ave)
  • Tours
  • Food
  • Music
  • Art
Miami Trolley will be running on a loop from the Metrorail Brickell Station to the event, service from 9am to 1:30pm will be equipped with two bicycle racks on the front. The drivers have been instructed to allow bicycles on board the trolley, if possible.

Download the official invite here



"The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in partnership with the City of Miami, and Miami-Dade County on Sunday, December 14th between 9am-1pm for their Ciclovía event in Little Havana. Calle Ocho will be closed to vehicular traffic from SW 22 Avenue to SW 9 Court, in the City of Miami.  This open-streets event is part of the FDOT Bicycle & Pedestrian Focused Initiative to encourage communities to walk and ride more often.

The event will include FDOT bicycle/pedestrian safety training presentations and information, helmet fitting stations and other activities to promote safety and awareness of bicycles and pedestrians on roadways in South Florida. Vendors on the SW 8 Street corridor will line the street showcasing their unique products, food and services. Metro Dade Transit will provide bicycle rack usage demonstrations and information on current FDOT pedestrian studies in the City of Miami area will also be available."





Here's a video from September '14 when FDOT hosted it's first Ciclovía in Orlando, FL.



For more details check out Ciclovia Miami

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Citi Bike Miami Launch



Saturday, December 13th
11am - 3pm

Join us to celebrate the official launch of Citi Bike at the Bayfront Park Promenade
(Flagler & Biscayne Blvd).

Citi Bike is expanding into Miami and improving Miami Beach's already successful bike share program. With the expansion, in addition to providing access to locations throughout Miami Beach, the Citi Bike program will now provide connections to new destinations, such as Bayside Marketplace, American Airlines Arena, Miami Performing Arts Center, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Bayfront Park, Coconut Grove, Mary Brickell Village, Little Havana, Wynwood and Miami’s financial district.
#UnlockMiami @CitiBikeMiami

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Bike Basel Tips & Advice



Art Basel is upon us so expect heavy traffic in Miami Beach, Wynwood, Midtown, Little River, and the Design District for the next couple of days. Parking will also be a mess so it should come as no surprise that bicycling will be the quickest & most convenient way to get around the city. Avoid gridlock by riding your bicycle but do so safely!

#bikebasel

We've included a few basic tips below for those planning on riding to Art Basel events and/or any of the satellite fairs and parties.
  • If you're riding at night, you should absolutely use a red rear light and a front headlight. They help motorists and pedestrians see you on the road and are required by law.
  • Be wary of drunk drivers, jay walkers, and tourists in search of the posh party with free booze. 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. 
  • Most motorists do not use turn signals, so pass with caution.
  • 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 walk home crying sans steed.
  • Avoid the railroad tracks on N. Miami Avenue and 19th Street. Cyclists are being seriously injured at this railroad crossing on a daily basis yet the FEC continues pussyfooting on a solution. Check out Project Ouch! for more details.
  • There are brand new 1-way streets throughout Wynwood. Remember to ride in the same direction as motor-vehicle traffic. Sharrows have also been installed on these 1-way roads.
  • Do not ride in the "door zone" and be alert of pedestrians jumping out of parked vehicles.
  • Do not ride bike on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, you will be fined.
Use #bikebasel hashtag on any bicycle / art related photos posted throughout the week and they will be displayed on our feed.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Lucas Brunelle: Short Film Screening at Gramps



Wednesday, December 3rd
8pm

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 two of his short films "Off the Grid" and "Alternate Opening". Buy any New Belgium Brewery beer that night and you'll receive a free coozie (supplies limited). 21+

After the screenings Lucas Brunelle will join the weekly Wednesday night ride on their ride!

“Off the Grid” Synopsis (15 mins.):
Lucas Brunelle continues his relentless search for the most challenging and dangerous places on earth and sets his sights on the Darien Gap – a swath of land connecting Panama to Colombia. This prehistoric jungle has no roads and is infested by kidnappers, cartel, and FARC. Lucas leads a cycling trip with three of his friends, lots of camera equipment, and a new level of risk taking. The journey takes us from the booming metropolis of Panama City through the jungle, into Indian villages in the deepest isolation of the jungle, and finally to Bogota Colombia for an alleycat.

“Alternate Opening” Synopsis (3 mins.)
See the alternate opening to Line of Sight. This rad intro edit to Lucas’ feature film is as good as the final cut.

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

Wednesday, November 26, 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.