Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Acoustic Bicycle Tour

Slow Down & Joy Ride with Us!
April 8-12

An act of composition, a performance art piece, a philosophical statement, an exercise in extreme physicality, and a celebration of musical community! Composer, cornet player and bandleader Taylor Ho Bynum travels through Miami solely on bicycle--presenting solo concerts & playing with ensembles of area musicians, riding the message of alternate forms of creativity and alternative modes of transportation.

“a provocateur in the guise of a consensus builder” (The New York Times)

Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30pm
Audiotheque | Film Screening: Bynum screens a 15-minute documentary about his West Coast bike tour, and performs solo and with Gustavo Matamoros. FREE

Friday, April 10 at 8pm
WDNA Jazz Gallery | Performance: The THB 7-tette performs music from their critically acclaimed recordings Navigation (The Complete Firehouse 12 Recordings) and Apparent Distance. Tickets at door or call: 305-662-8889 $15 / FREE for WDNA Members & Students

Saturday, April 11 at 10am
Emerge Miami Bike Ride: Meet up at Douglas Road MetroRail Station, routing through Little Havana with stops at Domino Park, Los Pinarenos Fruteria & more; ending at the Koubek Center for 12:30pm performance FREE

Saturday, April 11 at 12:30pm
Koubek Center | Performance: The THB 7-tette + some of Miami's leading new music performers create a 15-piece ensemble that will perform the world premiere of a new work for creative orchestra. FREE

Sunday, April 12 at 3pm
Peddling Poets Bike Ride: Starting at Soundscape Park, Bynum leads a group of free-wheeling Peddling Poets who will present site-specific poetry and music on a 16-mile loop, routing through downtown Miami and Miami Beach area, with stops at Miami Circle, The Standard & more. The ride culminates with a 6:15 performance at SoundScape Park. FREE

Sunday, April 12 at 6:15pm
New World Symphony's Soundscape Park | Performance at O, Miami's Poetry in the Park celebration. Poetry by the Peddling Poets and music by THB. FREE


Monday, March 30, 2015

Bicycle Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, April 12th at 7am

Muss Park
4400 Chase Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140

"Join H2 Event Productions for their first ever Miami Beach Bicycle Scavenger Hunt!

You and your partner team member will spend an awesome, fun-filled day riding around Miami Beach to collect the items and solve the riddles on your Hunt List, while also helping a great cause!

The winning team will receive the Grand Prize and all participants will have the chance to win great prizes along the way!

Pre-register for faster check-in on the day of the event."

Thursday, March 26, 2015

West End Connectivity Master Plan

Excellent news for those walking, biking, and running in West Kendall.

In partnership with several County departments, Commissioner Juan C. Zapata has developed a West End Connectivity Master Plan to promote greenway connectivity and walkability to County parks, schools, libraries and business nodes in the area. These proposed improvements will connect with existing greenways and add approximately 15 miles of bike routes.

"A network of greenways and bike lanes will wind through District 11 under a plan developed by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Juan C. Zapata and County staff. 

The West End Connectivity Master Plan calls for about a dozen “priority projects” to link parks, libraries, schools and business nodes throughout the West End. The plan was developed with the assistance of the Miami-Dade County departments of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces; Public Works and Waste Management; Regulatory and Economic Resources; and Transit. 

“These improvements will promote connectivity throughout the West End through bike and walking paths, which will encourage more people to get out of their cars, enjoy the outdoors and stay fit,” said Commissioner Zapata, who is actively seeking funding to implement the plan. 

District 11 is the first County Commission district to develop a comprehensive greenspace master plan. The announcement of the plan, which will add approximately 15 miles of bike routes, coincides with March’s celebration of Florida Bike Month. The Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee of the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Miami Urbanized Area unanimously approved a resolution on March 24 to support the plan." 

Among the proposed “priority” locations for greenway trails in the plan:
  • In the canal right-of-way along Southwest 137th Avenue between 96th and 104th streets 
  • Along the east side of Southwest 142nd Avenue from Kings Meadow Park to 104th Street 
  • Along Black Creek between Southwest 137th and 177th avenues 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Miami Critical Mass : Friday, March 27th

WHEN:    Friday, March 27th
               6:30pm (ride starts at 7:15pm)

WHERE:  Government Center
               150 NW First Street
               Downtown Miami

The ride will be going through Riverside, East Little Havana, West Miami, Flagami, West Flagler, and Downtown. Total distance is approximately 14.5 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.

* It's WMC / ULTRA Music Festival weekend so expect a lot of people on the Metrorail and in Downtown area.

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, March 21, 2015

Cycling Night at the New World Symphony

Saturday, March 28th

New World Center
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Cycling Night at the New World Symphony returns! Meet members of Miami’s cycling community and the Magic City Bicycle Collective at the New World Center while enjoying a 30-minute classical music concert featuring Respighi's grandiose The Fountains of Rome, all for just $2.50! There will a reception on the rooftop of the New World Center immediately following the performance. BUY TICKET(S) HERE.

Bike valet will be available for patrons along with a complimentary post-concert reception on the rooftop of the New World Center!

There will be a group ride meeting at Adrienne Arscht Center Metromover Station (OMNI) at 5:30pm
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