The City of Miami Bicycle Master Plan has been completed. The City Commission will have a chance to vote on this landmark legislation on October 8th. Results of the vote will be posted. If you would like a chance to see the Bicycle Master Plan, you can download the full copy:
2030 Bicycle Master Plan [PDF] 25.2 MB
Where: Flamingo Park in West Palm Beach
S Dixie Hwy between Oroton Vallette Way and Park Place
When: October 31st at 11:59pm
Instructions will be promptly given at 11:59pm. Don't be late!
Actual race 1,2,3, go is at 12:30am Nov 1st
Cost: $5.00 with a helmet, $10.00 without a helmet.
"You will get a manifest with your race entry and a spoke card when you get to the finish.
Lights are highly recommended. Costumes are fun but not encouraged or discouraged.
Plastic bags for your manifest are a good idea (rain and sweat ruin photocopies),
and, not required in any way, but a lock is a good idea so you can enjoy the after party w/o worrying about your bike.
THE only prize is half of the take. If I get 10 riders with helmets on, then the take is $50. The prize is half of the take, so if you win you get $25!
The other half of the money, 100% goes to fight Mulitple Sclerosis." -TIII
I was browsing through videos on Vimeo tonight, something I don't do quite often since searching for "miami + bicycle" related videos usually results in next to nothing. To my surprise I came across a promo made for Miami Bike Scene which seems to have been uploaded within the past few hours. What's even more random is it uses the early 80s song "Pop Goes My Love" by Freeez, a tune I considered using for a Critical Mass video a few months back, amazing. Turns out someone who goes by the name Tom Chrpa created the video, I checked out the users other videos and they're are all really quite good.
Tom Chrpa, if you're reading this.. thanks for the video. You should try coming to Miami and getting some footage of Critical Mass this Friday, you'd definitely make a better video than I. Make sure you introduce yourself.
Here's another video from Tom, this one off a bike ride in FTL. Good song choice with Man Man, but I must say I'm not too fond of the film projector sound effect.
Sunday, September 27th 2009
Meet up @ Holiday Park 5pm
Group takes off at 6pm
The ride ends at Mickey's 19th Hole Bar & Grill (NE 27th Ave/E Oakland Park Blvd) for some food & drinks. Bring a bike lock.
Here's a link to the route.
Race starts @ 10pm
SOFLO Skate & Bike Shop
3301 Grand Ave
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Get directions to SOFLO Skate & Bike Shop.
Finish @ The News Lounge
55th NE 4th Ct
Miami, FL 33137
Winner gets $50 bar tab
$2 beers for all bike riders until 1am
Helmets & lights strongly recommended.
Ugh, I was testing out a template for the private MIA Fixed blog and unknowingly had the Miami Bike Scene edit window open. I thought I was editing the other blog when in fact I uploaded the new xml code into this blog. As a result all blogger gadgets were lost and all calendar events, template, links, etc. disappeared. Fortunately the blog content is still here, I will try to recall what I had on the side panels & attempt to fix it when time permits. Slowly but surely I'll get most of it back to normal.. grin & bear it.
Don't forget Critical Mass is Friday, September 25th!
I was able to recover most all the lost data, thanks for the link via comments. I guess it worked out for the best, I changed the layout and now there's no clutter of links, bike shop info, etc. on the side panel. I added header buttons for 'Links' , 'Bike Shops', 'MIA Fixed' & 'Critical Mass'. Also added a 'label' word cloud and 'followers' gadget. Still need to tweak some minor things but the blog should be working fine now.
Sunday, October 4th
Bike Miami Days is back! E.Flagler Street and parts of SE 2nd Ave and S.Miami Ave will be closed to cars. This will be the last Bike Miami Days while Mayor Manny Diaz is in office. I wouldn't be surprised if this is the final Bike Miami Days. Come out and support the City Of Miami and all it's been trying to do for cyclists within the past year. Free bicycle rentals courtesy of Bike And Roll and Buddy Bike.
To those disheartened or up in arms about this possibly being the final Bike Miami Days do not fret. For the past few month's the city has been hosting Bike Miami Rides, a monthly jaunt which I believe is more significant than the closing of a few streets in Downtown Miami.
"Bike Miami Rides are monthly community rides for people interested in riding in small groups and learning how to ride safely in the street, also known as ‘vehicular riding’. Small groups will ride with members of the City of Miami Police Department Bicycle Patrol Unit and volunteers through a different Miami neighborhood each month."
The next Bike Miami Rides is Sunday, September 27th.
New BFF '09 trailer and a change of dates for the Miami Bicycle Film Festival. The festival will no longer coincide with Art Basel December 3-6. The new dates are December 9-12.
Take note and update your calendars!
42 Below GoldSprints
Friday, September 18th
Off The Hookah
300 SW 1st Ave. Suite 103
Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33301
Presented to you by Thomas & Nick @ Keirin Cycles
In recent weeks 42 Below GoldSprints were held at Segafredo, Splitsville, Sandbar & Finnegan's River.
Free 42 Below Vodka provided by these young ladies.
The final of three summits on the City's Bicycle Master Plan. You will have the opportunity to share your ideas, thoughts & concerns. You will also meet the people who are making it happen and see maps of a future bike friendlier Miami + review the final draft of the Bicycle Master Plan.
Monday, September 21st
Belafonte Tacolcy Center
6161 Northwest 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33127
We will probably organize a group ride via MIA Fixed from South Miami/Coconut Grove to the summit like we did for the previous two summits. Stay tuned for more details.
"Beginning 09/10/09 and happening every Thursday (except for Loose Cannons Thursdays) a few of us have plans to meet at my house at 9PM and soon thereafter, roll-out for a mini throw-down at a few choice spots in FTL. The ride is not too structured... we'll session a spot until you land it and you'll have a lot of people to egg you on. Favorite spots and repeat destinations will be determined by the group (and more than likely FLPD).
From those who just want to learn to ride a wheelie to those gifted with supreme freshness, all are welcome.
The cameras have been known to come out, so should you."
- Jeremy (Thriller Crew)
Here's some footage I took on a trick night in December '08.
Emerge Miami / Meetup
Saturday, September 12th @ 10am
3501 NW 12th Avenue
"The ride will meet at the Allapattah Metrorail Station and riding through Allapattah, Brownsville, Hialeah and Miami Springs. We will stop in Miami Springs at the mid point."
This ride is a bit different than the Friday Critical Mass. It is a lot more relaxed and a great ride for novice cyclists and/or those who wish to take it easy. Come out and enjoy a leisurely ride and meet some like-minded individuals this Saturday.
Bring lotion if it's sunny out, you will probably get sunburned if not prepared.
Wow! Incredible Critical Mass ride this past Friday. At least 140 cyclists participated in the August ride, this was our largest group thus far, surpassing last month's ride where an estimated 85-90 riders attended. It's amazing how we almost doubled the amount of participants from one month to the next. I witnessed lots of faces & bicycles I've never seen before and of course some of the regulars. Miami Critical Mass attracted cyclists from as far as Jupiter (not the planet) and quite a few folks from Broward County. The group rode through Miracle Mile, Merrick Park, University Of Miami, Sunset Place, and through Calle Ocho. My personal goal for Critical Mass was finally reached, to have at least 100 riders join us on a ride. I must admit the sea of cyclists coming down the SW 2nd Avenue bridge towards 7th Street was surreal. The video doesn't do it justice, a really amazing thing to witness and be a part of in a car-centric city such as Miami. Thanks to all those who came from near & far to participate in our monthly ride, it's nothing without your support. Also special thanks to those who volunteer & cork at the intersections, help others out with bicycle malfunctions, flat tires, etc. The ride is getting bigger and we will need more volunteers & courteous people to make it a smooth affair.
If you have pictures or videos from the ride you are encouraged to upload them to the Miami Critical Mass Facebook group.
Total distance ridden was about 21 miles, the route was not followed correctly and we went slightly off course for a few minutes due to some riders in the front leading the group when they themselves should be following. The route is posted beforehand to avoid wrong turns. For those interested, here is a link to the route.
Here's the video from the August 28th ride.
Please add the "last Friday of the month" Miami Critical Mass group on Facebook or Myspace if you have not already done so.
Next month's Critical Mass ride will be on Friday, September 25th. This will be an average length ride (12-15 miles) and will not exceed 20 miles like the July & August rides.
Saturday, September 5th
The Pirate Republic
400 SW 3rd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
4pm Race starts
Proceeds go to Pedals For Progress.
Wear a helmet get an advantage
BRING A BAG!!
Volume Cutter Frame
Fuji Obey Frame and Fork
1st Out of Towner
Custom made Pikey Messenger Bag
Custom Art work by BJ
Custom Print by Colorfast Tattoos
Afterparty @ The Bubble
810 NE 4th Ave
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
Free admission with R.R.A.C. spoke card! $5.00 for a cup.
Sunday, September 6th
Brian Piccolo Park Velodrome
Meet at 11am
BBQ in the park at 2pm