South Florida Bike Expo : July 17-18



Saturday July 17th and Sunday, July 18th
9am

War Memorial Auditorium (Holiday Park)
800 NE 8th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Free Admission

  • The 20,000 sq ft facility will have 1000’s of the most popular brands of bikes and accessories on display and for sale at the lowest prices you will find in South Florida.
  • Watch the Tour de France with fellow cycling enthusiasts. They'lll be showing it on a giant screen each morning just as soon as the doors open.
  • Donate an old bike to 'Jack the Bike Man', who will be at the Expo... For years, Jack has been fixing up donated bikes and giving them out at Christmas time to underprivileged kids in South Florida.
  • A free bike will be giving away every 2 hours!
  • Spinning demo 7/18 12pm

More info here.

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Best Activity While Intoxicated - 2010



"Riding a bicycle is fun. Drinking booze is totally awesome. What happens when you mix the two together? Totally awesome fun! And judging from the success of the first Beer Snob MIA-Bicycle Pub Crawl, combining boozing and cycling is an indicator of why Bicycling magazine rated Miami one of its Top 50 cities for bike lovers. Nearly 100 cyclists met at Zeke's on Lincoln Road this past March 6. Their mission: Savor an array of tasty, frothy, so-sweet-when-it-touches-your-lips beeeeerrrrrr. The South Beach watering hole, famous for its impressive selection of ales and lagers at $4 each, was the first stop on a journey that included the Abbey Brewing Company near Lincoln Road, the Democratic Republic of Beers across the street from the Arsht Center, and Titanic Brewery & Restaurant, the final destination, near the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables. A ride like that requires a lot of sustenance — the kind that incorporates barley, wheat, and yeast. Of course, Miami's cyclists practice responsible drinking, so anyone who got too sloshed was encouraged to take the Metrorail or bus back home. And if you missed the pub crawl, don't worry — the organizers are planning another one for September." - Miami New Times


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Emerge Miami 4-YR Anniversary Ride



Saturday, July 10th
10am

Vizcaya Metrorail Station
3201 SW First Avenue
Miami, FL 33133

"Holy spokes, 4 years of Emerge Critical Mass. Our first ride started at Vizcaya Metro-Rail station, and we will start there again. We will be doing a ride over the Rickenbacker Cswy to the end of Key Biscayne, we will ride back and stop at Crandon Park for a picnic celebrating 4 years of great rides. We will ride back to the Vizcaya Metro-Rail after." - Emerge Miami

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Cycling Town Hall Meeting



Thursday, July 1st
6:30pm

Coral Gables Youth Center
400 Anastasia Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

District 7 County Commissioner Carlos Gimenez and Coral Gables Commissioner Ralph Cabrera will be hosting a cycling community meeting concerning the 25 cents (toll) set aside for safety improvements on the Rickenbacker Causeway. The meeting will be held on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 6:30 PM at the Coral Gables Youth Center. Spread the word!

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Note: A group of cyclists will be meeting up outside the South Miami Branch Library (across from Mack Cycles) and riding to the town hall meeting in Coral Gables at 6pm. We encourage all to attend the meeting on bicycle if possible.

It's very important that cyclists attend this meeting, ask questions, present ideas, etc.

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Loose Cannons : July 1st



Thursday, July 1st 2010
10pm

Loose Cannons is back to where it originally started 2 1/2 years ago!

Starts @
MIA Skate Shop
229 9th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Ends @
BAR (formerly PS14)
28 NE 14th Street
Miami, FL 33128

This race is 4.8 miles.

Winner gets $50 bar tab.
$2 beers for all cyclists.

Prize will be split between 1st road bike & 1st fixed gear bike. If overall 1st is fixed gear they win full $50 bar tab.

*Lights & helmets encouraged.

Stay for the party!

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Adult Bicycle Repair Course : Summer 2010



Thursdays 6:30 to 8:30pm

Youth Bike
378 NE 56th Street (Little Haiti)
Miami, FL 33137

July 8th
July 15th
July 22nd
July 29th
August 5th

Contact Youth Bike at info@youthbike.org or call (786) 464-0333

Cost is $125 for 5 classes. All proceeds benefit Youth Bike programming.

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Youth Bike : Community Bike Ride(s)



Upper Eastside
Saturday, June 26th
8am - 11am
Morningside Park

Liberty City
Saturday, July 17th
11am - 1pm
Hadley Park

Little Haiti
Sunday, July 25th
5pm - 7pm 4pm - 6pm
Liitle Haiti Park

Overtown
Saturday, August 14th
9am - 11am 11am - 1pm
Gibson Park

Miami youth and parents come out for a ride made just for you.

"Youth Bike is a non-profit organization established to build skills, encourage physical activity, bicycle advocacy and creative bike fun. Our purpose is to improve Miami’s streets by making them safer, more enjoyable and accessible to all."

For more information check out YouthBike.org.

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Twilight Thursdays : Kendall



Every Thursday, 7pm

Starting June 10 & Ending September 16, 2010
Miccosukee Golf & Country Club

Meetup at the intersection of SW 142nd Ave & SW 68th Street

Please wear a helmet. Water and lights are recommended.

All cycling levels and bicycle types welcome.
Adults and children 14 and older.

The four-mile bicycle lane wraps around a gorgeous golf course (we’ll double or triple our laps). Lovely scenery along the entire route.

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Nocturnal Race : June 23rd



Flipping the script, the race starts at BAR and ends at the SOFLO Skate & Bike shop.

Wednesday, June 23rd
10pm

Starts @
BAR (formerly PS14)
28 NE 14th Street
Miami, FL 33128

Finishes @
SOFLO Skate & Bike Shop
3301 Grand Ave
Coconut Grove, FL 33133

Private Party after race @ SOFLO

*Lights & helmets encouraged.

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Bring The Noise Criterium



Monday, July 12th
10pm

Meet at 7200 SW 24th Street (Coral Way).

"An unsanctioned grassroots bicycle race through a residential area of Westchester/Kendall. Track bikes are mandatory for the riders and the field consists of experienced 'roadies', bike messengers, and urban cyclists. The first person to cross the finish line at the completion of 7 laps will take home some cool prizes."

Fixed Gear only! Starting location TBA.

Helmets & lights required.

More info here.

RSVP on Facebook.

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Walksafe and Bikesafe PSA



"Biking and walking are fun ways to travel to and from school. Both are great ways to get exercise, help the environment, and get to know your neighborhood. Biking and walking to school can benefit you and your community in many ways, but both can be dangerous unless you follow some simple rules to keep you safe.

No matter how you get to school, by biking or walking, we want you to Bike Safe, or Walk Safe! "

Watch PSA at CBS4

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Miami Critical Mass : Videos

Here's some videos from the April & May last Friday of the month Critical Mass rides.

Miami Critical Mass- May 28, 2010 from MrSunshine561 on Vimeo.




Miami Critical Mass- April 30, 2010 from MrSunshine561 on Vimeo.

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The Journey Is The Thing



Excellent short by local cyclist and filmmaker Tony Blazejack which documents the Christophe Le Canne Memorial Ride that took place earlier this year and the making of the "ghost bike" in his honor.


Carlos Bertonatti's trial is scheduled for August 2nd

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DecoBike : Miami Beach



DecoBike, Miami Beach's first public bike sharing program is finally launching this summer.

Check it out on CBS4.

DecoBike is very similar to the B-cycle program which was rumored to be coming to Miami Beach in late 2008.

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Miami World Naked Bike Ride



Saturday June 12th
4:30pm

Ride will start at the BP on Biscayne & NE 10th Street and will go to South Beach via Venetian Causeway. (tentative)

RSVP on Facebook

"This is Miami's first.... World Naked Bike Ride. It is the labor of love of a few hardcore individuals who believe that Now is the time to stand up for the environment and the health of our planet by promoting independence from oil and car culture. All over the globe, from Auckland to London, from Montreal to Buenos Aires, from New York to Los Angeles; Cyclist will take to the streets in "Bare as you Dare" fashion to oppose the reckless reliance on petroleum products.

This ride is unique for us here in Miami because of our proximity and connection to the gulf oil spill via the gulf stream. It has been disheartening and saddening, to put it mildly, to see the devastation, and suffering due to possible incompetence in part of unregulated oil companies and the governments deficient regulatory institutions. Add to it the concern we feel over the use of dispersants that are not sufficiently understood, studied or tested and the effect that might have on marine life, the acquifer and food chain.. It easy to feel overwhelmed, confused and upset.

Miami World Naked Bike Ride provides a platform for the members of this community to channel all this in a genius, positive, creative, ridiculous and slightly subversive way, ala Henry Thoreau. There is value to exercising our right to peaceful protest. At the very least it will inspire others to do the same, at its very best it will draw us together as a community, show us that we have heart, and help create the bonds that will help heal us a little . Who knows we may have a chance to place our message out there via media letting government and big industry know that the people have a say and a voice. There is power in numbers and I certainly hope you join us and ride on that day. Lets have fun, be truthful and make a memory and a story worth telling.

Nudity is OPTIONAL, costumes and body painting is encouraged, laughter is welcome, lets put a smile on the faces of all those people lucky enough to encounter this curious flotilla of protesters." -Miriam

For more information visit Miami World Naked Bike Ride

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Velo Sundays



Every Sunday
7pm

"This is a weekly ride for all types of cyclists. The ride will cover 10-15 20 miles. All bikes are welcome. Meet up in front of Dadeland Station (near the Dadeland North Metrorail Station).

Water, helmets, and lights are recommended. Costumes, funny hats, and bells are always appreciated."

More info here.

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The Lost Cyclist : Books & Books



Tuesday, June 15th
8pm

Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33154

David Herlihy, Boston-based author of Bicycle: The History (Yale University Press 2004) will be appearing in Coral Gables to promote his new book, The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance, at Books and Books.

The Lost Cyclist is about Frank Lenz, a young man who left his home in PIttsburgh in the spring of 1892 to cycle around the world on a new-fangled "pneumatic safety" (the prototype of the modern bicycle), only to disappear mysteriously in Turkey two years into his epic journey. 

David Herlihy will also give a digital slideshow of photographs Lenz took before his world tour (on an old-fashioned "high-wheeler") and during (crossing the US, Japan, China, Burma, India, and Persia). 

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