Loose Cannons Metro Series

Thursday, September 2nd 2010

Race #2 of the "Metro Series". Similar to last month the race will begin at a designated metrorail station and end at the BAR.

Starts @
Coconut Grove Metrorail Station
2780 SW 27 Avenue
Miami, FL 33133

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

This race is approximately 5.7 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. If 1st road bike is not 1st place they win nothing.

Lights & helmets strongly encouraged.


Miami Wheelers : Early 90s Video

Excellent tv news footage from 1991 featuring Miami's first pro cycling team.. The Miami Wheelers. The Wheelers were part of the Atlantic Coast Conference in the now long defunct National Cycling League. The video quality is poor but well worth the watch. The Wheelers went on to become the Miami Wave in 1993. Some of these guys still race today and/or are involved with cycling.
Joe Avalos (RIP)

BTW the 2:05 mark on video, definitely "mega uncool".


Back to School Charity Ride

Sunday, August 22nd

Alex Pro Bicycle Shop
11466 W. State Road 84
Davie, FL 33325

"Please join the Broward Barracudas Triathlon Club and their partners (Alex's Bicycle Pro Shop, Z's Bike Shop, Alligator's, Big Wheel Cycles, Bicycle Evolution, Andrea Botero and Southern Wine).


We will be collecting school supplies to benefit the children of the Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center. The center provides healthcare to thousands of needy children in our community, and are also one of the sole providers of specialized care for many illnesses, (i.e. hearing loss, autism, asthma, HIV, etc…)

The ride will be split into 2, one fast group and one moderate group,
each with its own SAG support. There willl be one stop where riders
will receive refreshments and school supplies will be presented to the
Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center representatives."

See route here.


Deadline Miami : BMX (Video)

Great video I recently stumbled upon from Deadline BMX visit to Miami earlier this year. Better late than never.


Bicycle Weekend Guide Aug 14-15

Saturday, August 14th

Miami Beach Community Ride
Ride with police escort around Miami Beach

Emerge Miami CM Meetup
Group ride with Youth Bike around Overtown. (see above)

Youth Bike Community Ride
Learn safe street riding with your child and experience your neighborhood in a new way.
11:00am - 12:30pm

Commercial Casting Call for Fixed Gear Cyclists
Casting call for Dr. Pepper commercial. $1000

Bike to Art Walk
Ride your bike to the Wynwood Gallery Walk. Bike Valet available.
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday, August 15th

Rosewood Series III : Race III
In it's 12th year, criterium race in Miami Lakes.
8:00am - 12:00pm

Traffic Skills for Bicyclists
Become a safer and more confident bicyclist. $35
9:00am - 5:00pm

M-Path Bike Ride & Picnic
Come celebrate the M-Path with a bike ride and a picnic.

Velo Sundays
Weekly ride for all types of cyclists. The ride covers 15-20 miles at moderate pace.


Jay the Bike King : FIU Bike

"John “Jay” Stewart has spent the last couple of months creating the ultimate FIU bike. It was a labor of love for Stewart, who works in Campus Services at Modesto A. Maidique Campus. He says he wanted to give the university, where he’s worked for more than 20 years, a token of his appreciation."

Read the full story at news.fiu.edu.


Ft. Lauderdale : River Rat Alleycat 2

This should be fun, last year's race was exciting. My highlights included riding through a trailer park after a missed turn and throwing my bike over a wall in someone's back yard while some dude yelled at me to get off his property. Fun times, until I got a flat and walked back to the finish.

Saturday, September 11th

Maguire's Hill 16
535 North Andrews Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

2pm Registration
4pm Race starts


More info: South Florida Fixed


Bike to Wynwood Art Walk

Saturday, August 14th

Government Center
111 NW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33128

"Emerge Miami is hosting a special night time bike ride to the August Art Walk in Wynwood. Forget the car this time--the Green Mobility Network will sponsor a FREE Bike Valet for secure bicycle parking. Riders can freely tour the galleries and those who wish to ride back to Government Center in a group will meet at a designated spot to be announced at the ride."

Donations for Bike Valet will be welcome.

RSVP on Facebook


Battle of the Bay : Ybor City

Saturday, August 28th

Czar (parking lot)
1430 East 7th Ave
Tampa, FL 33605

"Registration will begin at 3pm, race at 4pm… afterparty will begin at 8pm with the goldsprints champ race starting right after. Grudge matches and guzzle n' go will go on through the evening. Prizes will be given for both the afterparty and goldsprints.

Registration is $5.... includes entrance to the race, goldsprints, and other extras"

Go here for further info and updates.


Cyclocross Training Rides

Tuesdays @ 6:00am
Saturdays at 7:30am

Start training for the forthcoming CX season. Meet at Johnny Rocket's in Coconut Grove and ride to the old zoo in at Key Biscayne.

There's three Cyclocross events scheduled in South Florida for Winter 2010-11

Tropical Cyclocross @ Crandon Park 12/18
Miami Cyclocross @ Oleta Park 12/19
Tropical Cyclocross @ Fairchild Gardens 01/09


Loose Cannons : Photos

Photo by Stefan Martinez

That's all I got as far as photos from Loose Cannons are concerned.. aren't you guys glad you wore your helmets? Sheesh..

1st wave

1. Ferny
2. Enzo
3. Ivan

2nd wave

1. Alex R
2. Gio
3. Rydel


The Miami Bike Scene T-Shirt Contest

Here's your chance to win a limited edition (yellow print) The Miami Bike Scene t-shirt!

To enter the contest, you must become a fan or follower of The Miami Bike Scene via Facebook / Twitter. The limited edition shirts can only be obtained via this special drawing (details below) or by winning any of the forthcoming races we will be sponsoring (Loose Cannons, River Rat Alleycat II, Cranksgiving). The shirts will not be available for purchase.

How to enter the drawing?

via Twitter
Take a picture of your bicycle and tweet it @MiamiBikeScene via TwitPic with the hashtag #miamibike.

via Facebook
Connect with our Facebook page and upload a photo of your bicycle to the fan photos album. Caption it "I ♥ TheMiamiBikeScene.com".


Two winners will be selected via a random drawing. You must remain a fan or follower until the end of the contest to be eligible to win. Only sizes small and medium available. Contest ends August 31st 2010. Winners will be announced here. Good luck!


Broward Critical Mass | Ft. Lauderdale

Friday, August 6th

Stranahan Park
10 E. Broward Blvd
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

"We will begin our ride in Stranahan Park, then going east on Las Olas Blvd. After turning onto A1A, we will make our way back to Stranahan Park. Ride is approximately 7.5 miles."

RSVP on Facebook


Lucas Brunelle : Line Of Sight

Lucas Brunelle recently revamped his website. Watch the trailer for his forthcoming DVD "Line of Sight" which features footage from various alleycats including the BFF Miami race. Below is the original trailer where at the 1:14 mark Lucas is shown following local cyclist Ferny on the Venetian. The scene was omitted from the official trailer. Don't try this at home.

Check out more of Lucas Brunelle's films at the Bicycle Film Festival, coming to Miami in January 2011.


What's in the van?

A) Unicorn

B) Vinokourov

C) Free t-shirts

D) None of the above

Note: That's the new MIA Fixed sag wagon up above.

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