Loose Cannons : August 4th

Thursday, August 4th
10pm (arrive by 9:45pm)

Starts @
Casola's Pizza
2437 SW 17th Ave
Miami, FL 33145

What would Gimondi do? Probably grab a slice of pizza before the race!

Ends @
Electric Pickle
2826 N. Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127

The race / ride is a little over 5 miles.

1st Fixed Gear wins $25 bar tab
1st Road bike wins $25 bar tab
1st girl wins a drink ticket
Last person gets a drink ticket

Lights & helmets strongly encouraged.


Miami Bike Polo BBQ

Sunday, July 31st

Jose Marti Park
(Basketball courts under I-95 on SW 5th Street, between 3rd & 4th Ave)

Bring beverages and food to grill, most importantly bring your bike and some friends. They'll be playing pick up games all afternoon, beginners and spectators welcome.

RSVP on Facebook

Here's a video from the inagural Miami Bike Polo BBQ in May.


Social Butterfly Bike Ride

Saturday, August 13th

Government Center
150 NW First Street
Miami, FL 33128

"On August 13th Social Butterfly Foundation is collaborating with Emerge Miami to participate in a 10 mile Ride for Cause where approx 50 cyclist with Beautiful Butterfly Wings will ride through Downtown Miami. At the end of the ride we will have a back pack drive and hope to receive several donations of backpacks and school supplies for our children in foster care."


Stolen Bike Alert

Silver Giant Rincon hard tail MTB with Cateye (taped with bright orange tape), front & rear lights, and a rasta bell from the reggae ride. Stolen on Monday 7/25 from inside a van in driveway of residence in North Miami. Contact Greg if you have any information.


New Sharrows & Bike Lanes

Lots of new sharrows throughout the City of Miami. Little by little the city has been striping sharrows and bike lanes through various neighborhoods, a positive and welcomed effort which was unheard of 2-3 years ago. It's a shame the majority of people I see cycling in these lower income areas are usually riding against traffic, an education campaign for bicyclists & motorists is in order if we expect "sharrows" to be understood and utilized by the community. "Share the Road" traffic signs will be going up soon along the sharrow routes.

After checking out the recent work by the city in Allapattah, Liberty City, Little Havana and Omni I headed over to Miami Beach to see the new bike lane on Indian Creek Dr. Coincidentally while taking a photograph of the new lane I came across what a thief leaves behind when they take your bike. (see way below)

City of Miami

NW 10th Ave, between NW 7th St and SW 8th St (Little Havana)

NW 46th St, between NW 17th Ave and N.Miami Ave (Liberty City / Buena Vista)

NE 14th St, between NE 1st Ct and N. Bayshore Dr (Omni)

NW 28th St, between NW 17th Ave and NW 7th Ave (Allapattah)

View City of Miami Sharrows in a larger map

Miami Beach

Indian Creek Dr, between 41st St and 27th St (Miami Beach)

Bike theft is so rampant on Miami Beach that I stumbled onto a cut lock on the sidewalk near Indian Creek Dr & 36th St, I often wonder just how many bicycles are stolen daily on the beach. Unfortunately a lot of people never report bike thefts so getting an accurate number is highly unlikely.


W. Flagler / SW 1st Street FDOT Meeting

Wednesday, July 20th

Manuel Artime Theater
900 SW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33130

"The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is designing plans for a reconstruction project on State Road (SR) 968/W Flagler Street and SW 1 Street. The limits of the reconstruction are from W 27 Avenue to W 5 Avenue in the City of Miami. In order to comply with state law, bicycle and sidewalks will be established in conjunction with the construction, reconstruction or other change of any state transportation facility, and special emphasis shall be given to projects in or within one mile of an urban area. As such, the W Flagler Street/SW 1 Street corridor is required to comply. This meeting is being held to provide property owners and interested parties an opportunity to review the proposed changes and to provide input."

Show your support for bicycle lanes by attending the meeting and/or by contacting FDOT District Six Secretary Gus Pego (305) 470-5197.


Stolen Bike Alert


Not actual photo of bicycle

Just in.. another one.. White full-suspension Transition Preston stolen in Coral Gables near 37th Ave / SW 16th Street. Suspect was last seen heading northbound on Douglas Rd. Contact Robert Argras if you have any information.


Stolen Bike Alert

49cm 2010 grey Fuji Feather fixed gear bike stolen from inside a vehicle in Midtown between 8-10am this morning. Contact Adriana if you have any information.

* Stock photo, the stolen bike has riser bars with black grips.


Livelong Benefiting Livestrong

Saturday, October 1st
Events include a half marathon USATF run, 5K USATF run, 5K walk and 5K family bike ride.

Sunday, October 2nd
Your choice of 3 routes from 10 – 62 miles. Join us each day for food, fun and festivities for the whole family from 7:00am – 2:00pm.

"Join us at Gulfstream Park and Casino on October 1st and 2nd as we walk, run and ride in our fight against cancer. Invite your family, friends and coworkers to create a team and help us "paint the town yellow"!

Run or ride along the beautiful ocean scenery with intra-coastal bridges to cross, golf courses to pass and some of the most incredible views South Florida has to offer!! Saturday, Oct 1st hosts a ½ USATF Marathon, 5K USATF Run, 5K Walk and Family Bike Ride. Sunday’s activities feature your choice of 3 cycling distances of 10.2, 31 and 62 miles from Hallandale Beach to Key Biscayne and back. All of this starting and finishing at the beautiful Gulfstream Park Race Track, Casino and Village with sponsor/vendor booths and activities for the whole family!!

Everyone can participate! A portion of the proceeds of this event will go locally toward the Dreams Unit (Pediatric Cancer wing) of the new Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital with the remaining proceeds directly benefiting the global outreach of the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

Beating cancer starts with a fight! This is your battle. This is our battle. And LIVELONG Benefiting LIVESTRONG is the main event. A united front where all types of people will join forces to defeat all types of cancer.

Walk, run or ride.

On this day - every effort, every donation, every ounce of energy, will be channeled into one powerful force empowering you to LIVELONG and LIVESTRONG."


880 AM - Let's Talk About It!

This past Wednesday, the weekly Let's Talk About It! radio show on 880 AM discussed the topic of bicycling in Miami.

In their own words:

"Bikes in the city, any city (even Miami) aren’t just for hipsters, messengers, tree huggers, and unnecessarily ripped fitness junkies. In fact, for a lot of folks, they are the only way to get around. But for a city known more for bad drivers, biking can be a dangerous way to get from point A to point B. The folks from Emerge Miami, Youth Bike, and Miami-Dade Metro Planning think that making cities like Miami bike friendly should be a bigger priority that most people realize. Tune in and find out why."

If you missed it then check out the audio below, forward to the 32:11 mark for the bicycling discussion.

Let's Talk About It! airs every Wednesday from 7-8pm on 880 The Biz and online.


Up Lab | Sketch & Ride #1

Friday, July 15th

Oppenheim Arch + Design
245 NE 37th Street
Miami, FL 33137

Join Up Lab on their Sketch & Ride this Friday. Bring your pencils, sketch pad, bicycle and open mind! Rain or shine!

Up Lab Summer Meetings: Sketch & Ride

Our meetings usually take place indoors. This summer we’re trying something new: we’re bringing our meetings to the streets, where our intervention as architects, designers, artists, activists, environmentalists, professionals, students, children, adults, teachers, aliens, bums, etc in solving urban issues may be welcome, or in the least, brought to awareness.

The Concept:
The idea is to “Sketch & Ride”. We’ll be riding our bikes through different neighborhoods of Miami in order to observe, record, sketch, photograph, discuss, etc. key architectural elements featured in the AIA Miami Architecture guide as well as interesting architectural feats usually overlooked by such guides.

The Rides:
We have selected 4 routes, in 4 different neighborhoods and these will be related to 4 themes: Open Spaces, Education, Housing, and Art at the Urban Scale.

The first route this Friday will take place in Little Haiti, which coincides with Big Night Little Haiti (which is Little Haiti’s version of Art Walk!). We’ll start at Oppenheim Architecture + Design, then we’ll be heading to Little Haiti Cultural Center and we’ll end up at Sweat Records on 55th & NE 2nd Ave. See map/flyer for details on ride.

Starting Point:
1. Oppenheim Arch+Design (245 NE 37th Street)
Points of Interest:
2. Moore Building (40th St & NE 2nd Ave)
3. Little Haiti Cultural Center (NE 2nd Ave & 59th St)
Sketch Stop:
4. Haitian Market (NE 2nd Ave & 56-59th Streets)
(Stick around for Big Night, Little Haiti)
More Points of Interest:
5. Villa Paula (58th & NE 2nd Ave)
6. Little Haiti Community Garden (58th St & NE 2nd Ave)
7. Chez Le Bebe (Haitian Restaurant, 114 Northeast 54th St)
End Point:
8. Sweat Records (5505 NE 2nd Ave)

How Do I Ride?
Check out the itinerary and meet us in the beginning, middle or end of the ride. Get your bikes, rent one (for $5 at Scoot Skate & Bike – 1800 Biscayne Blvd) , borrow one, ride your skateboard, etc. Bring your sketch pads, pencils, or camera. Come out and observe Miami from a different perspective.

About Up Lab
Urban Projects Collaborative (Up Lab) is a Miami-based humanitarian design, civic engagement and research organization seeking to improve our Miami and the world by making sustainable architecture and planning accessible to those who cannot afford it. For more information, visit us on Facebook or email us at Jennifer@up-lab.org.

RSVP on Facebook


Stolen Bike Alert

Vintage restored red Schwinn Breeze stolen from Biscayne & 33rd (Midtown / Wynwood) over the weekend. A children's bike used for teaching bike safety and a road bike covered in black electrical tape were also stolen from inside the building, along with some tools. Contact Kathryn if you have any information.


Bike Miami Days : Sunday, July 24th

Sunday, July 24th
10am - 2pm

900 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL, 33130

"Come celebrate the City of Miami’s 115th Anniversary with DownTownMiami.com and Bike Miami Days at Brickell. On Sunday, July 24th, 2011 10:00am – 8:00pm, at Mary Brickell Village, the streets will be closed to motor vehicles and open to pedestrians, bicyclists and others. This community event encourages active transportation the patronage of local businesses. Join us in making Miami a more bike-friendly city.

Participants will have the opportunity to walk and ride freely along designated routes from Mary
Brickell Village to Alice Wainwright Park. Other afternoon activities will include a Bicycle Scavenger Hunt for Kids, free bicycle rentals, free fix-a-flat lessons, Bike Polo demonstrations, Bike Rodeo for Kids, giveaways, and more. This free, all ages event is a wonderful way to experience the City."



Join Bike Miami on Facebook, RSVP and share the event.


Loose Cannons Photos

Really fun race last night, Loose Cannons, typically held on the first Thursday of every month started out at Sun Cycling Center in Hialeah and ended at the Electric Pickle in Wynwood. Out of all the starting locations in the past 3 1/2 years this was possibly my favorite. The Sun Cycling staff participate in the races and were very courteous to participants by supplying them with pastelitos & doughnuts before the race. They also held a raffle and 2 lucky winners received a set of Continental GP4000 tires! An estimated 18-20 riders came out, which surprised me being that it was raining and the roads were soaked. Needless to say it was a very wet ride!

Below are a few photos from the race courtesy of IamYourVillain, check out all the photos here.


Miami Recycle Bike Shop Grand Opening

Saturday, July 9th
10am - 6pm

Sunday, July 10th
11am - 4pm

Miami Recycle Bike Shop
5885 Commerce Lane
South Miami, FL 33143
(305) 495-5232

Join Miami Recycle Bike Shop for their grand opening this weekend! Shop owner Andres Barreda says Miami Recycle Bike Shop's goal is to promote cycling as a sustainable form of transportation and lifestyle at an economical cost, and to utilize bike parts in good condition to make and complete custom builds which helps keep the cost down and great for our environment in keeping it clean and green for our future.

The shop specializes in used bikes, restorations and rentals. They're conveniently located across from the South Miami Metrorail Station and within close proximity to the University of Miami.

Ms. Cheezious, the sexiest food truck in Miami, will be there on Saturday from 11:30am-2:30pm serving up delicious grilled cheese sandwiches.


Ñooo! Que Carrera

A Friendly Cycling Competition and Charity Event

Sunday, July 17th

El Hueco
9781 NW 112 Ave
Doral, FL 33178

Registration starts at 8am
Helmet Required

Much more information available here.


Stolen Bike Alert

2009 Fuji Track Comp with Specialized Tri-spoke, all white components (not pictured). Stolen on Thursday, June 30th from behind American Apparel (Lincoln Road) on South Beach. Contact Jonathan at (305) 767-5616 if you have any information.


Vuelta A Miami

Sunday, July 31st

One of the largest races in South Florida is back this summer, Vuelta a Miami, is an 80 mile road race through the streets Miami!

Visit World Wide Cycling Sport for more information.

Here's a video from the start of the inaugural race in 2009

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