Loose Cannons : December 1st (Art Basel)



Thursday, December 1st
10pm

Arrive early and get VIP access to the Red Bull "Through My Eyes" exhibit featuring photography shot by BMX street rider Edwin De La Rosa.

You must RSVP at www.guestcode.com using code 851 to get VIP admittance.
Open bar 7-9pm



Starts @
The Kohn Compound : The Co11ective
215 NW 24th Street (Wynwood)
Miami, FL 33127

Ends @
TBD

*This probably will not even be a race and more of a group ride to a nearby bar, IAmYourVillain is organizing this.

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November Critical Mass Photos & Videos

Here's some photos & videos from the November Critical Mass ride last Friday. An estimated 600 riders in attendance.

Photos:



SlipStream Photography (120 photos)


Videos:



Davide Di Cillo (above)

Federico Vaca (Miracle Mile)

MAU\DAC TV (Interviews/Start)

Beached Miami (Government Center)

Next ride is on Friday, December 30th. The last ride of the year!

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Warby Parker at Art Basel Miami (Job Opportunity)

The folks at Warby Parker Eyewear are looking to hire a street team for Art Basel Miami (Dec 1-4). Candidates must be able to ride a bicycle similar to the custom Republic Bike pictured below.



"We are in the process of casting ambassadors/street team for Warby Parker at Art Basel Miami and are looking for charismatic, stylish and creative individuals to fill these roles! If you know anyone that might be interested, send them (with head shot and resume) my way!"

Key Dates

Casting:
Monday, November 28th - 11am - 2pm

Location:
The Mondrian South Beach
1100 West Avenue
(say you are meeting with Brad and Royce)

Wednesday 11/30 - Logistics and expectations meeting for selected team 11am - 2pm
Location on South Beach TBD

Event Schedule:
Thursday, 12/1 - 12pm - 6pm
Friday, 12/2 - 12pm - 6pm
Saturday, 12/3 - 12pm - 6pm
Sunday, 12/4 - 12pm - 4pm
*call time 11:30am

Payment:
$400 + 1 pair of Warby Parker glasses.
Candidates must be available for ALL dates.

"Basically we will pair up into teams of two and cruise around different Basel areas i.e. design district by the art fairs, collins, Lincoln road, maybe kick it by the Webster etc.and be brand ambassadors for Warby Parker, letting people try stuff on etc from a tray that is bolted on the bikes. Should be a cool project."

Contact:
James Quinaz
305.331.5581
quinazjames@yahoo.com

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Miami Bike Polo BBQ



Sunday, November 27th
1pm

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

"It's that time again!! And I'm sure all your stomachs will be stretched out after Thanksgiving and ready for some MBP BBQ! We'll be doing our usual BBQ and PickUp Games. So come one, come all. Beginners and spectators welcome, we'll have loaner mallets and even bikes if you so desire.

Come chill, watch, play, eat and drink! The new grass around the courts will make for some good picnic blanket real-estate. We'll have a couple grills going. Contribute by bringing food, snacks, beverages, cups, napkins, etc." - Miami Bike Polo

RSVP on Facebook

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

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Atmosphere Bikes : 5 on 5 BMX Jam/Contest



Saturday, December 17th
3pm

Country Village Skatepark
6550 NW 188 Terrace
Hialeah, FL 33015

"December 17 marks our third contest. In past times we've followed the traditional rules of a bmx contest, sixty seconds, most backflips wins. Not this year, This year our focus is to switch up the game and do it in a way that everyone wins. Our format is a bit different from what you might expect. The riders will be broken up into teams most likely consisting of five riders. Now no one knows who their going to be paired with. Our judges will select the team that they feel did the best run. The runs will be about 5 minutes, letting everyone have there way with what ever there trying to accomplish. Due to our group format & extended time, riders will have less pressure and more time to get creative. During these runs our judges will be looking for the best riders from each team. After all the teams have had there runs the judges will call out the MVP's of each team. These riders will then advance to a final 7 minute jam session where its every man for himself! 1st place through 3rd place riders will be chosen. And after that best team will be called.

This year our focus is to ensure a good time for everyone. None of this 60 seconds do your best trick but instead heres five minutes and a group of friends, ride and see where it takes you. No pressure just a normal skatepark session with some sweet prizes available!"

RSVP on Facebook

For more information visit Atmosphere Bikes

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Cranksgiving 2011 Recap : Photos & Video

Excellent turn out for the 3rd annual Cranksgiving on Saturday, we had a total of 131 registered riders. The Camillus House was very pleased with our efforts and by the amount of non-perishable items we collected on bicycle. Thanks to Gary Medenhall, Eddy Stevens, all the sponsors and most of all to everyone who participated in this worthy cause.

The race started at 3:20pm and the top riders finished at approximately 4:27pm. Total distance was 17 miles and required stopping at five grocery store check points. Prizes and giveaways were distributed at Government Center and limited spoke cards were issued to those who dropped off their items at the Camillus House. After the event a group of us headed over to The Filling Station for food & drinks. Once again thanks to everyone involved and hope to see you all next year.



Top 5

1st - Giancarlo Bianchi
2nd - Michael Lum (1st Fixed)
3rd - Amy Plotkin (1st Female)
4th - Alexander G
5th - Jorge J

1st Out Of Towner - TIII (West Palm Beach)

Most Charitable - Ray Strack, Scott Sassin and a female rider who's name I don't recall.


Here's a short video from the Le Mans start of the race and the ride over to Camillus House to drop off donations.




Below is a list of all 131 participants in the order in which they registered:

Robert N
Diego P
Tina T
Eric B
Craig N
Dru N
Eric M
Alex R
Vilma C
Jerri H
Mauro C
Cason B
Jerry P
Ryan O
Jorge L
Steven D
Maria M
Luis R
Alexander J
Ray Z
Rick Q
Mara S
Jolyan L
Andrew F
Max K
Ricardo M
Ivan C
Matty P
Stu N (Ft. Lauderdale)
Jessica L
Brett P
Felix H
Mitch M
Scott S
Romano W
Ian K
Raphael C (California)
Orlando A
Amy P
Jonathan S
Adrian E
Kevin C (Orlando)
Randy R (North Carolina)
John H
Erika C
Carol C
Jim C
Corey L (West Palm Beach)
Will G
Melissa K
Kathia L
Angel P
Cynathia M
Eddie G
Rosie M
Jim J
Allan C
Jeanette S
Lee L (West Palm Beach)
Zaida G
Jan M
TIII (West Palm Beach)
Carlos U
Francis G
Joe S (West Palm Beach)
Shari B (West Palm Beach)
Stephanie R
Ray S (Ft. Lauderdale)
Chris H
Colin W
Joseph M
Lissette L
Mario C
Anthony N
Phi T
Ruben D
Jenny A
Maria A
Mari A
Brandon K
Judy (Pembroke Pines)
Paul (Pembroke Pines)
Flav
Chris C
Pablo R
Hilary B
Chakira S
Greg S
Marco R
Kate S
Michael L
Bara A
Rachel L
Charlie W
Jaime S
Martin A
Tamara W
Giancarlo B
Mike C
Alexander G
Dieter B
Meaghan N
Andrea R
Vivian M
Ernest R
Jean H
Miguel M
Luke D
Erika T
Trina C
Ivan A
Branca A
Lucas S
Lauren E
Nick M
Craig C
Jovanni V
Analys C
Dyann A
Andrew H
Mari C
Edwin C
Silvana R
Daniel S
George J
Eddy S
Ralph W
Tom P
Grant P
Nicole N
Tremaine M

Thanks to all of this year's sponsors:



Bike Werx
Chrome
Clif Bar & Company
Knog
Mack Cycle & Fitness
MIA Fixed
The Miami Bike Scene
OMBU LifeStyle Shoes
Origin-8
Red Bull
Sun Cycling Center
The Filling Station
Urban Velo

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Red Bull Alleycat Race



Tuesday, November 29th
Register 7pm
Race 8pm

FREE

Awarehouse
550 NW 29th Street
Miami, FL 33127

Winners are determined based on retrieval of images and time. All participants will receive a VIP invite to the Red Bull "Through My Eyes" exhibit featuring photography shot by BMX street rider Edwin De La Rosa.

First place will receive a custom bike courtesy of Bike Werx

RSVP on Facebook

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Amelia MTB Night Ride to Benefit Chuck



Tuesday, November 22nd
5:30pm

Amelia Earhart MTB Trails
401 East 65th Street
Hialeah, FL 33014

The volunteer trail-building crew at Amelia Earhart are hosting a fund-raiser night ride for Chuck, their friend and hard-working trail crew member who was seriously injured after being hit by a car while riding home from the park on Wednesday 11/09. Chuck is in critical condition and is going to need a lot of help and support on his road to recovery. Requested donation is $10 and it can be payable at the trailhead before the ride. If you can't make it but wish to help please donate by using the widget below.



The trails will be dark so lights are required!

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The City of Pleasant Living



The South Miami Community Newspaper is reporting that police officers will begin patrolling downtown South Miami on bicycles during the upcoming holidays.

The publication also has a piece on the Bike SoMi group which has been advocating for the City of South Miami to be nationally-recognized as a "Bicycle Friendly Community".


In other South Miami news.. unfortunately of the not so pleasant kind

Last Thursday night around 10pm at the intersection of Sunset Drive/US1 a female cyclist accidentally jumped a curb and fell of her Trek hybrid bicycle and broke her wrist. A black male in his 20s, no facial hair and wearing an orange & black jacket approached the cyclist and pretended to be coming to her aid, instead the suspect stole her bicycle while she laid helpless on the street. The bike is blue/silver and has a rear rack, RST fork and kickstand. If you see the Trek bicycle pictured below please alert the proper authorities.



Readers of the blog may not immediately recognize the bike because it was not in 'dolphin-mode' when it was stolen. The Trek hybrid belongs to the popular "Dolphin Bike Girl" which was mentioned here a few months back. The owner's name is Regina and we would like to wish her a speedy recovery.



Hopefully her bicycle turns up soon so she can continue to make people smile at Critical Mass.


Photo by Beached Miami

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The G-Spot Bike Ride



Saturday, November 26th
4pm-7pm

Government Center
150 NW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33130

"Sponsored by Grolsch, the G-Spot project challenged 10 Miami-based artists to make ... anything. The result is 10 no-holds-barred art installations across Downtown, Wynwood, the Design District, and Little Haiti."

The G-Spot Bike Tour on Saturday, Nov. 26, is a FREE group ride with dynamic art duo the TM Sisters as our guides. We will start at Government Center at 4 p.m. and stop off at each of the 10 art installations. Locations include the Alfred duPont Building, Grand Central, Dorsch Gallery, Electric Pickle, Vagabond, and Little Haiti Cultural Center. The ride will end at The Stage for a sundown round of complimentary Grolsch.

Map / Route

The G-Spot project was curated by contemporary art curator and writer Claire Breukel. The participating artists are:

  • Domingo Castillo
  • Eduoard Duval Carrie
  • Jiae Hwang
  • Kerry Phillips
  • Kyle Trowbridge
  • Loriel Beltran
  • Pachi Guistinian
  • Susan Lee Chun
  • TM Sisters
  • Tom Scicluna

For more information visit G-Spot Art Project.

RSVP on Facebook.

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Goldsprints : Bike Tech & Velosport Cycling Club

Friday, November 18th
8:30pm - 10pm

Sports Grill Kendall
9090 SW 97th Avenue
Miami, FL 33176



Goldsprints Sponsored By Bike Tech and the Velosport Cycling Club.

"The ultimate Goldsprints tourny in South Florida is set for Friday, November 18! Come out to Sports Grill in Kendall for easily the most fun you'll ever have a on a stationary bicycle.

Goldsprints will take place between 8:30pm (right after the VCC meeting) and 10pm. This event is open to everyone, but rider slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis only.

Registration to ride costs $5 and must be done through one of Bike Tech's two South Florida locations, or at the event on Friday. There is a limit of 32 rider slots that will be filled on a first come, first served basis so don't wait to register! All registration fees go towards the prizes that will be given to the winners."

RSVP on Facebook

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Moustache Ride Photos

Here's a slideshow via Emerge Miami from The Moustache Ride which took place earlier today.

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Bicycle Weekend Guide November 11-13



Lots of cycling events this weekend, there's something for everyone: community rides, track racing, alleycat, bike polo, 12hr mtb race, and more. Try and make it out to one or more of the events listed below.

Friday, November 11th

Miami Bike Polo
Join in on the fun at Jose Marti Park in Little Havana.
7:00pm

11/11/11 Alleycat Race
$111.11 cash prize, 11 beers.. Get it?
11:00pm


Saturday, November 12th

12 Hours of Highgear Cycling
12 hour MTB race at Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah.
7:00am

Miami Beach Community Ride
Ride with police escort around Miami Beach.
9:00am

The Moustache Ride
November is Men's Cancer Awareness month. Join Emerge Miami in a Movember community ride.
10:00am

2011 Florida Track Championships
Keirin, Team Pursuit and Points Race. Season finale. Ladies race free. Occupy the velodrome!
2:00pm



Sunday, November 13th

Miami Bike Polo
Sunday afternoon polo at Jose Marti Park in Little Havana.
1:00pm

Bike Night at Tradewinds Park (Coconut Creek)
Bring the family and ride through 3 miles of giant animated holiday displays and illuminated trees.
6:00pm - 9:00pm

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Cranksgiving 2011 : November 19th



Saturday, November 19th
2:00pm

Government Center (by the Orange Peels)
150 NW First Street
Downtown Miami

It's back! Cranksgiving Miami returns for its third installment come Saturday, November 19th 2011.

Bring $10 to buy items.
A bag & lock are essential.
All bikes welcomed.

For the past two years the Miami Cranksgiving food drive race & ride has been a great success. This year we're hoping to make it even greater by collecting more non-perishable goods for those in need this holiday season. This is a unique event and there is no other like it in S. Florida.

*Racing is not required, you can simply participate at your leisure if you desire. We want to include everyone, what's most important is the cause.

Participants will receive a map at the start of the race/ride with grocery store locations along with a shopping list (manifest). Riders will go to 5 grocery store checkpoints and buy the non-perishable food items off the checklist. There is no registration fee, the $10 goes to purchase the items. All collected goods will be donated to Camillus House at the end of the race. This is for a great cause and at the same time shines a positive spotlight on the local cycling community. Expect to spend about $2 at each grocery store. You will be required to keep all receipts.

The race/ride is tentatively 17 miles, speed is an obvious advantage but knowing your way around the city & the aisles of a supermarket can also help you significantly. Novice cyclists can opt to a shorter 9 mile ride, but will be disqualified from any prizes except "Most Charitable".

For those who prefer not to race, it's okay. There will also be prizes for most charitable! If speed is not your thing you can ride the event in a scavenger hunt fashion instead of a race. Last year 100 local cyclists participated making it the largest alleycat in South Florida, everyone had a great time and the Camillus House was very thankful for our efforts. Hope to see you there on November 19th, all bikes welcomed.

RSVP on Facebook.


We have prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st Fixed Gear, 1st & 2nd female, 1st MTB, 1st Out-Of-Towner, DFL, and Most Charitable.

We also have extra prizes & giveaways for a few lucky riders. Over 250 have RSVP'd on Facebook thus far, we're hoping about 100-150 will actually show up. We want to remind everyone that this is a charity event, ride safe and be courteous to others. Remember to arrive by 2pm so we can get registration rolling. All bicycles are welcomed. Helmets encouraged.

*BONUS $100, $50, $25 will be given to anyone placing top 3 while wearing a Bike Werx jersey.

Once the race/ride is finished and everyone is accounted for we will issue prizes to the winners and raffle off a few extra items. We will then ride a few blocks north to the Camillus House and everyone will personally donate all the non-perishable items collected. Limited Cranksgiving spoke cards will be issued to participants once they drop-off their items.

After the drop-off at Camillus House we will lead a short group ride a few blocks south to The Filling Station for food & drinks.


Thanks to all of this year's sponsors and remember to support those who support you.



For more information visit : cranksgivingmiami.blogspot.com

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The Moustache Ride (Movember)



Saturday, November 12th
10am

Government Center
150 NW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33128

"Join Emerge Miami and CG Rotaract Miami for 'The Moustache Ride'. The ride will end at Margaret Pace Park for a picnic style after party, the Ms. Cheezious food truck will be on location to supply inexpensive tasty treats!

Route

November is Men's Cancer Awareness month and we want to do our part in style by organizing a "moustache mandatory" ride around downtown Miami. Riders are asked to don their best facial hair designs and donate some pocket change to Movember, an international organization funding research for a cure for men's cancer. Movember challenges all men to grow out their moustace's during the month of November, in the spirit of masculinity, brotherhood, and a global effort to raise attention to cancer issues. The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by Movember and their men’s health partners: the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and LIVESTRONG, the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Together, the three channels ensure that Movember funds support a broad range of innovative, world-class programs in the areas of awareness and education, survivorship and research.

Men's natural moustaches are mandatory (but if you can't grow a moustache you are still welcome to come ride!)- any shape you love. Women's moustaches are recommended (and they can be fake, if they have to!).

Donations will go to Movember (suggested donation of $10.00) With an after party at Margaret Pace Park with fun, food, music , and moustachery."

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2012 Miami Tour de Cure Kick-Off Event



Monday, November 14, 2011
6pm- 8pm

World Diabetes Day!

Segafredo
1421 S. Miami Ave (Brickell)
Miami, FL 33130

A short program will take place at 6:30pm
Win free prizes and gifts!
$10 off registration to 2012 Miami Tour de Cure

Raise $150 by the kick-off and receive the 2012 In-Training T-shirt!



Shirts can be picked up at the kick-off at Segafredo in Brickell on Monday, November 14th, 2011 6-8pm. Bring proof of donations.

Please RSVP by Nov 10 to Carole Williams (305) 477-8999 x3117

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The inaugural Miami Tour de Cure will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2012. The Miami Bike Scene has team, join us if you wish or donate to our team if you're in a position to help.

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Fall Back, Light Up!



Clocks fall back to Standard Time on Sunday, November 6th at 2am.

The good news is you will get an extra hour of sleep tonight and it will be daylight for early morning rides from now until March 11th, 2011. The bad news is late afternoon rides will be at dusk and without proper lights you will not be visible to motorists. Please ride with lights at night, it's the law!

"Equipment requirements and carriage of passengers
(Section 316.2065(2), (3), (7), (8), and (14), F.S.)

A bicycle operated between sunset and sunrise must be equipped with a lamp on the front exhibiting a white light visible from 500 feet to the front and both a red reflector and a lamp on the rear exhibiting a red light visible from 600 feet to the rear.

Comment: Over half of fatal bicycle crashes in Florida occur after sunset, even though most cycling is done during daylight hours. Battery-and generator-powered headlamps are available. If a cyclist uses battery-powered lamps, it may be necessary to carry spare batteries or to mount additional lamps as spares (some LED lamps last for many hours). Rear reflector and taillamp should be aimed straight back.
"



One of our Cranksgiving Miami sponsors, KNOG, manufactures lights I recommend which are water-resistant with a flexible silicone body and quick-release mounting. There's many brands and models of lights to choose from at your local bike shop, pay them a visit today and purchase lights that help you be seen at night.

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Dolphins Cycling Challenge Kids Ride



Sunday, November 6th

9:30 AM Registration
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Kids Ride
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM South Florida’s Biggest Cycling Party

Sun Life Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

"DCC Kids, which provides three riding options for children between age 3 and age 13, connects younger cyclists to the goals and mission of the Dolphins Cycling Challenge, the two-day tri-county charity cycling event coordinated by the Miami Dolphins Foundation. The purpose of the DCC and DCC Kids is to raise awareness and collect funds for cancer research and treatment at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. By participating in the DCC Kids Ride, children will become engaged in the core missions of the Miami Dolphins Foundation: youth athletics, education, health, and volunteerism. In addition, the DCC Kids Ride participants will learn that cancer can affect everyone, not just adults, as the funds they raise will be designated to benefit children being treated at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

As a part of the DCC Kids Ride, children between the ages 3 and 13 can ride one of three age-appropriate routes at Sun Life Stadium on the same day their adult counterparts arrive at the conclusion of their respective DCC routes. A “Tot Lot” for children between ages 3 and 5 will be located in the Grand Plaza of Sun Life Stadium; a “Rookie Loop” will be available for children between the ages of 6 and 9; and “Veteran Loop” is offered for children between the ages of 10 and 13. Along each route, a water stop will be positioned to provide DCC Kids riders with similar amenities to adult participants.

At the conclusion of the Kids Ride, riders will travel through the same tunnel that players run through on game day onto the field at Sun Life Stadium where the Finish Line Party will be taking place, honoring those who participated in raising funds and increasing cancer awareness.

Pricing:
$25 Registration Fee (T-Shirt and South Florida’s Biggest Cycling Party entry for rider and (1) guardian included. Additional tickets to South Florida’s Biggest Cycling Party may be purchased for $20 each)
$50 Additional suggested fundraising amount"

Visit RideDCCKids for more information.

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October Critical Mass Photos & Video

Here's some photos & video from the October Critical Mass Costume ride last Friday. Check out all the great costumes!

Photos:



SlipStream Photography (126 photos)

Derek Slagle (72 photos)

Beached Miami (25 photos)




Video courtesy of Federico Vaca

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