Stolen Bike Alert


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Vintage green Trek 520 stolen from residence in Little Havana. Riser bars, rear rack, white rimmed tires, hamburger bell and UM sticker (not pictured). Contact Emily if you have any information.

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Stolen Bike Alert


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Blue and white 2011 Jamis Ventura road bike stolen on Tuesday, March 27th around 7pm from Coral Gables Senior High, was locked up with a chain and Master Lock. Contact Leandro if you have any information.




Protect your bicycle(s) against theft, use at the very least a 16mm U-Lock.

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State Bicycle Co. presents LOOPS MIAMI



Thursday, March 29th
7pm

Government Center
150 NW First St
Miami, FL 33128

Join State Bicycle Co. on a fun and casual group ride throughout Miami. The ride begins at Government Center and will be an estimated 15 miles ending at The Corner for food and drinks.

More information can be found on Facebook.

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Tattoo Inspiration



"I am a cyclist. I am an athlete. I watch the road. I stop at red lights. I ride the Rickenbacker; I don't forget the fallen. I sweat, push, & coast. I love my two wheels. I am a part of The Miami Bike Scene. I am Mike." - Michael Ashworth

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Miami Marlins - Pedestrian and Bicycle Traffic



"Go green, get fit and avoid traffic all at once!" - Miami Marlins

While I strongly feel there's a need for better bicycle facilities surrounding the park (sharrows, bike lanes, etc), I still believe bicycling to the park is the best way to avoid traffic and parking woes. According to the Marlin's website there's bicycle parking stations available on the ground level of each of the four on-site parking garages. If you live within 5 miles of the stadium, I encourage you to get on your bike and give it a try.

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Stolen Bike Alert



Grey Specilaized Crosstrail stolen on Friday, March 16th from 29th St & Collins in Miami Beach. The bike was locked to a bike rack using an OnGuard Doberman combination coil cable lock. The bike had a compass and a shark horn on the handlebars (not pictured). If you have any information contact Leann.

Once again folks, stop using these worthless cable locks. They are only good as back-up locks if you're already using U-Lock, and even then the bike is still at risk for theft.

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Stolen Bike Alert



Full carbon fiber matte black & red Rossetti "Murcielago" bike stolen from a residence in Doral around 10:40am this morning. The bike has new red trimmed Michelin tires (not pictured). If you have any information contact Ricardo.

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Beer Snob Bicycle Pub Crawl : Photos & Video

Great event yesterday afternoon, about 200 cyclists mostly donned in green participated in the 5th Beer Snob Bicycle Pub Crawl which happened to fall on St. Patrick's Day. Thanks to all the participating pubs, particularly Wood Tavern and The Filling Station for their specials and hospitality. The next pub crawl will be held on Saturday, September 22nd 2012.




Here's some video footage of the group riding west on the Venetian Causeway.


Video by Federico Vaca

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3rd Annual Pinecrest Bike Day



Saturday, March 24th
9am

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road
Pinecrest, FL 33156

Bikes, strollers and tandem bikes welcome!
Helmet give-aways (while supplies last)


Here's a great video from the 2nd Annual ride:

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170th St Greenway Grand Opening



Saturday, March 17th
10am

Corner of NW 170th Street & 83rd Avenue. Get directions.

Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi and the Town Council cordially invite everyone to the grand opening of the 170th Street Greenway. Located in the Palm Springs North neighborhood, the 170th Street Greenway is a multi-use trail for pedestrian and bicycle access.

Attendees are encouraged to ride their bikes to the event.

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Busway Sprints : Monday, March 19th



Monday, March 19th
8:45pm

Busway Sprints are back, it's been a long time!

Meet @ the bus station across from Whole Foods
US-1 & SW 117 St (Pinecrest)

1/4 mi 1-on-1 sprint races held on the South-Dade Busway, double-elimination.

Directions here.

Here's a video from the inaugural Busway Sprints back in April 2009.

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Mural Art Competition


The dimensions of the wall are 60' x 12'

The Miami Recycle Bike Shop located on 5885 Commerce Lane in South Miami is having a "Mural Art Competition". The contest is open to to any individual, school or group/organization that would like to compete in creating a mural for the front of their bicycle shop. The theme should be focused on cycling for pleasure and/or commuting and the store name must be incorporated into the mural. Submissions should be emailed to southmiamirecyclebikeshop@yahoo.com and must be received by March 30th, 2012. Please put “Mural Art Competition” in the subject line when emailing your submission. A $500 cash award will be given to the winning mural design.

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel and the winning mural artist(s) will be notified by April 15th, 2012. If you have any questions contact Andres at (305) 495-5232.

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Stolen Bike Alert



* Recovered

White Linus Dutch 1 bike stolen on Saturday night (3/10) from in front of The Abbey in Miami Beach. The bike has a Delano Basket, silver bell, and leather grips. It was locked with a cable lock which the thief cut hand left behind. Contact Kylee if you have any information.

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In similar fashion to the majority of bicycles being reported stolen in Miami, this bike was locked with just a cable lock. We cannot stress how worthless cable locks are, if you really want to keep your bike please use a 16mm U-Lock. Only use a cable lock as a bonus, i.e to protect a wheel or accessories. It's impossible to prevent theft but you can at least make it difficult for thieves.



Protect your bike(s) against theft by using at the very least a 16mm U-Lock like the one pictured below.


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FDOT Meeting : SW 57 Ave Bike Lanes (Recap)

Thursday evening, residents from Coral Gables, South Miami, Coral Terrace, and surrounding communities gathered to view and discuss FDOT plans for two roadway projects on Red Road (SW 57 Avenue) from US-1 to Coral Way. The projects include the repaving of roads, sign upgrades, installing missing sections of sidewalks, upgrading pedestrian ramps, and accommodating 5' paved shoulders to serve as bicycle lanes. Also, the existing 40mph speed limit will be reduced to 35mph.


11' travel lane, 5' bike lane, 35mph speed limit


The lack of crosswalks and trees included in the project plans appeared to be the greatest concern among residents. Local advocates pointed out how trees would improve the appearance of the street, help slow down traffic, and provide some shade to cyclists and pedestrians.


Members from Bike SoMi, SFBC, and Green Mobility Network going over the plans.


A few small sections of the road will not include bike lanes due to space constraints caused by turning lanes, sharrows will be implemented in these sections instead. These portions of the road are near the major intersections (Bird Rd, US-1, Coral Way). For example, when approaching US-1 the southbound bike lane will end on SW 66th St and sharrows would begin. If headed north on 57th Ave from US-1 the sharrows will be implemented up to Brescia Avenue, the northbound bike lane will begin there.


SW 57th Ave - US1 / Ponce de Leon (Sharrows)


In early 2011 FDOT hosted a similar meeting regarding upgrades on 57th Ave between Coral Way and SW 8th St, if bicycle facilities on all three projects come to fruition then we will have close to 4 miles of bike lanes between US-1 & SW 8th Street by 2014. A bonus factor is the connection of the 57th Ave bike lanes to the already existing M-Path which runs parallel to US-1.

For more information on the scope of the project go here.

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Bicycle Weekend Guide March 8-11



Lots of bicycle related events going on this weekend, there's something for everyone: happy hour, community rides, criterium races, track racing, bike polo, and more. Try and make it out to one or more of the events listed below. Enjoy your weekend and ride safely! Don't forget to move your clocks ahead one hour at 2am on Sunday 3/11.

Thursday, March 8th

Bicycle Happy Hour
Start your weekend off early with Bicycle Happy Hour at Wood Tavern in Wynwood. Half off drinks!
5pm - 8pm

FVA Thursday Night Track Series
Races at the Brian Piccolo Park Velodrome.
7pm


Friday, March 9th

Delray Beach Twilight Festival
Kick off the 2012 USA CRITS Championship Series on Delray Beach, part of a three-day festival of events that will also include amateur races, 50 Mile Gambler ride, and much more.

Miami Bike Polo
Bike polo at Riverside Park. Spectators welcomed, bring beverages & snacks.
7pm - 10pm


Saturday, March 10th

Delray Beach Twilight Festival
Kick off the 2012 USA CRITS Championship Series on Delray Beach, part of a three-day festival of events that will also include amateur races, 50 Mile Gambler ride, and much more.

Rosewood Series 2012
Part of the amateur races at Delray Beach Twilight Festival.

Miami Beach Community Ride
Enjoy a continuous safe with with police escort in Miami Beach.
9am

Get in Gear Community Bike Ride
10 mile ride through North Miami with police escort.
9am

Emerge Miami - Farmer's Market Ride
Join Emerge Miami as they visit a few farmer's markets to celebrate nutrition month.
10am - 1pm

Urban Bike Adventure
Teams of 2 or 3 ride around Fort Lauderdale solving clues, completing challenges and racing to check points. $25-45 per person seems a bit steep.
12pm

Holi Night Bike Ride
Join Giving The Green Light & Emerge Miami in decorating your bike in lights, glowsticks, or anything that glows, blinks, or shines and ride around downtown, Coconut Grove, and Wynwood.
7pm

Solé Bicycles x Hangar Art Gallery
Kick off party for Solé Bicycles launch in Miami. Open bar, art, music and trick contest.
6pm - 12am


Sunday, March 11th

Hollywood Bicycle Gathering
Inaugural Sunday morning ride through Hollywood & Dania Beach.
11am

Delray Beach Twilight Festival
Kick off the 2012 USA CRITS Championship Series on Delray Beach, part of a three-day festival of events that will also include amateur races, 50 Mile Gambler ride, and much more.

Rosewood Series 2012
Part of the amateur races at Delray Beach Twilight Festival.

Sunday's At The Park
Omnium race at the Brian Piccolo Velodrome.
1pm - 5pm
*cancelled

Miami Bike Polo
Bike polo at Riverside Park. Spectators welcomed, bring beverages & snacks.
1pm - 7pm


Also, if you're an experienced cyclist looking for a training ride and you wake at an ungodly hour on weekends then check out the Group Rides page, lots of rides to choose from with various distances & speeds.

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Beer Snob Bicycle Pub Crawl T-Shirts



Wear green on St. Patrick's Day.. don't let the pesky leprechauns sneak up and pinch you!

EVENT DETAILS

We will be getting a very limited run of Beer Snob Bicycle Pub Crawl t-shirts in a few days. Printed on Gildan 100% cotton, the preshrunk tees are $12 each + $5 shipping & handling. Those who pre-order shirts via Paypal will also receive a The Miami Bike Scene sticker & limited spoke card!

Please order today if you would like a shirt as these will go rather quickly. Pre-order deadline is Thursday March 8th. Orders will ship within 10 days and you will receive your t-shirts before March 17th.

T-shirts will NOT be available for sale on Saturday, March 17th, the day of the bicycle pub crawl.

How to order:
Select your size using the Paypal drop-down menu, add to cart and then proceed to checkout.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Available Color: Irish Green Only!
Available Sizes: YL S M L XL 2XL 3XL

* If you are ordering more than 1 item please add all your selected items to the cart and check out only once. $1 will be automatically added to S&H per additional item.

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SafeStreetsMiami Forum



Wednesday, March 7th
7pm-10pm

O Cinema
90 Northwest 29th Street
Miami, FL 33127

Bicycle valet parking will be provided.

From Green Mobility Network, more information can be found on Facebook.

"The forum is the first major event in a long-term campaign being launched by Green Mobility Network called SafeStreetsMiami. The campaign’s major goal is to advocate for lasting changes that will make the streets of Miami-Dade County safer for all users—bicyclists, pedestrians, runners, children, families, people who can’t afford to drive, and motorists. The focus of the campaign is all of Miami-Dade County, not just the Rickenbacker Causeway, although we recognize that for many people the problems with the Rickenbacker are paramount.

The forum will (a) present information about current plans to improve the safety of streets in Miami-Dade County and (b) provide an opportunity for members of the public to make comments and ask questions of a panel of relevant elected officials and decision makers. Leaders in both Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami will be present.

Our intention is to organize follow-up meetings and discussions based on input from the forum and to provide a continuing opportunity for dialog and new ideas through the Green Mobility Network/SafeStreetsMiami website.

Green Mobility Network also intends to organize a follow-up forum during Bike Month 2013 (March). The purpose of the 2013 forum will be to assess what has been done and what changes and improvements have been made in the past year. The SafeStreetsMiami forum may become an annual event.

We believe that strong community-based advocacy is an essential element in creating safer streets in a complex, multifaceted place like Miami. The March 7 forum is an opportunity to begin to develop a consensus about what needs to be done and what the priorities should be."

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Solé Bicycles x Hangar Art Gallery



Saturday, March 10th
6pm - 12am

The Hangar
2235 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127

"To kick off the Solé Bicycles launch in Miami, we will be bringing together art, a trick off, some sexy bikes, a fresh mixtape and a good ol' fashioned open bar."

RSVP on Facebook

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