Miguel Angel Rocafort Memorial Ride



Sunday, May 6th
10am

SW 122nd Avenue & SW 128th Street
(the old Signature Gardens, get directions)

Join south florida cyclists in honor of Miguel Rocafort, 51, a family man and avid cyclist who was struck by a hit & run driver in Southwest Miami-Dade on March 31, 2012. Mr. Rocafort died on April 5th as a result of injuries sustained in the hit & run. Miami-Dade Police are still in search of the motorist who fled the scene.

Thanks to CBS 4 Miami for the coverage.

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Stolen Bike Alert



Blue and white SE Premium Brew single-speed stolen on the afternoon of Monday, April 23rd from the front of Whole Foods in Coral Gables. The bike was locked with a 5/8" cable and padlock. Contact Ryan at (270) 339-4363 if you have any information.

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2012 Tradewind Circuit Races



3600 W Sample Rd
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
(north side of park)

The new season of Wednesday night racing starts April 18th at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek.

2012 Schedule

Series 1
04/18 | 05/02 | 05/16 | 05/30

Series 2
06/13 | 06/27 | 07/11 | 07/25

Series 3
08/08 | 08/22 | 09/05 09/12 | 09/19


5:45pm Race:
Cat 4/5 men, Cat 3/4 women & Juniors
30 minutes + 2 Laps
CASH PRIZES

6:30pm Race:
Pro 1/2, Cat 3 men & 1/2/3 women
60 minutes + 2 Laps
CASH PRIZES

Visit Tradewinds Cycling for more information.

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British Consulate Bike Ride



Wednesday, April 18th
10:30am

Ocean Drive & 5th St
Miami Beach, FL

"The British Consulate-General Miami is hosting this event to mark the 100-day countdown to the opening day of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.  

100 participants will be riding bicycles along the famous South Beach strip on Ocean Drive, led by British Olympian and former boxing heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis. Police escorts will provide a rolling road block for the group, which includes Mr. Lewis, the 100 cyclists, a double-decker red bus, and a British-themed Mini Cooper car.  

Riders and volunteers will be asked to arrive no later than 9:30am, in order to start the event at 10:30am."

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GO DUTCH! Orange Bike-In Festival



Friday, April 27th
6pm - 11pm
FREE

The "GO DUTCH! Orange Bike-in Festival" at Grand Central Park is a Dutch-themed event in honor of Queen's Day, the Dutch National Holiday. Join the Consulate General of the Kingdom of The Netherlands and hundreds of cyclists from Miami to celebrate Dutch culture, sustainable living and Miami’s growing and dynamic cycling scene.

Everyone is welcome. Attendees arriving on a bicycle and Dutch-inspired apparel can enter the "orange costume contest" and have a chance to win a custom bicycle from Republic Bike. Additionally there will be live DJ entertainment and local fare from some of Downtown Miami’s favorite restaurants (Elwoods Gastro Pub, Sparky's Roadside BBQ, Kork Wine & Cheese, and Puntino).

The festival coincides with the monthly Miami Critical Mass, the ride will be starting as regularly scheduled at Government Center, the only difference to previous rides is that it'll be ending at Grand Central Park for the celebration, the group of cyclists should be expected to arrive at the park around 8:30pm.

Grolsch will distribute 800 orange t-shirts before the start of Critical Mass at Government Center, it is advised you arrive at 6:30pm if you wish to get a free t-shirt (see image). The limited shirts will entitle participants to a $3 special on Grolsch 16oz beers at the park. Everyone is encouraged to wear orange!

Green Mobility Network will be providing FREE bicycle valet on a first come first serve basis. Bike valet space is limited so it is highly recommended that you bring your own lock as a precaution, additional on-site self-parking is available for cyclists.

The Magic City Bicycle Collective will have a table and repair stand set up at Grand Central Park. They will demonstrate simple bike care and do minor bike repairs and maintenance. Buy them a beer!

The Dutch-themed event is a collaborative effort between Grolsch, The Miami Bike Scene, the Downtown Miami Partnership, the Consulate General of The Netherlands, and the Omni Parkwest Redevelopment Association (OPRA).

Grand Central Park is located on N.Miami Ave & NW 7th St, get directions.

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Stolen Bike Alert


Stock Photo

Brand new celeste Bianchi Sempre carbon road bike with Campagnolo components stolen on Friday (4/6) from The Scoot, Skate & Bike Shop on Biscayne Blvd & 18th Street. The theft was captured on surveillance video and featured on WSVN 7 News. If you have any information contact Darren at (305) 358-7004.


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Camraderie With A Cause



Tuesday, April 10th
6pm - 10pm

This event benefits local cyclist Meagan Wentworth who is battling stage 4 cancer.

A short group ride from the Adrienne Arsht Center Metromover Station will start at 6pm, it will be over the Venetian Causeway and Origin-8 crew.

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March Critical Mass Photos & Video

An estimated 1400 cyclists participated in the Miami Critical Mass ride on Friday, March 30th. The group traversed through East Little Havana, Miracle Mile, Coral Way, Shenandoah, Little Havana, The Roads, Brickell, and Downtown.

Photos:



Check out over 120 great photos by Arturo P. @ SlipStream Photography

Video:

Excellent video courtesy of Federico Vaca from outside the Tower Theater on Calle Ocho. It's interesting to be able to listen in on the commentary from spectators and passerbys at Viernes Culturales.




Here's another video of the ride, this one by Juan Soars.




Next ride is on Friday, April 27th and it will be a special one. The Miami Bike Scene in conjunction with Grolsch, the Dutch Consulate, OPRA, and Downtown Miami Partnership will be hosting a FREE Miami Critical Mass after party with music, drinks, and food. The ride will be ending at Grand Central Park on N. Miami Ave & 7th Street, just a few blocks from Government Center.  
GO DUTCH! Orange Bike-In Festival (details TBA)

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Stolen Bike Alert



Black Electra Amsterdam stolen Tuesday night (4/3) from residence on 16th St & Pennsylvania on Miami Beach. The bike has rust spots on seat post and handlebars, it was locked up inside a building's gate with a U-lock. Contact Lindsey if you have any information.

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The Miami Bike Scene T-Shirts!



SOLD OUT!

Back by popular demand! We will be getting another limited run of The Miami Bike Scene t-shirts in two weeks. Printed on Gildan 100% cotton, the preshrunk tees are $12 each + $5 shipping & handling, $1 will be automatically added to S&H per additional item. Those who pre-order shirts via Paypal will also receive a The Miami Bike Scene sticker!

Please order today if you would like a shirt as these go rather quickly. Pre-order deadline is Thursday April 12th. Orders will ship within two weeks and you should receive your t-shirts before April 20th.

Ordering:
Provided below is an illustration with a ( # ) next to each shirt, select the size and model # using the Paypal drop-down menu, add to cart and then proceed to checkout.




Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

10 Available Colors:
White Print (Pink, Purple, Blue, Green, Black, Orange, and Brown)
Pink Print (Blue, Purple, and Black)

Available Sizes:
YL S M L XL 2XL 3XL

Ordering Example:
Medium #10 Black & pink (signifies you want a black shirt with pink print in size medium)

* If you are ordering more than 1 item please add all your selected items to the cart and check out only once so that you don't pay for S&H twice.

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Stolen Bike Alert



Custom matte grey Lotus 2000R fixed gear conversion stolen late Friday (3/30) night from outside Grand Central on N. Miami Ave & NE 7th street (see map). Red saddle, matte black handlebars, and black deep V rims. The bike is very distinguishable, contact Felipe 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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