Miami Bike Polo BBQ



Sunday, July 1st
1pm - 7pm

New location!

Henderson Park
971 NW 2nd St
Miami, FL 33128

If you want to try out bike polo or just spectate join them this Sunday at Henderson Park (NW 3rd St & 9th Ave) in East Little Havana. All afternoon Miami Bike Polo will be hosting games and their monthly BBQ which is always fun! Bring food to grill and snacks. Please keep the park clean and pick up after yourselves, do not litter.

For more information visit Miami Bike Polo.

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Stolen Bike Alert



Custom black powder coated Kilo TT frame (no markings on it) stolen from outside The Corner last night (6/29). Components: Front wheel is a pink 650 Velocity (has stickers all over it) laced to a Formula hub with a GatorSkin tire. Rear wheel is a silver 700 Weinmann with a white tire and Formula hub. Shimano track cranks w/ bmx pedals and Hold Tight straps. Chrome Jamis fork, black Cane Creek head set, chopped risers handlebars w/ black Oury grips, and white bmx saddle. Contact Jamison at (305) 606-7554 if you have any information.

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Stolen Bike Alert

[Update 6/28]
The Scott Speedster S2 stolen yesterday was recovered today thanks to a tip from a Miami Bike Scene reader, the thief was arrested by Miami Beach Police. Don't steal bikes!



Scott Speedster S2, red, aluminum with black carbon CR1 fork. The bike was stolen from inside The Filling Station in downtown Miami earlier today (6/26) and belongs to one of the bartenders.



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Stolen Bike Alert

Two (2) Trek 29ers stolen on Monday (6/25) from the garage of an apartment in Aventura. The first bike is a 21" silver 2012 Trek Marlin with white saddle and GPS mount on handlebar, the second bike is a 15" silver 2012 Trek Marlin. Contact Patricia if you have any information.



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Magic City Bicycle Collective - Grand Opening



Saturday, June 30th
8pm

1100 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33136

Join us at the grand opening celebration for the Magic City Bicycle Collective, a brand new community workspace which will provide affordable prices on used bicycles and parts, maintenance classes, repair services, and educational workshops. Their mission is to strengthen community bonds and encourage locals to adopt bicycling as a viable form of alternative transportation. Arrive on bike & bring your friends for free beer, music, bike films, baked goods, and freestyle bike demos. Please remember to drink responsibly. The Magic City Bicycle Collective is located across the street from The Corner.

If you have any unwanted bicycles, parts and/or tools feel free to donate the items to the collective by bringing them to the grand opening. Please come and show your support!

RSVP on Facebook.

Follow the Magic City Bike Collective on Twitter.

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2012 Florida State Elite Track Cycling Championships



Florida Velodrome Association
Presents the 2012 Florida State Elite Track Cycling Championships

June 29th through July 1st

Brian Piccolo Park Velodrome
Broward County Florida

Open to all USAC licensed category riders
Registration begins at 6:00PM / Racing begins at 7:00 PM
Entry fee is $20.00

State medals awarded to the top three for both Men & Women for each event, there will also be an Omnium Champion
USAC Racing Permit 2012-2531/USA Cycling Rules Applied

Friday Evening Session - June 29th 7pm
Flying 200M TT (Sprint Qualification)
Sprint Rounds

Saturday Morning Session - June 30th 9am (If Required)
Sprint Rounds

Saturday Evening Session - June 30th 7pm
Kilo (Men) / 500M (Women)
Points Race

Sunday Evening Session - July 1st 7pm
Team Sprint
Individual Pursuit (Men / Women)

Race information available on: www.Flavelo.org or call Jose Basulto at (305) 496-3033

Races will be cancelled in the event of rain or other unsafe conditions. Promoter reserves the right to modify the program depending on participation and weather, changes will be posted on FVA Facebook page.

Helmets are mandatory. Bicycle must be track bike or fixed gear with drop bars. No brakes allowed! You may rent a helmet and track bike if you don't have one.


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The Fakawi 2012



Sunday, June 24th
8:30am

Markham Park
16001 West State Road 84
Sunrise, FL 33326

The 3rd annual Fakawi is an all ages, all level, mountain bike ride. The biggest group mountain bike ride in Florida! 30 & 50 Mile options. There will be sag stations, free food, and great times! No entry fee, but donations are welcome!

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Stolen Bike Alert

Pearl white and bright green Mongoose Deception 29er stolen on Thursday morning (6/14) from MDC Wolfson Campus.  Equipped with a green Mongoose saddle, Element fork, and disc brakes. This bike retails for $219 at Walmart. Contact Sy at (786) 348-1607 if you have any information.



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Stolen Bike Alert



Black & White Carbon 2009 Trek Fuel EX 9.9 stolen Thursday (6/14) off the bike rack of a vehicle parked inside Bay Parc Plaza building. Disc brakes, full-suspension, Fox fork, Bontrager rims. If you have any information please contact Jim.

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Summer Spokes Bike & Swim Tour Series



"On this summer bike tour series, you'll learn about Coral Gables' early development and soon impress your friends with local fun facts! Every tour departs from the Coral Gables Museum at 10am and ends at Venetian Pool for an optional swim. Bring a bike, local ID, and bathing suit!"

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

June 17 - Coral Rocks!
Tour the earliest homes of Coral Gables, all built of local coral rock. Each craft style, historic building tells a story.

July 15 - Who is George Merrick?
This tour includes a visit to the Merrick House, and follows the journey of George Merrick from farmer’s boy to development king!

August 19 - Think Fink
Who would George Merrick be without his uncle Denman Fink, a nationally recognized illustrator and designer of Coral Gables entrances, homes and Venetian Pool! Visit Fink's house, studio and see his physical imprint on the City.

Ticket Price: $5 for Museum members, $10 for general public. Admission to Venetian Pool is not included and varies according to age and residence. Space is limited. To reserve tickets, please call (305) 603-8067.

Summer Spokes is presented in partnership by the Coral Gables Museum and Bike Walk Coral Gables.

Save the Date for Gables Bike Day, Sunday, October 28rd, 10am-3pm.

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Stolen Bike Alert

Vintage purple Puch single-speed conversion stolen from Coconut Grove this weekend. Chrome lugs and fork, purple grips, and white saddle. Send an email here if you have any information.




And if you need a reminder that thieves will steal just about any bicycle..

Light blue Huffy Crankbrook 26" ladies' cruiser bike stolen from outside the Walgreens in Little Havana. Gold spray painted handlebars, stem and fenders. Also has an assortment of stickers placed throughout the bike. This bike retails for about $88 at Walmart. Contact Rena if you have any information.



In similar fashion to the majority of bicycles being reported stolen in Miami, both bikes were locked with just a cable lock. I 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, use at the very least a 16mm U-Lock like the one pictured below.

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Stolen Bike Alert

*Recovered 09/13

Dark green 2008 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Pro (M5, size L) stolen late Friday night from the inside of a truck parked on 23rd St & S. Miami Avenue (Brickell). A $200 reward is being offered, no questions asked. Contact Fernando if you have any information.



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Stolen Bike Alert

White Paul Frank cruiser bike stolen Wednesday night from an apartment building on 28th St and NW 1st Avenue (Wynwood). A $100 reward is being offered, no questions asked. Contact John Hood at (786) 314-2773 if you have any information.





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Ride for Ryder



Wednesday, June 20th
6:30am

The ride will begin at Virginia Key Park at 6:30am and end at the Ryder Trauma Center on the UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center Campus at 7:30am with a special press conference. Check-in begins at 6am.

View the course map here.

"In an active community like ours, it’s important for motorists, cyclists, runners and pedestrians to share the road. For 20 years, Ryder Trauma Center has been there to help when tragedy strikes.

To raise awareness of this important issue and commemorate Ryder’s 20th anniversary, please join us for a ceremonial bike ride through Miami.

Honorary leaders of the ride will include JHS President & CEO Carlos A. Migoya, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt and Patty Hagendorn Cohen, whose husband, Aaron Cohen, died from injuries sustained in a bicycle crash."

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Stolen Bike Alert



Matte Black Jamis Ranger MTB w/ red Panaracer tires stolen on Saturday, June 2nd from NE 2nd Ave and 25th Street (Edgewater/Wynwood). Contact Nelson at (305) 298-6654 if you have any information.

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Bayfront Park - The Dump Trike

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Press Release:

Bayfront Park Management Trust Invests in Alternative Transportation Method
for Park Maintenance


In an effort to find cost effective, alternative modes of transportation for Bayfront Park’s maintenance crew, the Bayfront Park Management Trust has purchased a pedi-truck maintenance bicycle.

“In addition to reducing the park’s carbon footprint, the potential for alternative methods of transportation is a good investment in the future,” said Miami City Commissioner Frank Carollo, Chairman of the Bayfront Park Management Trust.

Research found that a traditional pedi-cab could be modified into a pedi-truck. Custom built by Convenient Canvassing, modifications consist of the creation of a small wood frame bed with a unique dumping feature, making it ideal for landscaping. The bike has 21 speeds and can carry a cargo load of 600 pounds. A mechanical front brake and a hydraulic rear brake make for safe operation with heavy loads.

The bed was built with pressure treated wood for durability and lined with plastic made from recycled bottles. Some of the materials used were purchased from The Green Project, a non-profit organization in New Orleans that recycles area building materials.

After initial testing further purchases would be considered, reducing the need for gasoline powered vehicles for the maintenance crew to use for the upkeep of the 32-acre park.

“The purchase of the pedi-truck is an opportunity to explore options for “greener” methods for the park’s operations,” said Bayfront Park Management Trust’s Executive Director, Timothy Schmand. “We’re very excited by the prospects.”

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