!¡!Cañones Sueltos!¡!

Thursday, November 1st 2012

Starts @
Pinetree Park
Pinetree Dr & W 45th St
Miami Beach, FL 33140

Ends @
The Corner
1035 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33136

The race is approximately 7 miles and there will be a random checkpoint which will be announced prior to the start. More details on Facebook.

"One of South Florida's gnarliest, heart wrenching, ball busting bike race/ride through the unforgiving brutal streets of Miami" - Sauce

• 1st FIX - $35 Bar Tab
• 1st ROAD - $35 Bar Tab
• 1st GIRL - $35 Bar Tab
• 2nd place - $25 Gift Card to Scoot, Skate & Bike Co.
• 3rd place - Knog leather gloves
• 4th place - Knog Gekko Rear light
• 5th place - Free full tune up from Revolution Bicycles
• 6th place - 1 month membership to Magic City Collective
• DFL - Free full tune up from Magic City Collective

Lights & helmets required.


Black Creek Trail Groundbreaking

Tuesday, October 30th

Join Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces in SW Dade at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Black Creek Trail. Once completed the trail will run parallel to the C1-W between SW 137th Ave and SW 87th Ave. It will begin at Larry and Penny Thompson Park and will connect with the South Dade Trail (US 1), the south end of the Old Cutler Trail, and the Biscayne Trail (SW 87th Ave/Black Point Marina). The completion of the Black Creek Trail is highly anticipated as it will play an essential role in connecting various trails and paths in Miami-Dade.

Amenities along the new trail will include: enhanced landscaping with trees and shrubs, regulatory and wayfinding signage, trash receptacles, bike racks, and shade/rain shelters.

Get directions here.

View South Dade Trails (Paved) in a larger map


Stolen Bike Alert

White Felt TK3 stolen on Brickell & 13th this afternoon (10/24), it was locked with a Kryptonite Evo Mini U-Lock. Call Virgil at (786) 300-8377 if you have any info.


October Miami Critical Mass Dedication

The 2012 October Miami Critical Mass will be dedicated to Rodolfo Rojo, a teen who was struck & killed by a motorist while riding his bike the night before attending his first Critical Mass in October 2009. The following month (November 2009) Miami Critical Mass rode to the location where Rodolfo was killed and joined his friends and family at a vigil held for him. In recent months the group has grown exponentially and we can no longer stop mid-ride like we did three years ago, so his friends and family will be at the start of the ride at Government Center instead. Expect some words and balloons.

The October Critical Mass is the Halloween costume ride!

Safety tips for cyclist wearing costumes:

If your costume requires a mask or other face covering, you should be able to see clearly and breathe easily at all times. Make sure your costume will not get caught in the wheels, gears, or pedals.

Here are some costume ideas for cyclists. If any of you have Halloween attire ideas feel free to post them in the comments.

You could always get yourself a life size E.T. doll, red hoodie, '82 Kuwahara with milk crate and prepare for flight.


Cañones Sueltos - October Video

Great video from the Cañones Sueltos (formerly Loose Cannons) night race earlier this month. The race started at South Pointe Park on Miami Beach, had a check point at AA Arena and finished at Kill Your Idol on South Beach. The unsanctioned fast-paced bicycle jaunt is held on the first Thursday of every month.


Stolen Bike Alert

(Stock photo)

Large matte black & red SE Lager single-speed with bullhorn handlebars. It's about a size 60 and has red anodized components. Stolen from outside the Chase Bank on SW 1st Ave & 9th street in Brickell early Wednesday morning (10/17). Contact Ruben at (305) 439-9902 if you have any information.


Gables Bike Day 2012

Sunday, October 28th
10am - 4pm

"Presented by Downtown Coral Gables and Miracle Mile, Gables Bike Day is back for its second consecutive year to celebrate healthy activities and green means of transportation within the limits of the City Beautiful. Miracle Mile eastbound lanes and Ponce De Leon north of Miracle Mile will be closed for auto traffic. Downtown Coral Gables will welcome the community with music, food, bike tours, safe cycling and much more. Gables Bike Day will be held Sunday October 28th, 2012 from 10am to 4pm.

Building on the success of last year’s event that attracted almost 4,000 attendees, and presented by Miracle Mile and Downtown Coral Gables, Gables Bike Day 2012 will bring back activities such as the bike tours of Coral Gables, kids’ activities, live bands, bike polo, local restaurants and many of Miami’s bike shops. The entire route will be packed with plenty of stops for the entire family to enjoy. New activities include: skate park demonstrations, roller derby, yoga, karate, a Halloween costume contest and more. Nil Lara and Afro Kumbe will be performing at Ponce Circle Park.

The Kick Off ceremony will be held at 10:30am at the Fred B. Harnett Ponce Circle Park with City of Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason, Commissioner Ralph Cabrera, Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Simone Filippini and Executive Director of the Business Improvement District Mari Gallet."

For more information please visit www.gablesbikeday.com


FYXD 305 Alleycat Race

Saturday, October 20th

$5 to race (includes spoke card)

Margaret Pace Park
1745 N Bayshore Dr
Miami, FL 33132

The FYXD 305 crew will be hosting their first alleycat race on October 20th. Registration is at 2pm and the race starts at 3pm. Expect to race through the streets of Miami while hitting up various checkpoints along the way, the alleycat will begin at Margaret Pace Park and end at Jose Marti Park in Little Havana. There will be an after party at the finish with music, bbq, drinks, and some bike polo.

Race is open to everyone, helmets required.

More info on Facebook


Biketopia - A Bicycle Awareness Party

Sunday, October 14th

America's Backyard
100 Southwest 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312


"On Sunday, October 14th in downtown Fort Lauderdale, America’s Backyard will host a bicycle awareness party in the parking lot at the entrance of Revolution Live. They're uniting various cycling groups to one location to celebrate everything bicycle related! There will be a bike polo tournament and BMX ramps outside of the venue in the north parking lot, just outside of Revolution Live. Broward B-cycle will also conduct two guided tours on their bicycles.

Biketopia's goal is to gather various cycling groups, organizations and businesses from South Florida into one place at the same time, with the shared love for the sport(s), with the common goal of informing the general community about cycling. We welcome you at America’s Backyard to please join us, show some support for some really great groups, and have a couple drinks on us!"

Bike Polo
BMX Sessions / Monster Energy Ramps
Guided Bike Tours
Live Music
Contest & Giveaways
Huffy Toss
Food & Beer
Live Art
Bike Movies
Bicycle Collective

Note: Miami Bike Polo will take place in Fort Lauderdale at Biketopia

RSVP on Facebook


Stolen Bike Alert

Four carbon road bikes stolen from inside a red Honda CR-V parked in front of a residence in Shenandoah neighborhood on Monday night (10/1) between midnight and 7am.

Colnago C59 size 54, Matte Black w/ Campagnolo Super Record components and Reynolds wheels. *RECOVERED

Pinarello Dogma size 42.5, Black w/ Campagnolo Super Record components and Reynolds wheels. (Pictured w/ Mad Fiber wheels below instead of Reynolds)

Specialized Venge S-Works size 54, White/Red/Black w/ Shimano Dura Ace components and Mavic Cosmic wheels. *RECOVERED

Specialized Tarmac size 52, Red/White/Blue w/ Shimano Dura Ace components and Mavic Ksyrium wheels.

Contact Humberto if you have any information.


Miami Critical Mass September Photos

Over 140 photos from last month's Miami Critical Mass ride courtesy of Arturo P. @ SlipStream Photography.

The monthly community ride continues to grow, it's estimated that at least two-thousand cyclists participated. Let's continue to encourage everyone to keep it civil during the rides and set a positive example for others. There's a lot of new inexperienced riders joining the ride, along with children and elderly folks. Please be considerate of others, slow down, this is not a race, it's a celebration!


Is Critical Mass Getting out of Control? via Huffington Post
Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade attends Miami Critical Mass


Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia

The tropical edition of the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Miami/Coral Gables is coming to Miami/Coral Gables on Sunday, November 11th 2012

"Rise & shine, Miami! All is ready for the sunny edition of the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia in the Magic City: celebrity riders, authentic Italian merchandise and loads of fun will be a perfect conclusion of the 2012 cycling season.

The Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Series brings to America a distinctive Italian touch, and it is organized under the iconic brand name of Giro d’Italia, one of the world’s largest cycling events and definitely the toughest. It is a ride (and not a race), open to different levels of ability, where thousands of perfectly outfitted cyclists join in to share the camaraderie and the exhilaration of this sport, eager to complete a unique course. But there is no doubt: from designer jerseys, to an exciting 2-day expo and an Italian post-ride meal, everything about this event will be a memorable experience! All the participants in Miami can even take a picture with the original trophy of the Giro (Trofeo Senza Fine), as the winner of the Giro d’Italia usually does. Weather conditions are, of course, expected to be splendid. Yet cyclists will have to face their challenges, a sweet price to pay for this unique adventure.

Starting from Coral Gables “Miracle Mile,” participants tackle one of the three scenic courses available (25 miles, 54 miles and 100 miles), riding through beautiful buildings, wonderful gardens and magnificent homes. The longest ones will continue South and West into the vast agricultural areas of South Florida, passing fields of palms and tropical shrubbery. Rest stops, especially on the long course, are situated at some of South Florida’s best known tourist locations: a beautiful historic estate, a beloved fruit stand, and a unique nature preserve. The Finish Line and the Expo will be in front of Miami’s famous City Hall, formerly the Pan American airlines terminal.

Adolfo Barattolo, Consul General of Italy in Miami announces: “in Florida, Italy is regarded as synonymous of design, elegance and technology. We look forward to welcoming this amazing signature event.” Michele Acquarone, General Director of RCS Sports, at a recent press conference at Interbike, underlined the significance of the Gran Fondo as a means for the brand to “reinforce the relationship between cycling fans and the mystique of the Giro. To grow and enhance the importance of Giro d’Italia in the world, we decided to bet on the United States, where the romance of this sport and Italy is strong.”

Sponsors include some of the best cycling brands, such as Pinarello, Vittoria, FSA, Selle Italia, Limar and Santini. The event is under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Miami and the Italian Trade Commission, supported by Bicycling, Universal Sport, Biltmore Hotel, Astoria Wines, Highgear Cycling, and will benefit Florida International University.

Event Schedule

Saturday, November 10
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Expo at Miami City Hall
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Packet Pick-up at the Registration Area at the Expo
7:00 PM Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia VIP Reception, Location TBD

Sunday, November 11
5:00 to 6:30 AM Packet Pick-up at the Registration Area at the Expo
7:00 AM Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Ride Start at Miami City Hall
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Expo at Miami City Hall
5:00 PM Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia last rider arrival

Special Guest

Mario Cipollini, also known as "Super Mario", "Cipo" and "Lion King" will be riding in the Magic City! Cipollini is a true champion who has won the most stages of the Giro d'Italia (42), in addition to the World Road Cycling Championship, the Milano San-Remo, three Gent-Wevelgem, and 12 stages of the Tour de France, culminating in an impressive record of 189 total victories in his long and acclaimed career.

Miami Official Jersey

Course Description

Your choice of 3 scenic routes through Miami and the South Florida (25, 55 & 100 miles)
The Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Miami-Coral Gables starts in Coral Gables on Miracle Mile. The ride begins at 7:00 am, with a police escorted rollout on Miracle Mile, Ponce de Leon Ave, and beyond. The course loops around a traffic circle, so you will ride past the thousands of other participants as you head back up Ponce towards Miracle Mile. You’ll pass Coral Gables City Hall, a beautiful Mediterranean Style building, constructed in 1927, built mostly from Coral rock, past the Historic Biltmore Hotel heading south along lush avenues flanked by wonderful gardens and magnificent homes.

At mile 11 the riders will have the option of turning on the short (25 mile) course, and heading toward the finish line in Miami.

For those riders that continue, the route moves south into the communities of Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay and eventually to Black Point. At mile 25 the riders have the option of choosing the medium distance route (54 miles) and returning to Miami.

The long distance route (101 miles) will continue South and West into the vast agricultural areas of South Florida. Riders will pass fields of Palms and tropical flowers and will see wonderful fruit stands that sell local produce and fruit milkshakes. Cyclists will test their endurance, battling against wind, heat, and humidity.

Rest stops, especially on the long course, are situated at some of South Florida’s best known tourist locations: a beautiful historic estate, a beloved fruit stand, and a unique Nature preserve.

All routes end in Miami by going through Coconut Grove, a pedestrian and bike friendly community known for its lush trees, Biscayne Bay Water Front parks, shops and outdoor cafes. At the northern most point the course turns East and riders will catch a glimpse of Biscayne Bay as they round Brickell before heading south again and reaching the Finish Line at Dinner Key in front of Miami’s Iconic City Hall, formerly the Pan American World Airlines Terminal, long known as the “Gateway to the Americas.”


Registration is limited to 2,0000 riders, prices vary.
Visit active.com for complete details.

Course Summaries

Short Course: 25 miles map
Medium Course: 54 miles route
Long Course*: 101 miles route
*This course is suggested for experienced riders in good physical condition

All courses are subject to change at the organizers discretion per the requests of the municipalities and other agencies.

The Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Miami/Coral Gables is a perfect wrap up of the cycling season with a blast of pink! For additional information, please visit: www.granfondogiroditalia.com

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