Lucas Brunelle - Bike-in Movie (Wynwood)

Wednesday, December 5th

Villa 221
221 NE 17th St
Miami, FL 33132

*Venue has been changed from Gramps to Villa 221, go here for more details.

Urban cycling legend & videographer Lucas Brunelle is in the Magic City for Art Basel and will be joining us at the grand opening of Gramps in Wynwood for a FREE outdoor screening of his film "Line Of Sight". Gramps (a bar with no apostrophes) has an adjacent outdoor space which makes it ideal for a bike-in movie. So bring a blanket, drink some beverages, and enjoy the show.

Follow @GrolschMiami and @grampsbar on Twitter to receive complimentary Grolsch beer between 8-9pm. Presentation starts at 9pm sharp followed by a Q&A with Mr. Brunelle after the screening, he will also have DVDs and stickers available.


Stolen Bike Alert

Two (2) Schwinn bicycles stolen from a bike rack on 11th St & Ocrean Drive in Miami Beach on Saturday, November 24th between 1-5pm. The first bike is a matte gray Schwinn Tourist, the second bike is a black Schwinn Discover. If you have any information please contact Manny at (786) 567-0666.


The Miami Bike Scene T-Shirts!


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 and/or spoke card (supplies limited).

Please order today if you would like a shirt as these go rather quickly. Pre-order deadline is 2pm on Thursday, November 29th. Orders will ship within two weeks and you should receive your t-shirts second week of December.

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:

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.


Cranksgiving 2012 Recap & Photos

Photo by Nancy Rose

We had a great time at the 4th annual Cranksgiving Bicycle Food Drive Alleycat Race yesterday afternoon, 170 registered cyclists rode and collected approximately $2,000 worth of non-perishable items for the Camillus House. Special thanks to Gary Medenhall, Adam (The Filling Station), James, Jeremy, and to everyone who participated in this worthy cause. Also, to Om Nom Nom Cookies for the delicious post-race treats. Hope to see you everyone again next year!

Here's a photo slideshow from the event:

Over 150 more photos available here courtesy of Greg Siegler, 50 more great shots here by Nancy Rose, and 60 here by Susy Castillo.

Top 5

1st - Giancarlo Bianchi*
2nd - Alexander Gil (1st Fixed)*
3rd - Amy Plotkin (1st Female)
4th - Laura Parsons (2nd Female)
5th - Eric Zugor (2nd Fixed)

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

Most Charitable - Aleric Constantine and John Voss

Below is a list of all 170 participants in the order in which they registered:

Austin S
Phillip T (Fort Lauderdale)
Adolfo B
Anwar R (Fort Lauderdale)
Lou R (West Palm Beach)
Cameron E (Jupiter)
Wild Bill (Fort Lauderdale)
Stu N (Fort Lauderdale)
Nate L (West Palm Beach)
Shannon L (West Palm Beach)
Eric H (Cocoa Beach)
TIII (West Palm Beach)
Jason F (West Palm Beach)
Chris M (Lake Worth)
Matthew M
Edgar M
Julien G
Renee S
Carlos M
Robert N
Aleric C
Corey L (West Palm Beach)
Lee L (West Palm Beach)
Ann Marie P
Natalie G
Ivan G
Eli G
Mike L
Amy P
Laura P
Dianna H
Nicolas H
Rolando H
Edgar M
Matthew M
Brendan G (Palm Bay)
Dustin F (Tallahassee)
Max K
Anthony C
Maria G
Daniel S
Tulio S
Mary B
Micheal O
Donna S
Greg S
Bruce K
Shannen H
Ian F
Yulen A
Veronica D
Alexandra D
Alicia P
Eric G
Noemi M
Chris M
Christina V
Tommy H
Vanessa D
Giancarlo B
Alexander G
David G
Bruno R
Paloma S (Hollywood)
Adela S
Craig C
Maurice W
Flavia S
Jason B (Fort Lauderdale)
Juan M (Fort Lauderdale)
John V
Alain M
Elio D
Andre P (Fort Lauderdale)
Yari N
Ilan N
Emily N
Kristofer C
Naval M
Ascanio M
Eileen R
Rebecca G
Angelica S
Star R (Pembroke Pines)
Lian O
Rob R
Jean H (Hallandale)
Laurel F (Dania Beach)
Judy B (Pembroke Pines)
Hannah B (Pembroke Pines)
Zachary B (Pembroke Pines)
Paul B (Pembroke Pines)
Jonathan B (Pembroke Pines)
Noah B (Pembroke Pines)
Jovanni V
Johan V (West Palm Beach)
Live V
Vera A
Felix H
Josh L
Adam G (Fort Lauderdale)
Wendy W
Caroline O
Debra G
Hugo C
Javier C
Damarys H
Oliver L
Annette O
Laz D
Lymari R
Adrianna G
Jovanny B
Chris H
Nancy S (Naples)
Eddy Z
Allan K
Jay R (Tampa)
Georgia B
Jorge J
Nina T
Lenny C
Nory A
Andres B
Paul P (Fort Lauderdale)
Angie I (Fort Lauderdale)
Anna L
Teresa C
Carl C
Julio L
Gianfranco B
Kariana M
Diego V
Andy N
Frank K
Barbara M
Jeff C
Rosemary S
Marco R
Ariel G
Eric Z
Andres T
Nicole B (Fort Lauderdale)
Ben S (Fort Lauderdale)
Mari C
Doug P
Maxwell K
Janelly P
Steven H
Dario G
Marjanne K
Jonelle D
Tamara W
Andrew H
Mateo H
Jake G
Ivan A
Joan D
Ashely J
Eddy G
Angel P
Lorena R
Jim J
Alan C
Melissa K
Kathia L
Jay C (Fort Lauderdale)

Thanks to all of this year's sponsors for the support!

Ass SaversBike TechBike WerxChromeClif Bar & Company, The Filing Station, Fyxation, Grolsch, KnogMack Cycle & FitnessMagic City Bicycle CollectiveMIA FixedThe Miami Bike SceneOm Nom Nom CookiesOrigin-8, Red Bull, Vita Coco


Heineken Mural Project (Art Basel)

Dec 3 – 9

"The Mural Project by Heineken, has been carefully curated to include some of the most talented veterans in street art. Celebrity-status street artists CP1, Chor Boogie, Estria, Prime and Don Rimx will leave their mark on Miami adding great value to the city’s thriving outdoor gallery including Miami-based prolific artist with the street cred to match, Trek6. The Heineken Artists feature a conglomeration of bi-cultural visionaries known to employ distinctive skills and vision on the murals they coat with their muse. Tasked with the mission and creative freedom to interpret Heineken’s Open Your World message, the murals will take a life of their own and inspire all who bear witness."

Heineken Bike Stations are located in front of:

Wood Tavern: 2531 NW 2nd Avenue
Art Miami: Midtown Blvd (NE 1st Ave) Between NE 32nd and NE 31st

"Art lovers will have no trouble sighting each mural and cutting through the Art Week traffic with the help of Wynwood Art District’s first Deco Bike rack. Deco Bike is a bicycle sharing and rental program operating in Miami Beach and Surfside, yet to reach the pedestrian-friendly Wynwood Art District. For the first time locals, commuters, and travelers will benefit from green transportation in Heineken-branded Deco Bikes complete with QR code map technology. The QR codes both on the map and murals will provide inside-info regarding the murals, artists and special events."

Mural 1 – Artist - CP1
36 St. & NE 2 Ave 33137 Midtown

Mural 2 – Artist – Don Rimx
2994 N Miami Ave 33127 Midtown

Mural 3 – Artist - Trek 6
171 NW 23 St. 33127 Wynwood

Mural 4 – Artist – Estria, Prime & Trek 6
313 NW 25 St 33127 Wynwood

Mural 5 – Artist – Chor Boogie
560 NW 23 st 33127 Wynwood


Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Recap & Photos

Photo by Erik Kellar

We couldn’t miss the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia last weekend. 
The event kicked-off on Saturday with an Expo at Miami City Hall, showcasing mostly Italian cycling brands and products plus a few local vendors. The actual ride took place on Sunday morning, with three routes to choose from (short, medium, long).  The ride started on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables and went as far southwest as Florida City (long route), traversing through Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay, and the vast agricultural areas of South Florida . There were many professional cyclists, including world champion Mario Cipollini (Super Mario), along with Danilo Di Luca (Giro d’Italia in 2007), Filippo Pozzato, George Hincapie, and Liz Hatch. Even Italian Formula One racing driver Jarno Trulli participated in the ride.

It was a fun ride and I found the challenge of trying to stay with the front pack exhilarating, though I think police escort could definitely be improved in the future particularly while crossing busy intersections like US1 around Naranja. We faced a few unexpected obstacles along the way which made the ride reminiscent of cyclocross and I didn't necessarily mind that. For example, when we approached Deering Estate (mile 17) the gates remained closed forcing everyone to dismount off their bikes and go under the gates twice. While fun and sporadic, it put the group of cyclists in a dangerous situation because the large fast paced group had to come to two complete stops. We also rode on a dirt road along SW 248th St (Coconut Palm Dr) for a short while due to construction. Overall it was a wonderful showcase of the Magic City to an international crowd of cyclists and the vibe was great, plus a lot of locals were able to meet and ride with a few cycling legends.

My personal highlight of the event was actually alerted to me via social media when Italian pro cyclist Pippo Pozzato tweeted a photo he took during the 100 mile ride which just happened to be of yours truly. I don't know Italian but the "thumbs up" and "hand clap" icons let me rest assure it was showing praise and something to be proud of.

The organizers have announced ambitious expansion plans in 2013 with events at the Sea Otter Classic (California, 4/20); New York (Five Boro, 5/5); Pasadena (6/2); Beverly Hills in October; and finally Miami on November 10th. With so many stages in the Golden State, it makes you wonder if they're planning a Giro of California?

Visit Erik Kellar Photography for over 140 images from the event.


Tropical Cyclocross Video

Great videos courtesy of Graham Partain from Tropical Cyclocross at Virginia Key last weekend. The helicopter aerial footage is awesome! Lots of photos from the event can be found here.

For more info and race results check out FLCX.ORG


Bike Tech Goldsprints

Thursday, November 8th

Bike Tech Warehouse
7225 SW 41st Street
Miami, FL 33155

"Goldsprints is back! Come out to the Bike Tech warehouse to enjoy a great time and support a wonderful cause! Since November is American Diabetes Month, our Goldsprints will benefit the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure. All proceeds will go to the Tour de Cure's efforts to stop diabetes.There will be a food truck, music, beer and of course the sprints! Bring 5 dollars to cover all drinks and an opportunity to race. Ride your bike out to the Goldsprints and get free admission. Bring your lock and we will provide a space for you to park your bike. The winner of this month's sprints will receive a Bike Tech gift card and a free registration to the Tour de Cure! If you wear red to the event, you will get a free Bike Tech water bottle! Spread the word! Hope to see everyone there!! You can pre-register at either the Bird Road or Coral Way locations. Everyone is invited!"

RSVP on Facebook


Miami Bike Polo Sundays

Bike polo is back at Jose Marti Park every Sunday at 1pm.
(Basketball courts under I-95 on SW 5th Street, between 3rd & 4th Ave)

Arrive early if you want to practice, beginners and spectators are welcomed!

"Like" Miami Bike Polo on Facebook to stay up to date on bike polo happenings.

Don't forget this Sunday, December 2nd is the monthly bike polo BBQ!


Miami Critical Mass Halloween Photos

Despite inclement weather with wind gusts exceeding 25mph a large group of cyclists still came out for the monthly ride. Check out over 200 photos from last month's Halloween themed Miami Critical Mass courtesy of Arturo P. @ SlipStream Photography.

Here's footage of Miami Critical Mass riding through SW 22nd Ave & Coral Way. Close those gaps!

Video courtesy of Van Roldan


Cranksgiving Miami 2012

Saturday, November 17th
Registration - 2:00pm
Start - 2:30pm

Government Center
NW First St & 2nd Ave (by the Orange Peels)
Miami, FL 33130

It's back! Cranksgiving Miami returns for its fourth installment come Saturday, November 17th 2012.

For the past three years the Cranksgiving Miami food drive alleycat race & ride has helped collect non-perishable goods for those in need during the holiday season. To those unfamiliar with Cranksgiving, it's basically a food scavenger hunt on bicycles with all the goods collected being donated to Camillus House at the end of the race.

Participants will be asked to register at our table on the SW corner Government Center and will then receive a map/manifest before the start of the race. The map and/or manifest will have designated grocery store locations marked and a shopping list. Riders are to go to the grocery store checkpoints and buy the non-perishable food items from the checklist. There is no registration fee, the $10 you need to bring go towards the purchase food items. The first participant to get to the finish after visiting all the checkpoints & purchasing all the items from the list wins!  Cranksgiving is lots of fun and for a great cause, it also helps shine a positive light on the local cycling community. Expect to spend about $2 at each grocery store ($10 total), it is required to keep all your receipts.

The race is approximately 10 - 17 miles depending on whether you do the long or short route, speed will be an obvious factor. However, knowing your way around the city & the aisles of a supermarket can be advantageous.

*Racing is not required, you can simply participate by riding with a group and visiting the checkpoints at your own pace. We want to make sure everyone is included, all bikes are welcomed. Please keep in mind that the cause is what's most important.

It's okay for those who wish to ride but not necessarily race. We will also have prizes for the most charitable participants. If speed is not your thing you can ride the event as a scavenger hunt instead of a race. Last year over 125 local cyclists participated making it the largest alleycat in South Florida, everyone had a great time and the Camillus House was very appreciative about Cranksgiving. This year we're hoping to appeal to more riders, thus collecting more items for those in need!

We have a lot of cool prizes and giveaways courtesy of our sponsors. Stay tuned for more event details plus info on the official The Miami Bike Scene 5-Year Anniversary after party at The Filling Station!

RSVP on Facebook and share the event with friends.

Thanks to all of our sponsors for the support!

Ass SaversBike TechBike WerxChromeClif Bar & CompanyFyxationKnogMack Cycle & FitnessMagic City Bicycle CollectiveMIA FixedThe Miami Bike SceneOm Nom Nom CookiesOrigin-8

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