Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Miami Critical Mass : Friday, June 28th



Friday, June 28th
6:30pm

Government Center
150 NW First Street
Downtown Miami

We will be riding through Omni, Edgewater, Upper East Side, North Bay Village, Miami Beach, Venetian Islands, and Downtown. The route is available here, total distance is 20 miles. It's strongly suggested that you print a copy of the map for yourself in case you are tardy or get lost. The ride stops/ends at The Filling Station, which offers specials on food & drinks for cyclists. It's located in the heart of Downtown Miami and just two blocks from Government Center.

Wear Miami Heat colors!

Don't forget to bring bicycle lights. It's the law! We will be leaving at 7:15pm sharp. If you arrive late you will be left behind, the ride starts & ends in Downtown Miami. Rain or shine!

* Riders are advised to immediately clear the street and not obstruct traffic outside the downtown establishments once the ride is over, please move yourselves and bicycles to the surrounding sidewalks and/or parking lot across the street. Don't stand in the middle of the road.

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Please read the tips & guidelines to help you understand what is expected of all participants on this community ride. Cyclists ride at their own risk and assume responsibility for their own safety! This is a very large group and you should all look out for one another.



Cue Notes:


The ride ends at The Filling Station where they will have beers and food specials for cyclists, they also have indoor & outdoor seating and an upstairs area. Bring a bicycle lock if you intend on going inside and clear the street!

10 comments:

  1. I watched your "critical mass" from my balcony today. I live in Edgewater. I commute from EdgeWater to Doral every day, on a bicycle. Through Wynwood, Allapattah, South River, past the airport, across 72nd ave to 87th. Every day. At 5am. On November 6th, 2012, at 3:40 PM I was struck by an SUV and left to die on the side of 36th street. My helmet saved my life.

    I watched your "critical mass" today running red lights, yelling and hollering, and generally being obnoxious.

    You people make my life more dangerous. You don't raise awareness, you just upset people. I ride east on 36th street (on the street, no sidewalk for me), along side traffic. I don't need that traffic pissed off because they got held up one Friday by a gigantic unreasonable parade of cyclists.

    What we need in Miami is some **CRITICAL MANNERS**. Share the road doesn't mean you get to rule it. Kindly get real.

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  2. Thank You Miami Bike Commuter. Bike's have brakes, use them. Share the road. Public display of intoxication? Check. Beers hanging off their Six Pack Rings? Check. What a POORLY planned event. I hope this NEVER happens again or at least during a busier time to showcase Miami's "Elite".

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  3. What a mess this was. Took me 45 minutes to get to the Venetian Islands when it normally takes 5. Got into a shouting match with a guy who was threatening to have my car impounded and I was just following the traffic light with no idea what was going on. This is just making motorists despise people on bikes. I really don't get it.

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  4. This is getting way too big. I was stuck at an intersection for over 30 minutes. In that time I saw people disregard pretty much every guideline on this website. There was people on all sides of the street and sidewalks. People screaming and cussing. Pretty much chaos. I'm pretty sure this will end with someone being seriously hurt or even killed. You can't have thousands of people doing whatever the hell they want on the streets without any serious leadership or support. The worst part is there were a ton of kids attending which makes it even more dangerous.

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  5. What a great ride. Thanks again to the City of Miami Beach police officers for providing corking throughout the entire beach. I look forward to many more rides of this same path.

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  6. What was the estimated attendance? I'm visiting from Atlanta and routinely do CM but this was the biggest crowd I've seen!

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  7. This event was a complete and unmitigated disaster. I sat trapped in my car for 40 minutes while people whooped and waved, talking on their cellphones and smoking(?!) while they breezed past me. I was later almost mowed down on the sidewalk. The sidewalk! WTF? I thought this was supposed to be about "sharing the road"? Why don't you SHARE the road? As a former supporter of urban cycling and the responsible use of the roads by all, I will now actively work stop events like this from happening in my neighborhood ever again.

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  8. Omg youre Critical Mass ride gave me Herpes on my butthole. I cannot stand idle while you disregardless riders give everyone herpes on the genetalia, and butthole.

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  9. I do not understand why you would have a bike ride on the weekend in South Beach during one of the busiest times of the day! That made no since to me. My wife and I are down here visiting from Atlanta and were held up for an hour in traffic due to your ride trying to get to Ocean Drive. You need to be more considerate of other people and schedule these rides more wisely.

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  10. The Miami Police Dept. should take some action and either stop this or take control. I do believe after watching these ridesr pass me every last friday of every month. The riders are out of control violating every laws out there. Until someone gets hurt or kill, no one is going to take any action. I just hope its not a kid.

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