Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Miami Critical Mass : Friday, September 27th

Friday, September 27th

Government Center
150 NW First Street
Downtown Miami

We will be riding through Riverside, Little Havana, West Flagler, Coral Gables (Miracle Mile), Shenandoah, Grapeland Heights, Allapattah, Overtown, and Downtown. The route is available here, total distance is approximately 13.3 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 will end at Grand Central Park for the "Magic City Bike Party, the park is located just five blocks north of Government Center. 

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! DO NOT PASS RIDERS WITH FLAGS - THIS IS NOT A RACE

The Miami Bike Scene and Omni Parkwest Redevelopment Association present.. "Magic City Bike Party"at Grand Central Park in Downtown Miami on September 27th from 8-11pm.

Join hundreds of local cyclists for a special Miami Critical Mass after party at the park. We'll have food trucks, beer, music, and of course bicycles. Admission is free.
  • Food Trucks
  • Beer
  • Magic City Bicycle Collective (Repairs, t-shirts, etc)
  • #BikesThatGoBoom (Bring your bicycle sound systems! You are the party!)
  • Skate Park
The bike party coincides with the monthly Miami Critical Mass ride which 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 8:20pm.

The Magic City Bicycle Collective will have two tents set up with a repair stand, music, and t-shirts. They will demonstrate simple bike care and do minor bike repairs and maintenance. Buy them a beer, purchase a t-shirt or make a donation!

Bring your bike lock! The park is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Don't lose your bike by being careless. Do not leave your bike unattended if you do not have a good lock.

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

Once again.. Miami Critical Mass will meet up at Government Center at 6:30pm as usual, and depart at 7:15pm! The group will ride approximately 13.3 miles and finish at Grand Central Park around 8:30pm for the bicycle party!


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:


  1. Rydel would you mind calling your event something else? Its not cool to just take the name of an event and make it into something entirely different. The main point of critical mass is that its decentralized but intentional prefiguration. You removed the ethos but kept the name. Please choose something else to co-opt.

    Its cool you have a well planned and run event based around cycling but this isn't what critical mass is.

  2. This blog is the only Nutty thing I see. Miami Critical Mass is a well run event but not a Critical Mass.

    Critical Mass is not a catch all term for a big group ride with corking. Critical Mass did not start in Miami. It began as a direct reaction against organized group rides, like this one. People felt this way of organizing a ride was flawed and that is a big part of what spawned Critical Mass.

    Critical Mass, as it was conceived, involved some ideals that are in direct opposition to the way Rydel runs things in Miami. The idea of an individual running things contradicts one of the main reasons Critical Mass was created in the first place.

    You strip away the ideal and ethos and its not Critical Mass. Go ride in most other cities and you'll see how beautiful a successful event without a specific leader can be. This event is the hijacking of

    Its like calling an atheists community center the catholic church. Thats not the Catholic Church and this isn't Critical Mass.

  3. Call it what you want!! Theres safety in numbers and it beats the hell out of just having people lost all over the place I say keep the name and keep it centralized and organized!!!!