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

Please order today if you would like a shirt as these go rather quickly. Pre-order deadline is 2pm on Monday, February 11th. Orders will ship within two weeks and you should receive your t-shirts by February 22nd.

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 Red)
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.


Stolen Bike Alert

2010 Charcoal grey Cannondale F4 stolen from Miami Beach near 41st Street on Sunday, January 27th at 4pm. If you have any information contact Yael at (305) 542-0404.


FVA Tuesday Night Track Racing Series

2013 Winter
Tuesday Evenings January 29th to March 5th

Brian Piccolo Park Velodrome
9501 Sheridan Street
Cooper City, FL 33024

Entry fee: $10 per night, includes ATRA insurance
Race night registration opens 6:30pm
Racing begins at at 7:30pm
Categories will be split between A, B and Women races

Race program each night will include both sprint and endurance events
Races will be cancelled in the event of rain or other unsafe conditions

ATRA Rules Apply
Visitors and spectators enter FREE

Race information available on:

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.


Miami Bike Polo BBQ

Sunday, January 27th

Join Miami Bike Polo at Jose Marti Park this Sunday afternoon for their monthly bike polo BBQ!
(Basketball courts under I-95 on SW 5th Street, between 3rd & 4th Ave)

Bring food to grill and snacks if you want to eat. Arrive early if you wish to learn, beginners and spectators are always welcomed! Thanks to Grolsch Miami for the beer and Willie's Bicycles for the grill support.

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


Stolen Bike Alert

2010 Red/Black/White Cannondale System Six stolen from outside 100 Montaditos on Biscayne Blvd & NE 3rd Street on January 16th at 8pm. The bike has green bar tape (not pictured). Contact Chris at (305) 336-2240 if you have any information.


Business as Usual in South Florida

As most of you have heard, the driver involved in the hit-and run that killed Aaron Cohen last February on the Rickenbacker Causeway was sentenced to just 364 days in jail late this afternoon. Unfortunately this came as no surprise to me,  just last week the drunk driver who struck and killed avid cyclist and good friend Ferny Heria on the 836 was also sentenced to only 1 year in jail. The courts are sending a message to drunk and/or hit-and-run drivers that this behavior is tolerable and setting the precedent for similar cases in the future. I'm not sure what it's going to take to eradicate this problem.

Below are links from various news outlets and blogs related to today's sentencing, I highly encourage everyone to read "The Aaron Cohen Tragedy and the Lessons..." courtesy of South Florida Bike Coalition.

Driver in Fatal Rickenbacker Causeway Hit and Run, Sentenced to 364 Days in Jail (NBC 6)
Hit and run cyclist killer sentenced (WSVN 7)
Hit-and-run driver sentenced (Local 10)
Driver In Deadly Rickenbacker Accident Sentenced (CBS Miami)
Autor de muerte de ciclista cumplirá un año de cárcel (El Nuevo Herald)
Driver In Hit-And-Run That Killed Aaron Cohen, Sentenced To 364 Days In Jail  (Huffington Post)
Driver in Rickenbacker Causeway cyclist death gets less than a year in jail (Miami Herald)
Hit-run Driver Gets A Year, Almost (Green Mobility Network)

In another horrid but all too common bicycle related story, this one taking place in Hollywood, FL. The Sun Sentinel is reporting that "two vehicles hit three people in separate crashes" this evening, one of the victims was riding a bike, it was a hit-and-run and the rider is in critical condition.

And if that was depressing enough for your humpday evening, check out the Miami Herald piece on Miami-Dade's plans to get rid of the protected pathway on the eastbound side of the Bear Cut Bridge. I found the following excerpt interesting, I also think it's illegal"The less-than-ideal scenario could eventually result in enough trouble for pedestrians and cyclists that the county may consider closing the bridge to those travelers altogether, public works administrators acknowledged. That would effectively restrict access to Crandon Park, until the bridge is repaired, for anyone who is not driving a car."

Miami-Dade residents, now is the time to contact your Commisioner and Mayor and ask them what they are doing to make streets and roads safer for all users. Advocacy groups, here's your opportunity to hold them up to false promises and to demand the necessary improvements needed to make this a livable community.


Stolen Bike Alert

Yellow Cinelli track bike stolen from Miami Beach near 4th street and Euclid Ave on Wednesday (1/9). Components include: white Turbo saddle, black Profile Design carbon fork, Weinmann DP18 rims, Schwalbe Ultremo tires, white bar tape, and white BMX platform pedals w/ purple straps. Contact Chris at (561) 809-3976 if you have any information.


FDOT Public Meeting

We strongly urge cyclists to attend this meeting regarding the reconstruction of West Flagler St / SW 1st Street. Transit Miami is reporting that FDOT has modified the city's original request for exclusive bike lanes on SW 1st Street, instead opting for sharrows. Show your support for bicycle facilities by attending and/or by contacting FDOT District Six Secretary at (305) 470-5349, demand bike lanes on SW 1st Street.

SW 1st Street (Three lane 1-way road with existing on-street parking)

West Flagler Street / SW 1 Street Projects
Tuesday, January 22nd

Manuel Artime Theater
900 SW 1 Street
Miami, FL 33130

"The proposed work for these projects includes: reconstructing the roadway to extend the life of the road; installing new lighting, signalization and pavement markings; providing additional on-street parking spaces; improving pedestrian facilities including sidewalks and ramps; adding exclusive bike lanes along most of W Flagler Street and SW 1 Street within the project limits, and shared bike lanes on SW 1 Street from SW 17 Avenue to SW 6 Avenue. Construction is expected to begin in January 2016 and last about eighteen months. The estimated total construction cost of the projects is $28.6 million."


Safety Alert : Bear Cut Bridge

Update [01/09]
One westbound lane reopens, with restrictions, on Key Biscayne’s Bear Cut Bridge (Miami Herald)

"Emergency lane restrictions have been implemented on the Bear Cut Bridge along the Rickenbacker Causeway. The Public Works and Waste Management Department is routing vehicular traffic in a counter flow manner on two lanes of the current eastbound portion of the bridge (toward Key Biscayne). One lane will be used for eastbound vehicular traffic and the other will be used for westbound vehicular traffic (leaving Key Biscayne). This will reduce traffic flow to one vehicular lane in each direction over the Bear Cut Bridge. Eastbound bicyclists in the bike lane are being directed onto the off road path. Westbound bicyclists in the westbound bike lane are unaffected."

If you have any questions or concerns, kindly contact the Miami-Dade Public Works And Waste Management office at (305) 361-2833.

Related links:
Rickenbacker Riders, Heed Safety Tips (Green Mobility Network)
2 lanes to Key Biscayne rerouted (Local 10)
Bear Cut Bridge Shutdown Shifts All Traffic (Transit Miami)
Key Biscayne traffic slow, confusion for cyclists, on Bear Cut Bridge (Miami Herald)
Cierre de puente entre Key Biscayne y Virginia Key (Univision 23)
Miami-Dade to shut westbound lanes on Bear Cut Bridge from Key Biscayne (Miami Herald)
Westbound Lanes of Bear Cut Bridge To Shut Friday (NBC 6)
'Structural Deficiencies' From Corroded Steel Cause Lane Closures On Bear Cut Bridge (WLRN)
Bridge to Key Biscayne shut down for repairs (WSVN 7)
Bear Cut Bridge Westbound Lanes Closed For Up To 1 Year (CBS 4)
Bear Cut Bridge Lanes Closed After Rickenbacker Causeway Deemed... (Huffington Post)


Stolen Bike Alert

White and celeste Bianchi Pista (48cm) burglarized from a residence on 33rd street and Biscayne Blvd (Edgewater) early this morning (1/4). An olive green Chrome roll-top back pack which contained the video footage from last night's !¡!Cañones Sueltos!¡! race was also stolen. Contact Jonathan at (213) 924-3835 if you have any information.


Stolen Bike Alert


Black SE Draft Lite w/ white fork stolen on Tuesday (01/13) from a residence near Shenandoah/Coral Way. Components include cut riser handlebars with red Oury grips, a white CST back tire, dirty white chain, toe clip & strap pedals, and a white Origin-8 saddle. Contact Wilson at (786) 879-2548 if you have any information.


!¡!Cañones Sueltos!¡!

Thursday, January 3rd 2013

Starts @
Peacock Park
2820 McFarlane Road
Miami, FL 33133

Ends @
176 NW 24th St
Miami, FL 33127

The race is approximately 7 miles and there will be a checkpoint at the College/Bayside Metromover Station. 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 Place - $35 Bar Tab
• 1st GIRL - $35 Bar Tab
• 2nd Place - $35 Bar Tab
• 3rd place - $25 Gift Card to Scoot, Skate & Bike Co.
• 4th place - 1 month membership to Magic City Collective
• DFL - Free full tune up from Magic City Collective

Lights & helmets required.

Here's two videos from the December 2012 race!

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