Stolen Bike Alert



Silver Cannondale Quick Q6, jumbo sized frame with Topeak rack and large expandable bag, insulated bottle cage, upgraded saddle and Michelin white wall tires. The bicycle was stolen from inside an apartment near Biscayne Blvd & 89th St (Miami Shores). Contact Charlie at (786) 567-8649 if you have any information.

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Stolen Bike Alert



(2) Two hybrid bikes stolen around 2pm (5/25) from 15th & Biscayne Blvd (Downtown). The first bike is a woman's blue Jamis Explorer 2.0 with a Topeak rear rack and a front basket. The second bike is a grey/gold men's Specialized Crossroads Sport with a rear Topeak rack. If you have any information contact David.

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Stolen Bike Alert



(3) Three black 2012 Jamis "Taxi" bicycles ( w/ baskets) were stolen from outside the Scoot, Skate, and Bike Co on Biscayne & 18th this afternoon (5/20). Three hispanic males were seen riding along the sidewalk on their own bikes, stopping to cut the cable lock, and then each one of them rode away on their bikes (presumably stolen) while towing the stolen Jamis's with one hand. If you have any information contact Darren at (305) 358-7004.

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Bike Tech Goldsprints in Broward



POSTPONED

Thursday, May 30th
8pm

Bike Tech (Fort Lauderdale)
2000 S Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

"Come one, come all for what promises to be a great Goldsprints! We will have our 500 meter sprints along with great food from The Health Nut on Wheels, drinks, and music. We will be hosting the sprints at our Broward location. Ride your bike there and get in free!"

RSVP on Facebook


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Fakawi Bike Fest



Sunday, June 2nd 2013
8:00am

Markham Park - Sunrise, FL
First pavillion on the left as you make your way through the stop sign after gate.

The Fakawi Bike Fest is the largest group MTB ride in South Florida and it's back for it's fourth installment come June 2nd!

Free to Participate | Free Food | Free Drinks | SAG Stations | More..

Description:

  • The Fakawi is a FREE 30 or 50 mile onroad/offroad bicycle ride.
  • Riders will experience West Broward like never before.
  • Ranging from bike lanes to back fire roads to levees.
  • Lots of rider support, thanks to our many volunteers, Alex's Bicycle Shop, and Accelerade.

Check out this video from the 2012 Fakawi ride.

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Ride of Silence Miami 2013



Wednesday, May 15th
6:30pm

Miami Science Museum (parking lot)
3280 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33129

"The 8th annual Ride Of Silence Miami 2013 is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15th. It’s an international effort to focus attention on the deadly consequences of non-awareness of bicyclist’s rights on public roadways. This is the most important effort that you can make in behalf of the our community as a whole. Participants and onlookers are welcomed to bring signs with messages and wear shirts with messages for the public view and the media to report on. These are your roads and this is your ride. All are welcome so, please, put this on your calendar.

The "Ride of Silence" is a silent procession to honor friends and family members who have been killed or injured while cycling on our public roadways. Recent bicycle-motorist accidents in Dade County illustrate the need to remind motorists of the 2006 law that requires motorists to leave a 3 foot space when overtaking a bicycle. The ride of silence is a safe, silent way of reminding them of this need"

Event information available on Facebook.


Video from 2009 "Ride Of Silence"

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Stolen Bike Alert



Black SE Lager with various stickers and spoke cards stolen late Friday night (5/10) from Wynwood area. Red anodized chainring, blue grips, toe straps, dual brakes, zebra striped saddle. Contact Victor if you have any information (954) 534-2597.

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A Look at Bike Thefts in South Florida

After hearing of so many bikes stolen on Miami Beach, the Team 6 Investigators set up a bait bike. Read full story here and check out video below.




Most bike thefts are due to unlocked or improperly locked bikes. Following these tips below will help prevent your bike from being stolen:

Bike Theft Prevention Tips

  • Always lock your bike's frame and wheels with a high-quality, modern U-lock (with a disc/flat key). It's recommended that you use at the very least a 14mm U-lock, 16mm is preferred.
  • Remove all detachable items like lights, bags and quick release parts and take them with you
  • Lock to a bike rack, or firmly affixed (bolts covered in concrete) parking meter or sign pole - these are the most secure places
  • Do not use a cable lock as the primary security device for your bike

More Tips
  • Record your bike's serial number. Take a photo of you and your unlocked bike. Keep the receipt. All will help you identify the bike.
  • Always lock your bike, even if you're just leaving it for a moment.
  • Always lock through the frame and a wheel. Add a cable, cable lock, or second U-lock to lock the second wheel. See video for proper locking depictions.
  • Buy the most expensive lock you can afford. U-locks are strong and better ones come with theft warranties. Only buy a U-lock with a flat or disc key. Cylindrical keyed locks are more easily picked. See diagram about keys.
  • Beware of locking to "sucker poles" that are loosely bolted down and can easily be removed.
  • Avoid locking to private property. Store your bike inside if space is available.
  • Lock your bike when keeping it in a garage or on a porch.
  • Learn about the lock manufacturer's warranty and product replacement policy.

If It's Stolen
  • File a theft report with the local police department by visiting your local district headquarters or by calling 311.
  • If the police recover your bike, it's beneficial if you previously registered your bike with the Miami-Dade Police Department. Register your bike here.
  • Check periodically for your stolen bike on Craigslist and at local flea markets, pawn shops and used bicycle shops.

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Stolen Bike Alert



Two mountain bikes stolen on Saturday May 4th from apartment complex bike rack located at 814 Lenox Avenue (South Beach). The bikes are a 2009 blue Scott Aspect 60 and a 2012 yellow Trek Skye. Contact John at (484) 888-2481 if you have any information.

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Stolen Bike Alert



White/green Galaxie fixed gear bike stolen from Ocean Drive & 9th Street (South Beach) on May 5th. Green pedals, rims, grips, and saddle. Contact Gustavo at (786) 255-2565 if you have any information.


Bike Theft PSA

We cannot stress how worthless cable locks are, if you really want to keep your bike please use a 14mm - 16mm U-Lock. Only use a cable lock as a bonus, i.e to protect wheels and/or accessories. It's impossible to prevent theft but you can at least make it tougher for thieves.



Protect your bike(s) against theft by using at the very least a 14mm - 16mm U-Lock.

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Stolen Bike Alert



SEVEN Axiom Titanium Road Bike stolen from inside a car in Fort Lauderdale early Thursday morning (5/2). This bike was donated by the I WILL Foundation and was built and modified for it's owner who lost both his arms in a work related accident. If you have any information please contact Hector via email or through www.dontstopliving.org.

Update:

Featured on WSVN 7 News

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