Miami Critical Mass July Photos & Videos

The consensus amonst participants is that the July Miami Critical Mass ride went much smoother than in recent months, the presence and aid of both the City of Miami and Coral Gables police played a big part in this.  The ride traversed through Little Havana, West Flagler, Coral Gables, Miracle Mile, Coral Way, Shenandoah, Riverside, and Downtown. The City of Miami bicycle patrol joined the ride, and a roadside LED sign was installed at Government Center alerting the public of the ride. While things went mostly well we wish to remind everyone that there is still room for improvement amongst riders. Most notably when it pertains to riders illegally riding over the solid double yellow line and going against oncoming traffic. Also, there are still some riders with no lights on their bicycles and those who allow large gaps to form around them, let's try to keep it one unit. For more tips go here.

Check out over 100 photos from the July '14 Miami Critical Mass ride captured by event photographer Arturo P.


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Watch the videos below, particularly the second one which shows the community support and interaction amongst participants, police, and residents. Let's continue to make this a fun, free, and safe community ride. Kudos to everyone giving high fives on Calle Ocho at Viernes Culturales.


Excellent aerial video from Miami Critical Mass going over the Flagler Bridge, courtesy of Shot From Above




This video was filmed on inline skates,  courtesy of Brent Allen Images




Another great aerial video, this one courtesy of FLYE Group

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Stolen Bike Alert



Chrome SE Bikes - Big Ripper 29" stolen from South Beach on 7/28. Contact William at (786) 925-6952 if you have any information.




White PureFix stolen from apartment building on South Beach on evening of 7/22. Please contact Jose at (305) 804-6631 if you have any information.




2013 white Specialized Sirrus stolen from Downtown Miami on evening of 7/22. Please contact Denise at (561) 212-7926 if you have any information.




Specialized Tarmac SL3 stolen from parked vehicle in Normandy Isles. Please contact Alexander at (305) 333-4134 if you have any information.




Trek Lexa LS stolen from garage in Homestead. Serial # WTU132C2232G. Please contact Angela at (786) 382-3839 if you have any information.

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Miami Critical Mass : Friday, July 25th



Friday, July 25th
6:30pm (ride starts at 7:15pm)

Government Center
150 NW First Street
Downtown Miami

The ride will be going through Little Havana, West Flagler, Coral Gables, Miracle Mile, Coral Way, Shenandoah, Riverside, and Downtown. Total distance is approximately 11.5 miles. It's strongly suggested that you print a copy of the map or save it on your phone in case you are tardy or get lost.

All eyes appear to be on Miami Critical Mass and it’s time for participants to prove the opposition wrong. Everyone riding is solely responsible for their actions and should lead by example. If you see someone riding or behaving irresponsibly, then let them know it’s not acceptable. If you’re partaking in the ride, then it’s your duty to positively influence others. Ride safely and be courteous to everyone in the community, if you can’t do this then quite simply you are not welcomed. There’s no room for hostile, drunk, moronic individuals. There are a lot of great people on these rides, enjoying their city by bicycle for 1-2 hours on the last Friday of every month, and it’s rather unfortunate that a few bad apples can ruin this special occurrence for everyone else. To frustrated motorists, borrow a bicycle and try joining the ride sometime with some friends. You never know, you just may experience one of the most fun, free, and healthy social gatherings South Florida has to offer.

Bicycle Rules & Safety Tips

  • Stay in the right lane, and do not ride across middle line on the road into opposite travel lane
  • Yield to emergency vehicles.
  • No Headphones! While riding a bicycle it is illegal to wear a headset, headphone or other listening device, other than a hearing aid or instrument for the improvement of defective human hearing.
  • Safety Lights: Front & rear lights are required by law in the State of Florida. 
  • Kids under 16 years of age must wear helmets.
  • Do not ride on the sidewalk.
  • Passing: A passing cyclist is responsible for the safety of the cyclist that is being passed. When passing ring a bell and/or say "on your left".
  • Yield to pedestrians and buses.
  • No drinking of alcohol or illegal activity during ride.
  • Do not filter forward past stopped cars at a red light.
  • Skateboarders, inline skaters and recumbent bikes are welcomed, exercise caution.
  • Do not litter or vandalize any property.
  • Stopping: If you must stop to check your bike, phone, gear etc please move over to the sidewalk when it's clear. Do not stop abruptly in the middle of the street with the mass behind you. You will more than likely cause a cyclist to hit you and/or swerve and hit someone else.
  • Always perform an "ABC Quick" Bike Check to ensure that your bike is in safe working order.




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Memorial Ride for Craig Camlin



Sunday, July 20th
8:30am

Snyder Park
3299 SW 4th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

"Join us as we ride together to celebrate Craig Camilin's life and to raise awareness for cycling safety. Craig loved to ride his bicycle but unfortunately he was struck by a hit and run driver while on his way to work. Craig was dragged 2 miles then dumped behind a trash bin. He survived a few months after the accident but unfortunately passed away from complications from his injuries.

This will be a fully police escorted ride with SAG support provided by Bike Tech.. Cycle from Snyder Park to the location of the accident for a short memorial service then back to Snyder Park. All cyclists will travel in one pack riding 18-20mph. Route is approximately 25 miles round trip.

Celebrate Craig's life after the ride. Join us for an amazing BBQ and don't forget to bring cash for a chance to win one of many raffle prizes!"

Donation $10 per rider
*All of the proceeds go to Bit by Bit Therapy

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SeeMeInTheDark Reflective 360° T-Shirt Contest



WIN this custom REFLECTIVE "The Miami Bike Scene / I Bike Miami" tee with 360° of reflectivity for optimal visibility!

To enter -- it's simple!
1. Follow @SeeMeInTheDark on Twitter, Instagram and/or like us on Facebook.

2. Post your best "Bicycling in Miami" pics and include the hashtags #beSEEN #miamibikescene - tweet them to us, tag us in them on Facebook and/or Instagram -- each post counts as an entry into the contest!

3. Winner to be picked at random on Monday, July 21st at 12pm EST - just in time to wear your new custom REFLECTIVE 360° tee to July's Critical Mass Miami!

Happy posting!

SeeMeInTheDark is a Miami-based company that specializes in custom, REFLECTIVE apparel. They use the highest quality 3M reflective material to enable you to readily BE SEEN by motorists. Visit SeeMeInTheDark.com to check out how you can order your own customize, reflective apparel.

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Havana Connection: A Journey Into Cuban BMX

Check out this excellent short by Dillon Hearns from Atmosphere Bikes recent trip to Havana, Cuba. The Atmosphere crew's sole purpose of going to the island was to help facilitate Havanas BMX community in any way they could. They took over 250 pounds worth of bmx parts, clothing, shoes, and more to Cuba. There's some great footage of them riding through the city and along El Malecón, plus clips of El Patinódromo skatepark.

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Stolen Bike Alert



Black and yellow Specialized Allez stolen from downtown Miami. Please contact Cristina if you have any information.




White "Giordano Rapido" bike stolen from Biscayne Blvd & 17th St on 7/9. Has red deep V rims and black & red handlebar tape. Please contact Eduardo at (305) 905-9752 if you have any information.



Vintage blue steel Schwinn Sprint road bike with Speedplay pedals was stolen from Biscayne Blvd and 34th Street. The bike owner is a victim of strong-arm robbery, the assailant was a dark skin, hispanic male with various tattoos on his arms. Please contact Kevin at (305) 781-1339 if you have any information.




Pure Fix Bravo stolen from Miami Beach on 7/8. All black frame with blue deep dish wheels. Please contact Federico at (786) 683-7603 if you have any information.




Chrome Pure Fix stolen from South Miami on 7/4. Serial # NHS052214. It has a black left crank chrome BMX type bars. 2 lights and has a sticker on the right side. Please contact George at (305) 216-1644 if you have any information.




2006 "gang green" Bianchi Volpe stolen from the corner of 17th and Collins in Miami Beach on 6/24. Please contact Abram at (954) 534-6385 if you have any information. $200 reward!

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Miami Critical Mass June 2014 Photos & Video

The June Miami Critical Mass ride appears to have gone a bit smoother than those in recent months, however there is still a lot of room for improvement amongst riders. Most notably when it pertains to riders allowing gaps to form and those who illegally cross over the solid double yellow line. Also, there's still riders with no lights on their bicycles.

The ride traversed through Little Havana, West Flagler, Grapeland Heights, Allapattah, Brownsville, Liberty City, Wynwood, Midtown, Edgewater, OMNI, Park West, and Downtown. Check out over 100 photos from the June '14 Miami Critical Mass ride captured by event photographer Arturo P.


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Here's a video of the diverse group riding up the NW 22nd Avenue Bridge in Allapattah. In the video you can see a rather large amount of splintered riders (3:45 - 9:00), this gap was due to the Flagler Street Bridge going up towards the start of the ride.



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Ride for Safety : Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act Signing Ceremony



Wednesday, July 16th
4:45pm

Crandon Park Marina
4000 Crandon Blvd
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

The Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act has become law. Let's show our support by attending the signing ceremony on bicycles!

Please plan your starting times accordingly for all who are biking to the event!

"Do you guys remember that day in February 2012 when over 1,000 of us rode to honor Aaron Cohen's memory? We rode that day to mourn the loss of another one of our cycling brothers to a preventable tragedy on our roadways.

On Wed., July 16th, 2014 - exactly one year and a half since the sentencing of the man who killed Aaron Cohen - we will ride and come together once again in Aaron Cohen's memory, but this time we will to do so knowing that it is in HIS name that future hit-and-runs WILL be prevented and families will be saved from the pain and anguish that the Cohens have had to endure thanks to the passage of the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act by the FL Legislature.

Governor Rick Scott will be here in Miami in order to hold a ceremonial bill signing on Key Biscayne (exact location: TBD, either on the east side or the west side of the William Powell Bridge/Rickenbacker Causeway) on Wed., July 16th, 2014 at 4:45PM

Please use this event page to coordinate starting points for meet-up rides throughout Miami in order to bike en masse over to the Key for the signing, which will start promptly at 4:45PM.

Hope to see you all there!"


Here's a video from the ride in honor of Aaron Cohen back in February of 2012.

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