New Balance x Shoe Gallery : Tour De Miami with Andrew Talansky



Friday, November 7th
Registration 7pm
Pedals Up 8pm

Location:
Shoe Gallery
244 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33132

Join us on the evening of Friday, November 7th for the Tour De Miami ride w/ Garmin-Sharp Pro Cycling Team rider Andrew Talansky. The ride will celebrate the unveiling of a New Balance x Shoe Gallery limited footwear collaboration heavily inspired by cycling and Andrew Talansky/Garmin Team. The ride will traverse through Downtown Miami, Overtown, Wynwood, Midtown, Edgewater, Brickell, The Roads, Coral Gables, and Little Havana, total distance 17 miles.

Please keep in mind that this is not a race. Also, all cyclists will be required to have front and rear lights.

Registration will begin at 7pm at Shoe Gallery, and it's FREE. Riders must first sign a waiver in order to participate. Registered participants will receive special gifts courtesy of New BalanceShoe Gallery, and ICNY (while supplies last).

Join us after the ride at Shoe Gallery for refreshments, Cuban finger foods, a video presentation, and a special Q&A with Andrew Talansky.


*Cyclists ride at their own risk and assume responsibility for their own safety!

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Halloween Costume Ride : Friday, October 31st



Friday, October 31st
6:30pm (ride starts at 7:15pm)

Government Center
150 NW First Street
Downtown Miami

Annual Halloween costume ride with a FREE after party & costume contest in Wynwood!

The ride will be going through Downtown Miami, Little Havana, West Flagler, Grapeland Heights, Allapattah, and Wynwood. Total distance is approximately 14 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.

Safety tips for cyclists wearing costumes: 
If your costume requires a mask or other face covering, you must be able to see clearly and breathe easily at all times. Make sure your costume will not get caught in the wheels, gears, or pedals. Be certain your costume is not a hazard to others. Safety first!

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.
Cyclists ride at their own risk and assume responsibility for their own safety!

























The ride will be ending at a FREE Halloween Block Party in Wynwood. Join hundreds of ghouls and goblins for a spooky HalloWYN event which will include a costume contest, DJs, food trucks, drinks, video DJs, a special screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and much more.



Note: The monthly Miami Critical Mass ride will be starting as regularly scheduled at Government Center, the only difference to previous rides is that it will be ending in Wynwood for the Halloween Block Party, the group of cyclists should be expected to arrive in Wynwood around 8:20pm.

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.

MANA Wynwood (Food Truck Lot) is located at 318 NW 23rd Street. Click here to see a recommended route back to Government Center from Wynwood, just under 2 miles. This suggested route avoids the dangerous rail road tracks on N. Miami Ave & 19th Street.

Also, Citi Bike Miami will be hosting a costume contest on Instagram. Take your best costume photo and follow @citibikemiami and use hashtags #unlockmiami #miamibikescene to be entered in the contest! Look for a skeleton on a Citi Bike before and after the ride for a better chance to win! Simply take a photo next to the Citi Bike.



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Magic Mondays Weekly Bike Ride



Currently on indefinite hiatus as of 6/27/16 details

Get mythical with us on Magic Mondays - we ride every Monday (November 3rd 2014 through March 2nd 2015).

Magic Mondays is a weekly Monday night community ride which traverses through Coral Gables, South Miami, and Coconut Grove. Ride along beautiful tree-lined avenues, historic homes, and see some of the distinctive architecture these areas have to offer.

University Metrorail Station
5400 Ponce de Leon
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Meet Up 8:30pm
Pedals Up 9:00pm

Tips & Guidelines

  • Bring front and rear safety lights, it's required by law. 
  • Ride carefully and considerately.
  • Do not pass the ride facilitators.
  • Always bring a tube, a pump, and any tools you need. 
  • Bringing a cell phone and cash is a good idea, too.
  • No alcohol consumption at the meet up location and/or during the ride.
  • Do not filter forward past stopped cars at a red light.
  • Do not litter or vandalize any property.
  • Do not ride on the sidewalk.
  • Stay in the right lane unless making a left turn.
  • Always perform an "ABC Quick" Bike Check to ensure that your bike is in safe working order. 
  • Yield to emergency vehicles, pedestrians, and buses.
  • Don't be late.

Important Safety Details

This is night ride and the routes will consist of many dark narrow roads, BICYCLE LIGHTS ARE REQUIREDPlease note that we will also encounter a large number of roundabouts throughout the ride, so please exercise caution. 


*Bicyclists entering a roundabout on all approaches are required to yield to vehicles within the circulating roadway. Never take a short cut at a roundabout by entering on the left side. Do not pass other riders at a roundabout, be patient. Click here for details on how to properly use a roundabout.




FAQ


What time does the ride start?
We will meet up at 8:30pm, pedals up at 9pm

If I'm late will the group wait for me?
No, tardiness will not be rewarded.

What is the pace of the ride?
Speed will be around 14-17mph

Can I bring my fat tire, "fixie", unicycle, hybrid, etc bike?
All bicycles are welcome, just make sure your bicycle is in good working order and that you can maintain a 14-17mph pace.

How long will the ride last?
An estimated two hours including one stop.

Is this a race?
This is definitely not a race, it's not even necessarily a fast ride.  It's a community ride to empower local cyclist to explore the surrounding neighborhoods by bicycle.

How come the unicorn isn't wearing any clothes? Is this a clothing optional ride?
Come and find out for yourself.

If I get a flat or have a mechanical issue will the group stop for me?
No, the group will not stop or wait for anyone with a flat tire, mechanical issue, etc. However, it's possible that a generous rider(s) will come to your aid. Keep in mind that help is a courtesy and not guaranteed. It's best to come prepared so that you do not need to rely on another person.

How many miles is it? When will the route be posted?
12-17 miles. The ride starts at the University Metrorail Station across from UM and will we ride through Coral Gables, South Miami and Coconut Grove. A route will NOT be posted.

Will there be any actual magicians on the ride?
We don't know about any "actual magicians" but we're pretty certain that anyone acting a fool will be made to disappear. Pooof!

Is Magic Mondays every single Monday?
Observed every Monday during standard time. We will go on hiatus during DST since it's much more magical riding during late fall/winter.

I will be driving there after work, is there parking available?
Parking is available at the University Metrorail Station. Read the signs.

Will there be any rest stops or rendezvous points?
We will make one stop at a convenience store for snacks and drinks and/or we may stop at a public park.

What do I need to bring?
Bring a safe functioning bicycle, front and rear lights, patch kit or tube, and tools. A positive attitude is also suggested.

Will there be t-shirts available with the awesome unicorn on a bicycle?
No, there will not be any t-shirts, posters or anything with that design for sale. If you like the art, visit Mike Joos website and support him by buying one of his prints.


Hopefully everyone planning to attend the ride thoroughly read the notes provided above and did not just say "awesome.. a unicorn on a bicycle" and immediately closed the page.



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Public Bike Repair Station



A brand new public bike repair station w/ air pump was just installed along the M-Path at Paciencia Park in South Miami. The station is located next to the South Miami Metrorail Station (Sunset Drive & US1).

It's great to see the project come to realization, earlier this year Malone Matson submitted her idea to the Miami Foundation - Public Space Challenge and was declared a winner. The Dero Fixit public bike repair station was installed by MDT and ideally will be utilized by bicycle commuters needing quick repairs along the M-Path.

Two more similar repair stations are tentatively scheduled to be installed at unconfirmed locations, though Coconut Grove seems likely. Government Center could greatly benefit from of one of these, the Adrienne Arsht Center (OMNI) Metromover/Bus Terminal at the Venetian Causeway would be another ideal candidate due to all the bicycle traffic to and from Miami Beach.



Tools included:

"The Dero Fixit includes all the tools necessary to perform basic repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs. The tools and air pump are securely attached to the stand with stainless steel cables and tamper-proof fasteners. Hanging the bike from the hanger arms allows the pedals and wheels to spin freely while making adjustments."

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Bear Cut Bridge Bicycle Facility Improvements Ceremony



Saturday, October 25th
9am - 10am

Crandon Park Marina
4000 Crandon Blvd
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Celebrate the completion of the West and Bear Cut Bridges and the improvements to bicycle safety along the Rickenbacker Causeway.

This is a bike-friendly event and participants are encouraged to ride their bicycles.

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Rickenbacker Causeway Gets Its First Green Bike Lane


Good news for cyclists who ride the Rickenbacker Causeway, a very popular route for recreational bicyclists. The Miami-Dade County Public Works and Waste Management Department installed its first green bike lane. The brightly colored lanes are intended to give better visibility to bicyclists and are made of slip-resistant material so that cyclists don't skid when wet.

The first green bike lane was installed at the entrance/exit of MAST Academy, a high conflict zone between cyclists and motorists. PWWM plans on installing several more green bike lanes on the north side of the Rickenbacker Causeway.

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Emerge Miami : Celebrate Diversity Miami (Video)



Emerge Miami's 100th ride rolled through local communities on Saturday, October 11th and gave participants of the ride a unique opportunity to learn more about some of the city’s most culturally diverse neighborhoods.

An estimated 150 cyclists attended the ride which kicked off Celebrate Diversity Miami, a new large-scale community engagement initiative aimed at promoting a deepened sense of connectivity between the culturally diverse neighborhoods of greater Miami. The group, departed from Government Center, and visited Overtown, Liberty City, and Little Haiti before concluding with a celebration picnic at Museum Park.

Along the way, riders stopped by Overtown’s Dorsey Park where URGENT, Inc. discussed several mural projects they've completed and the youth-developed app – Dorsey Detector. The next stop was in Liberty City where participants got the chance to experience a “KaBoom Park” that the Miami Children’s Initiative helped build for the neighborhood children. Riders made a last stop in Little Haiti to experience the recently opened Caribbean Marketplace before making their way to Museum Park for a final celebration.

Congrats to Emerge Miami on 100 rides and hopefully to many more. Feel free to join them on a ride on the 2nd Saturday morning of every month, check out their Meetup group for ride listings.

Here's another short bonus excerpt from the ride..

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Stolen Bike Alert



Black A2B Metro Electric Bike stolen on 10/20 from Midtown Miami. Contact Ishamari at (787) 342-2724 if you have any information.





2013 56cm Specialized Secteur Elite stolen from Deerfield Beach TriRail Station on 10/10. Contact Dino if you have any information.




* Recovered 10/16
Matte black Aero S7 track bike stolen from Little Havana on 10/12. Components include: carbon Look seat post, carbon 3T handlebars, SRAM Omnium cranks, Mavic Open Pro rear rim with 2 cogs. The 15 y/o victim was followed and strong armed by 2 males on bicycles. 




Blue and white Specialized road bike stolen off the front of a Miami-Dade Transit bus on Biscayne Blvd and 123rd street Wednesday afternoon (10/8). Has Cinelli blue camo bar tape, Origin-8 seat post,  Selle Italia white saddle, and white Aerospace rear wheel with Gatorskin tire. Contact Pete at (954) 294-3101 if you have any questions.




White A2B Metro Electric Bike stolen on (10/6) from Miami Beach, it's modified to carry 2 people. Contact Sensei if you have any information.




Black and blue Pure Fix bike stolen. Brown saddle and bar tape on bullhorns. Blue deep dish rims with "No Boundaries" decals. Contact Frank if you have any information.


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2014 Cranksgiving Bicycle Food Drive & Alleycat Race


It's back! Cranksgiving Miami returns for its sixth installment come Saturday, November 22nd 2014. Registration 2pm, directions here.

Rain or shine!

For the past five years the Cranksgiving Miami food drive alleycat race & ride has helped collect non-perishable goods for those in need during the holiday season. To those unfamiliar with Cranksgiving, it's basically a food scavenger hunt on bicycles with all the goods collected being donated to Camillus House at the end of the race.

Details:

Participants will be asked to register at a table and will then receive a map/manifest before the start of the race. The map and/or manifest will have designated grocery store locations marked and a shopping list. Riders are to go to the grocery store checkpoints and buy the non-perishable food items from the checklist. There is no registration fee, the $10 you need to bring go towards the purchase food items. The first participant to get to the finish after visiting all the checkpoints & purchasing all the items from the list wins!  Cranksgiving is lots of fun and for a great cause, it also helps shine a positive light on the local cycling community. Expect to spend about $2 at each grocery store ($10 total), it is required to keep all your receipts.

The race/ride is approximately 10 - 17 miles depending on whether you do the long or short route, speed will be an obvious factor. However, knowing your way around the city & the aisles of a supermarket can be advantageous.

*Racing is not required, you can simply participate by riding with a group and visiting the checkpoints at your own pace. We want to make sure everyone is included, all bikes are welcomed. Please keep in mind that the cause is what's most important.

This year we're encouraging riders to participate in the ride as part of a team, group, and/or organization. So round up your co-workers, crew, etc and do it collectively. Ideally all teams would be wearing their respective group t-shirts or cycling jerseys. Represent your group by participating in this positive cycling event, it's more fun with friends!

NBC's TODAY Show will joining us for Cranksgiving and documenting the event, the footage will air on Monday, 11/24! Ride with Team TODAY.

Once again, it's totally okay to simply ride for the cause, racing is not a requirement.  Most of the riders are just doing it for fun. We will also have prizes for the most charitable participants. If speed is not your thing you can ride the event as a scavenger hunt instead of a race. Last year over 130 local cyclists participated making it the largest alleycat in South Florida, everyone had a great time and the Camillus House was very appreciative about Cranksgiving. This year we're hoping to appeal to more riders, thus collecting more items for those in need!

We have a lot of cool prizes and giveaways courtesy of our sponsors:

Ass Savers
Bike Nerds
Champ Bags
Chrome
Cinelli
KIND
Knog
Kryptonite
Mack Cycle & Fitness
Magic City Bicycle Collective
The Miami Bike Scene
MonkeyLectric
Omnium Bicycles
Origin8
Road Holland
Sidebar Miami
Sun Cycling
Vita Coco

Please RSVP on Facebook and share event with friends. We'll be posting updates and prizes on the Facebook event page.

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Miami Critical Mass September Photos & Videos

Here's some photos and videos from the ride traversed which through East Little Havana, Overtown, Allapattah, Liberty City, Little Haiti, Upper East Side, North Bay Village, North Beach, Miami Beach, Venetian Islands, and Downtown.  The City of Miami bicycle patrol joined the ride once again and while things went mostly well, we wish to remind everyone that there is still a lot of 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. Thanks to City of Miami, North Bay Village, and Miami Beach police.

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


Click to view photos





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EBC Homestead Speedway - Freedom Ride



Sunday, October 19th
7am

"Everglades  Bicycle Club's 12th annual event benefits the Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, a branch of Achilles International. The "Freedom Team" of handcyclists, accompanied by sponsoring cyclist-buddies, will be leading out the group of riders. Riders who are wearing the event jerseys will be at the start of the pack. The event begins with with one lap around the Homestead Miami Speedway Track. The Century (100 miles) and Metric Century (62 miles) head to Key Largo. The 10, 26 and 41 mile courses continue through rural south Miami-Dade County. This year we have included 1.5-3 miles loop around the Speedway Track for beginners who want that one of a kind experience on their bicycle."

  • The Honda GOLD WING motorcycle club will serve as Freedom Team escorts and will ensure safe passage of all riders on heavily-trafficked or narrow roads like Card Sound Road.
  • SAG support will be available on all courses for mechanical and flat tire assistance, as well as transportation for cyclists suffering from fatigue.
  • Rest Stops along each route will be stocked with water, sports drinks, and energy snacks.
  • Lunch is included in your registration and is served upon return to the Speedway
Registration: $55 - $65
No Fundraising Required


Family Festival
10am - 2pm

Family members, friends and all are invited to the FAMILY FESTIVAL at the Speedway event site. Enjoy musical entertainment while visiting our sponsor booths full of great information to continue or start a healthy lifestyle.

FREE Children's activities will include:
  • Strider Obstacle Course: These no-pedal bikes are designed to teach tots as young as 18-months old to learn balance, coordination and confidence on a bike. Local Strider dealer Greg Thek of Two Wheel Tykes will provide the no-pedal bikes and helmets and guide kids thru the fun obstacle course.
  • Bike Rodeo for Kids: The great folks at University of Miami's BikeSafe program will set up a bicycle safety skills course for children thru middle school. It's a great way to teach kids how to ride a bike correctly using proper hand-signaling and coordination. You must bring your own bike and helmet to participate. Bikes and helmets will not be available.
  • Bicycle Helmet fitting: Be sure your helmet and your children's helmets fit properly to avoid injury! SafeKids Miami Dade of Miami Children's Hospital will be on hand to fit your helmets for maximum safety.

Routes

10 Mile Salute Ride
This is a good ride for families with small children and beginners. Ride through Homestead Air Reserve Base for quick salute to South Florida's only military base.

25 Mile Family Fun Ride
This is a perfect distance ride for the family get together, the beginning cyclist, or those of you just getting back into the saddle. Includes a ride through Homestead Air Reserve Base.

41 Mile Ride
Back by popular demand! We are offering an intermediate ride of 41 miles for those who desire to ride more than the 25 mile fun ride, but not a full metric century. A popular choice when it's windy outside! Includes a ride through Homestead Air Reserve Base.

62 Mile Metric Century
For those a little more ambitious, metric century riders will accompany the century riders on the Key Largo Loop. Includes a ride through Homestead Air Reserve Base.

100 Mile Century (Best value)
For those who are looking for the ultimate challenge Century riders will join the Metric Century riders for the Key Largo Loop, then travel thru southern Dade County. Includes a ride through Homestead Air Reserve Base.

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