Lucas Brunelle: Short Film Screening at Gramps



Wednesday, December 3rd
8pm

Gramps
176 NW 24th St
Miami, FL 33127

Urban cycling legend & videographer Lucas Brunelle is in the Magic City for Art Basel and will be joining us at Gramps in Wynwood for a FREE outdoor screening of two of his short films "Off the Grid" and "Alternate Opening". Buy any New Belgium Brewery beer that night and you'll receive a free coozie (supplies limited). 21+

After the screenings Lucas Brunelle will join the weekly Wednesday night ride on their ride!

“Off the Grid” Synopsis (15 mins.):
Lucas Brunelle continues his relentless search for the most challenging and dangerous places on earth and sets his sights on the Darien Gap – a swath of land connecting Panama to Colombia. This prehistoric jungle has no roads and is infested by kidnappers, cartel, and FARC. Lucas leads a cycling trip with three of his friends, lots of camera equipment, and a new level of risk taking. The journey takes us from the booming metropolis of Panama City through the jungle, into Indian villages in the deepest isolation of the jungle, and finally to Bogota Colombia for an alleycat.

“Alternate Opening” Synopsis (3 mins.)
See the alternate opening to Line of Sight. This rad intro edit to Lucas’ feature film is as good as the final cut.

Presentation starts at 8pm sharp followed by a Q&A with Mr. Brunelle after the screening.

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Miami Critical Mass : Friday, November 28th



Friday, November 28th
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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Crankgiving Miami 2014 : Recap & Photos



Update: Check out over 300 photos on Facebook courtesy of James from Origin8!

An excellent and fun time was had by all at our 6th annual Cranksgiving Bicycle Food Drive & Alleycat Race yesterday afternoon, despite grey skies and strong winds we still managed to have 186 registered cyclists and collected 900 lbs in non-perishable items (an estimated $2,250 value) for the Camillus House. Thank you to Gary Medenhall and the Origin8 crew (James, Ross, and Michael) for all their help, to Sidebar Miami for hosting us, and most importantly to everyone who participated in this worthy cause. Also special thanks to all of our sponsors: Ass SaversBike NerdsChamp BagsChromeCinelliKINDKnogKryptoniteMack Cycle & FitnessMagic City Bicycle Collective, New BelgiumMonkeyLectricOmnium BicyclesRoad HollandSun Cycling, and Vita Coco. We hope to see you everyone again next year!

This year NBC's TODAY Show participated in Cranksgiving, anchors Natalie Morales and Kerry Sanders along with NBC tv correspondents Jawan Strader, Julia Bagg, and Jamie Guirola rode their bikes to help raise food for the Camillus House.


Cranksgiving was featured on NBC's TODAY Show Monday morning!




Podium:

Congrats to John Voss on being the "Most Charitable" rider and winning a Road Holland jersey.

1st - Zugor
2nd - Katriel P
3rd - Amy P

1st Girl - Amy P (3rd overall)
2nd Girl - Laura P (4th overall)
3rd Girl - Maria J (11th overall)

1st Fixed - Zugor (1st overall)
1st Out of Towner - TIII (10th overall)
1st MTB - Mike C (6th overall)
1st Kids - Haley & Emily

Once again thanks to everyone who participated and hope to see you again next year!

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Miami Bike Polo BBQ



Sunday, November 30th
3pm

Come spend time with Miami Bike Polo at Jose Marti Park on Sunday, November 30th! We play on the basketball courts under I-95 on SW 5th Street, between 3rd & 4th Ave in Little Havana/Brickell.

Bring food to grill on the BBQ, beverages, and snacks if you want to eat and drink. Bring a blanket to picnic on the grass. Arrive early if you wish to learn how to play, beginners and spectators are always welcomed and we have loaner mallets and bicycles! We'll also play fun bike games (foot down, u-lock pick up, bottom bracket, track stand comp, etc). Shout out to Vita Coco for providing us with coconut water (supplies limited) and special thanks to Willie's Bicycles for the continued support.

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



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Stolen Bike Alert


Turquoise Cannonade Quick hybrid stolen from El Portal on 11/19. Contact Patty if you have any information.




Baby blue Mango Macaw stolen from Miami Beach on 11/19. Contact Mark at (954) 803-0089 if you have any information.













Vintage Trek 1200 stolen off the bus on 11/12. Contact Antonio if you have any information.












Maroon vintage steel Lotus with pink head tube stolen from Miami Beach on 11/05. Contact Marc at (305) 305-4293 if you have any information.













2013 Specialized Epic Comp stolen on 11/05 from Belle Meade between 9-10:30pm. Contact Erick at (786) 863-5130 if you have any information.












Red Bianchi Camaleonte stolen on 10/12 from MDC downtown between 8-11am. Contact Giovanni at (305) 205-4066 if you have any information.














Black Roadmaster Granite Peak 26" mtb stolen on 10/20 from Lincoln Road in Miami beach. Contact Alexander at (305) 570-5421 if you have any information.



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Le Tour de Miami (Video)

Check out this great recap video from Le Tour de Miami event which took place on November 7th with pro-cyclist Andrew Talansky, Shoe Gallery, and New Balance. This was a free evening ride through Downtown Miami, Overtown, Wynwood, Midtown, Edgewater, Brickell, The Roads, Coral Gables, and Little Havana. At the end of the ride there was food, refreshments, and a Q&A with Andrew Talansky.





Here's a promo video for the limited New Balance x Shoe Gallery footwear collaboration



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An Evening with the Pros



Thursday, November 20th
6:30pm

Mack Cycle & Fitness
5995 Sunset Drive
Miami, FL 33143

"Come meet two Le Tour de France champions George Hincapie and Christian Vande Velde along with world champion triathlete Leanda Cave and team Cannondale pro cyclist Cameron Wurf at Mack Cycle & Fitness! Q&A + Meet & Greet. Light refreshments will be served."

Facebook event page.

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Goldsprints at Blackbird Ordinary



Saturday, November 15th
6:30pm

Blackbird Ordinary
729 SW 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33130

Goldsprints are back! Join Bike Tech at Blackbird Ordinary on Saturday, November 15th for an electrifying night of races, music, drinks and prizes!.Cash prize for the fastest 300 meter sprint, $5 buy-in! Men and women categories. $5 gift certificate for the first 20 registrations and raffle prizes from Pearl Izumi.

RSVP on Facebook

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Ludlam Trail Town Hall Meeting



Wednesday, November 12th
7pm

South Miami Senior High School
6856 SW 53rd St
Miami, FL 33155

"Friends of the Ludlam Trail will host a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, November 12 at South Miami Senior High School, in order to provide the community a platform to voice their views about the current FECI proposal. The Friends of the Ludlam Trail will provide their vision for the park and trail, and FECI will have an opportunity to answer questions directly from the audience and provide an update regarding the latest changes to their application.

Miami-Dade County is being asked to change the land use designation of the Ludlam Trail to allow up to 2,600 apartments, single family homes and commercial units and a bike trail. Friends of the Ludlam Trail opposes the current proposal, but believes there is a way to balance FECI’s interests with a world class trail and park. Join us at the Town Hall meeting if you believe there is a way to balance private interests with public good!

• Learn about FOLT’s vision to create an WORLD CLASS Linear Park
• Learn more about Flagler’s proposal
• Sign our petition
• Hear the opinions and concerns of your neighbors
• Learn from local experts who believe an iconic park is possible
• Make your voice heard!

Friends of the Ludlam Trail remains opposed to the CDMP amendment application, but is dedicated to ushering a fair and transparent public process that balances neighborhood interests, with FECI's bottom line. Commissioner's Sosa and Suarez are invited, and the event will be moderated by South Miami Mayor Phillip Stoddard."

Sign their petition, and like Friends Of Ludlum trail on Facebook.

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Miami Critical Mass Halloween Photos & Video

Check out these great photos and a video from the Halloween costume ride which traversed through Downtown Miami, Little Havana, West Flagler, Grapeland Heights, Allapattah, and Wynwood.  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.

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


Click to view photos


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Red Bull Mini Drome Miami



Saturday, November 8th
7:30pm

MANA Wynwood
318 NW 23rd Street
Miami, FL 33127

In front of a cheering audience, 64 riders will compete in head-to-head knockout brackets on the world's smallest velodrome until a winner is crowned! Attendance is free and spectators of all ages are welcome to attend. This event will coincide with Wynwood's Second Saturday Art Walk so there will also be food trucks there.

"Fixed-gear riders from across the South will take their talent to the track in a test of mental stamina, technical precision and raw strength at Red Bull Mini Drome in Miami on November 8. From its original debut in New Zealand and its roots across the pond, Red Bull Mini Drome will come back for another lap in the states with a stop at Mana Wynwood—a prominent hub for innovation in the Wynwood Arts District.

For starters, a fixed-gear (more affectionately known as a fixie) is a bicycle in its purest, simplest form-- no gears and sometimes no brakes. Often considered the ultimate marriage between man and machine, a sub-twenty-pound piece of machinery is the only thing separating your body from the hard, unforgiving ground below.

At Red Bull Mini Drome, skill, speed, balance, and braves are brought together on this steep, shrunken down version of the traditional velodrome. With track speeds exceeding 30mph and course measurements of 46 ft. x 24 ft. and 8 ft. high at the end banking, it is sure to be one of the most challenging and treacherous thrill rides to hit the fixed-gear scene. Competitors will need to pedal hard and watch the ledge if they want to take home the winning title."

Join the conversation: @RedbullMIAMI #MiniDrome
For more information visit: http://win.gs/minidromemia

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