Slow Down & Joy Ride with Us!
"An act of composition, a performance art piece, a philosophical statement, an exercise in extreme physicality, and a celebration of musical community! Composer, cornet player and bandleader Taylor Ho Bynum travels through Miami solely on bicycle--presenting solo concerts & playing with ensembles of area musicians, riding the message of alternate forms of creativity and alternative modes of transportation." - MDC Live Arts
“a provocateur in the guise of a consensus builder” (The New York Times)
Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30pm
Audiotheque | Film Screening: Bynum screens a 15-minute documentary about his West Coast bike tour, and performs solo and with Gustavo Matamoros. FREE
Friday, April 10 at 8pm
WDNA Jazz Gallery | Performance: The THB 7-tette performs music from their critically acclaimed recordings Navigation (The Complete Firehouse 12 Recordings) and Apparent Distance. Tickets at door or call: 305-662-8889 $15 / FREE for WDNA Members & Students
Saturday, April 11 at 10am
Emerge Miami Bike Ride: Meet up at Douglas Road MetroRail Station, routing through Little Havana with stops at Domino Park, Los Pinarenos Fruteria & more; ending at the Koubek Center for 12:30pm performance FREE
Saturday, April 11 at 12:30pm
Koubek Center | Performance: The THB 7-tette + some of Miami's leading new music performers create a 15-piece ensemble that will perform the world premiere of a new work for creative orchestra. FREE
Sunday, April 12 at 3pm
Peddling Poets Bike Ride: Starting at Soundscape Park, Bynum leads a group of free-wheeling Peddling Poets who will present site-specific poetry and music on a 16-mile loop, routing through downtown Miami and Miami Beach area, with stops at Miami Circle, The Standard & more. The ride culminates with a 6:15 performance at SoundScape Park. FREE
Sunday, April 12 at 6:15pm
New World Symphony's Soundscape Park | Performance at O, Miami's Poetry in the Park celebration. Poetry by the Peddling Poets and music by THB. FREE
Sunday, April 12th at 7am
4400 Chase Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140
"Join H2 Event Productions for their first ever Miami Beach Bicycle Scavenger Hunt!
You and your partner team member will spend an awesome, fun-filled day riding around Miami Beach to collect the items and solve the riddles on your Hunt List, while also helping a great cause!
The winning team will receive the Grand Prize and all participants will have the chance to win great prizes along the way!
Pre-register for faster check-in on the day of the event."
Excellent news for those walking, biking, and running in West Kendall.
In partnership with several County departments, Commissioner Juan C. Zapata has developed a West End Connectivity Master Plan to promote greenway connectivity and walkability to County parks, schools, libraries and business nodes in the area. These proposed improvements will connect with existing greenways and add approximately 15 miles of bike routes.
"A network of greenways and bike lanes will wind through District 11 under a plan developed by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Juan C. Zapata and County staff.
The West End Connectivity Master Plan calls for about a dozen “priority projects” to link parks, libraries, schools and business nodes throughout the West End. The plan was developed with the assistance of the Miami-Dade County departments of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces; Public Works and Waste Management; Regulatory and Economic Resources; and Transit.
“These improvements will promote connectivity throughout the West End through bike and walking paths, which will encourage more people to get out of their cars, enjoy the outdoors and stay fit,” said Commissioner Zapata, who is actively seeking funding to implement the plan.
District 11 is the first County Commission district to develop a comprehensive greenspace master plan. The announcement of the plan, which will add approximately 15 miles of bike routes, coincides with March’s celebration of Florida Bike Month. The Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee of the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Miami Urbanized Area unanimously approved a resolution on March 24 to support the plan."
Among the proposed “priority” locations for greenway trails in the plan:
Friday, March 27th
6:30pm (ride starts at 7:15pm)
150 NW First Street
The ride will be going through Riverside, East Little Havana, West Miami, Flagami, West Flagler, and Downtown. Total distance is approximately 14.5 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.
* It's WMC / ULTRA Music Festival weekend so expect a lot of people on the Metrorail and in Downtown area.
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
Saturday, March 28th
New World Center
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Cycling Night at the New World Symphony returns! Meet members of Miami’s cycling community and the Magic City Bicycle Collective at the New World Center while enjoying a 30-minute classical music concert featuring Respighi's grandiose The Fountains of Rome, all for just $2.50! There will a reception on the rooftop of the New World Center immediately following the performance. BUY TICKET(S) HERE.
Bike valet will be available for patrons along with a complimentary post-concert reception on the rooftop of the New World Center!
There will be a group ride meeting at Adrienne Arscht Center Metromover Station (OMNI) at 5:30pm
March 23 - 27, 9am - 5pm
Children ages 5-12 will love this spring break in which they can bring, decorate and ride their bikes (or scooters) all week long at the Museum.
Registration required. Call (305) 603-8067 or email.
$225; $200 for Museum Family Members.
Morning walk-ins pay $50 late registration fee per child.
Saturday, March 21st
9am - 2pm
"Come on bike, foot or by train for a 10-mile festival of fun and celebration of biking this Saturday, March 21st from 9am - 2pm."
Group bike ride from Brickell to Dadeland North Metrorail station: begins at 10am at Brickell Station.
Brickell Metrorail Station
University Metrorail Station
South Miami Metrorail Station
Dadeland North Metrorail Station
Project Dadeland is transforming a spit of land adjacent to US1 and Kendall Drive into a park. Bike to this site to plan & mulch the area and see your labor blossom in a future park.
Visit www.theunderline.org for more information.
Sunday, March 22nd
1 Speedway Boulevard
Homestead, Florida 33035
"The Biscayne-Everglades Greenway Bike Festival is back and better than ever! With two routes to choose from, you can enjoy a fun 11-mile loop to Biscayne National Park or tackle the challenging 42-mile ride to Everglades and Biscayne National Parks. So, break out your bike shorts and get ready to get fit, have fun, and explore the outdoors.
Hundreds of bicycle and outdoors enthusiasts will gather at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on the morning of Sunday, March 22, 2015 for the 6th Annual Biscayne-Everglades Greenway Bike Festival. This FREE event has quickly become a staple for bicyclists and nature lovers alike, offering the chance to connect with nature while promoting fitness and bicycle safety. This year’s Festival kicks off with registration at 8am and riders departing at 9am.
The trail, known as the Biscayne-Everglades Greenway, is the vision of City of Homestead Councilwoman Judy Waldman, which seeks to offer a safe and scenic route to the parks without concern for vehicular traffic. The Biscayne-Everglades Greenway is a collaboration among AIA Miami, the Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Department, Biscayne and Everglades National Parks, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Office of Greenways and Trails, the City of Homestead, and the NPS Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, among many others. It is currently one of the top 3 funding priorities in the state and one of the top 20 in the entire country. Miami-Dade County has embraced the Greenway as well, making it the number one focus over the next fifty years.
To preregister for the ride, fill out and return the entry waiver, available here. Don’t delay—the first 200 people to register will receive a FREE bike light! There will be an on-site bike mechanic to assist riders if needed."
Currently on indefinite hiatus as of 6/27/16 details
Get mythical with us on Magic Mondays - we ride every Monday!
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 8:40pm
Pedals Up 9:10pm
Tips & Guidelines
Bring front and rear safety lights, it's required by law. Stay in the right lane unless making a left turn. Don't be loud and obnoxious. 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. 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 REQUIRED! Please 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.
What time does the ride start?
We will meet up at 8:40pm, pedals up at 9:10pm
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, tandem, 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. Ride should be over by 11:15pm.
Is this a race?
This is a moderately paced community ride. Ideally it will empower local cyclists to explore the surrounding neighborhoods by bicycle. If you wish to race then we highly suggest that you avoid this ride. No sprints!
How come the unicorn(s) aren'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?
20-25 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!
I will be driving there, is there parking available?
Free 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, pizza, and drinks at the end of the ride. We may make a very brief pause during the ride to regroup.
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 or prints available with the awesome unicorns on a tandem bicycle?
No, there will not be any t-shirts, posters or anything with that design for sale. If you like the art, visit Pip Krugen's awesome website and support her by buying some of her art.
March is Florida Bike Month and Friday, March 6th is Bike to Work Day! Bike to Work Day is an annual event held in March that promotes the bicycle as a viable option for commuting to work.
Below are a few of the special events and incentives being offered to those biking to work this Friday. If you have never biked to work, give it a try. Some of the benefits include: getting exercise, fresh air, and saving cash on fuel & parking fees.
Bookstore in the Grove
3390 Mary St, Miami, FL 33133
7:30 - 9:00am
Stop by Bookstore in the Grove for free breakfast to all who bike to work and show up at the Bookstore between 7:30-9am. Your bike helmet is your ticket for breakfast from the Bookstore's expanded new menu. You can bring your bike to the courtyard outside the Bookstore, and Bike Coconut Grove will watch it for you at their bike valet.
Vizcaya Metrorail Station
3201 Southwest 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33145
7:30 - 8:10am
Arrive by bike and receive free Bike305 t-shirts (limited supplies), refreshments and free one-way fare easy tickets on Metrorail. At 8:15am ride with Mayors along M-Path.
Coral Gables Youth Center
405 University Dr, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Ride with Bike Walk Coral Gables to the Vizcaya Metrorail Station.
A brand new public bike repair station w/ tools & air pump was just installed across from Taurus in the Grove (Main Hwy & Franklin Ave) along the Commodore Trail.
It's great to see the project come to realization, earlier last year Malone Matson submitted her idea to the Miami Foundation - Public Space Challenge and was declared a winner. Last October the first of three public bike repair stations was installed in South Miami. In February the second station was installed in Wynood.
The third Dero Fixit public bike repair stations will ideally be utilized by bicycle commuters needing quick repairs in the Coconut Grove and Coral Gables area.
"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."
Blue State Bicycle stolen from Little Havana/Downtown on 3/10. Black Essor wheelset, 3ttt stem, Selle Italia saddle, black and silver chain. Please contact Ruben at (305) 439-9902 if you have any information.
White and red Schwinn Madison stolen from Wynwood on 3/9 . Contact Jenny at (786) 417-8920 if you have any information.
Two bicycles stolen week first week of March from Coral Gables. First was a Peach Townie Electra Cruiset (7D), no seat, no basket, and has a "I Love My Bike" bell. Second is a black and blue Trek 4 X Caliber MTB. Please contact Leyvani and Danny at (305) 613-5288 if you have any information.
2012 Giant X1 Anthem 29er stolen from Downtown Miami on 3/7. Has dropper seat post. Contact Jerri if you have any information.
Green PureFix with black bullhorns (not pictured) stolen from Miracle Mile on 3/6 . Contact Lloyd if you have any questions.
Dahon Boardwalk folding bike stolen from downtown Miami on 3/4. Contact Rocio if you have any information.
Stretched red cruiser stolen on 3/2. Contact Asser at (786) 488-8042 if you have any information.
Celeste Aventon "Mataro Low" track bike stolen from back of truck in Coconut Grove on 2/27. Contact Mark at (305) 815-6213 if you have any information.
Schwinn hybrid stolen from Coconut Grove/Silver Bluff on 2/24. Contact Renee if you have any information.
Raleigh mixte frame fixed gear stolen from Prospect Road in Oakland Park on 2/19. Custom Voltron themed with chrome fenders (not pictured). Contact Khris if you have any information.