Saturday, March 5th
9am to 12pm
Pinecrest Community Center
5855 Killian Drive
Pinecrest, FL 33156
Join the Village of Pinecrest for their 7th Annual Bike Day, a free family friendly event promoting cycling.
The Venetian Causeway is set to reopen on Monday, February 29th after 9 months of construction. The vital thoroughfare connecting Miami Beach to the mainland closed on June 1st of last year and forced cyclists, pedestrians, and motorists onto the busier MacArthur and Julia Tuttle Causeway.
"The project cost nearly $12 million and consisted of the replacement of bridge’s westernmost portion. Approximately 730 feet of superstructure and substructure were removed and replaced with a new complete bridge superstructure and substructure, along with a new approach roadway and lighting. The removed parts of the old bridge were submerged to create an artificial reef."
Plenty of locals are very excited about the reopening of the Venetian Causeway, below are a few activities taking place on Monday in celebration of the event.
Sunday, March 6th
University Metrorail Station
5400 Ponce de Leon
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Join the Bike The Underline Cycling Club on their inaugural monthly bike ride on the future Underline!
Every first Sunday of the month, Bike the Underline Cycling Club will lead guided, FREE, family-friendly group rides for bicyclists of all levels to explore the future Underline and its surrounding neighborhoods and attractions by bike.
For our first ride, we’ll meet at the University Metrorail Station and ride north 6.5 miles to Mary Brickell Village. We’ll break for complimentary refreshments at Perricone's. Cyclists may bike or take transit back from Brickell Metrorail Station. The total distance, round-trip by bike, is 13 miles.
Please join us for this community ride, open to all bicyclists age 12 and over. Let’s show that biking is a fun, safe, and healthy way for you and your family to enjoy our cities.
Register on Eventbrite.
Do I need to become a member of Bike The Underline Cycling Club?
All monthly bike rides are free and open to the community. We would appreciate donations of any amount to support our free-to-the-public biking club.
What do I need to do to ride with the Bike The Underline Cycling Club?
Please arrive at the published start time. Make sure your bike is in working order. Bring water, a bike helmet and some cash in case you want to buy something along the way. Riders must be 12 years or older. All riders will be required to sign a liability waiver.
Friday, February 26th
6:30pm (ride starts at 7:15pm)
150 NW First Street
The ride will be going through Riverside, Little Havana, West Flagler, Coral Gables, Miracle Mile, Coral Way, Shenandoah, Calle Ocho, Spring Garden, Overtown, Park West, and Downtown. Total distance is approximately 13 miles.
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
Video by Jacob Katel
#BikesUpGunzDown is a growing movement out of Liberty City which is trying to get the youth involved with bicycles while simultaneously attempting to reduce gun violence among children and youth.
Video is from the Bike Up Gunz Down Black History Ride Out which took place on Saturday, February 22nd. Unfortunately, just a few hours after the ride 6-year old King Carter was fatally shot in NW Miami-Dade.
Wednesday, March 16th
Cinépolis Coconut Grove
3015 Grand Ave
Miami, FL 33133
The exclusive Miami showing of a new award-winning documentary film. "Bikes vs. Cars" is a 90-minute documentary about the struggle to control traffic in five major world cities: Los Angeles, Sao Paolo, Bogota, Copenhagen, and Toronto. Some of them are encouraging bicycling, but others are not. All points of view are represented, including motorists'.
This is a benefit for Bike Coconut Grove. All ticket purchases are fully tax-deductible.
$25 $20 tickets include reception with beer/wine before the film. Also: Free bike valet parking in Cocowalk garage (Grand Ave. entrance). Q&A after the film moderated by Ray Fort (Arquitectonica) and Andres Viglucci (Miami Herald)
Limited seating, tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sunday, March 20th
Plaza Licenciado Benito Juarez Park
19825 SW 376th St
Homestead, FL 33034
"Back for the 3rd installment is the southernmost un-southern gravel grinder in the States, The 4G.
So, save the date: March 20th, 2016 on your calendars. Then get your legs ready for either the 32 or 62 mile courses offered. Like the previous two years, this ride is FREE! We will be taking up a voluntary donation for Radio Lollipop in honor or our cycling friend Meagan Wentworth during the event.
Even though there is no registration fee, you will have to sign in and get your wristband prior to the start of the ride. Riders will then have to stop along your chosen course to collect various colored wristbands along the way. These wristband locations will be marked on each course. To be eligible for placing and for other random prizes at the finish you must collect all the wristbands along your course. No exceptions.
There will be volunteers manning rest stops along the courses stocked with water, energy drink, gels, whiskey and pickles. On the 32 mile course you will have two rest stops. For the 62 mile course you will have three rest stops.
We will have minimal sag support during the event in case there are any mechanical issues you cannot repair along the trail.
All riders are responsible for carrying everything they need in to the trails with them. Please make sure you have water, food, tubes, tools and pumps on you during this ride. Some of the areas you are riding in to are not accessible to motor vehicles to get you out or aid you. Hydration bags are strongly recommended.
The course will not be closed to road traffic. It is your responsibility to ride accordingly and obey all traffic laws while at traffic signals, signs and using caution at all crossings. Do not take any chances with yourself or the other riders while on this ride!
The event sponsors, organizers, staff and anyone else involved with this event are not responsible for your safety or well-being. We cannot stress this enough……You are responsible for yourself."
More information available at 4G Facebook event page.
Click image above to view over 80 photos from the Miami Critical Mass ride in January! Photos by Slipstream Photography.
Also, check out this footage via some inline skaters that attended the ride The January ride traversed through East Little Havana, Grapeland Heights, Allapattah, Brownsville, Liberty City, Wynwood, Overtown, and Downtown Miami. Next ride is February 26th,
South Miami Hospital
6200 SW 73 St.
South Miami, FL 33143
Friends of The Underline and Baptist Health South Florida present an interactive exhibit and community activities Jan. 25-Feb. 28 at South Miami Hospital.
"Friends of The Underline are leading the initiative to transform the underutilized land below Metrorail from the Miami River to Dadeland South into a 10-mile linear park, urban trail and living art destination. The master plan, designed by James Corner Field Operations in NYC (designers of the High Line in New York City) was completed in December 2015.
To inform and energize the community of the project, South Miami Hospital joins Friends of the Underline to host a series of events and display renderings of The Underline next to the Hospital’s campus."
Exhibit is open to the public January 25 – February 28 in the lobby of South Miami Hospital.
Friday, Feb. 12, 12 noon – 2 pm
Make Some Energy
The Underline energy bike to power an iPod and make some music. This will demonstrate the fun of bike riding and feature The Underline’s future Urban Trail.
Tuesday, Feb.23, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
South Miami Hospital’s, Victor E. Clarke Education Center
Panel Discussion: Walk, Bike, Take Transit to Better Health
Panelists Ted Feldman, M.D., medical director of the Center for Prevention and Wellness at Baptist Health South Florida; Alice Bravo, transportation director, Miami-Dade County; Maria Nardi, recreation and open spaces planning chief, Miami-Dade County Parks; and Meg Daly, founder, Friends of The Underline, will discuss recent research that shows walking, biking and taking public transportation helps fight obesity and other health risks. Seating is limited. Please register online.
Parking is available in the visitor’s garage adjacent to the hospital’s main entrance.
Friday, Feb. 26, 12 noon – 2 pm
Richard Sherman, yoga instructor, will demonstrate types of yoga programs planned to take place throughout The Underline’s 10-mile corridor.
About The Underline Friends of The Underline is a 501C3 non-profit organization advocating to transform the underutilized land below Miami’s Metrorail into a 10-mile linear park, urban trail and canvas for artistic expression to create a safer, healthier, more connected, mobile, and engaged community. For more information visit theunderline.org
About Baptist Health South Florida Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,300 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net
Sunday, February 28th
11am - 3pm
A Day Dedicated to Celebrating & Promoting Bike Safety in Coral Gables
"Bike Walk Coral Gables will be hosting their 5th Annual Gables Bike Day on Sunday February 28, 2015 from 11AM-3PM in Merrick Park across from the historic Coral Gables City Hall at 405 Biltmore Way Coral Gables, FL 33134. Biltmore Way from LeJeune to Segovia St. will be closed to vehicular traffic.
Bike Walk Coral Gables invites all cyclists, skaters, parents and children to this event for a day in promoting health, physical activity and bike safety in the community including guided bike tours throughout Coral Gables, healthy food and drink vendors, farmer’s market, live music, art bike exhibit, scavenger hunt, family activities, giveaways, fitness classes and much more."
Event page on Facebook
Here's a video from last year's event.