Miami Critical Mass : Friday, April 29th


Friday, April 29th
6:30pm (ride starts at 7:15pm)

Government Center
150 NW First Street
Downtown Miami

The ride will be going through East Little Havana, Grapeland Heights, Allapattah, Brownsville, East Hialeah, Liberty City, Wynwood, Overtown, and Downtown Miami. Total distance is approximately 20 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

  • 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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Miami Beach Ciclovía



Sunday, May 1st
7am - 1pm
FREE

Come out to Washington Avenue for a car-free stroll, skate or bike ride on the open street!

To kick off National Bike Month, we'll be hosting our FIRST Ciclovía on Sunday, May 1 by transforming Washington Avenue from 5 to 16 streets into a paved park for people of all ages to stroll, cycle, skateboard, rollerblade and enjoy a new experience and the businesses along Washington Avenue.

Activities Include:


Washington Avenue from 5 to 16 Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic during this event. For attendees traveling to the event by motor vehicle, you are encouraged to park at the garages on Collins Avenue at 7, 13 and 16 streets.

Don't forget your bikes, skates and skateboards!

RSVP on Facebook event page.  Share your photos online using the hashtag #MBCiclovía

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PAMM: Cycle de Mayo

Thursday, May 5th
6-9pm

PAMM
1103 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

In celebration of National Bike Month and in support of alternative/green transportation, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) will offer free admission to all who arrive to the museum by bike throughout the month of May.

RSVP at bit.ly/CM-MiamiBikeScene

To kick off this month-long cycle-bration, PAMM hosts "Cycle de Mayo" on Thursday, May 5 from 6-9pm. Mix and mingle with fellow cyclists over Cinco de Mayo-inspired happy hour specials (available for purchase); create your own spoke card with PAMM teaching artists; enter our bike raffle and enjoy a live performance by Afrobeta on the museum’s waterfront terrace. Free bike valet will be provided and free bike checkups will be available on-site. Galleries open until 9pm, and museum admission is free.

PAMM Members do not need to register. Please bring your membership card for quick entry. This event is rain or shine.

Parking

  • PAMM is directly adjacent to the Miami-Dade Metromover, Museum Park station. Take the Omni Loop train to Museum Park station, and arrive steps from the museum entrance. 
  • Bikes permitted on Metromover, Metrorail, Tri-Rail and Miami Trolley ​
  • Self-parking in PAMM's garage is $2 per hour during regular museum hours (space limited). 
  • Self-parking at the Omni garage located at 1645 Biscayne Blvd (rates apply). 
Cycle de Mayo presented by Citi and CitiBike. Free First Thursdays is made possible by Knight Foundation. Cycle de Mayo bike valet provided by Green Mobility Network   bike raffle by Loco Cycles  and free bike checkups by Brickell Bikes  Yelp is the Official Check-In Partner of Cycle de Mayo. PAMM thanks its promotional and community partners.

Galleries open until 9pm, and museum admission is free. To receive free general museum admission throughout the month of May, post a photo of your bike ride to PAMM on social media with the hashtag #BikeToPAMM and tag @pamm (Twitter) or @pammpics (Instagram). Show the post at visitor services for free general museum admission during regular museum hours. Visit (pamm.org for details/restrictions)

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Hialeah Bike Tour


Saturday, April 23rd
10am

Milander Center for Arts & Entertainment
4800 Palm Ave
Hialeah, FL 33012

"Bring out your bikes everyone, and don't forget your locks too! We'll be meeting at the Milander Center for Arts & Entertainmenthaving breakfast at a Hialeah hotspot, hearing about the Leah Arts District, and seeing the beautiful Art Central Miami, all before circling back to Milander for the O, Miami "Love Letters to Hialeah" poetry event!  

We'll see the culture and beauty that surrounds the everyday life of Hialeah residents on a slow paced bike tour, curated with help from Hialeah natives. Gather up your favorite Hialeah family, get your bike gear, and get ready to see Hialeah from a different perspective!"

If coming by Metrorail exit at Hialeah Metrorail Station and take W 1st Ave north to the Milander Center, just a 2 mile bicycle ride away. >>Directions

Facebook event page.


En Español


"Traigan sus bicicletas, y no se olviden de los candados! Vamos a encontrarnos en el Milander Center, desayunar en un sitio conocido, aprender más sobre el Leah Arts District, ver el bello Art Central Miami, y terminar en un evento de poesía organizado por O, Miami!

Veremos la cultura y belleza que rodea la vida diaria de los residentes de Hialeah a través de una excursión lenta en bicicleta, creada con la ayuda de nativos del área. Une a su familia favorita de Hialeah, agarre los equipos de seguridad, y prepárense para ver a Hialeah de una nueva perspectiva!"

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Denito's Ride For Kids : Everglades

Sunday, May 15th
8am

Everglades National Park
40001 SR-9336
Homestead, FL 33034

"This ride is to show appreciation to cyclists and their families. To gather all, family and friends, to ride together in a safe environment, suitable for all levels of cyclists from beginners that only want to stroll a few miles to those who want to race to the finish. Then we eat!!!"

Registration: $60.00

Includes, Park Entrance, Park Permit, SAG, Food and beer, Open Bar, Charter bus transport.

  • The Flamingo Visitor Center lies roughly 38 miles south of the Park Main Entrance. 
  • Cycle through this unique and beautiful eco system and maybe see some of the wildlife that inhabit it. 
  • Optional: If you want to ride a longer distance, there will be an optional start location leaving at 7:15am. This option adds 20 miles. Bob’s 7-Eleven, 12720 SW 200 Street. 

COME FOR THE RIDE.
  • GET OUT and away from the city hustle. 
  • This ride is enclosed in the Everglades National Park. 
  • Ride at your own pace and for your own distance. 
  • Perfect for all level cyclists. 
  • NO DIRECTIONS NEEDED! It’s one road. 
  • NO STOP LIGHTS! 
  • NO INTERSECTIONS! 
  • NO POLICE! 
  • NO SPEED LIMITS! 
  • NO GETTING LOST! 
  • Rest stops every 15. (Aprox) 
  • SAG constantly circling, can pick you up wherever you are. 
  • HELMETS REQUIRED 
  • NO EXTERNAL SPEAKERS ALLOWED 

COME FOR THE FOOD. WE’RE DOING IT LATIN STYLE. 
  • Slow cooking a PUERCO. Translation, that’s a PIG. 
  • Arroz Imperial, Plátanos, Arroz y Frijoles, Pan, ensalada. 

Translation: Chicken and yellow rice (Kosher), Plantains, rice & beans, Bread and salad.

COME FOR THE DRINKS
  • “FREE OPEN BAR” 
  • “FREE BEER” 
  • Soft drinks 
  • Recovery drinks, if you still want that. Hahahaha 

THE RIDE HOME.
  • Invite your family to the feast. Adults $20, Under 21 $10, Kids under 12 eat free. (paid at Flamingo) Park entrance fee required at gate. 
  • And keep the party going. Charter buses will be picking us (and our bikes) up around 1 – 2pm to take us back to your starting point. (1- 2 hr ride)
For more information check out Denito's Ride For Kids

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#BikeSafeRiding Video Series

Check out these three videos from the #BikeSafeRiding series

"At BikeSafe, we believe every bicycle rider - regardless of age or skill level - has a right to be aware of safe and courteous riding techniques. Knowing how to ride safely on streets is a part of these skills, and is an important component of safe cycling knowledge and driver education."



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Dade Heritage Trust - Miami Bike Tours


Dade Heritage Trust
Miami, FL 33131

Join Dade Heritage Trust, with partners Green Mobility Network and Brickell Bikes at 10am, the second Sunday each month for their themed bike tours, starting at Dade Heritage Trust HQ.  Tours are $10 or $5 for members of DHT and GMN.  Tours are family-friendly, leisurely, guided rides.  

Bike rentals are available in advance at Brickell Bikes, 70 SW 12 Street (305) 373-3633 or day of at Dade Heritage Trust!  Kids must be experienced cyclists to participate.  Learn about Miami's history, architecture, parks and special places!  These tours are a great way to explore Miami!


Sunday, April 10 PEDAL AND PARK IT!
This tour will take us to four City of Miami Parks:  Simpson, Jose Marti, Lummus and Brickell.  We will tour each park and learn about the flora, fauna and yes, historic architecture, too!  Maybe we'll even see a manatee! Info

Sunday, May 8 BIKE THE BASIN
Meet at the Miami Rowing Club on Virginia Key, 3601 Rickenbacker Causeway to explore  the Miami Rowing Club and a little known, but beautiful, bike path around the Miami Marine Stadium basin. *THIS TOUR DOES NOT MEET AT DADE HERITAGE TRUST, BUT AT THE MIAMI ROWING CLUB.  Info

Sunday, June 12 OVERTOWN OVERVIEW
Like many spaces in urban Miami, Overtown has a rich history but the neighborhood is rapidly changing.  This tour will visit buildings and venues and new development with a stop at the historic Lyric Theater. Info

Sunday, July 10 LITTLE HAVANA DAYDREAMIN'
Little Havana has great coffee, cigars, chickens and architecture!  Bungalows, courtyards, coral rock homes and more.  We ride around the neighborhood and stop at Citizens for a Better South Florida for lemonade on the porch! Info

Sunday, August 14 BISCAYNE BABIES
Bike Biscayne Boulevard, through Bayfront Park, to the American Airlines Arena, through Museum Park and on to the historic Miami Woman's Club and Margaret Pace Park, with information about each venue along the way. Info

Sunday, September 11 BIKE TO THE BARNACLE
Let's all wear red, white and blue as we ride to the beautiful and historic Barnacle State Park in Coconut Grove, the home of early Grove-ite, Commodore Ralph Munroe. Info

Sunday, October 9 HISTORIC MIAMI CITY CEMETERY TOUR
We bet you've never been to this urban cemetery, the oldest in Miami, at 1800 NE 2nd Avenue. A perfect pre-Halloween stop, with gravesites dating back to 1897. Boo! Info

For more information, call 305-358-9572 or email Chris@dadeheritagetrust.org.

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