"Miami. What a crazy place. The entire Odyssey team spent a week in this outrageous palm tree and concrete jungle, and every day was a struggle. Tom Dugan, who's back was already tweaked prior to the trip, had his bike stolen the first day. Jacob Cable fell deathly ill and was bedridden for most of the trip. Our Airbnb host tried to steal our bike rack, and our jet ski tour guide lost his shit when we were, according to him, being too reckless on the jet skis (he worries too much and also needs to chill). And we got kicked out of a lot of spots. And not just kicked out, but brutally screamed at and degraded, or even physically attacked. But the Odyssey team will not be stopped. These guys rode as hard as they could every day, banded together against those trying to prevent us from doing our thing, and filmed a damn fine video, even in the face of so much adversity. Enjoy!" - Odyssey BMX
Click image below to see excellent photo journal via DIGBMX
Thursday, June 2nd
1601 Galiano St
Coral Gables, FL 33134
1075 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
The race is approximately 8 miles, more details on Facebook.
"One of South Florida's gnarliest, heart wrenching, ball busting bike race/ride through the unforgiving brutal streets of Miami" - Sauce
Lights & helmets are required!
Here's a video from the April 2016 race:
Canones Sueltos | April 2016 from jonathan sauceda on Vimeo.
"Grab your bike and ride with us Sunday, June 5th at 10AM. We'll meet up at South Miami Metrorail Station and ride 8 miles north on the future Underline to the new Brickell City Centre Farmers Market. Bikes, community,fresh food, local - How fun is that? The market is located on the pathway below the Metromover between 7th and 8th streets. You can make a contribution of any amount, $10 person is recommended and very much appreciated.
The one-way ride is open to all cyclists 12+. Helmets, waivers, and good times required."
"Experience the transformation from MPath to The Underline and help us transform Miami! #lovetheunderline, sign up to volunteer or donate at theunderline.org"
Friday, May 27th
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
Monday, May 23rd
Hispanic Branch Library
1398 SW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33135
"Join us at a Public Workshop to share your ideas on #LittleHavana Bicycle/Pedestrian Mobility Plan on May 23 at 4PM"
Wednesday, May 18th
Crandon Park Marina
4000 Crandon Blvd
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
"The 11th annual Ride Of Silence, Miami FL is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18th. It’s an international effort to focus attention on the deadly consequences of non-awareness of bicyclist’s rights on public roadways. Participants and onlookers are welcomed to bring signs with messages and wear shirts with messages for the public view and the media to report on. These are your roads and this is your ride. All are welcome so, please, put this on your calendar.
The "Ride of Silence" is a silent procession to honor friends and family members who have been killed or injured while cycling on our public roadways. Recent bicycle-motorist accidents in Miami-Dade County illustrate the need to remind motorists of the 2006 law that requires motorists to leave a 3 foot space when overtaking a bicycle. The ride of silence is a safe, silent way of reminding them of this need"
Event information available on Facebook.
Video from 2009 "Ride Of Silence"
Check out the photos and videos below from the Miami Critical Mass ride to East Hialeah on April 25th.
Click image below for over 50 photos from the ride, photos courtesy of Slipstream
+ click image below for 49 photos from the start of the ride via Miami New Times
Saturday, May 7th
Miami Lakes Picnic Park
15151 NW 82nd Ave
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
The Town of Miami Lakes invites you to it's 2nd community bike ride on Saturday, May 7th at Miami Lakes Picnic Park West. The goal of the event is to provide cyclists living in the Northwest part of the county a safe and enjoyable ride, and also help continue to make the case to management and elected officials that investment in cycling infrastructure and events is important.
The community ride will begin at 9am, followed by "Paint a Picture for Mom" event 10am-2pm