Shark Valley Ranger-Guided Bike Programs



Shark Valley Ranger-Guided Programs Summer 2016

Canal Biking - 7:30am (approx. 3hrs)

Saturdays
May 28th | June 25th | July 23rd | August 27th | September 24th

Join a ranger for a car caravan trip to the L-67 Canal, approximately 5 miles to the east of Shark Valley Entrance. This is the old eastern boundary of your national park here in the Everglades. The bike tour will lead you down the canal berm on an unpaved, gravel road. Explore the wildlife along the canal and also the great views of the eastern portion of Shark Valley Slough and the Everglades. The subtleness of the wetlands as the morning light wakes up its inhabitants, birds, turtles and alligators sunning themselves along your path. Spider webs covered in the morning dew glistening in the sun.

Reservations are required call (305) 221-8776 and will be taken 1-week prior to the scheduled ride. Bring your own bicycle. Meet near entrance gate at Shark Valley, car caravan to L67 lot, five miles east of Shark Valley.


Glades Biking in the Morn’ - 9:00am (approx. 3hrs)

Sundays
May 15th | June 12th | July 10th | August 14th | September 18th

Explore the subtleness of the wetlands as the morning light wakes up its inhabitants, birds, turtles and alligators sunning themselves along your path. Spider webs covered in the morning dew glistening in the sun. Join a Park Ranger or Volunteer for a 15-mile bike ride out into the Shark River Slough. Bring your own bicycle or rent one from the concession for $18.00. Meet on the back side of the visitor center by the benches.


Meteor Shower Bike Ride - 6:30pm (approx. 3hrs)

Thursday, May 5th | Friday, July 29th

Watch an amazing meteor shower over the sawgrass prairie. Listen to the accompanying Everglades “night symphony” as you get a glimpse of a meteor shower arching across the dark night sky. Climb the observation tower to enjoy the mystery and to feel the magic of the Everglades Wilderness at night. Join a park ranger for an evening 15-mile bike ride.

Your own bicycle required. 
Reservations will be taken 1-week prior to the scheduled ride. Call (305) 221-8776

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Rumble in the Jungle



Sunday, August 7th
8am

Markham Park
16001 W. State Rd. 84
Sunrise, FL 33326

"The Rumble in the Jungle is a 50 mile mountain bike race with Solo and Team categories. Teams may consist of up to 4 riders.

Class designation is the last class you raced in during the past 5 years. Sport team no more than one Expert member. Intermediate team no more than one Sport member. Novice team no more than one Intermediate member. All Teams are considered CO-ED."

Plan ahead, no race day registration!

Please support the Markham Park Mountain Bike Trails by entering the race, whether you ride one lap or more your support of the trails is in your benefit. All proceeds go to the Markham Park Trail Building Fund  and will be used to build and maintain YOUR Markham Park Trail System.

For more information and to register go here.


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Miami Critical Mass : Friday, July 29th



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

Government Center
150 NW First Street
Downtown Miami

The ride will be going through Historic Overtown, Wynwood, Little Haiti, Upper East Side, North Bay Village, North Beach, Miami Beach, Venetian Islands, and Downtown. 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.
Cyclists ride at their own risk and assume responsibility for their own safety!



Cue Notes: (map)
Start at Government Center 7:15pm
RIGHT - NW 2nd Ave
LEFT - NW 11th Street
RIGHT - NW 3rd Ave
LEFT - NW 22nd Street
RIGHT - NW 5th Ave
RIGHT - NW 36th Street
LEFT - NW 3rd Ave
RIGHT - NW 54th Street
LEFT - Biscayne Blvd
RIGHT - NE 79th Street
RIGHT - Indian Creek Dr
RIGHT - 23rd Street
LEFT - Dade Blvd
Merge to Venetian Causeway *Road Construction*
Cross Biscayne Blvd on NE 15th Street
LEFT - N Miami Ave
RIGHT - NW 3rd St
LEFT - NW 1st Ave
End at Government Center

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The Underline Cycling Club: Ride to Calle Ocho

Sunday, August 7th
10am- 12:30pm
FREE REGISTER

University Metrorail Station
5400 Ponce de Leon Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

"Bike to Calle Ocho with The Underline Cycling Club on Sunday, August 7th. We’ll meet at 9:45 AM at the University of Miami Metrorail Station departing at 10 AM sharp and riding north to Calle Ocho to stop for ice cream at Azucar and Los Pinarenos Fruteria for a short history talk.

Please join us for our free, family-friendly bike rides along the M-Path the first Sunday of every month. Rides are open to all bicyclists age 12 and over. Let’s show that biking is a fun, safe, and a healthy way for you and your family to discover our city ... and this month we'll discover the wonders of 8th Street. Helmets, waivers, and fun required!

You can make a tax-deductible contribution of any amount but $10 person is recommended and very much appreciated."

Friends of The Underline, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, will transform the underutilized land below Miami’s Metrorail, from the Miami River (near downtown) to Dadeland South Station, into a 10-mile, world-class, linear park and living art destination directly connected to transit.

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Vuelta a Miami


Sunday, July 31st
7:30am

El Palacio de los Jugos
14300 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33194

"Vuelta a Miami the epic race of Florida is here again! The 8th edition of this exciting race in the beautiful City of Miami, come and celebrate with your friends and family.

This year 2016 The categories will be separated into two groups and there will be cash prizes for the first 10 of each group."

Group A: Cat: 1,2,3,4 Ages: 16 to 40
Group B: Cat: 1,2,3,4 Ages: 41+

For more info and/or registration go to: www.procyclingmiami.com


Registration of the Vuelta a Miami in person will be at Brevet

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#BikesUpGunzDown

Check out this video from local #BikesUpGunzDown crew riding through Wynwood and Downtown Miami


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.

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SW 144th Avenue Bike Path Public Meeting

Wednesday, July 20th
6:30pm - 8pm 

G. Holmes Braddock High School
3601 SW 147 Ave
Miami, FL 33185

#TeamZapata needs your feedback on a new bike path coming to the #WestEnd!

"We will be constructing a shared-use path along the west side of the 144th Avenue canal between 42nd Street and 9th Street and will host a public meeting regarding this project on Wednesday, July 20th beginning at 6:30pm at Braddock Senior High School. "

This project is a part of The West End Connectivity Master Plan

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Emerge Miami: Sweet Treats Ride


Saturday, July 9th
10am

Coconut Grove Metrorail Station
2780 SW 27th Ave
Miami, FL 33133

"Love to ride bikes and try tasty treats from local shops? Join your friends from Emerge Miami for our 7th Annual Sweet Treats Ride! Enjoy an leisurely ride to three special shops in the Coral Gables and South Miami areas: Omg Brigadeiros, Walls Old Fashioned Ice Cream, and Jake & The Cake.

Be sure to bring plenty of water, wear plenty of sunscreen, and be prepared to support local businesses by buying plenty of specially-crafted snacks!"

Facebook event page.

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