The Underline Cycling Club: Coral Gables Villages

Sunday, September 4th
9:30am- 11:45am

South Miami Metrorail Station
5949 Sunset Drive
Miami, FL 33143

"Bike through the historic Coral Gables Villages with The Underline Cycling Club on Sunday, September 4th. Meet up at 9:30 AM at South Miami Metrorail Station and depart at 10 AM. We'll ride through the historic Coral Gables Villages and end at Dr Smood in South Miami for a short nutrition talk while sampling smart food for a good mood."

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 ... 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.


Miami Critical Mass : Friday, August 26th

Friday, August 26th
6:30pm (ride starts at 7:15pm)

Government Center
150 NW First Street
Downtown Miami

The ride will be going through Riverside, Little Havana, West Flagler, Coral Gables, Miracle Mile, Coral Way, Shenandoah, Calle Ocho, East Little Havana and Downtown. Total distance is approximately 11 miles. This is a short ride and good for beginners, if you've been meaning to participate in the ride and never have in the past, then this route is suggested. Make sure you come prepared and read The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Bicycling.

W. Flagler Street is under reconstruction. Only 2 lanes are open, please obey all road closed signage. Do not weave in & out of barricade drums. Do not ride on closed lanes!

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.

Cue Notes(map)
Start at Government Center 7:15pm
Proceed west to W Flagler St *Road Construction*
LEFT - Beacom Blvd
RIGHT - SW 8th St
LEFT - Ponce De Leon Blvd
LEFT - Alhambra Plaza
RIGHT - SW 37th Ave
LEFT - Coral Way
LEFT - SW 22nd Ave
RIGHT - Calle Ocho
LEFT - SW 12th Ave
RIGHT - SW 1st St
LEFT - SW 2nd Ave
End at Government Center


Volunteer Bike Patrol at Everglades National Park

The 15-mile scenic Tram Trail at Shark Valley is a popular destination for visitors to bicycle, walk, or enjoy guided tram rides through the northern reaches of Everglades National Park. We are recruiting volunteers to bike the Trail in order to enhance the safety of visitors and protect the park’s natural resources. This group of volunteers will patrol the trail on bicycles, helping to maintain a safe environment for all Shark Valley visitors.

These positions will require volunteers who are able to perform strenuous physical activity under conditions typical of South Florida, including heat, humidity, and mosquitoes. All volunteers must be able to bicycle a minimum of 20 miles per patrol. Volunteers must satisfy the physical requirements to be considered for one of these positions (see below).

All volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation and training session on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Volunteers will start patrolling the area beginning in October. Specific days are flexible based on the availability of volunteers. Volunteers must commit to two 4-hour patrols per month and a minimum of one year of service.

The volunteer will support the Shark Valley District at Everglades National Park, performing tasks that may include the following:

  • Complete a mandatory day of training with park staff and other volunteers
  • Patrol the 15-mile Tram Trail at Shark Valley on a bi-monthly basis
  • Monitor the safety of park visitors
  • Respond to incidents and provide care within the limits of training
  • Record any park offenses and report them to supervisor
  • Answer visitors' basic questions about the area

Volunteers must meet all of the following qualifications:
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a valid driver's license
  • Be willing and able to commute to Shark Valley
  • Have their own bicycle and helmet
  • Be able to attend the mandatory orientation and training session on Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Volunteers must meet all of the following physical requirements for their personal safety:
  • Be able to bicycle up to 20 miles
  • Be comfortable working in hot conditions
  • Be aware of their physical limitations

Benefits to Volunteers:
  • Work directly with National Park Service Rangers
  • Meet and work alongside other bicycle patrol volunteers
  • Opportunity to learn more about Everglades National Park and park divisions
  • Training and certifications: First Aid/CPR, Introduction to Interpretation, park rules and regulations, radio operations, safety protocols
  • Bicycle patrol jersey, provided by Everglades National Park
  • Opportunities to gain volunteer recognition items, based on cumulative service

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