Miami Critical Mass : Friday, December 30th


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

Government Center
150 NW First Street
Downtown Miami

The ride will be going through Little Havana, West Flagler, Coral Gables, Miracle Mile, Coral Way, Shenandoah, The Roads, Brickell, and Downtown. Total distance is approximately 13 miles. Make sure you come prepared and read The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Bicycling.

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

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!



Don't have a bicycle? 
Rent a bike at the start of the ride from Miami Bikes or CitiBike.




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
RIGHT - Alhambra Cir
LEFT - SW 42nd Ave
LEFT - University Drive
LEFT - Ponce De Leon Blvd
RIGHT - Andalusia Ave
LEFT - SW 37th Ave
RIGHT - Coral Way
LEFT - SW 3rd Ave.. continue on Coral Way
LEFT - Brickell Ave
* SLOW over bridge.. continue to Biscayne Blvd
LEFT - NE 3rd St
End at Government Center

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Morning Ride Stories Opening Evening

Friday, December 30th
6pm

Rapha Miami Pop Up
3015 Grand Ave, Unit 121
Coconut Grove, FL 33133

"Join us at the Rapha Miami Pop Up for an evening celebrating the riding culture of Miami. The exhibition "Morning Ride Stories" had been shot by Nelson Queralta Jr while on the bike. Queralta shares that “those moments of comradeship, moments of beauty, they capture the scenery and a shared passion for the most beautiful sport in the world: Cycling.”

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Gables Bike Day: The Villages (Video)



Check out a video from "Gables Bike Tour: The Villages" which took place on December 18th. The tour was presented by Coral Gables Museum and Bike Walk Coral Gables, and took us through Gables founder George E. Merrick's seven international-themed villages for the City Beautiful. We were informed by the knowledgeable tour guide about the architectural styles from around the world that exist right here in our own backyard as we visited the French Normandy, Italian, Chinese, French Country, Dutch South African, French City, and Florida Pioneer Villages of Coral Gables.

For more information on Gables Bike Tours which are held on the 3rd Sunday of every month visit Coral Gables Museum.



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FERNY HERIA JR BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION RIDE


Thursday, December 22nd
8pm

Meet at The Miami Bike Shop (1800 Biscayne Blvd)

Join us as we honor and celebrate the life of our beloved friend Ferny Heria Jr.
We'll be riding through Wynwood, Downtown, Brickell, and Key Biscayne.

Bring fireworks & Prosecco for the ride. All are welcomed.


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Rosewood Winter Series 2017



January: 8, 15, 22 & 29

The Rosewood Winter Series will be held at Brian Piccolo Park road course.

9501 Sheridan Street
Cooper City, FL 33024


New categories and 7 leader's jerseys to compete for.
Master A 40+, Master A 50+, Master B 40+, Master B 50+, Pro 1-2, Cat 3, and Cat 4&5

Total Purse $2590


Categories and Time:

9AM Master A after 4th race to top 5 $530
10AM Master B after 4th race to top 5 $530
11AM Elite after 4th race to top 5 $1,000
12PM Men after 4th race to top 5 $530

20 riders minimum per category, per day.
Prize reduction will be proportional in % to unmet riders
Yellow jersey will be awarded at the end of the series for top 7 categories.

Race Fees:

Entry Fee: $35 USAC Insurance Surcharge Included. Second race same date $10.
Held under USAC Permit. Must hold 2016 USAC, UCI, or purchase one day for $10 (Cat 5 only).
Results will be posted at: www.miamimasters.com

For additional information call: (305) 582-6911

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Public Transit Day



Friday, December 9th is the inaugural Public Transit Day across South Florida. A community day of action where all locals and leaders are encouraged to ride public transit to get to work and share their experience on social media. It's a great initiative, unfortunately we think the producers missed an opportunity by making no mention of combining bicycles with transit on this day.

Riding a bicycle to a nearby train or bus station is a great alternative if the distance to/from your destination is too far to walk. So, we're encouraging those of you who own a bicycle to give Bike & Ride on Transit a chance on Public Transit Day.

Take a photo on transit that day and use the hashtag #PublicTransitDay to share with everyone. 
*Show that picture when claiming goodies from participating activations and at event locations


The Story of Public Transit Day:

"Public Transit Day is based on the top idea from the 100 Great Ideas public transit campaign, an idea which stressed that in order for our region to make meaningful improvements to our transit system, elected leaders will need to make it a top priority, and they will need to feel the community's support behind them. Many elected leaders and engaged locals do not actually ride public transit, and this day is all about getting our community leaders and locals to USE transit, engage in the wins and struggles of our system, and commit to prioritizing improvements in the coming years. What started out as a Miami-focused effort has now expanded to include transit riders and leaders in Broward and Palm Beach. All-in-all, the goal of Public Transit Day is to highlight the importance of strengthening South Florida's existing public transportation system, both to improve the economic potential of our city and to improve quality of life for our residents." 


Below is a list of free perks and specials at various happenings throughout Public Transit Day:

Early Morning Coffee & Snacks
7:00am - 9:00am
Join us bright and early for Friday morning coffee & snacks presented by Jackson Health System and celebrate South Florida's first Public Transit Day!

Free Admission - HistoryMiami Museum 
10:00am - 5:00pm
HistoryMiami Museum will be offering free admission to anyone who takes a picture of themselves on public transit on their way to the museum on Public Transit Day and then posts it with the hashtags #historymiami #publictransitday! HistoryMiami is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering, preserving and celebrating Miami's history. While at the museum, people can check out the original mode of public transportation: the trolley! You can reach the museum from the MetroMover which is a free tram around downtown Miami.

All Day Specials
10:00am - 6:00pm


Free Admission & Coffee - Pérez Art Museum Miami 
10:00am - 6:00pm
Visitors who arrive to Pérez Art Museum Miami  (PAMM) by public transit on Public Transit Day will receive free museum admission and a free 10oz coffee from Verde. Just post a photo of your journey to PAMM on social media with the hashtags #PublicTransitDay and #PAMM and show it at the Visitors Services desk for entry and Verde Miami to redeem a coffee. Travel to PAMM quickly and free via the Metromover to Museum Park Station.

Picnic Lunch at The Underline | Brickell Station
11:30am - 2:00pm
Lunch with The Underline! Bring your lunch and enjoy energetic conversation, great music & fun activations as we discuss how to strengthen Miami's public transit sytem. Drinks by Harmless Harvest, video booth by The New Tropic, snacks from EVOS and more! RSVP for this free event.

Mayor's Press Conference
11:30am - 12:30pm
Take transit to Palmetto Golf Course for Public Transit Day's official press conference. Meet at the Community Room and show your support for transit!

City of Miami New Trolley Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Buskerfest Miami
4:00pm - 9:30pm
Join in on the fourth annual Buskerfest Miami Street Performance Festival in Downtown Miami on December 9th! This year will feature approximately 40 groups of local musicians, acrobats, comedians and dancers adjacent to the Inner Loop stops of the Metromover. Grab a festival passport from any location to track your travels, collect stamps and enter a free raffle, vote for your favorite artist and take advantage of great deals with nearby restaurants, bars and retailers. At 8pm, enjoy a feature show from Miami’s own urban soul powerhouse, Ketchy Shuby, at the Tina Hills Pavilion in Bayfront Park.It’s the party in the street that’s sure to move your feet! This event is FREE (no RSVP required) and suitable for all ages.

Happy Hour(s)
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Taurus Beer & Whiskey House - Free Hatuey beer
Sweat Records - Free cold brew
ACME Lounge in the Arts + Entertainment District - Pitstop happy hour
Mina's Mediterraneo - Free beer and DJ jams
The Wynwood Yard - Public Transit themed cocktails


Update:

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is calling on the business community to join them in riding for #PublicTransitDay. Register online for free to ride with the Chamber and attend a reception promoting multimodal transportation and you'll get a free CitiBike pass (good for Friday, December 9th). Plan to meet at the Chamber’s Omni offices if you’d like to ride into Downtown, by bike or by transit, with one of their designated groups.




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Gables Bike Tour: The Villages

Sunday, December 18th
10am

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

"Did you know that Coral Gables founder George E. Merrick planned 14 international-themed villages for the City Beautiful, but only seven were built? You will be amazed at the architectural styles from around the world that exist right here in our own backyard. On this ten-mile ride, you will visit the Chinese, Italian, Dutch South African, French City, French Country, French Normandy, and Florida Pioneer Villages of Coral Gables."

Presented by Coral Gables Museum and Bike Walk Coral Gables. Bike rentals and helmets (required for children under 16) are available at No Boundaries, conveniently located across the street from the Museum. Approximately 2 hrs.

$10; $5 for Museum members and children under 12.


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Crankgiving Miami 2016 : Recap & Photos


Check out over 130 photos on Facebook courtesy of James from Origin8!

A great and fun time was had by all at our 8th annual Cranksgiving Bicycle Food Drive & Alleycat Race, we had 85 registered cyclists and collected an estimated $800-$1,000 in non-perishable items for the Camillus House. Thank you to Gary Mendenhall and the Origin8 crew (James, Ross, Brian, Michael, Alex, and Eric) for all their help, to Sidebar Miami for hosting us, and most importantly to everyone who participated in this worthy cause. Also special thanks to all of our sponsors: Ass SaversBike Nerds, Chrome, Clif Bar & CompanyKnogKryptoniteMack Cycle & FitnessMagic City Bicycle Collective, The Miami Bike SceneThe Miami Bike ShopMonkeyLectricNew BelgiumOrigin8, Sidebar Miami, and Vita Coco. We hope to see you everyone again next year!

Check out some more great photos here  and here by Travis Phillips!

Podium:

Congrats to Ross Lukoff on being the "Most Charitable" participant!

1st - Sauce
2nd - Marcelo
3rd - Raven
1st Girl - Alison
1st Out of Towner - TIII


Once again thanks to everyone who participated and we hope to see you again next year!



Thanks for coming out guys! We would never be able to do it without YOU.Tag 'em if you know 'em!
Posted by Origin8 on Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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Coñocat | Alleycat


Saturday, December 3rd
Registration 2pm
Race 3pm
$10

Magic City Bicycle Collective
1100 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33136

Join us at the 2nd annual Coñocat!

"Coñocat is during one of the busiest times of year in Miami which is during Art Basel Miami. People from all across the World flock in and clog the streets from Downtown to South Beach viewing art works from renowned artists.

The Alleycat is going to be an "Art Basel" theme race with multiple checkpoints around the City, each checkpoint being either Public Art, Graffiti, or a major Landmark. At each checkpoint you'll be required to take a photo of (YOUR BIKE AT THE CHECKPOINT) and report back to the START before moving on to your next checkpoint."

Required:
- Bicycle
- $10
- Helmet
- Smartphone or camera (Fully Charged)

More details on Facebook event page

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