Friday, March 31, 2017
6:30pm (ride starts at 7:15pm)
150 NW First Street
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. Make sure you come prepared and do an "ABC Quick" Bike Check to ensure that your bike is in safe working order before the ride. If you need air in your tires, stop by The Miami Bike Shop on Biscayne Blvd and 18th St, they have a bike pump out front for FREE air.
*The ride will be ending at the new Omni Park located less than 1 mile from Government Center.
Magic City Bike Party
"Join hundreds of local cyclists for the 2017 Florida Bike Month grand finale event on March 31st. Let's celebrate bike month with a special Critical Mass after party at the new Omni Park (located less than 1 mile from Government Center). Enjoy food, drinks, music, skate demos, and more. Admission is FREE.
The Magic City Bicycle Collective will have a tent and repair stand set up at Omni Park, they will demonstrate simple bike care and do minor bike repairs and maintenance. Come to them if you need air in your tires. Buy them a beer, purchase a limited edition t-shirt or make a donation! Our friends at The Miami Bike Shop will also be there with bike lights, u-locks, bells, and small items you may need to purchase.
Live performance by Afrobeta!
Sounds by Poplife classics: Aramis Lorie, Ray Milian, + Chris Mora
Bring your bike lock! The park is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Don't lose your bike by being careless. Do not leave your bike unattended if you do not have a good lock."
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.
- Leave left lane open for other riders to pass safely. Pass on the left.
- 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 consumption of alcoholic beverages 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.
Don't have a bicycle?
Rent a bike from CitiBike or The Miami Bike Shop
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 13th ST
End at Omni Park (less than 1 mile from Government Center)
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.
Cyclists ride at their own risk and assume responsibility for their own safety!