It's Miami Art Week (Dec 6 - Dec 10) and Art Basel, so expect heavy traffic in Miami Beach, Wynwood, Midtown, and the Design District for the next few days. Parking will also be a nightmare so it should come as no surprise that bicycling will be the quickest & most convenient way to get around our Magic City.

Wynwood's busiest thoroughfare 'NW 2nd Avenue' will be closed to motor vehicles between NW 22nd and NW 29th Streets (Dec 8-10)!

We encourage you not to drive. Avoid gridlock and parking woes by riding your bicycle, but please do so safely.. #bikebasel

We've included a few basic tips below for those planning on riding to Miami Art Week/Art Basel events and/or any of the satellite fairs, and parties.
  • Don't have a bicycle? Try CitiBike.
  • NW 2nd Ave will be closed to cars between NW 22nd to NW 29th streets in Wynwood will be closed to motor vehicles.
  • If you're riding at night, you should absolutely have a red rear light and a front headlight. They help motorists and pedestrians alike see you on the road, and are required by law.
  • Be wary of drunk drivers, jay walkers, and out-of-towners searching for events. Don't forget we live in Florida where more than likely the driver of the vehicle will flee the scene if they strike a cyclist and/or pedestrian. 
  • Yield to pedestrians
  • When riding, pass vehicles with caution! Most motorists in Miami do not use turn signals.
  • Don't forget to lock up your bike properly! There's no point in saving time by going on bike if you're going to be walking home sobbing sans steed. Use a high quality u-lock, do not use cable locks.
  • Avoid the railroad tracks on N. Miami Avenue and 19th Street. Cyclists are still being seriously injured at this railroad crossing. If you do ride your bicycle here, please make sure to use the "bike lane" and follow it to cross the tracks at a 90° angle. You can also take NW 1st Ave through Overtown as an alternative. 
  • Do not ride in the "door zone" and be alert of pedestrians jumping out of parked vehicles and/or opening doors when exiting their ride-hail.
  • Obey all bicycle laws.

Bicycle related events during Miami Art Week:

Use #bikebasel and #miamibikescene hashtags on any bicycle/art related photos posted on IG during Miami Art Week

For those who choose not to ride a bike, here are a few transit alternatives: