Art Basel is upon us so expect heavy traffic in Miami Beach, Wynwood, Midtown & the Design District for the next couple of days.

Parking will also be a mess so it should come as no surprise that cycling will be the quickest & most convenient way to get around the city. By bike parking is free, easier to find & you can avoid gridlock. I've included a few basic tips below for those planning on riding to Art Basel events.

  • If you're riding at night, you should absolutely use a red rear light and a front headlight. They help motorists and pedestrians see you on the road and are required by law.

  • Be wary of drunk drivers, jay walkers and tourists in search of the posh party with free booze. 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. Please ride safe!

  • 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 walk home crying sans steed.

Take advantage of the free Bike Valet at Panther Coffee (2390 NW 2nd Avenue) in Wynwood.

Bicycle Valet is free to all, with donations going to the non‐profit Green Mobility Network.

Bike Valet Hours:
Thursday, December 2nd @ 3pm - 10pm
Friday, December 3rd @ 3pm - 10pm
Saturday, December 4th @ 11am - 10pm


Here's just a few Art Basel events worth checking out:

The Kissing Booth Show : Swampspace Gallery
Dec 1

Art Loves Music : Metric @ The Oceanfront
Dec 1

Street.Art.Cycles : Art Basel Edition
Dec 2-4
11am & 4pm

Sanrio’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
Dec 2-5

Loose Cannons : Bike Basel
Dec 2

FriendsWithYou : Building Blocks
Dec 2

Dec 2

Primary Flight : Retna | Silver Lining
Dec 2

OHWOW : IT AIN'T FAIR 2010 (Design District)
Dec 2

Jacuzzi Boys @ BAR
Dec 2

Little Haiti Art by Cycle
Dec 3

Coral Morphologic : Artificial Reef
Dec 3

Rainbow City By FriendsWithYou
Dec 3-5

Basel Castle
Dec 4

If you see someone wearing a Miami Bike Scene t-shirt during Art Basel, kiss them on the mouth!
If they do not assault you or press charges then tell us of your encounter in the comments section.

PS The Heat Lightning printed up 1000 "bikable Basel maps" that will be distributed during the week, pick one up at the GMN bike valet. Make sure to check out their online massive guide to Art Basel related activities too.